Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Birthday Cards Tutorial

Hi, everyone! Mary Nasser here today to show you what I did with the new Happy Birthday Icons stencil designed by Jessica Sporn!

I have a LOT of loved ones with spring birthdays...
Jessica Sporn's stencil to the rescue!

To begin, I used blue painter's tape to hold the stencil in place on my Mixed Media paper.
With the stencil taped to the paper, I added Sharpie Neon Markers to all the spaces of the stencil image.

Next, I removed the stencil and used a black Identi-Pen
to outline the colorful shapes and fill the negative spaces within the shapes.

The black makes the neon colors POP even more!

I repeated this process with several images from Jessica's stencil.

Using scissors, I cut each image from the sheets of paper.
I folded card stock in half, arranged the images onto the card stock,
then adhered them with Xyron adhesive dots (you could use a glue stick, too).

In no time at all, I had four bright and unique birthday cards...and had a lot of fun in the process, too!

Happy Stenciling and Happy Spring!

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  1. I love the graphic look you got with those bright colors and black backgrounds against the white card stock. Very cool cards!

    1. LOVE your Birthday Icons stencil, Jessica! Was fun to add neon colors to it! :)


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