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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!

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!

 


One Stencil, Two Cards

Monday, March 29th, 2021

It’s Lindsey back today with you, with two birthday cards featuring one Picket Fence Studios stencil – Waffle Squares. I have to admit, this stencil stumped me a bit when I first tried to use it… despite the name, it’s a circular stencil that doesn’t fill the entire card. As I learned more about ways to use stencils, though, I decided there were lots of ways to use it! Here’s my first example:

To start, I masked off the top and bottom of my card with some masking paper, then lightly ink blended a mix of three distress inks. Then I put the stencil over top and ink blended the same three colours, resulting in a tone on tone background. I couldn’t resist using my Snarky Cats again, and thought this one paired perfectly with the sassy sentiment from My Favorite Things.

For my second card, I used the stencil in a more traditional way:

Another thing I learned as I used stencils more on my cards: mask everything! 😀 If I hadn’t masked all around the edge of this stencil, there would definitely be a smudge somewhere. I added my sea critters, an embossed sentiment, and some bling from my stash for another fun and bright card.

Don’t forget you still have a few days to comment here and on Scrap ‘N Stamp’s design team blogs for a chance to win some Birthday Bash prizes! Thanks for checking in today, and I hope I’ve inspired you to have some stencil fun!

Supply list:
Picket Fence Studios Waffle Squares
Tim Holtz Snarky Cat
My Favorite Things Sassy Pants Birthday Greetings 2
My Favorite Things Beach Buds
Distress Inks: Squeezed Lemonade, Carved Pumpkin, Twisted Citron, Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire
Versafine onyx black ink
Copic markers
Neenah Classic Crest Solar white cardstock
Wow clear gloss embossing powder