Our slimline card stencils are super hot and here’s an example of why!
We love coming up with new ideas for slimline card stencils – there aren’t a ton out there and they can add so so much to your projects. We even have a few in the works which you will see very soon so be sure to check back every day because as soon as they get HERE, they will be ready to get to YOU!
Today’s project is thanks to the talented Julie Warner and we just love these beautiful white birch trees against that velvety blue background, then punctuated with those rich falling leaves. Let’s take a look at how she did it so we can try it too!
First, Julie taped the tree section of our two part Slimline Birch Tree Stencil set over a piece of white card stock and sponged different shades of blues from our Color Fuse Sets #7 and #8. The stencil masks out the tree trunks – we designed this in this way because birches are typically crisp white and that can be hard to ink. So we figure we would make the background the part that you would color and that way you could create any kind of scene you wanted.
Next she taped down the second part of the stencil which adds the details on the birch trunks. She used Hearth Color Fuse Ink from Set #12 and then used some gray Copic markers to add some more details and a little shading to help create that curved dimensional look to her trees.
Then for her pops of Fall color, Julie stamped leaves from our Splatter Leaves and Fall Pumpkins sets for lots of variety, colored them in with Copics and cut them out with the coordinating dies.
The leaves were all stamped, colored & die cut w/ their coordinating dies. Some were popped up w/ foam & others were attached flat. The greeting was die cut w/ a tag die & to get the same edge on both sides, I cut it half way, turned the die around, matched it up & cut the other half.
Julie added her leaves at drifting down angles over her birches with liquid glue and foam squares to add that feel of them blowing around on little gusts of wind. To make her greeting Julie stamped onto a scrap of white card stock and cut it with one of the dies from our Nested Tag Stitch set with the angled end to one side and then re-cut the piece with the die flipped to cut the same angle on the other side. That was then added with double thickness foam squares for even more depth and shadows.
Here are the items from the shop that Julie used today:
We love the creative opportunities slimline card stencils offer crafters and while you CAN use any stencil on a slimline card, if you’ve tried to adapt them you know it can be tricky. That’s why we have more on the way – check back for when they are here – and are happy to see how much you all love them!