Have you ever used your Cricut to make a stencil? I have, but I don’t think about doing it very often. I saw a challenge on Monday over at Bitten By The Bug 2, so I thought I would give it a shot. Here is the card that I came up with.
I used the Doodlecharms Cricut Cartridge to cut the scalloped heart on a piece of scrap paper. Since I knew I was going to be inking the stencil, I didn’t cut it right to the edge. I wanted some excess paper around the outside. Then I positioned my stencil onto white paper. I held it with my hand, but it would have been easier if I had used masking tape to hold it.
I used a shade of purple and Calypso Coral ink from Stampin’ Up and lightly sponged the stencil. Start off lightly. You can always make it darker. I did the top half in purple and the bottom in coral and blended them in the middle. When I thought I had it dark enough, I raised the stencil to see how it looked. One side was rather light and I didn’t go to the edge, so I put the stencil back down and added a little more ink.
While the stencil was still in place, I use the wildflowers in the Best of Flowers Stampin’ Up Set to stamp several times on the bottom of the heart. I reinked each time I stamped, because I wanted it to be a bold black.
I stamped Hello My Friend in purple in the lower right corner. The stamp is from Unity Stamp Co. I used the Stampin’ Up Inverted Corner to punch the edges and added the pearls in the cut outs.
I’m please with how it turned out. I love using my Cricut, yet it was something completely different from what I usually do.
Do you ever use your Cricut to cut stencils? I really like cutting monograms with adhesive vinyl and using etching cream on glass.
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What an awesome card Pam!! I so love the colors you used and how you blended them. Those flowers are just beautiful! Thank you so very much for joining our ‘Stencil’ challenge at BBTB2!!!! 🙂
This is a beautiful card Pam and I love how you used your stencil! I love how you blended the inks and stamps the silhouette. So pretty! You must try etching glass, it is fun! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2;-)
This is such a lovely and pretty card !!! Thank you for sharing with us at BBTB2 !!
This is such a gorgeous card and I love what you did with it. Amazing, I wouldn’t have thought of that and it looks just amazing. I love the stamp that you used. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.
Great card. It was my hope to challenge everyone to create something different this week and still use the Cricut. I like the finished results. Thanks for joking our challenge this week at BBTB2