Stretch Your Supplies | Make A Card with Tasha

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Hey Crafty People!

I’m back with some Saturday Inspiration, and this week I’m showcasing the GORGEOUS new mini collection of inks from Catherine Pooler. I’m pairing them with an older CP stencil, Pop Art, but showing two fun ways to stretch your supplies for a completely different look.

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Masking | Stretch Your Supplies!

The first way I’m changing up how I use the stencil is to simply mask off only a portion of the card panel, rather than using the stencil over the whole panel.

I used some low tack tape to create two really sharp, defined edges to my ink blending on an a2 panel of Neenah 80lb.

TOP TIP! I find it so stressful to ensure that my lines are perfectly parallel to the panel edges, and it would be so obvious on such a simple design if my lines weren’t. So, I just lean into that by using diagonal lines! 😉


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Shifting The Stencil | Stretch Your Supplies!

Another super easy way to stretch the use of a stencil is simply by shifting/rotating it.

So here, I positioned the stencil and using my Blending Buddy brushes, I ink blended Tranquil across the entire unmasked portion of my card panel.

Then I wiped the ink off my stencil and shifted it over slightly so that the dots all fell in different areas. Now I could ink blend Cove Blue over this area.

I repeated the same steps for both Sea Glass, and Bay Breeze.

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Completing The Card Design

Then you get the BEST bit of masking; when you peel off the masking to reveal the perfect un-inked white card underneath. 😍

I added a sentiment from the Happy Birthday Many Ways stamp set, stamping it in Bay Breeze, and added the panel to an a2 card base made from Neenah 110lb.

This was my card finished!

A simple, easy to replicate and clean design, perfect for mass producing and masculine cards.



As always, I’d like to thank you for spending this time with me, and be sure to check out Instagram for a fun Reel of this card!

I will be back next week for more inspiration!

Stay Crafty!!!



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Find the card and ink supplies here and the basic craft supplies here


Find more inspiration by Tasha here at the Tutorial blog

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