I’m back! If you don’t follow me on Facebook or Instagram (links below), then you wouldn’t have seen that our internet and house phones were down for the entirety of last week. I couldn’t even access my editing software. But, here we are again and I’m so glad to be back with you all. Today’s card was made with the inspiration from the Just Us Girls Trend Week challenge of Texture Paste in mind. The Just Us Girls challenge blog has become one of my favorite challenge blogs, I highly suggest checking them out!
First I started out with the Circular Lace stencil from Simon Says Stamp and I used regular white Ranger texture paste to get a tone on tone look. I tried to make this card simpler than others I’ve done, just for a change. Since it’s been so hot the texture paste dried quickly. Yes, I know the picture below isn’t of what I just mentioned because for some reason the file wasn’t on my phone where it should have been and I realized too late. But the process is exactly the same. Tape your paper to your stencil and then with a palette knife scoop out some product and plop it down over the stencil. Then start spreading it around, either by being as neat as you can or being super artistic and color outside the lines 😜 As soon as your done and move onto the next step, immediately go and wash your stencil and palette knife off because once this stuff dries on your stencil and knife it’s like trying to get cement off. Just use warm soapy water and you should be good!
Once the piece was all dried, I started on making it into a card. Since it is so hot where I am right now, it took maybe 45 minutes to an hour to fully dry to be able to work on it. Before the paste had fully dried, I took my palette knife and cleaned the edges where it had gone off the sides of the card and was sticking out. I took one of my circle dies and cut a circle out of a piece of dark blue cardstock. I then took my Simon Says Stamp ‘Thinking of You’ wafer die and cut the sentiment from some gold miri card I had on hand. Plus, I just like the combination of blue and gold, and it has nothing to do with my high school 😂
When I cut the sentiment, I had put Stick It adhesive on the back when I ran it through my die cut machine. This eliminated me having to try to put liquid glue on the back of a delicate die cut. This is a great adhesive because it doesn’t fully adhere until it is pressed down firmly. This gives you a lot of time to fiddle with it to make sure it’s lined up the way you would like it to be. Once I had it where I wanted it, I took a brayer/roller and rolled over it with a lot of pressure which adhered it to the card.
For the sentiment on the inside, I used a sentiment from the CZ Designs ‘Simple Sentiment 2’ stamp set. I used my Versafine Onyx Black ink to stamp it as well as the panda bear from the Mama Elephant ‘Incoming Mail’ stamp set. I like to add some sort of decoration on the inside when appropriate and this was what I thought worked best.
Here is the final product:
That’s all she wrote, folks! I hope you enjoyed today’s blog post. If you would like to see what’s happening when I’m not here, check out my social media down below- I’d love for you to join the family! Have a great day and I will see you on Thursday for a new technique! XO❤