Hi, Cherylynn here ready to share with you a very, very quick, easy and inexpensive way to make a cute wall hanging just in time for Valentine's Day!
Before we begin, let's give a big shout out to YVONNE WEBER, the winner from the Dreamweaver tutorial two weeks ago. Yvonne left a comment saying she'd love to win the Dangling Hearts stencil so once she emails Pam at email@example.com with her address it will be in the mail to her. For the rest of you, please remember to go to the Stencil with Style site to select the stencil design that you would most like to win, and mention it in your comment below for an opportunity to win two weeks from now.
Okay, now on to today's tutorial. Our project begins with a BRAND NEW stencil that Dreamweaver just introduced at CHA this month, LX 7020 Leafless Tree:
This is a large stencil, almost measuring 6 x 6 so not only is it great for cardmakers, its also great for scrapbooking and home decor projects as well!
Since Valentine's Day is just around the corner and I like to decorate my office area with little reminders of life outside of work, I thought I'd make a little Valentine wall hanging!
This was really so easy to do and quite inexpensive as well.
To begin, you will need the following supplies:
First, wrap the scrapbook paper around the chipboard to create your base and distress edges with the Walnut Ink:
Next, place all or part of the tree stencil over the distressed paper and secure with removable tape:
Then using your sponge, pick up small amounts of the black paint and lightly dab it over the stencil until it is covered. Remember, less is more. You always add more paint/ink but it is almost impossible to remove any excess.
Set aside to dry. While the paint is drying, punch out red and pink hearts from your cardstock.
Stamp LOVE using alphabet stamps onto base and emboss with black embossing powder.
Glue hearts onto tree where desired.
Punch holes in the top center, and thread ribbon throw to create hanger.
Voila! I told you it was easy (and inexpensive!) But it makes me smile every time I look at it!
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Hugs and Happy Love Day to all and to all a Good Life!