Hi, friends, it’s Chark here today and I wanted to share two different cards I made using the same numbers stencil. I love this stencil for birthday cards—it couldn’t be more appropriate. First up is the one I made for my nephew, who is turning 23. How is that possible when I’m so young?! heehee. My husband and I are the youngest siblings in our family, so that makes it a little better, but not much, I gotta tell you. I used Distress ink pounced into the stencil for the background.
I also used the Hero Arts Blooming Flower Die to jazz this one up. I took silver foiled paper and added alcohol inks to the surface. After it dried, I ran it through the Big Shot with this die and then cut the die cut piece in half. I placed it behind gray patterned paper and added the sentiment.
This second card is for my niece who’s turning 15. Using the same stencil and acrylic paint, I created this background. I used a few more layers for this card and some bling for fun. I like creating with the same stencil and different media…it’s fun to see how it all works out. I did find out I don’t like using Distress Stains with it, since the stains are so fluid, they tend to run under the stencil. Lesson learned!
Hope you’ll join in our monthly challenge for November here. The theme is Anything Goes, so it’s an easy one—just use one or more Hero Arts products and link it up for a chance to win $25 to the a2z Scrapbooking Supplies store! Sweet!
Birthday Sentiments (mine are old, but these will work similarly)