Things Are Looking Up! A Lot Of Arrows Card at Jennifer Grace Creates

Things Are Looking Up! A Lot Of Arrows Card

(This post is part of my Focus Your Craft & Soul Blog Event – see the list of all the posts HERE!)

You’ve already seen one example of how a lot of arrows can make a big impact, on an ‘open here’ tag on THIS POST. I also used a ton on a layout a couple of years ago – on my word for the year page about ‘progress’ HERE. So arrows are definitely a favourite of mine to use when I want to create focus on a project.

But for this card the arrows aren’t pointing at anything, instead they are a fun background pattern:

Things Are Looking Up! A Lot Of Arrows Card at Jennifer Grace Creates

They are great for a big impact and for supporting the sentiment!

Here’s how I put it together – it’s super quick and easy!

Step 1: Cut a piece of smooth white card to the right size – remember if you are matting it onto another piece of paper you need to leave space for that too! Find an arrow stencil (I used the Happy Scatter Which Way Arrows Stencil), and stick it to your piece of card with Spray Mount repositionable spray. This stops the ink seeping under the edges of the design:

Things Are Looking Up! A Lot Of Arrows Card at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 2: Sponge some ink through the stencil, with lighter colour at the point of the arrow, and a darker colour at the feathers end. I used 3 ink colours – Avery Elle Cherry and Fizz, and American Crafts Mustard. I used a ranger ink applicator tool and foam sponges to apply the ink:

Things Are Looking Up! A Lot Of Arrows Card at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 3: Protect your work surface and flick some mist drops over the arrows (I used Heidi Swapp Gold Mist):

Things Are Looking Up! A Lot Of Arrows Card at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 4: Leave the ink to dry thoroughly, then mat it onto patterned paper and stick it on your card front. Add the sentiment (I printed mine off using the font ‘Amatic’, and adhered it to the card using foam pop-dots), and a few sparkly gems:

Things Are Looking Up! A Lot Of Arrows Card at Jennifer Grace Creates

Give it to someone who needs a little congratulations or a pick-me-up!

Be Inspired:

Use lots of arrows on your next project

Sponge some ink through a stencil

Make your sentiment or title match your pattern

Would this card make you smile if it dropped through your door?!

I’ll see you again in one hour!

Jennifer x

  • Ohhhh I love the arrows!

    May 16, 2015 at 8:26 pm
  • Jackie Edwards

    Love your card….and would definitely make me smile!!!!!!!!!! Might have to lift this card…it is terrific!!!!!!

    May 16, 2015 at 8:40 pm
  • Sharon

    Love the title on your card – ideal for the arrows!

    May 16, 2015 at 8:41 pm
  • Linda Reilly

    Its fab and such lovely colours xxx

    May 16, 2015 at 9:52 pm
  • I will have to lift this one. Brilliant use of your stencil. Love it x

    May 16, 2015 at 10:15 pm
  • Frances

    Another great and wonderful idea Jennifer. Very cheerful too!

    May 16, 2015 at 10:21 pm
  • sarah

    I’ll try this technique as I have this Happy Scatter stencil!! Love the colours you chose – so bright and cheery!

    May 16, 2015 at 10:25 pm
  • that is a funky stencil and makes a funky card that i would love to have arrive at my house!

    May 16, 2015 at 10:56 pm
  • I’d be delighted! Its gorgeous! Love the yellow and reds and sparkly dots – great techniques used too!

    May 17, 2015 at 1:24 am
  • What a fun card….I love using arrows in my creations! Thanks for the inspiration!

    May 17, 2015 at 1:43 am
  • That card would definitely make me smile. I especially like how you used several colors with the arrow stencil.

    May 17, 2015 at 3:50 am
  • Janet

    I love arrows. Your card would make me very happy if it arrived at my door. My back went out on me last week and I am just now getting caught up and I have to say I am VERY inspired!!! So many awesome things to make I do not know where to start. Thank you Jennifer!!

    May 17, 2015 at 11:14 am
  • Oh. My. GOODNESS! I ADORE this! Loooove the way you’ve switched up the inks…..that touch of gold is divine,….& the saying….it’s FABULOUS:) Deffo going to use this for inspiration:):)

    May 17, 2015 at 11:24 am
  • Annie

    Love this fun card Jennifer, so vibrant and full of energy – I have the Which Way stencil myself and use it a lot :o)

    May 17, 2015 at 1:39 pm
  • Dawn Cheshire

    Love the unusual sentiment and the arrows. I need to experiment more with the stencils I own

    May 17, 2015 at 1:55 pm
  • jengd

    I love your colors on this and the repositionable spray is fantastic for this- your lines came out beautifully!

    May 17, 2015 at 1:57 pm
  • Emily

    This is such a cute card! The colors look amazing!

    May 17, 2015 at 10:00 pm
  • This is such a simple,but effective, way of making a card……it looks great. I love how well the quote works with it.

    May 18, 2015 at 6:26 pm
  • Great sponging technique using several colors!! I need to remember to try that. I need to remember USE my stencils!!! lol…
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

    May 23, 2015 at 9:33 pm

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