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Club Inspire

Inspirational Tutorial: Neon tie dyed card


Pair up some bright neon inks with the new Sheena Douglass Tie Dye Stencil for a “GROOVY” 60’s themed background panel. To make several background panels at the same time, stencil a full sheet of cardstock, and then trim it into multiple panels. The new Groovin’ 60’s stencils are so fun you will not want to stop creating with them!

Step 1: Position the largest Tie Dye Stencil image on the white cardstock background panel. If desired, use low-tack tape to hold paper and stencil in place.

Step 2: Starting with the lightest colour, begin sponging the ink over the stencil design. Continue to add inks until you have coloured in the entire image. Lift off the stencil and either wipe it off with a baby wipe or rinse it off in the sink with warm water and pat with a paper towel to dry. Do this after inking each stencil image to make sure inks don’t smear where you don’t want them.

NOTE: Radiant Neon Inks are pigment inks and take a little longer to dry. Be careful when removing the stencil not to smear and smudge the ink. Let the ink completely dry after each image, or heat set with embossing gun to quickly dry the ink.


Step 3: Select one of the medium size images on the Tie Dye Stencil, and then position it on the background panel. If desired, use low-tack tape to hold paper and stencil in place. As before, start with the lightest ink colour to begin sponging the stencil design. Continue to add inks until you have coloured in the entire image. Lift off the stencil and wipe it clean. Allow ink to dry, or heat set.

Step 4: Select small size image on the Tie Dye Stencil, and then repeat the inking process as before. Add more of the medium and/or large size stencil image(s) off the edges to fill in more areas if needed. Allow inks to dry, or heat set.

Step 5: Trim down background panel (if needed) and adhere to panel of black pearl shimmer cardstock that is slightly smaller than the card base. Attach to card base with dimensional foam adhesive. Set aside.

Step 6: Stamp image from the Just Truckin’ stamp set on white cardstock with black ink.

Step 7: Colour in entire image with IG10 Spectrum Noir Marker. This is a fun way to create a silhouette effect. Trim closely around image with detail scissors and craft knife. Attach to card front with dimensional foam adhesive.

Step 8: Treat a strip of Black Pearl Shimmering cardstock with anti-static powder. Stamp “GROOVY” sentiment with Versamark ink and heat emboss with white embossing powder. If needed, trim to desired size. Adhere to card front with dimensional foam adhesive.

Step 9: Stamp “Live it up” sentiment with black ink and heat emboss with clear embossing powder. Trim as needed.

Step 10: Cut a piece of white cardstock slightly larger than the “Live it up” sentiment panel. Sponge the panel with purple neon ink. This creates a perfectly matched piece of purple cardstock to layer behind the sentiment. Set aside to dry, or heat with embossing gun to dry quickly. Attach sentiment to purple panel with dimensional foam adhesive and adhere to card front. Embellish card with matching coloured sequins.


Here is a list of supplies Lori used to make her project with:

Crafter's Companion Supplies:

We wil post all links to Sheena's new collection once she launches on Thursday! Exciting!

Other Supplies: Craft Knife, Detail Scissors, Radiant Neon, Blending Sponges, Dimensional Foam, Distress Inks - Black Soot, VersaMark Ink, Versafine Onyx Black Ink, Clear and White Embossing Powders, Heat Embossing Gun, Sequins, Liquid Adhesive and a Anti-Static Pouch

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