Happy Birthday Stencil Layering

Happy Wednesday everyone! It’s Amanda from Twiddler’s Nook today continuing the fun birthday themed celebration by playing with a few stencils today!

I started things off by inking up the Good Morning Sunshine stencil on a white panel with a darker yellow toward the bottom and a slightly lighter yellow toward the top.

Then I brought out the Slimline Layered Balloons stencils and inked the first layer up with distress oxide inks, then smeared Thermoweb transfer gel blanco through the second layer. I set that panel aside to dry, turned on my laminator to heat up and moved on to the other elements of my card.

I die cut the Scripty Birthday words from white cardstock 4 times and glued them together. Then I cut the shadow from iridescent vellum and adhered the words to that. I stamped and colored images from You Lift Me Up with my copic markers. Then I used the coordinating dies, cut them out and used liquid glue to adhere a strand of black embroidery floss from the balloon to the bear’s hand. Last, I die cut the reverse scalloped frame from the Slimline Envelope Builder die set.

With my panel dry and laminator heated up I ran it through with wild lilac Deco Foil for a layer of shiny foiled balloons. Then I started assembling my card.

First, I trimmed the stenciled panel down to 3.5×8.5 inches and adhered it to a white card base with liquid glue. Then I added foam strips to the frame and popped it down in place. Then I used tape runner to adhere the scripty sentiment. (I find that liquid glue causes the vellum to warm and ripple so I try not to use it as much as possible.) Last, I added a combination of foam squares and liquid glue to adhere my bear and balloon in place.

For finishing touches, I added white gel pen accents to the images and glossy accents to the bear’s nose.

Trinity Stamps has a super fun sale going on this week only so be sure to head over to the shop and snag your wish list for 30% off!!!

Products used on today’s card were:
You Lift Me Up stamps and dies
Scripty Birthday dies
Slimline Envelope Builder dies
Good Morning Sunshine stencils
Layered Balloons stencils
Transfer Gel Blanco
Wild Lilac DecoFoil

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!