I’m just popping in here quickly to share this free cut file with you today. “O Holy Night” is my favorite Christmas song. It’s easily in my top 5 favorite Christmas songs, anyway. I decided in the spirit of holiday giving, I should create this free cut file The Thrill Of Hope, The Weary World Rejoices for you.
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Painting The Board: Going For A Different Look
You can see here that I decided to venture away from my usual black/white or white/black wood sign. This time I used my Waverly Chalk Paint in Ocean. It was too bright of a blue for my tastes so I decided to give it a deeper midnight blue look by working in some black chalk paint. I simply used a dry brush technique with my favorite chip brushes.
Stenciling With The Free Cut File
Here’s my favorite Oramask 813 stencil applied to my board. After sealing around the edges of the stencil with the same blue color I used as a base coat, I began applying the white chalk paint for my lettering. I used the same techniques I used in this post. For a more detailed tutorial on how I make signs, please visit JenniferMaker and read the guest post I recently wrote for her blog.
Reveal Of The Free Cut File The Thrill Of Hope The Weary World Rejoices
Here’s how it looks after the stencil was removed. I couldn’t be more thrilled with how it turned out! The crisp white lines look so sharp against the midnight blue board color. It was exactly the look I was going for!
As always, you can find this free cut file and many others in my free Resource Library. Enter your name and email in the box below and you’ll receive an email with the password to get in.
May you find hope in the birth of The Savior! Let us not just rejoice only at Christmas time, but each and every day!
What will you do to Craft Your Happy, today?
Marie Andersson says
So happy when Jennifer made me go to your splendid site! You two makes my head turn around, so many fun things to do.
And you explain so easily even if english isn´t my ordinary language. Going to check out your etsy-shop now. Thank´s for all freebies! Wishing you and all others who loves to create a happy new year!
Hi Marie! Thank you for the kind words! I’m glad you’re finding everything useful! I’m glad to hear my tutorials are easy to understand. 🙂 Happy New Year to you, too!!