Plus, easy no shade coloring!
Hey crafty friends! Today, I’m excited to share another cardmaking adventure with you, this time featuring the amazing new Craft Your Life Project Kit: Nordic Wonderland from Altenew. This kit packs a 6″ x 8″ clear stamp set, matching dies, layering stencils, and a cool embossing folder. We’ll dive into the world of selective stenciling to create a card that captures the Nordic charm.
Before we embark on this creative journey, don’t forget to check out my step-by-step video tutorial linked below. It’s a handy visual guide to see the process in action, so grab your crafting supplies and let’s dive in!
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- Craft Your Life Project Kit: Nordic Wonderland (available for a limited time)
- For the full supply list, scroll down to the thumbnails at the end of this post.
I first stamped the big mosaic pattern at the top and bottom of an A2 sized card panel. It’s a detailed stamp that sets the stage for our Nordic-inspired card. But here’s the twist: we’ll bring it to life using selective stenciling.
The coordinating stencils in the Nordic Wonderland Kit make selective stenciling so easy! They let us color in parts of the mosaic images. It’s like painting by numbers, but way cooler. You get to pick which parts you want to color, giving depth and dimension to the card. Remember, you can selectively stencil with any stencil. All you need is low-tack tape. Just place the tape on your stencil where you do not want to color!
Next up, we’ll introduce a fabulous fox stamp. This fox is a bit artsy itself, so no need for fancy shading. I used alcohol markers to color it, keeping things simple yet striking. To make our card pop, I placed the colorful fox right in the center using Instant Dimension Foam Tape.
Every card needs a heartfelt message, right? I added a heat-embossed sentiment on a blue cardstock strip to the card. I used the same blue cardstock for a border, creating a neat frame that fits the Nordic theme. A few small iridescent sequins add a hint of sparkle, making our Nordic Wonderland shine.
I hope this card inspires you to take your own crafty adventure. Remember, crafting is all about trying new things and letting your style shine. So give selective stenciling a go and let your creative spirit soar. Happy crafting!