As part of my Crafter’s Workshop design team duties, I dug into my (now) huge stash of stencils to show you how I layered five different stencils to create a scene on a greeting card.
My best friend, Kristine, is moving to Florida in a week to live with her boyfriend. They have spent more than a year living in separate states and I wanted to give her a card that reflected how happy I am for them!
- piece of 8.5×11 white cardstock and bone folder to crease it in half
- Acrylic paints in yellow, olive green, cadmium orange and black
- Makeup sponges
- Sharpie pen;
- Signo Uni-ball white gel pen;
- Painter’s tape/washi tape
- Stencils: House • TCW 2061; Mini Sunlit Forest • TCW 517S; Mini Life Tidbits • TCW 504S; Mini Word Association • TCW527S; Daisy • TCW2078
My next step was to add in the trees for the background using the Mini Sunlit Forest stencil. I used the House stencil as a mask on top of the forest so that I could fill in the house later. I kept the paint near the edges of the forest stencil very soft and light so that I could then extend the stencil design to the edges of the card.
I then created some doodles in my fun little house in the trees with a Sharpie pen. You can freehand the outline of the house if you want (that’s what I did) or use the House mask to draw the shape. You have the shape…why not use it!
To personalize this specifically for Kristine and her guy, I added the words Happy (Mini Word Association stencil) and Together with the figures (Mini Life Tidbits stencil) across the bottom of the card in black.
I link up at these parties!
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