Design Team Project

Happy Birthday – Sneak Peek – Deb Stephens

Hello everyone! Today I am going to give you all a sneak peak at one of the new stencils the Boss Lady, Jen Hedger, has designed for us all. She has made quite a few that are fabulous so keep an eye out!

I made two simple cards using the new DA3588 Stencil and tried to show how stencils can be used in other ways, than just with paint and ink. The first card, I traced onto smooth cardstock and then coloured in with coloured pencils. I then re-outlined with a black fine liner pen. 

After that, I embossed a Mini Happy Birthday Sentiment from DA1337. I embossed some gold splats and then added a few foliage ephemera and matted onto black cardstock to complete the card.

The second card was super easy. I used the stencil to emboss with, through my Bigshot machine, instead of using an embossing folder. 

I first used  a Distress Oxide pad in Black soot and rubbed it all over one side of the stencil. I them made my Bigshot sandwich of standard platform, cutting pad, the stencil (ink side up) the cardstock, a silicone pad, an impression pad and then a Shim. you may need to adjust how many shims you use according to your machine. I did 2 passes. You can see it worked from the pic below of the back of the card stock first.

Then the front:

I finished off with a few black soot spatters and another Happy Birthday sentiment to make this simple monochromatic card. I hope this inspired you to get out your stencils and have a play. Until next time, take care!