Stretching a standard 6x6 stencil to fill a slimline card is easy! It just takes a little shifting! I created a slimline card that measures 3.25 x 8.25" and lined up the Plaid Stencil on the left side of the card. I used a piece of masking tape on the right side of the stencil just so that I wouldn't get ink where I didn't want it. I blended a rainbow of LDRS Creative Hybrid Inks over the stencil from left to right. The trick is to not blend all the way to the right edge of the stencil so that there are no hard edges. I started with Soft Kisses Hybrid Ink, then Tangerine Dream Hybrid Ink, and Banana Cream Pie Hybrid Ink. I lifted the stencil, shifted it to the right side of the card, lined it up with my ink blended pattern and continued blending with Prickly Pear Perfection Hybrid Ink, Marina Madness Hybrid Ink, and Boysenberry Blast Hybrid Ink. That leaves me with a beautiful Plaid Stencil rainbow across my slimline card!
What's a birthday card without something sweet? The Goody Gumdrops Stamp Set has so many sweet treats it was hard to choose! I have always loved hard candies, so I stamped the four candies with Raven Hybrid Ink and colored them with alcohol markers. I created a frame from white cardstock using the Slimline Scallop Die Set and adhered it over my stenciled background. The candies were blending in to the background, so I helped them stand out by using stitched circle die cuts from the Slimline Scallop Die Set. I cut the Happy B-Day Die three times from white cardstock and stacked the letters together for dimension. Want to see a fun trick to perfectly align the sentiment? Check out my video to see how I used the negative piece of the die!
I added a coordinating sentiment using the Essentials Stack Stamp Set with Raven Hybrid Ink and the Sentiment Stack Coordinating Die. The strip fits perfectly between the sentiment! And that finishes this yummy rainbow birthday card!