Stationery - Chiswick

Stenciled and stamped – a quick card.

Posted on 23 Oct 2014


Ever find yourself just creatively stumped when it comes to making cards for men and boys? I hear it so often! So today i am sharing a quick little card i put together for a special little guy. I wanted to create a simple background using stamps and stencils and inks – something that is quick and easy, won’t cost the earth and can be done by anyone. So here’s what i put together using the Chiswick range of products…
boy card

I used white cardstock to stencil a triangular image onto my background using the Chiswick range of inks and a sponge applicator. What i like about the ink and stenciling is that it is subtle, but i can make it darker by applying more pressure and loading my sponge with more ink.
step 1

Once i was done stenciling, I added some stamping around the edges of my card using Chiswick black dye ink and a script stamp from the Feline stamp set. I inked my stamp and then stamped off some of it onto a scrap paper before stamping onto my actual card piece, this way it us a light black and blends into my background nicely.
detail 2

I also added a border stamp in a darker black ink making it stand out against the background – nice and bold.
detail 4

See the green stenciling just peek out behind the script stamping – really effective.
detail 3

I matted my background center panel onto a dictionary print patterned paper and then onto Chiswick Crimson red cardstock before i adhered it all to my folded card base. The focal point and fun part of my card consists out a Chiswick sticker and some chipboard elements – nice and perfect to brighten a little boy’s day!
detail 1

For my project i used these products from Chiswick:
st1004 Layered stickers Warm Greetings
Textured cardstock Crimson 216 g
Pearlescent ink pad Green rs3325
Dye ink pad Black rs3300
Clear Stamp feline script rs3170
3 in 1 Block Handle set rs3070
Embroidery scissor 110mm cr0900
Paper Distressor cr1360

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Happy creating until next time!

Written by Jowilna Nolte

Creating can be a wonderful journey and therapy making sense of things where life cannot, and I have tuned my life into this philosophy.