Good afternoon! I’m heading into the final Christmas preparations around here but thought I’d pop in to share a quick video with some stenciling tips and tricks and a pair of Lisa Frank inspired cards! When I first saw these new stencils over at Scrapbook.com I immediately thought of Lisa Frank’s gorgeous rainbow patterns that dominated my school supplies in the 80s and 90s. I couldn’t wait to recreate those patterns in cards!
Also just a quick note that almost all the products I used in today’s video are on sale over at Scrapbook.com (as well as a ton of other products) and you can get an extra 5% off the sale prices with the code MERRYFIVE so definitely head over to see the sales!
You can watch the video below or over on my YouTube channel!
I combined several of my favorite companies and products to create these cards (which is a bit of a hint for a video series I have coming in 2021!!) and I’m really happy with how they turned out!
To start I blended neon inks from Hero Arts across two panels of Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock. I heat set the ink and then applied Therm O Web black glitz glitter gel over the Zebra and Cheetah stencils. I let the panels dry completely while I worked on the sentiment!
The sentiment is from an older Honey Bee Stamps set but it’s one of my favorite filled with great, encouraging sentiments! I stamped it onto black cardstock with versamark and heat-embossed it with gold embossing powder. Then I used the coordinating dies to die-cut the sentiment and adhered it to the panel with foam mounting tape. I finished the cards with a sprinkle of metallic gold sequins!
Be sure to watch the video for more detailed tips and tricks on stenciling! I really love the sparkle of the glitz gel and it pairs beautifully with the neon inks! I think these might have been the two cards I enjoyed making the most this year!
If you have any questions or thoughts please feel free to leave a comment below and I hope you found some stenciling tips or tricks that will be useful for you! Thank you so much for stopping by and have a fantastic day!