Sunday, 22 May 2022

Stencil Layering


Welcome
I love trying to use the things I have in my craft stash in a different way.  
For today's card, I layered 2 newly released stencils from A Colorful Life Designs together to give this beautiful Drippy Butterfly a brand new look.  The Summer Flowers stencil was just perfect layering to get the look I wanted.

So here' what I did to create my card.
  • I cut a piece of white cardstock and positioned the Drippy Butterfly stencil over my cardstock on my Waffle Flower Stencil Mat.  I then placed the Summer Flowers stencil right on the top of the Butterfly.
  • Using some Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink, I inked up just the center of the flowers using my TE Blending Brushes.  I moved outwards and inked the flowers with some Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide inks and then finally added some Cracked Pistachio DOX to the rest of the stencil. 
  • I removed the flowers stencil and added just a bit more Cracked Pistachio ink to the open areas left behind on the butterfly.
  • I splattered with my white Posca pen and set aside to dry.
  • I stamped the TE sentiment onto a piece of black cardstock with some Versamark ink and white heat embossed it.  
  • I used the die that goes with that sentiment set to cut it out.
  • I glued the butterfly onto a piece of navy cardstock, then onto a heavy white card base.
  • I pop dotted the sentiment over the center of the butterfly.


Here are the stencils I used:


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Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Little Red Wagon- WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS
CASology- BOTANICAL

Supplies
Stamps- TE Simple Strips
Inks- DOX; Versamark
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- stencils (ACLD); TE Blending Brushes; TE Simple Strips die;
Posca pen; foam tape; Waffle Flower Blending Brushes

Friday, 20 May 2022

Cruising On By


Good Morning
Today's card came to be after I found this stenciled panel using the Primitive Batik stencil from A Colorful Life Designs.  It reminded me of waves in the water.
Just a fun, simple card.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I found this stenciled panel in my stash using the Primitive Batik stencil.  I am guessing at the colours I used...I forgot to write them on the back.  I think from top to bottom I started with Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio, Blueprint Sketch, then some Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink along the bottom.
  • I looked at the stenciled and panel and wondered how I could make it more interesting and use it as a scene.  I decided to cut it apart along one of the stenciled lines. 
  • Next, I glued the top part that I had cut, flat onto a white cardstock panel.
  • I added foam tape to the bottom section and put it in place on the panel.  Just by raising it up, improved the look I was going for. 
  • I stamped the boat with some black Versafine Clair and fussy cut it out.  I stamped the sentiment in the word bubble and cut that out as well.  
  • I pop dotted the word bubble and the boat over the stenciled panel.
  • Finally, I glued it onto a heavy white card base to finish off my A2 size card. 

Here is the stencil I used:

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Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Little Red Wagon- WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS
Simon Says Wed.- LAYER IT UP

Supplies
Stamps- Cruisin' to Adventure (CTMH); Word Bubbles (Hero Arts)
Inks- DOX, Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white- (Scribes Nook, Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- Stencil (ACLD); TE Blending Brushes

Sunday, 15 May 2022

Courage



Welcome
I'm back today with a card using this beautiful Layered Mixed Butterfly stencil from A Colorful Life Designs.
A very simple card made using my Gel Plate.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began by cutting a piece of white cardstock and then got out my Gel Plate.
  • I pressed some Peacock Feathers and some Broken China Distress Oxide ink onto my plate and then used a brayer to smooth it all out.
  • I placed the Layered Mixed Butterfly onto the plate and gently pressed it into the plate using the rounded end of a paintbrush, being sure the stencil made good contact with the plate.
  • Then, I carefully removed the stencil, lifting off some of the ink and rubbed my piece of cardstock onto the plate to lift the print.
  • I splattered with my white Posca pen and set aside to dry.
  • When the print was dry, I placed it into my Misti to stamp the sentiment.
  • I glued the print onto a piece of checked cardstock, then onto a heavy white card base.

Here is the stencil I used:

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Thanks so much for coming by to visit.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Beyond the Blue- GEL PRESS TIME
Shopping Our Stash- POWER OF PASTELS
We Love Stamping- LADY/or GIRL

Supplies
Stamps- Wounded Wings (Impression Obsession)
Inks- Distress Oxides, Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- stencil (ACLD); Gel Plate; Speedball Brayer;
Misti (My Sweet Petunia); black gems