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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Stencilling some Easter cards...

I had some fun using a stencil to make these simple Easter cards.

I used several different pastel inks and some pastel-colored cardstock for a mat on each card.

I die-cut the sentiment from the cardstock as well as from some foam board (from Dollar Tree). The CS sentiment was glued on top of the foam board one and then both were adhered to the card front.

I tried angling my sentiment on one of the cards but decided I really didn't like it that way.

So the rest were made with the sentiment placed horizontally, and a few coordinating sequins were added for sparkle. I'm not sure why the sequins in the photo above look so blue; they really are purple!

The inside of each card featured a coordinating mat and a computer-generated sentiment.

I had so much fun making these cards. I don't know what it is about stenciling that I find so satisfying, but I really do love it!

We have been staying home for the most part. My DH still goes to his office each week day, but he is the only one there, so there's not much chance of him coming into contact with any nasty viruses.

I've been doing more cardmaking. I even got some Christmas cards made that I will share with you later.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

That stencil makes a wonderful background with those pastel colors. Great for Easter! I like that die cut too.

Lynette said...

Great cards, Cheryl! Yes, stencils are fun:) I sometimes try putting things on angles, too, and usually end up straightening them up!

designbydonna said...

Your colors are beautiful. The stencil makes a pretty pattern, almost like flowers. I agree, the straight sentiment looks better, it seems easier to read than the angled one. I do hope things clear up and we all get to get out to celebrate Easter.

Glittered Paws said...

Trying to get my MoJo started - and what a nice way to start - with a stencil. These are really pretty - and what nice Easter Cards. I am going to have to try cutting out my die cut on foam board as well as the card stock. Really gives it the dimension it needs.
Stay well, stay in, and stay "sane". Since hubby and I are both retired we are both staying in as the weather is just not cooperating here. Normally hubby would be outside working in the yard or his shop but still cold and rainy here. So I am grateful I have my "happy room" to escape to.

Lynne in NI said...

These are just lovely Cheryl, and such a pretty sentiment and stencil too - the cross effect is perfect for your Easter cards.
We're mostly staying home too, only allowed out for food shopping and meds and once a day for exercise.