Hi everyone! It’s another Bellarific Friday with Stamping Bella! This week the challenge was to create our own background.
X-Press It Stencil Sheets are perfect for creating postive or negative masks. They are the perfect amount of low tack vinyl and easily cut with a die-cutting machine. They can also be used multiple times. They’re great for use with an airbrush, ink, paint, paste… even sandblasting (and more)!
I first cut a stencil sheet slightly larger than my die.
I die-cut the stencil sheet, running it through my Big Shot several times to ensure crisp, clean cuts. When I removed the die from the stencil sheet, almost all of the hearts came out with the die. Those that didn’t were easily removed from the stencil sheet with a straight pin.
I peeled away the release paper from the back then adhered the stencil sheet to my card stock. With the low-tack adhesive, there is no shifting of the mask (at all) and no bubbles or little areas under which the ink can seep or bleed.
After sponging Wild Honey and Scattered Straw Distress inks over the open heart areas, I peeled away the stencil, wiped it clean with a baby wipe, then re-adhered it to the release paper. I tucked the stencil in my clear storage pocket with the die for later use. (I did not use the sponged card stock shown above as I decided to ink the hearts a little differently. But I used the same process. And the same stencil!)
Next week’s challenge includes this fun inspiration photo:
Use any current Stamping Bella image then email your card to email@example.com by next Thursday to be featured on the SB blog and to be entered to win some Bella Bucks! (All challenge details can be found HERE.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Stamps: Stamping Bella Cave Couple, Cave Kids Add-Ons Dies: Stamping Bella Cave Couple and Cave Kids Add-Ons “Cut It Out,” Taylored Expressions Falling Hearts Cutting Plate and Stitched Rectangle Stacklets Ink: Taylored Expressions Oreo, Ranger Wild Honey and Scattered Straw Distress Paper: X-Press It Blending Card, Taylored Expressions Sugar Cube Other: Copic markers, X-Press It 1/4″ foam tape and Stencil Sheet, blending tool.