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!
Here is the list of supplies I used:
- 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 first step was to add the sun into the corner using the Daisy stencil, a makeup sponge and yellow acrylic paint. Adding paint past the stencil helped extend the rays of the sun.
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 extending the tree pattern by randomly moving the stencil around until I liked the way the forest and shadows looked. I didn’t try to line anything up perfectly. I kept the forest a bit hazy.
Next I added in cadmium orange to the door and window of the house, taping off the bottom of the stencil to protect the background.
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.
The final step was to add a bit of white here and there with a Signo gel pen and my card is all ready for the note inside to wish my friends much happiness together in their next big adventure!
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