Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Smile!

Greetings! I'm thrilled and delighted to announce that I will be a Guest Designer for A Colorful Life for April! If you're not familiar with with this company and love stencils, I urge you to check them out. They also carry clear stamps and Bling!!!

Here's my first project for A Colorful Life!


Products Used:
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink by Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko *
140 lb. Mixed Media Paper by Strathmore
Solar White Classic Crest Paper by Neenah Paper Company
Pewter and Blue Shimmery Bling Cardstock by Bazzill Papers
Text 8x8 Patterned Paper from the Timeless Type Stack by DCWV
Pacific Teal and Aquamarine Nuvo Embellishment Mousse by Tonic Studios
Copic Markers: 
Cheshire Cat: BG13, BG34, B04, B06, Y06, Y08, N4, N6,
Background: B0000, B000, <B21, <B91, BG0000, BG10, BG11, C00, C0
Circle Die Set by QuicKutz 
Shadow Script Words 2 Thinlits Die Set by Tim Holtz for Sizzix
Silvery Shimmer Delicata Ink by Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko
Silver UniPosca Paint Pen by Posca USA
White Gelly Roll Gel Pen by Sakura
Low Tack Tape
STAY-tion by Wendy Vecchi for Ranger Ink
Stamping Platform

Please note that the products marked with an asterisk ( * ) are available at Topflight Stamps!

Instructions:
  1. Cut a piece of blue Bling paper to 10" x 7". Score at 5" and fold to form a 5" x 7" card. Set aside.
  2. Spritz water into the jar of Aquamarine Nuvo Embellishment Mousse and let sit for a minute.
  3. Use a foam applicator to apply a light layer of Aquamarine Nuvo Embellishment Mousse to cover the Text patterned paper. You should still be able to see the text pattern. Heat set.
  4. Place the colored Text paper onto the STAY-tion.
  5. Use magnets and/or low tack tape to secure the Perspective Checkerboard Stencil by A Colorful Life over the patterned paper onto the STAY-tion.
  6. Spritz water into the jar of Pacific Teal Nuvo Embellishment Mousse and let sit for a minute.
  7. Use a foam applicator to apply a thick-ish coat of Pacific Teal Mousse over the Perspective Checkerboard Stencil by A Colorful Life onto the colored patterned paper. Alternately, you could apply a thin later, let it dry, and then add another layer. 
  8. Remove and clean the stencil. 
  9. Let the stencilled patterned paper sit overnight to let it dry thoroughly.
  10. Place the stencilled patterned paper under something heavy to flatten it.
  11. Trim the stencilled patterned paper to 4.75" x 6.75".
  12. Edge the stencilled patterned paper with Silvery Shimmer Delicata Ink.
  13. Shake up a Silver Metallic Posca Paint Pen, start the paint flow, then tap the paint pen to splatter the stencilled patterned paper. Set aside.
  14. Using a stamping platform and Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, stamp the cat from the Cheshire Cat Cling Mounted Stamp Set  onto white cardstock. Re-ink and stamp again if necessary to attain a good impression.
  15. Use Copic markers to color the Cheshire Cat.
  16. Use a stitched circle die from the Nested Circles Essentials Die to cut the image panel.
  17. Use a slightly larger QuicKutz circle die to cut Pewter Bling cardstock
  18. Mat the stitched image panel with the Pewter Bling Circle.
  19. Use Copic markers to add the dotty background around the Cheshire Cat
  20. Use a white gel pen to add highlights to the Cheshire Cat's eyes.
  21. Use the Shadow Script Smile die to cut Pewter Bling cardstock.
  22. Use the Script Smile die to cut Blue Bling cardstock.
  23. Adhere the Blue Bling Script Smile die-cut onto the Pewter Bling Script Shadow die-cut.
  24. Adhere the stenciled background paper onto the reserved 5" x 7" card.
  25. Adhere the matted circle Cheshire Cat image panel.
  26. Adhere the Script Shadow Smile sentiment die-cut to finish the card.
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