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Hello everyone... Helen is here. I love creating background for my cards and using stencil is one of my favorite techniques. And today, I would like to share these two fun, rainbow birthday cards. 

Here are the step-by-step tutorial to make these 2 birthday cards using the 6x6 Party Stencil.


First, I taped the stencil directly on top of a piece of white cardstock that I already trimmed to fit on my front card.

For the rainbow colors, I only used 3 primary color inks: red, yellow, and blue. I added the ink with blending brush one color at a time and then blended the two primary colors to get the secondary colors.


After that, I removed the stencil off the cardstock, and then I sprayed it lightly with water using the Distress Sprayer bottle. I dabbed the water off the paper with paper towel and then I dried it with craft heater. Then, I repeated the same steps to make the second background panel.

I cut out one of the background panels using on for the stitched scallop circle die from my stash for the shaker card.


For the shaker card, I cut out a piece of clear acetate out of a box. You can use any acetate plastic you have. I like to keep the plastic boxes and recycle them to use on projects. I used permanent double-sided tape to add the acetate piece on the circle window.

Next, I added 3D fun foam on the back of the panel using double-sided tape and then added more double sided tape on top of the fun foam.


I trimmed a piece of blue cardstock to use it as front card mat. I added it on top of a white card with permanent adhesive.

I added some sequins in the middle of the card and then I added the stenciled background panel right on top of it. I pressed it firmly to make sure the taped adhered well.


For the first card, I stamped a sentiment on a white cardstock with black pigment ink pad, dried the ink and then cut it with the double-stitched pennant die. I added the sentiment pennant on the card with 3D foam tape.


For the second card, it is a very simple and quick one. I added the stenciled background panel on a piece of red carstock mat with permanent adhesive runner. Then, I added them on top of a white card with the same permanent adhesive.

I stamped the sentiment on another white cardstock with black pigment ink pad, and then I cut it with double-stitched circle die. I added the sentiment label on the card with 3D foam tape.

I hope these cards spark an inspiration. There are many stencils at Clear Scraps store that you can use to make handmade cards. Check them out!

Thank you so much for stopping by our blog today. Have a wonderful day!


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