Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Harlequin Stencil

Happy Wednesday, my crafty friends!!! It is time for another
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My card may look simple, but there are several techniques involved, which I thought I would try to share with you below.

First my card:

 Using the Harlequin Stencil(Tim Holtz), I colored a  4 x 51/4 white card stock with Picked Raspberry Distress ink with a mini blending tool, and then cut out a circle.

I used the same Harlequin Stencil, and applied a thin layer of white embossing paste on a 4 x 51/4 white card stock. I set it aside and let dry.

I die cut the Lawn Fawn Hello   three times with scraps of card stock. I glued these together to make the word Hello thick like chipboard.  I  "colored" a piece of white card stock with Picked Raspberry ink. Then sprinkled it with water droplets to distress it. I then cut one more Hello out of this piece, which became the the top layer.

Here is a close-up of the details:

Pretty cool, huh?

 I saw a card similar to this one, from one of my favorite bloggers who is SO talented, called Jennifer McGuire. You can see her tutorial here. She shows 2 ways to make this card. I tried the hardest, but did the easiest. Hey, I tried!!!!!!!
Hope you have enjoyed my card.

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Embossing Paste (Wendy Vecchi)


Lisa Elton said...

Pretty cool indeed! I love the harlequin and your die cut hello. Marvelous Mackie!

debby4000 said...

Fabulous card.

Brenda said...

Very cool indeed!! I love this card Mackie! The colors are fabulous and I love that you used your stencil in a few ways, giving it texture. Yes, I do love this cool card!! Hugs, Brenda

Maria said...

What a sweet happy card! Love the dimension with the harlequin stencil and the cut out! Great touch with the sequins, too!

Kristi said...

Beautiful card, Mackie! Love the cut out!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE THIS CARD SO MUCH!! The harlequin pattern, the color, the thick hello! Just terrific, Mackie!

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Mackie! Love the burst of color and all the texture!

Darnell said...

Oh, Mackie, it's so nice to be back to a normal routine and be able to visit and comment again. I've had a blast scrolling backward and catching up with the stunning cards you've made since I was here last!

This one is divine and I so appreciate the instructions! That is very kind and generous of you! Hugs, Darnell

Anonymous said...

The Harlequin stencil very awesome card!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic card. Love the texture and the circle opening with the die-cut word. Haven't used harlequin for ages... nice to see it...

Aneta said...

Amazing card! thank you for the great tutorial! I'll try it for sure!