01 February 2019

Kiss the Cook - watercolour pencil, stencilling, layers

An awesome guy does some of the cooking in our house and I love him lots. This is my card for him featuring a long retired stamp from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, an inside sentiment, a new stencil and inks from Kraftin' Kimmie with accents of Nuvo mica mist and die cuts from Kat Scrappy and Spellbinders.

Putting It Together

My sweetie is a pretty special guy. He's been learning more and more how to cook in the last 7ish years.

In December, I coloured up the image with Nuvo watercolour pencils.

I got this January release stencil a couple days ago and just had to give it a go with the new Nuvo brushes I got. I used reds, pinks, and a little purple on the hearts. To keep my panel in place, I used repositional adhesive and a plastic packaging envelope. I taped down just one spot on the stencil so I could open it like a hinge to check the colouring.

I love how the brushing turned out. I then gave the panel a mist of Tuscan Rose mica spray.

While finding a die to fit the image I spied (with my little eye) the backing for the stencil packaging. The blue stripes looked just so perfect!

I die cut the image, a mat from the blue stripes, and the hearts with the Kat Scrappiness die.

I die cut a whisk and spatula from a retired Spellbinders set and a backing mat of the blue stripes from another stencil's packaging. For my dry fit, I was thinking about putting it on a white card base.

I changed my mind on the card base and went with kraft. I think the light brown grounds the card better.

Inside, I added some of the scrap from the stencilled panel 'cause I hadn't the heart to toss it. I stamped the sentiment in red for joy.



Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps: Layers
Simon Says Stamp Monday: Love is in the Air
Pearly-Sparkles: It's a Love Thing
Creative with Stamps: Love
Outlawz Twisted Thursday: Die Cuts
Addicted to Stamps and More: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday: Anything Goes


  1. what a cute Image and I love you made the hearts paper self me too I like to make my DP self I buy so less DP and I love your Color Combo too
    sweet beautifully made
    Many thanks for joining us this time at ATSM
    Monika (DT)

  2. What a sweet card. Thanks for playing along with us this month. Lisa DT Pearly Sparkles

  3. Great cars! Love the hearty background. Thanks for playing along at Creative with Stamps - Pam DT

  4. Gorgeous card! the image you used is so cute and design is so beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

  5. What a great card, love that stencil and the little chef is fab too.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  6. Gorgeously coloured card and a wonderful layout, I especially love those cooking utensils! Thanks for sharing it with us at Addicted to Stamps and More and I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful creations again soon. Hugs, Gwendolyn


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