Posts Tagged ‘stencilling’

Birthday Sweets!

Monday, April 26th, 2021

Happy Monday! Today’s Random Acts of Cardness prompt is SWEETS, and I chose a big stencilled birthday cake!

The Cake Maker stencil from Simon Hurley Create has all kinds of options for creating different styles of cakes, and as long as you keep a few things in mind, it’s fun and easy to use. The main thing to remember is MASKING! The stencil has a lot of different images quite close together, so masking all around the part of the stencil you’re using is important. And you know how I figured that out, lol. Making this particular cake, I also discovered using smaller blending brushes – such as the smaller Picket Fence brushes – helps to keep ink in control.
I started with the candles, using spun sugar and picked raspberry distress inks along with squeezed lemonade and carved pumpkin for the flames, then masked them so I could add the cake base in spun sugar. The stripes are picked raspberry. Next I added the cake stand in Colorbox silver and embossed it with Wow clear sparkle embossing powder. Finally, the white icing was added with Versamark and Wow detail white powder.
I wanted a fun font for the sentiment, so picked this pair from Concord & 9th’s Birdie Talk turnabout set, inked in Versamark + Memento rose bud, and embossed with the same sparkle embossing powder as the cake stand. I die cut my panel with a stitched die and found some bright pink cardstock in my stash for the card base. For the finishing touches, I added some sequins from my stash with Stickles in the centre, and some shimmer to the candle flames.

Phew! I think that took longer to describe than to make! I hope I’ve inspired you to make some paper sweets today!

I Miss You

Monday, February 22nd, 2021

Hello, Kia here with you for day 22 of the Random Act of Cardness challenge. Today the words are “Missing You”.

No doubt we all miss our friends. Like you I miss my friends a lot. I have seen some of them randomly, but not nearly enough. So, being a card maker, I remind them I am here by sending out cards.

Starting with the background, I inked the front of my stencil, which is from Picket Fence Studios, using Distress Oxide ink in Picked Raspberry. I did not apply a heavy layer, as I wanted the colour light. Placing the stencil, inked side up, over Bristol card I then applied the Stickles with my palette knife, applying it randomly to the card front. The wet in the Stickles drags the ink along with it, which in turn gives the colour on the card.

I then set the piece aside to dry and moved on to the die cuts. From left over scrap paper that I used to make this card, I die cut the shadow for the sentiment and sponged on distress oxide in Picked Raspberry until it was dark enough.

Using White Glitter card I die cut the words, and attached them to the shadow using Nuvo adhesive.

Also from left over scrap I stamped and die cut the little bird, which represents my bird CC. This leads me to why I have eggs in my photos. CC has been laying them over the last few days. So far she has had 4, but with no male they are not fertilized, hence I remove them from her. This is her second clutch, which is quite normal.

To finish up I attached the stencil background to my darkish pink card base. I then attached the sentiment using foam tape, and the little bird using foam squares. A scattering of gems and sequins finished my card.

This was a fun card to make for today’s post, and I hope you enjoyed it as well. Following are Affiliate links for the products that I have used for this card, at no extra cost to you.