Welcome to the Cardz 4 Galz challenge #155. Debbie chose using stencils for this challenge. This two week challenge starts today, September 9, 2021. I hope you will pop over to the challenge blog to see what the rest of the design team created as well. We all look forward to seeing what you create in our gallery!
Here’s my card using stencils:
Can you tell where I used the stencil? If you said the brick looking background, you are correct!
- The Cajun Craze base measures 5-1/2 inches by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
- The Bumblebee mat measures 5-3/8 inches by 4-1/8 inches.
- I stenciled on the white cardstock. It measures 5-1/4 inches by 4 inches. The cardstock vellum measures the same.
- Your sentiment block will depend on the one you choose. My white sentiment panel measures 3-1/2 inches by 1-1/4 inches.
- The Bumblebee mat measures 3-5/8 inches by 1-3/8 inches.
- I decided to use Cajun Craze under the designer series paper (DSP) even though the color isn’t listed as a coordinating color. The mat for that measures 5-1/4 inches by 2-1/8 inches. The You’re a Peach DSP measures 5-1/8 inches by 2 inches.
- I also trimmed a piece of white cardstock to 5-1/4 inches by 4 inches for the inside of the card.
- In addition, I trimmed a piece of the DSP to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
What I Did:
- I started with the stencil on the white cardstock. Since I thought that the brick-ish pattern would go well with the DSP, I used that stencil from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks set.
- Calypso Coral is on the list of coordinating colors for this DSP, so that’s what I used. When I finished, I thought the color was too bright for the DSP. Therefore, I grabbed a piece of vellum cardstock and trimmed it to size. I used the multipurpose liquid adhesive to adhere the vellum. to the white cardstock. Because of the sentiment and DSP blocks, I could hide almost all of the adhesive behind those blocks. I did add a very, very thin line of adhesive along the edge of the vellum to hold it down. I’ve really been looking at the card closely, and I can’t see the adhesive.
- After creating the sentiment and DSP panels, I tied a length of the Bumblebee ribbon around the DSP panel.
- Then, I used dimensionals to pop up the DSP panel. I also needed dimensionals on the right end of the sentiment panel. Liquid adhesive joined the left side of the sentiment panel to the DSP panel.
- I stamped the coordinating sentiment on the white cardstock for the inside of the card and adhered it using liquid adhesive.
- After adhering and trimming the DSP on the envelope flap, I punched a circle for the envelope seal. Every card I’ve made since COVID has a sticker seal so no saliva is used to seal the envelope shut.
- With that, this card/coordinating envelope/envelope seal set was complete..
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