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LAYERED STENCILS? YES OR NO?

Saturday, September 25th, 2021

 

It’s a HUGE YES from me!

Hi Everyone! It’s Susan here today with the Random Acts of Cardness word prompt of Layering Stencils. I’d never used layering stencils before which is why I chose the prompt. I wanted to challenge myself to use a new technique and be completely honest with you all about how I feel about them. I wanted to know if they were worth the money.

Yes they are!!!

I’m sharing three cards with you today and a video. All the details on how the stencils work and some tips on using them are over on the video. (I can’t seem to share it here).

Click HERE to watch it on YouTube.

I used the Pinkfresh Miss Your Smile Layering Stencils. They are a higher price point than regular stencils but it comes with 4 stencils. I admit I was unsure about them at first because of the price. I was wondering if I would use them very much and the answer is Yes, I’ll use them a LOT.  I made 5 cards on day 1 of playing with them and have ideas for more. I’ll be sharing the other 2 I made over on my blog soon.

 

 

Happy Stampin’
and thanks so much for visiting!
Stay safe everyone!!
Susan

 

SUPPLIES
If you’re interested in purchasing any of the supplies I’ve used I’ve listed them below. I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase after clicking one of my links below I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you.

Thank you! I truly do appreciate your support!

FRIENDSHIP

Thursday, September 9th, 2021

Hi Everyone! It’s Susan here with you today sharing the Random Acts of Kindness prompt and that is Friendship. I’ve had the Bundled Buddies stamp set from Penny Black for quite some time and absolutely love it but never use it. I love the image and I especially love the sentiment and thought it was perfect for today.

I started with a piece of white card stock cut to 4 x 5 1/4″ knowing I was going to cut it down with a Lawn Fawn Stitched Stackable Rectangle Die after I was done. I stamped the image with Versafine Nocturne ink then covered it with a mask. I cut a piece of masking paper to put on the bottom of the panel for snow.

I blended Peacock Feathers, Prize Ribbon and Faded Jeans Distress Oxide inks onto the panel for sky. Next I sprayed on some water and dried it with a towel to get the look of falling snow. I also added some of the ink from a Posco white pen to a block and with a tiny paint brush splattered some more snow onto the panel.

I removed the masks then set about coloring the image with my copics. I’ve listed the colors below for you. I start with the lighter shade and color all or most of the area that I’m coloring. You can see that the face, bird, bag and boots aren’t completely covered. I left some blank spaces for highlights instead of having to go back in with a white marker and add them in.

Next I used the White Posca Paint Pen to add more snow. Adding all the dots on top of the image makes it look like the snow is falling all around it. I cut the panel down with a stitched rectangle die then added the heat embossed sentiment. I used some craft foam to add it to another piece of white card stock that is 4 x 5 1/4″ then added that directly to a card base.

Copic Colors Used:

Face: E000 Pale Fruit Pink, E93 Tea Rose, E15 Dark Suntan

Coat: R35 Coral, R29 Lipstick Red, R89 Dark Red

Scarf: E11 Barely Beige, E15 Dark Suntan, E18 Copper

Bird, Boots & Bag: B41 Powder Blue, B45 Smoky Blue

Mittens: G24 Willow, G94 Grayish Olive, G99 Olive

Shading on the snow: N0 neutral Gray

 

Happy Stampin’
and thanks so much for visiting!
Stay safe everyone!!
Susan

 

SUPPLIES
If you’re interested in purchasing any of the supplies I’ve used I’ve listed them over on my blog HERE. For some reason I am unable to share them here. Sorry about that.

Hot and Cold Embossing

Saturday, August 28th, 2021

Hi Everyone!

It’s Susan here with day 28 of the Random Acts of Cardness challenges and todays challenge is to use embossing on your projects. I chose to use an embossing folder (cold) and to heat emboss the sentiment (hot).

I started with the Taylored Expressions Peaceful Poinsettia Embossing Folder and a piece of watercolor card stock cut to 4 x 5 1/4″. I grabbed No.024 Wine Red and N0.052 Bright Yellow and scribbled them onto an acetate sheet.

Next I spritzed it with some water.

Then pressed the watercolor card stock into the puddles of ink until it was all covered.

After I covered the whole panel I dried it with my heat gun. I used the peaceful Poinsettia Embossing Folder to emboss the inked panel then set about coloring it in. I used the same two colors I used for the panel and added No.021 Light Carmine and No.043 Olive Green to color in a few of the flowers and leaves. I did this by adding ink directly to the bottom part of the petal that I wanted to color then using a water brush I blended the color to the full petal. Some petals have two colors and some have the same color twice. Letting it dry after the first layer then adding more of the same shade in a smaller area is a great way to stretch your colors into more shades of the same color. I hope that makes sense.

Once I finished coloring the panel I layered it onto a piece of the dark olive card stock from the Hero Arts Sampler Pack than adhered that to a white card base. I used a clear sparkle pen to add some sparkle to the petals of the flowers.

I used a sentiment from Taylored Expressions Beautiful Baubles Add-ons Stamp Set. I embossed it with white embossing powder onto black card stock then fussy cut it out. I added some craft foam to the back and adhered that to the card.

 

 

Happy Stampin’
and thanks so much for visiting!
Stay safe everyone!!
Susan

 

SUPPLIES
If you’re interested in purchasing any of the supplies I’ve used I’ve listed them below. I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase after clicking one of my links below I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you.

Thank you! I truly do appreciate your support!