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Look for the Rainbows

Several years ago I took an Online Card Class where we stenciled a shaped repeatedly. I ran across a card I had created during that class and decided to use the technique again. I have created six different cards with this method.

For this card I used a circle. I needed to create a stencil to use. I selected the size circle I wanted and cut it from Kirkland Glossy Photo Paper. This makes a great stencil because it isn't too thick, but it holds up well to inking over and over again. You want to use the back of the paper for inking your shape.

I marked off the center of a quarter sheet of cardstock using a T-Square Ruler and a pencil. I then placed the circle stencil where I wanted it on the panel and inked the center circle, making sure to erase the pencil line before inking. I repeated this by shifting the circle to the left or right, overlapping the shape slightly and inked a rainbow of circles. Once the inking was done the panel was cut down with a stitched rectangle.

The sentiment is perfect for a rainbow of circles and is very encouraging, which is what I wanted since I am sending a couple of cards weekly to dear friends who have recently lost their spouse. The sentiment was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed white.

I decided to mat the panel with red cardstock, which was adhered to the stenciled panel with dotliner adhesive. Red sticky back foam was added to the back to provide some dimension when adhering the panel to a landscape white cardbase with liquid glue.


· Hero Arts Circle Infinity Die

· Simon Says Stamp Look for the Rainbows

· Gina K. Designs Red Hot Ink

· Altenew Inks: Snapdragon, Fresh Lemon, Parrot, Eastern Sky

· VersaMark Ink

· Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder

· Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock

· Gina K. Designs Base Weight Red Hot Cardstock

· Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock

· Kirkland Glossy Photo Paper

· My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

· Red Sticky Back Foam

· Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

· Bearly Arts Precision Craft Glue

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