Happy Dad's Day Bowtie Stenciled Card

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

I am back today with another card featuring a stenciled background using A Colorful Life Designs stencils! In case you missed my first post, I have a video that shows how I made all of my backgrounds that I'll be using throughout the month. You can also click on the label above my posts or on the right and see all of my projects I made with their stencils. Since I'm using the Big Bows Stencil, I knew I wanted to make a Father's Day card so that's what I am sharing today!

Since my background was already done, I trimmed it down to 4 x 5-1/4" and picked a navy blue cardstock to be my background. I die cut my "Happy Dad's Day" sentiment from Lawn Fawn from the center of the A2 piece of cardstock and then layered the navy cardstock to the card base with the stenciled background. I stamped this cute little guy from Pretty Pink Posh and colored him in with Ohuhu Art Markers how I imagine Jonny would look so Abigail could give this card to him for the upcoming holiday.

I also die cut the "Happy Dad's Day" from a piece of Linen Paper from the Your Paper Insider Box 1 and offset it from the navy cardstock to create a drop shadow. Using 1/8" foam adhesive strips, I adhered the sentiment to the top center of the card. I attached my die cut dad to the bottom center of the card, doing my best to not overlap the sentiment completely. Using a gel pen, I added highlights to my image and the die cut sentiment to give them some dimension.

Finally, I found these three gold stars from my collection of retired Sparkle Blends, so I added them around the card to bring out more gold without too much sine. The Gold Rush Lunar Paste on the background (which is also covered in Rustic Wilderness Distress Oxide) has plenty of shine, but I just felt the card needed a little something more! I hope you enjoy this take on the A Colorful Life Designs stencil and if you check out their stencils, make sure to use my code Lauren10 during the month of April 2023 to save 10% off most of the items in the shop!


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