Wednesday, May 9, 2018

May 2018 Joyful Stars Blog Hop

Welcome to the May blog hop by the Joyful Stars group of consultants. It's an anything goes hop so you never know what you'll find for inspiration! If you came from the blog of Betty Locco you're doing great. Click the link at the end of each post to hop to the next blog.

This is a fun card I made for a little boy I know.
It's a combination of stenciling, sponging and stamping.

I created a stencil with an image from our Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge. I used a bit of Washi Tape to hold the cardstock behind the stencil cardstock then sponged the stars and sentiment. After that I could see where I wanted to stamp the spaceship and planet. I used the journal pen to doodle around the edge. When sponging I wiped the sponge dauber across the ink pad then pounced in the openings on the stencil. You can also use our round sponge cut into 6-8 wedges for sponging. You have a bit more control of ink placement with the sponge daubers though.

Inside of card
Shimmer Brush accent

All products are Close To My Heart
  • Stamp Set: Stargazer - Scrapbooking, Happy Birthday
  • Cricut Artfully Sent Cartridge (retired)
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Cardstock: White Daisy, Black
  • Exclusive Inks: Canary, Peacock, Poppy, Lagoon, Black
  • Tools: Journal Pen, Sponge Daubers
  • Embellishments: Clear Shimmer Brush, Washi Tape (retired)
If you need a consultant I'd be happy to help.
If you'd like to BE a consultant I can help with that, too.

These techniques are fun to do either alone or together! Hope you enjoy trying them out!

Now it's time to hop over for more inspiration from Debi Brille
Thanks for hopping by!

Have a great day!

#closetomyheart #cardmaking #techniques #showandtellwithmichelle


  1. Such a cool technique! I can't wait to try it too.

  2. Oh great card! Love the idea - thanks for the inspiration!

  3. I'm sure the picture doesn't do it justice, the shimmer brush adds so much.

  4. it! Thanks for sharing! :)

  5. Great idea about creating and using a stencil for the background. TFS!


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