Hey there! It’s Gracie again with another cardmaking idea for Valentine’s Day! This time I went overboard and created a bunch of cards using the Gel Press printing plate together with TCW’s Heavy Body Paints and Black Modeling Paste and a super cool stencil that made this design pop! I also have a quick video showing you how I created these backgrounds.
Most supplies used to create these projects were provided by The Crafter’s Workshop and Gel Press, nevertheless all opinions found on this post are my own.
While preparing this project idea I rediscovered my love for monoprinting and also discovered a new obsession: Black Modeling Paste… The Crafter’s Workshop does an AMAZING job with all their product lines and their mixed media pastes are no exception… These modeling pastes are so thick and easy to apply and they add so much dimension, texture and color to your projects!
Here is a quick video tutorial showing you the basic steps of the process for these backgrounds. The cards themselves are really easy to put together once you have the backgrounds ready. As you can see, for some cards I simply die cut a large heart from the stenciled backgrounds and added them to a black card base. For a couple other cards I also added an SVG word that I cut on my Cricut and attached that to the card front.
TCW737 Love Sonnet (used for monoprinting and stenciling)
TCW752 Graffiti Kisses (used for monoprinting)
TCW9009 Black Modeling Paste 8 oz.
TCW9020 Raspberry Sorbet Heavy Body Paint 4 0z.
TCW9019 Candy Apple Red Heavy Body Paint 4 0z.
TCW9016 Spun Sugar Heavy Body Paint 4 0z.
Gel Press 6″x 6″ Reusable Gel Printing Plate
XOXO Word SVG
Electronic Die Cutting Machine
Heart die Cut
Die Cutting Machine
Therm O Web Mixed Media Adhesive
Therm O Web 3D Zots
I hope you enjoyed today’s post! For more creative ideas for your Valentines crafts using stencils make sure to subscribe to TCW’s blog! I would also love to hear your thoughts on this project idea, so make sure to leave a comment below this post and also over at YouTube! Thanks so much for stopping by. Until next time.