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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
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Tuesday with Tara {take 318} Bookprint Hugs

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

Happy Tuesday!

We’re more than half way through September so I thought it was time to do a project that’s sorta back to school inspired… the theme over on the challenge blog is bookprint, and that’s what I’m featuring on the background of my card!  I did some autumn inspired ink blending over the Funky Leaves stencil by Picket Fence Studios- using shades of Distress Ink.  It’s a blend of Crushed Olive, Twisted Citron & Crackling Campfire.  Personally, I can’t wait to see the leaves changing all around me and this card just gives me a little hint of it.

I had some fun blending the same colors on a scrap of paper, from which I die cut the ‘hugs’ die by Honey Bee Stamps.  The ‘Bitty Buzzwords’ stamp & die sets is a recent splurge for me (I rarely buy the matching sets, normally pick one or the other) and so far I like it!  You see a bit of brown in my blend as well, since I didn’t get the tones I expected overlapping Crushed Olive & Cracking Campfire with each other.  I’ve been loving die cuts layered over vellum lately, so I was happy to find a small piece of vellum to work with here!

I finished off the card with a bit of twisted twine and some copper-toned sequins.  I stamped the rest of the sentiment on the same Kraft card base that I layered my bookprint onto.

I made a second very similar card, but it didn’t photograph well (something funky happened to my colors) but if you’d like to see it, feel free to check it out on my personal blog!

Inky hugs,

Tara

HAVING FUN WITH ZIGS

Thursday, August 12th, 2021
Hi Everyone!
It’s Susan and I’m playing with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers today for the Random Acts of Cardness Challenge. I have two cards to share with you. the first one literally took just minutes to make.
I started with 3 different blue markers. I scribbled them onto a piece of Ranger watercolor card stock (first pic below) then sprayed it with some water (second pic). Next I used my heat tool to dry it. I continued with three purple markers, sprayed on some water then dried it with my heat tool. Next I scribbled a dark blue marker at the top, spritz it with more water then used a brush to blend it over the whole panel to darken it up.
      
To finish the card I stamped the Picket Fence  Capture Life in Color stamp with Versafine Nocturne ink. Because watercolor paper isn’t smooth I used my MISTI and stamped the image 3 or 4 times to get good coverage. I die cut the panel with the second large die in Lawn Fawns Stitched Rectangle Die set and added it to the card base with craft foam. I used a white Posca Paint Pen to add a few highlights.
The next card took a little longer to make. I stamped the three gnomes from Spellbinders Holiday Gnomes Stamp Set with Versafine Nocturne ink. I used my MISTI, stamped it a few times to get a solid image. I left the stamp in the MISTI so I could stamp it again after I finished coloring.  This next picture shows how I did the coloring. I chose two colors for the hat, added the darker one into the bottom corners and part way up and then a lighter color. You can see the two colors on the right side of the hat. Next I took a wet paint brush and pulled the two colors together and blended them further up the hat. I hope that makes sense.
I continued coloring all three gnomes using the technique I just described.
Once I colored in all the gnomes I used a dark and light gray to add some shading to the bottom. I used a light blue to add a little color to the background ( I scribbled the marker onto a block, spritzed it with some water and blended it onto the panel with a paint brush. I added a light gray around lower portion of the gnomes the same way I added the light blue.
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!