One of the trends I kept seeing last year at CHA was stencils. They were everywhere and even companies who had never carried them before had them to match their lines. I had no stencils, but wanted to try some of the techniques I saw right away, so I cut my own on my Pazzles Inspiration.

Make your own stencil. Trendy gold arrows card.
I made this little arrow stencil in the software and cut it out on some thicker cardstock. I laid it over my card background and used a micron pen to trace inside each of the stencil lines. I went back over the drawn arrows with gold gelatos and rubbed it in with my finger.

Make your own stencils. trendy gold arrows card with Gelatos.

 

As a final touch I sprayed these with black Color Shine. It made such a cool background, almost like making my own patterned paper.
The rest of the card was made with die cut elements. I kind of love that almost everything on these cards is DIY. I even used brown paper lunch sack to make the flower layers.

~Michelle

(Originally posted on simplyprice)

 Supplies:

Faber Castell Gelatos

Heidi Swapp Color Shine

Pebbles Inc. Stickers

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