Hello crafty friends! I’m truly excited to share with you all what I made using the new Whimsical Ovals stencil from Simon Hurley’s new release! I have so many different ideas how to use this fun stencil! There are so many possibilities! But. For today, I will show you how I used it to make a very fun and colorful birthday card.
Step 1: Use Simon Hurley create. Stark White Cardstock to make a slimline card base measuring 7 x 8½, with scoring at 3½. Trim another piece measuring 3¼ x 8¼, this will be used for the front panel of the card.
Step 2: Next, use Wendy Vecchi MAKE ART Stay-tion to hold in place the front panel cardstock and the Simon Hurley Whimsical Ovals stencil. Then use Simon Hurley ink pads Triple Berry, Rosy Cheeks, Shooting Star, and Minty Fresh with the Blending Tool to create a fun background.
Step 3: On another piece of Simon Hurley create. Stark White Cardstock stamp images from the Bestest Friends stamp set with Jet Black Archival Ink.
Step 4: Use scissors to fussy cut around the images leaving a border around them.
Step 5: Color the bear image from the Bestest Friends stamp set with Simon Hurley Woof! ink pad and Ranger Artist Brushes #4.
Step 6: Repeat step 5, but this time use Simon Hurley Piggyback ink pad to color the belly of the bear image.
Step 7: Use Simon Hurley Rosy Cheeks ink pad, Minty Fresh, Shooting Star, and Ranger Artist Brushes #4 to color the banner from the Bestest Friends stamp set.
Step 8: To color one of the hat images from the Bestest Friends stamp set, use Ranger Artist Brushes #2 with Simon Hurley Triple Berry, Shooting Star, and Minty Fresh ink pads.
Step 9: Use Simon Hurley Slippery When Wet, Grrr!, and Sidewalk Chalk ink pads with Ranger Artist Brushes #2 to color the cake image from the Bestest Friends stamp set.
Step 10: Heat emboss sentiments from the Bestest Friends stamp set on to Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Cardstock Black Matte with White Embossing Powder.
Step 11: To give dimension to the card, trim a piece of craft foam sheet to glue on the back of the front panel with Wendy Vecchi Perfect Card Adhesive.
Step 12: Glue colored images and sentiments to the front panel of the card and use glossy accents on the banner and the birthday hat. To add more to the background, create confetti out of Liquid Pearls: Sunflower, Brilliant, Hydrangea, and Key Lime.
Step 13: Your card is done! Add a slimline envelope and your card is ready to be sent to a loved one!