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Love Swirls You and Me


Happy Sunday everyone,


I have created a card using the Hero Arts Love Swirls Stencil today.  The pattern on the stencil is already very vibrant and I don’t want to hide it too much, so just added a sentiment on vellum.  Let’s take a look.

My process:

  • Place 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 inch white card stock on stencil, centering it and secure with washi tape.  (Note that the stencil is 5 1/4 by 6 1/2, larger than the quarter fold size.  So this stencil would be great for a larger layout.)
  • Flip the stencil over, use inking tool and sponge Wild Honey and Ripe Persimmon onto paper as shown.
  • Remove stencil.  Heat emboss the image with clear EP.
  • Stamp and heat emboss in white the sentiment from the Hero Arts Love by Lia clear stamp set on vellum strip longer than 4 1/4 in.
  • Draw lines on edges of vellum using white gel pen.
  • Fold both ends of vellum and tuck behind the stenciled panel, secure with tape.
  • Round corner of stenciled panel and adhere to white card base.
  • Embellish with sequins.


Isn’t this stencil gorgeous?!  I hope I’ve inspired you to join in our March challenge – Playing With Stencils.  You could win a $25 gift card to the store.

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Hero Arts Clear Stamp – Love by Lia

Hero Arts Stencil – Love Swirls

Hero Arts Pigment Ink – Unicorn

Ranger Distress Ink – Wild Honey, Ripe Persimmon

White embossing powder

Clear embossing powder

white gen pen

Little Things from Lucy’s Cards sequin mix – Fruit Sorbet

16 thoughts on “Love Swirls You and Me

  1. Yes -you did. I need to get my stencils out and have fun.

  2. Beautiful stencil! I love the pretty colors you used, and the sentiment on the vellum strip.

  3. What a very interesting stencil; I love it!
    Love the sparkle in your pretty card.

  4. Love how you embossed with this stencil – it creates a lovely glossy background finish:)

  5. Beautiful card and stencil. The sentiment heat embossed on vellum shows off the stencilled background perfectly.

  6. I love the layout with the vellum sentiment over the wonderful swirls. Now I want some cream sickles – the colors remind me of spring and cool things to eat. 🙂

  7. Such a beautiful card!! Love that stencil design!! So pretty!

  8. I love how you added shimmer to your stenciling with clear EP, Cindy! Such an elegant design, especially with your beautiful vellum panel! Love this card!

  9. Just love what you did with that stencil, Cindy! Looks great embossed with the vellum sentiment strip!!

  10. Beautifully done, love the shimmer!!

  11. LOVE that background, Cindy. Beautiful ombre colors for sure!

  12. Awesome stenciling! Great idea to use the vellum for the greeting, too. 🙂 ~ Andrea

  13. Very cool
    Carla from Utah

  14. So lovely. Love the colors, embossing, and vellum.

  15. Love the shimmer on this card and the use of vellum!

  16. So pretty, and artsy. NICE

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