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Rainbow Spiral Stencil Christmas Card
Today I bringing you a Christmas Card featuring the Rainbow Spiral Stencil. I used 4 Simon Hurley Create. Inks. Two Reds (Love Struck and Game Over) and two greens (Overzealous and Fake Plant). I started with Love Struck and blended the first stripe. After I wiped the excess ink off the stencil, I used the lines on the stencil to line up my spiral and then blended with Game Over. I wiped the stencil off again, relined it up with Overzealous and then repeated with Fake Plant.
Continuing to wipe off my stencil between inks, I completed the spiral alternating back and fourth between the red and green inks until my circle was complete. Next I used some watered down Pearl Aqua Pigment and a paint brush to cover the entire blended area. This gives the spiral lots of shimmer and shine.
I trimmed the panel to 4" x 5.25" with my paper cutter. Using my scissors, I trimmed out the spiral around the outside and used a circle die to cut out the center. I adhered the Spiral to and A2 Top folding Card base, lining up the spiral edge with the right edge of my card base.
Next, I used another circle die to cut some Red Glitterstock for the center of my spiral. I adhered this with some foam tape. For a focal point, I stamped one of the elves from Crafty Elves with Raven Detail Ink on Perfect Blend Alcohol paper and colored him in with Copic markers. After I fussy cut him out, I added some shimmer to the yellow on his outfit and to the red ribbon on the package (also with some watered down Pearl Aqua Pigment).
For my sentiment, I stamped the Merry Christmas from the Snowflake Swirl stamp set with Fake Plant and trimmed it down. I adhered both my sentiment and elf to the center of the Glitterstock circle with liquid glue.
Finally, I added just a touch of more sparkle with some sequins from my stash.
The Copic Markers I used for some quick coloring on my image are: E000, R20 (Face and cheeks) Green: G28, YG63 Red: R37, R39 Gold: YR24 (belt buckle) Orange: YR09 (hair) Black: C6 (belt)
I did make a video showing how I used this stencil and finished my card. You can find it over on the Brutus Monroe Channel here.