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Tuesday, 22 March 2016
Bare Trees and Brusho's.
I used the Glossy Black Stencil paste here, on top of one of my Brusho backgrounds from a while ago.
After I'd left it to dry and trimmed it to size, I realised it reminded me of some rainbow glitter card I've had for ages- I remember buying it at the NEC years ago!
The colours were similar enough to make a good matting layer. This glitter card is not as rough a surface as some, but not entirely smooth, either. So as well as using DST to matt it, when I peeled the backing tape off, I smeared a little Pinflair Glue gel onto the tape.
It gives you a little 'slideability' for placing, but also ensures that the layer will stay firmly stuck to your background, which can often be a problem with glitter card/paper.
You may just about be able to see the blobs of glue squidged onto the tape here.
I used an offcut of the rainbow card to die cut a sentiment for the card, using a PoppyStamps die, called Vintage Happy Birthday.
By the way, Poppystamps, and Sweet Poppy are no connection to each other!
The die cuts out at 2.3"x1" (Happy), and 3"x1" ( Birthday), which is 5.9x2.6cm, and 7.7x2.6cm respectively.
I'd mounted the image onto a 7x7" card base, then added the sentiment at the side.
To attach the sentiment, I used something Beloved Hubby bought me a while back- Blu Sticks, by Blu Tack.
Its easy to put on the die cut, just smear it on over a scrap piece of paper. It goes on Blue as you can see, but it dries completely clear. I use a cotton bud to remove any excess that gets in the spaces of letters.
You can see here after it's dried on an enlarged view of the card- no trace of glue showing.
This is the Sweet Poppy stencil, and this is the Dreamweaver one.
Size-wise, they are the same too.