Hello my crafty pal! Are you ready for day 3 of The Rabbit Hole Designs inspiration hop?! Today, we’re having fun with stencils! There are four brand new stencils in this release and I’ve got a couple of cards for you that feature the Candy Twist Stencil. You may have seen the rainbow candy background on one of my Sassy unicorn cards the other day, but I’ve got a few more ways to use it here.
First up, I sprayed the back of my Candy Twist Stencil with Pixie Spray and let it dry for a minute before sticking it to a 4″ x 5¼” panel of cardstock. I used a makeup brush to stencil on two shades of yellow ink in a strip toward the bottom. I popped the panel onto an A2 card base with a thin layer of fun foam. I added a stacked die cut sentiment that I shaded in the center with a darker yellow ink and spread a thin layer of Vicki Boutin Glitter Glaze over. To make the candy pieces, I ink blended a darker shade of coordinating ink through the stencil onto colored card stock scraps. I added more Vicki Boutin Glitter Glaze on top of the ink, then die cut them with a 1¼” circle die when they were dry. I die cut fun foam circles and layered the candy pieces on top to make them thicker. Then, I wrapped the candies in clear cellophane (from my gift basket stash) and twisted and tied the sides with some clear thread to secure them. I popped the candies onto the card with foam tape. I really love how this one turned out and I want to recreate a whole bunch in different colors. I think it would make a great Christmas card too if I change the colors and sentiment.
My second card uses the Candy Twist Stencil as a background for this cute Caffeinated Narwhal. I stenciled Audrey Blue ink onto a 4½” stitched circle, heavier at the bottom and lighter at the top. To turn the circle into a card, I die cut a second circle and trimmed a smidge off the bottom. Then, I lined the straight edge up in my Scor-Buddy, so I could score a parallel line ¾” from the opposite side. This created a hinge that I glued to the back of the stenciled circle. The card opens at the hinge and the little straight edge along the bottom of the back allows the card to stand up when it’s open, and not roll around. I watercolored the narwhal after stamping and embossing it. Then, I fussy cut it with my ScanNCut, leaving a narrow white border. I popped it up in the center of the card with foam tape, then I tucked in several teal die cut pieces of seaweed and glued them flat to the card. I embossed and die cut a sentiment from Perfectly Blended and used more foam tape to adhere it to the card. To finish the card off, I added Aqua Shimmer details to the seaweed and narwhal spots, and Stickles to the horn and coffee mug. I love how the candy stencil looks like swirling water behind her.
Have you checked out the other stencils in the new release yet? Hop along with us to see all of them in action (links below). They are available now. Plus, every order placed through The Rabbit Hole Designs will be eligible for a 10% discount. Use Discount Code TRHD2019 until Friday August 2, 2019. EXCLUDES Dies and Crafters Essentials. Not applicable to previous orders. May be used more than once. Does not apply to shipping and tax.
To celebrate day 3 of inspiration The Rabbit Hole Designs is giving away two (2) of the Stencils featured to one lucky winner. Winner will be chosen at random from the comments left on participating blogs, so make sure to visit each stop and leave a comment. Leave comments by 11:59 pm PST August 1, 2019 on all participating blogs. Winner will be announced on The Rabbit Hole Designs blog on August 2, 2019.
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