Hello, crafty friends! I’m back today to share a set of cards featuring the gorgeous Stencils and Acrylic Paints in the Sunny Days collection. I’m not much of a mixed media artist, but when it comes to experimenting with new tools and techniques I’m all for it. I love the subtle accents these stencils add to backgrounds; they pair perfectly with the beautiful colors of the paints.
I started by preparing my card bases. After trimming the white cardstock to 4.25”x5.5”, I opted to use the stencils only on a couple of them, while for the other two I created solid backgrounds.
The trick when using stencils is to apply as little paint as possible with a stencil brush, so to avoid any possible bleeding. It’s also a good idea to hold the stencil firmly in place to minimize shifting and achieve crisp edges. What I like about acrylic paint is that it dries really fast, allowing you to use the same design on different parts of your card within minutes.
To obtain the solid background, I simply applied the paint with an old ID card from top to bottom and left to right. Here again you want to control the amount of paint you use 🙂
Once the card bases were dry and ready, I matted them with patterned papers from the collection and embellished them with fussy cut elements, die cuts, chipboard stickers and transparencies. I used foam dots to adhere them down for dimension.
I love how these cards turned out. The delicate stencil designs create more interest and make your cards extra special, while the pretty paints bring in just the right amount of color.
Thank you for stopping by! Have a great day!
Supplies: Sunny Days – Stencils (350817), Acrylic Paints (350816), Sunlight Glitter Stickers (350799), 6×8 Paper Pad (350818), Summertime Puffy Stickers (350800), Stickers (350803), Ephemera Pieces (350802), Clear Stickers (350807), Chipboard Stickers (350801), Collected (350784), Apple Blossom (350786), Sunkissed (350782).