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Beach Bum in a Heatwave!

Beach Bum in a Heatwave!

Aloha friends! It is my first post in May and I’m using the Stencil of the Month which is called Heatwave along with some Chroma Mists, Glitter glaze and a fun summery stamp set called Beach Bum. 

I also have a video up on YouTube if you’d like to watch the process instead of reading it here.

Using stick and stamp mat, I put a panel of A2 size heavy weight card stock under the heatwave stencil. I offset the stencil to one side in order to see a little more of the design. Starting with yellow chroma mist in the center followed by pink next and finally some candy apple red mist towards the edges; I was able to get a bright background. While this dried, I cleaned the stencil and peeled the panel off so that I could clean the mat. The mat bundle comes with the spray that makes it super easy to clean up any messes. 

Once the panel was dry and the mat cleaned, I assembled the stencil one more time in the same spot and used Fallen Snow glitter glaze. It has a rainbow-y shine to it and was a perfect addition to the colorful panel. 

Moving on to the stamped images, I used copic friendly ink to ink up the cute image of the bear in Hawaiian shirt and colored him quickly with easy copic coloring keeping the bear mostly ‘white’ to match the white spaces in my background panel.

Meanwhile the glitter was dry and I cut out the ‘sun/circle’ part of it using the circle die slightly larger than the circle of the stencil. Next, I inked the sentiment Aloha and stamped the clouds and birds in the yellow circle. Once done I adhered the bright panel with double sided tape and added foam tape behind the circle and bear to give it some dimension. 

I added a couple of sequins to the card and called it finished. Heatwave is such a fun stencil and it makes wonderful backgrounds useable with a variety of media. I think I’ll be saving this card for my father-in-law who lives in Maldives !

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Happy Wednesday. 

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