Nuts About You with Stencil Layering

Nuts About You with Stencil Layering

Thanks for stopping by today. It's Amanda from Twiddler's Nook with this adorable squirrel professing his nutty love just in time for Valentine's Day. I layered a bundle of stencils to create the awesome background and couldn't resist inking up my favorite squirrel and his heart shaped wood slice too!

I started by stamping images from Oh, Nuts! and Have Heart and colored them with my copic markers. Then I cut them out with my scissors and used a combination of liquid glue and foam squares to arrange my little scene. I set that all aside and switch gears to get messy for my background.

First I taped an A2 size piece of white cardstock to the back of the Ins & Outs Marquis layer with the window opening. I inked it up with kitsch flamingo distress oxide and then added the Scene Builder Clouds stencil and went over it with picked raspberry distress oxide lightly for some clouds. Then I slid the clouds stencil to match the swirls up with my cloud edges and added that detail with a heavier hand.

Now, to get messy I wiped off the edge of the marquis window stencil and layered the Starry Night stencil over the top and spread iridescent glitz glitter gel through that. I removed all of the stencils and let the glitz gel dry for a bit before adding the marquis frame layer and spreading the same glitz gel through that.

Once everything was completely dry I assembled my card. I decided to have a melon colored base layer that goes with the dark details in the clouds. I trimmed the stenciled panel down to 4x5.25 inches and popped it up with foam tape. Then I added my images with foam tape as well. Last, I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment on black cardstock, cut it out with a banner die and popped it up too.

For finishing touches I added white gel pen highlights to the images, black glaze pen to the squirrel's eyes and once it was dry came back in with a white gel pen highlight there too.

Products used today:
Oh, Nuts! stamps
Have Heart stamps
Ins & Outs Marquis stencils
Starry Night stencil
Scene Builder Clouds stencil
Thermoweb Glitz Glitter Gel - iridescent
Thermoweb Stencil Pal
Pink & Main Large Sentiment Banner dies
Distress Oxide Ink - kitsch flamingo, picked raspberry
Foam tape and squares

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

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