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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