OCC Rainbow Maker: Crossing Waves Stencil Background Birthday Card

In this class they showed how beautiful backgrounds can be created using Distress Oxide Inks and stencils.  I had recently purchased Hero Arts Crossing Waves Stencil and decided to give it a try.  Love the way it turned out.

I taped the stencil to the back of a quarter sheet of Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock.  I wanted to keep the colors to blue, green and yellow.  The colors of Oxide inks used were: Broken China, Salty Ocean, Twisted Citron, and Wild Honey.  The Oxide Inks blend beautifully on the Bristol Smooth paper.  Once I lifted the stencil front the paper it revealed this amazing graphic background.

The background was die cut using the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundles of Stitched Shapes.  A rectangle 1/8″ smaller was cut from a Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet and adhered to the back. It was then adhered to the front of a top folding A2 Cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

I didn’t want the sentiment to detract from the focal image and so it was stamped with VersaMark Ink on a scrap of Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock and then heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.  It was adhered to the focal image with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock
  • Hero Arts Crossing Waves Stencil
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Wild Honey, Twisted Citron, Broken China, Salty Ocean
  • My Favorite Things Celebrate You Stamp
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue

 

Author: Karen

I am a very blessed wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. I firmly believe in the quote by Dieter F. Uchtdorf which states "The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human heart." Every day I try to create something that lifts the heart for myself and others.

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