I used Helen’s Geometric Circles file to create a simple card. In today’s blog post I will show you how I created it using a simple stencil technique.
- Cricut Explore
- Geometric circles cutting file
- Various cardstock
- 6” x 6” card blank
- Ink pads
- Ink daubers
- Washi tape
- Small gems (coloured with a Sharpie pen to match the card)
- Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen – Crystal clear
- “Hello” stamp from DoCrafts Geometric Neon Capsule collection.
- Tim Holtz stamping platform
- Double sided tape and hi-tack all-purpose glue
Uploading and editing the file
I started with uploading the Geometric circles SVG file. I ungrouped the shapes as only wanted to use one. Once I’d decided on the design I wanted, I changed the dimensions slightly so as it was even as I wanted it to be centred on the card (my dimensions were 7.096” x 7.096”).
Cutting acetate with your Cricut
I then cut this shape using acetate so as I could use this as a stencil. I used the custom setting on my Cricut and selected “Transparency” as the material. I set the pressure to “More” and I used my deep cut blade so as I’d only need to go over the cut once.
Creating the stencil card
I started with a 6” x 6” card blank, to which, I added a piece of purple card cut to size.
I then cut a piece of white textured card to fit the front of the card – this is the piece I worked on.
I placed the stencil over my white cardstock and secured it to both the card as well as the surface I’m working on using washi tape (Note: I use another piece of acetate to protect the desk).
I selected a blue and purple ink pad and using my ink daubers, I applied the colours over the stencil, blending the two colours together as they met in the middle.
I then used a different shade of blue and applied this to the centre of the shape.
I then carefully removed the washi tape and the stencil to reveal the pattern underneath.
Using a “Hello” stamp, I applied this to the circle in the middle of the card using the Tim Holtz stamping platform to ensure it was exactly where I wanted it.
I then added some sparkle detail to the ‘petals’ of the design using the sparkle pen.
Finally, I added some small light blue gems to the card to add a bit more detail.