Hello, it’s Kari here today with a couple Slimline cards full of sparkle! I love the Believe Stencil that came in the November Kit, and it was the first product I created with. I made a video tutorial with some tips for using this stencil, too.
I’ll admit, that my first try with the stencil did not turn out stellar. I share that with you in the video; and in the end I STILL turned it into a card (that I ended up liking very much). So I challenge you to keep on crafting until you love it. *Wink*
Watch the video below, or in HD on YouTube:
For this green & red slimline card, I used some Pixie Spray on the back of the stencil to keep it secured to the card. I highly recommend using a spray adhesive with this stencil to get the very best results. I used a blending brush to blend on some green and red ink. Then I added some glitter accents with red stars! Red was not my first choice for the stars, but sometimes your supplies dictate what you end up with (in this case, my green glitter gel had dried up completely!)
Once the glitter had dried, I sprinkled on a bunch of silver gemstones and adhered them with liquid adhesive. I matted the entire slimline onto some British Racing Green cardstock (a new favorite of mine for the holidays!)
I love how this one turned out! So sparkly and shimmery with the glitter and gems.
For this gold card, I used post-it tape to tape off the letters so I could ink them up in different colors. Then I added some glitz glitter gel in gold for the stars.
To finish it off, I attached it to some gold striped glitter paper and sprinkled some gems throughout the card. But it was still missing something. MARSHMALLOW PASTE! Not only is this medium fun to use, but it also covered up some of my first mistakes from using this stencil. I did not adhere it down with spray adhesive the first time and I got some uneven letters. But the Marshmallow Paste completely covered that up! (yay!)
I love the touches of “snow” on this card. I simply used a palette knife to add a very small amount of the marshmallow paste on each letter. Then I used my heat tool to heat it up to get that “Puffed” look. Such a fun new product!
I hope you enjoyed these cards today! I have the links below for you in case you are interested in any of these products. Happy crafting!
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