Hi friends! Kim from Stamping Imperfection here with two cards from the June Hedgehog Hollow Subscription Box.
I thought this box was loaded with value, plus it had the On The Hook Tweezers, my favorite Maker Forte tool! I love these tweezers for picking up gems and embellishments. The design of these tweezers makes it so easy to pick up those small embellishment, even for sore hands.
As soon as I saw the two sets of layering stencils, I knew I had to use them to make some cards right away. You can see below that I barely played with the two stamp sets in the kit. The layering stencils create really beautiful cards all on their own.
The layering stencil sets made these cards so quick and easy to create. Using the Perfect Placement tools from Maker Forte really helps you keep the stencils lined up each time you switch to a new stencil.
I started by making the pineapple card. This stencil set comes with 3 layering stencils and one mask. Stencils are one of the best values you can purchase for your stash. There are so many techniques that you can do with stencils that give you very different looks. It really stretches your stash each time you learn a new stenciling technique.
I started with the large pineapple stencil and added some Fossilized Amber, Rusty Hinge, and Wild Honey Distress Oxide inks. For the leaves I used the Crushed Olive color.
I added the leaves stencil for my second layer and used Mowed Lawn to ink blend on. I loved that this layer was slightly smaller than the other layer so it looks like I added a nice outline around the brighter green.
My final layer used the pineapple base detailed stencil. I used Rusty Hinge and then Wild Honey to smooth out the blend. I was happy with the final result.
I simply created my layers and used adhesive to attach them together. The Bittersweet Crown Jewel Gems were the finishing touch!
The card base is cut at 8 x 8-1/2 and scored at 4″. The green cardstock is cut at 3-3-3/4 x 8-1/4″ and the stenciled piece is cut to 3-1/2 x 8″.
For my second card, I used the 6 x 6″ fruit stencil. I started with the banana, lemon and pineapple piece. This was ink blended with Fossilized Amber and a little Rusty Hinge. The second layer was the leaves, stems and rind using the Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide ink. My final layer was the berries and watermelon using the Festive Berries ink.
I also used the watermelon stamp from the 6 x 8″ fruit stamp set. I colored this in with my Copics (G19, 16, 14, 12, 24, 20). I fussy cut that out and popped it up on some foam. Both cards got sentiments stamped in my Maker Forte Color Hive Eclipse Black ink. This is my new favorite black ink. It’s so perfect for use with alcohol markers because you can literally start coloring immediately and the ink does not smear.
I had a little piece of my green cardstock paper left, which was perfect to add the sentiment and to separate the watermelon from the background.
My card base for this one was cut at 4-1/4 x 11″ and scored at 5-1/2″. The green was cut at 4 x 5-1/4″ and the stenciled panel was cut down to 3-3/4 x5″.
Thank you so much for stopping by friends! I hope you feel inspired to have a crafty day!