Friday, March 30, 2018

A set of cards using stencils by Clear Scraps!

Hi, Connie here with a set of cards using the 6" Bird on Branch and the 6" Shiplap stencil both new releases from Clear Scraps.  My inspiration was to create a mini canvas and use it for a card front.  I cut a piece of canvas in thirds and  came away with a 3 1/2" x 4" piece of canvas.  That is where I started~

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I stenciled the bird on the canvas first with brown acrylic paint.  I use a makeup sponge to give it a dark to light look.  A stencil brush would give the bird a more even look when using acrylic paint.  The shiplap stencil was used next with black acrylic paint.

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Beads and sequins were added for color.  The cards were speckled with black ink before mounting them on the brown checkered pattern paper.  I stitched the card front to the brown checkered paper for more texture.

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Once all the steps were done the card front was mounted on the card base.  I used kraft cardstock for this.  The cards are smaller than a regular size card perfect to hand deliver or for a gift bag.

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Supplies used:
Clear Scraps: 6" Bird on Branch stencil
Clear Scraps: 6" Shiplap stencil
Darkroom Door stamps
Kraft cardstock
canvas, acrylic paint, pearls, sequins, thread and pattern paper

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member


  1. ooooo very pretty and sooo vintage. Loving all the textures.

  2. Ohhhhhhh these are gorgeous! LOVING those birds!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Gorgeous rustic look! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  4. I love kraft paper and I love gingham and I love birds. You had me at just one of those!


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