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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

 

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Bird Bath

Saturday, September 11th, 2021

Today’s word prompt for the Scrap ‘N Stamp challenge is ‘wings’. This gave me the perfect opportunity to use some new goodies that I recently ordered! You may recall, our recent Blog Hop was called For the Birds (you can start at my post HERE, if you haven’t seen it yet), so I thought I’d carry on with the theme.

BIRD BATH

Bird Bath is the name of a new stamp from Impression Obsession. I think it’s adorable; I’m a big bird watching fan – usually just in my backyard! I also wanted to show off the new Poppystamps Art Deco Curve Border die, so I included it in my card.

Bird Bath

That little blue bird is so cute! And he’s got the bird bath all to himself!

CARD DETAILS

With the ornate Art Deco Curve Border, I wanted to keep the rest of the card quite simple.  Do do this, start with a piece of white cardstock. Blend some Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink around the top 2/3rds of the piece. Next, stamp the Bird Bath image in Nocturne ink, in the middle of the card. While the ink is still wet, cover it with clear embossing powder, and then heat set. Now you can choose your medium for colouring the image. I chose a few of my Copic and Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend Markers, and then added a few highlights with a white Gel Pen.

With a light brown cardstock, use your Big Shot with the border die, and die cut a total of 4 borders. Layer and glue 2 together for each of the top and bottom of the card front. Before attaching the die cuts, place the top one on the front panel, and line up the sentiment stamp, from the Colorado Craft Company Whishing Happiness stamp set. Once you’ve got the alignment, remove the die cut, and stamp the sentiment in Nocturne ink. Repeat the heat setting of clear embossing powder over the sentiment. Now, attach the borders to the card front, and then attach it to a light pink card base, using foam tape.

Bird Bath

Doesn’t that sentiment just perfectly suit this happy image? You can send this card for just about any occasion.

JOIN THE DAILY CHALLENGE

I hope that you’ll join our challenge, and today’s prompt of ‘wings’. Joining is easy – in the Facebook group HERE you’ll find a list of words, one for each day of the month. Play along with as many as you want! At the end of the month, one name is randomly drawn from all participants. That lucky person will WIN a $50 Gift Certificate to shop Scrap ‘N Stamp!

Bird Bath

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Layered Die Cuts

Saturday, August 14th, 2021

Welcome to the weekend, my friend! It’s Deb here from the Design Team, to share my project for today’s Scrap ‘N Stamp Daily Challenge. Today’s word that I chose is cuts, as in die cuts. So for my project I decided to do a layered die cuts card.

DOODLE ART BACKGROUND

To start, I decided to use the Tim Holtz Doodle Art Thinlit for the background. It’s full sized, so it covers the entire card front. Start with a piece of white cardstock, and blend on some Distress Oxide inks. I chose Cracked Pistachio, Dusty Concord and Spun Sugar.  After blending the inks, lay the Thinlit over the cardstock, and run it through your Big Shot.  With these detailed background dies, I find that I have to run them through several times, to ensure that every area cuts through.

Layered Die Cuts

Next, stamp the Diamond Sentiments stamp from Poppystamps in Versamark ink onto another piece of white cardstock. Cover the ink with gold embossing powder, and heat set. Now you’re ready to colour the leaves and flowers. I used Copic markers in YG25 Celadon Green, YG07 Acid Green, and G03 Meadow.  The pink if from Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend Bright Pink marker. The sentiment is from the same set, stamped in dark pink. I like this Diamond Sentiments set, because it comes with the coordinating Die!

Layered Die Cuts

To finish off the card front, wrap some gold thread and tuck  it in behind the Diamond Sentiment. Glue the die cut background onto a light green card base, and then add the sentiment with foam squares or tape. The final touch is to add some Brutus Monroe Acrylic Bubbles.

JOIN THE CHALLENGE

If you haven’t already, I hope that you’ll join our daily challenge. It’s fun, easy, and there’s a prize to be won! You’ll find a different word prompt for each day of the month. Play along as often as you like! Just share a photo of your project on the Facebook page HERE, and use the hashtag #snschallenge. At the end of each month, one participant is randomly chosen to WIN a $50 Gift Card to shop Scrap ‘N Stamp!

And speaking of shopping – be sure to use my Designer Discount Code 10DEB for 10% OFF your total order (regular priced items only).

Layered Die Cuts

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