Hello Spring

Spring is here! That means pretty colors and beautiful weather. To celebrate, I dry embossed some cardstock with a stencil and then added some color with a stencil brush and some gelatos.  Gelatos look like lipstick tubes, but they aren’t for your lips ;0)

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To dry emboss with a stencil, you’ll need a rubber embossing mat as well as your embossing plates. For Cricut cuttlebug users, you’ll need your A plate, then put your paper down and the stencil on top of that. The rubber embossing mat goes next. Then you’ll need two B plates, and finally a cardboard shim to get a better impression.

Without removing the stencil from the paper, I applied some gelatos using stencil brushes. The image below shows how I smeared the gelatos onto my craft mat and then picked up the color with a stencil brush. Too bad I didn’t take a photo of the stencil still attached to the card panel :0(   I used some 3M post it tape to hold the stencil in place on the paper (not the craft mat).
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You can see the result below. I just love the rainbow effect this created on the edge of the card, so I repeated it on the other side, which you can see in the finished card.
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For the greeting, I die cut “hello” from yellow paper using  a HeroArts Stamp & Cut set.  I used black ink to stamp the die cut and added some glossy accents accents to make it shiny. To embellish the card, I stamped a butterfly on some acetate using StazOn ink and fussy cut it out. Next, I added some color to the butterfly with Sakura Glaze pens. The StazOn ink and Glaze pens will take a little extra time to dry so plan accordingly. To make it stand out, I popped up the butterly with dimensional adhesive. I just love that the light casts a colored shadow beneath the butterfly. Before mounting it to a card base, I added some “bling” by putting a few drops of glossy accents around the greeting.

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Don’t forget to adhere it to a card base to make it a card. Feel free to use a colored card base.
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The products I used on this card are linked below. I am an affiliate for Scrapbook.com, Amazon, and Hero Arts.

Hero Arts – Die and Clear Photopolymer Stamp Set – Hello
Scrapbook.com

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