Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Did Somebody Say Cake?


Hello hello hello! I am so excited because I am up on the Kat Scrappiness blog today with a really fun card I made for my daughter's friend's birthday. I love to take out a bunch of different Kat Scrappiness dies and use them in new and creative ways.  Today I decided to make my own stencils with the Nested Layering Heart Dies. I needed to have a heart shaped stencil to do some ink blending in and I didn't have anything like that.

I started by taking the 3 smallest dies in the Nested Layering Heart Dies and cut them out of some 6x6 stencil sheets from The Crafters Workshop. I just love blank stencil sheets because you can create any stencil you want with dies that you already own. How's that for getting double duty out of your supplies!

I just love using my Distress Oxide Inks to do ink blending and I thought it would look really neat to do some ink blending over an embossed background.
I took a piece of Bristol Smooth card stock and stamped the Unity Faithful Letter background stamp in Versamark embossing ink and sprinkled Brutus Monroe Alabaster embossing powder over the panel. I then heated it until the powder was smooth and melted.
Next it was time to put my stencil to work. I placed my handmade heart stencil all over the panel in different positions even overlapping in certain spots and used 2 different color inks on each heart to get some beautiful blends. I had so much fun making a random pattern using my favorite colors.  I was sort of going for a rainbow effect as much as possible. I just love the look of the text being highlighted over the heart shapes.

I'll be honest, the ink blending looked way better than I thought it would. I was very happy with how it turned out! Once I liked the layout of the hearts, I used the largest die in the Stitched Scalloped Rectangle dies to cut out the panel and give it a finished edge. I used a bright piece of pink card stock to matte the panel on so it would really stand out.

For the sentiment I wanted a bold black die cut for the front and the Hooray w/ Shadow die was the perfect choice. I used a piece of vellum paper to back the black die cut and it looked great against the bright rainbow colors. The two smaller sentiments are from the Taylored Expressions Simple Strips - Birthday stamp set. I just love the look of white embossing on black paper!

And last but not least, what card would be complete without some Sparkling Clear Droplets?
I love how they let the color show through behind them!

I love how this card turned out and I love how with a little creativity and imagination you can create anything you want. You just have to think outside the box sometimes!

Here's another picture with all of the fun Kat Scrappiness products I used on my card:

Thank you so much for joining me today, I'm so glad you stopped by to check out my latest card and I hope you'll check out all the fun stamps and dies over at Kat Scrappiness!

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Have a great day, I already am!
🎉   Lisa  🎂  

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