This Easter card is a creation of Kathy Lythgoe. Kathy taught stenciling in Southern California for Dreamweaver Stencils for several years and often demonstrated at CHA for me as well. She now travels the world with her husband Jack, is a dedicated grandma of one precious little guy named Landon and she works at Disneyland as both Cinderella's Fairy Godmother and in the winter as Mrs. Claus in the Christmas parade. So as you can tell she has many irons in the fire. She still does card making and scrapbooking, but more for her own pleasure these days.
Kathy first dry embossed the hats stencil (LG671) on a cardstock using and stylus and a light table. Next she stenciled them with yellow and teal pigment inks. Now she used a layering technique to add the extra pattern you see on the hats. To do this, she kept the hat stencil on top of the dry embossing she had just done and she placed a background stencil called "flower lace" (LJ820) over the top of this hat stencil and added more color by stenciling more teal color onto the hat. The hat at the bottom was also stenciled with the same flower lace stencil in teal, but when it overlapped the yellow the teal "warmed" up to a yellow-green. She dry embossed Happy Easter (LM234) and stenciled it yellow and also put the flower lace (LJ820) stencil on top of these words while the stencil was still in position and stenciled the teal again. The bands on the hats were made with teal ribbons, but slitting a hole into the hat and threading the ribbon through. This was a really fun inspiration Kathy. Thank you!
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