Monday, July 31, 2017

Love Bird Cards

These two cards were made using my Gelli Plate and the "Love Bird" stencil from iStencils.  I first laid down metallic acrylic and regular acrylic paint on the Gelli Plate. Next, I laid the stencil over the stencil, rubbed, and then lifted the paper (2nd card). Then I removed the stencil and laid another piece of paper over what was left on the plate to get what is called a "ghost" print (1st card).

For the ghost print I used a black thin line pen to outline certain parts of the tree, heart, and bird.  Then I laid the square on a black piece of card stock. I cut a 2" strip of of The Paper Studio "Gifts of Gold Foil" swirl paper and layered that on a black piece of card stock.  I laid the 2" strip on the front of the 6" x 6" card and then laid the square with the bird image on top of that, making sure to center all of the pieces.

For the actual stenciled print, I outlined the leaves in a green metallic gel pen, the tree in a gold metallic gel pen, and placed a red acrylic heart on the tree.  I used glitter card stock for the borders on the top and bottom. I layered the main piece to a piece of brown linen card stock and then mounted to a light tan colored card base.

Overall, I love these cards. I sat on the stencil one for a few days before deciding how I wanted to color and mount it, but am happy with the end result.

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