Posts Tagged ‘stencils’

Making Mountains out of Stencils

Saturday, March 21st, 2020

Hi Everyone! It’s Susan.

I hope you are all keeping safe and well during this Corona outbreak.

In keeping with the stencil theme from this months hop I’ve decided to use my stencils instead of stamps to create a scene on my card. Triangles for mountains and a circle for the sun – pretty basic – it reminded me of working with kids in the primary grades and making pictures using shapes. It was fun.

I used the MFT’s Basic Triangle Shapes stencil and some distress oxide inks to make the mountains. I started with Peeled Paint and blended the ink over one of the triangles onto a piece of white card stock.

Next I made a mask to cover up the first triangle and then using Iced Spruce and a larger triangle I added another mountain. When I peeled off the mask the larger mountain is in the background.

I decided I wanted a sun shining on those mountains so I used MFT’s Basic Circles Shapes Stencil with Fossilized Amber and Wild Honey Distress Oxide Inks. I did this on a scrap piece of card stock and fussy cut it out.

I have a little trick I want to share.  You may already know this trick and I did too but sometimes I forget about it and get frustrated lining my stamps up and then I remember to do this and it’s like a new trick again. (I’m easily amused haha).

Place your sentiment on the line of  a grid paper or along the edge of a ruler. This ensures that it’s straight. Pick up the sentiment with your block. If you’re block doesn’t have lines on it then line the edge of your block to the line on the grid paper just above your sentiment.  Simple right, yet I often forget about it. It’s great for when you don’t have a stamp positioning tool.

Back to the card. I made another mountain on scrap paper using Walnut Stain Distress Oxide ink and a smaller triangle. I cut it out and added it the card panel with craft foam for some dimension. I adhered the sun and cut the whole panel down.

The sentiment on this card is actually one stamp. It’s from MFT as well and is I cut it apart because I wanted part of it under the mountains and part of it above them.  If I want to use the sentiment as one then I can easily line them back up. It’s a great way to stretch your stamps.

To finish the card I layered it onto grey, green and kraft card stock to coordinate with the mountains and then onto a white card base.

This was a very simple but satisfying card to make. As I’m looking at the picture above and typing this up I have the urge to doodle on those mountains. Hmmmm time to make another card 😉

Thanks so much for visiting me here today.

Stay safe and well.

Hugs,

Susan

 

Shopping list:
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I Know Right From Wrong!

Friday, March 13th, 2020

Happy Friday, my friend! It’s Deb here today, from the Design Team. I have a fun card to share with you today. It’s from the new Tim Holtz release from Creativation, called Snarky Cats. As you know, I love a good snark! The images are so fun, and the sentiments crack me up! This one in particular ‘I know right from wrong – and wrong is the fun one!’

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Although this cat image could be of the cat lying down…I just had to get him into some mischief!

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As  you can see, this sassy tabby has decided that he doesn’t care for this wallpaper!

CREATE THE TORN WALLPAPER

Start with a panel of white cardstock. Mask off a triangle at the top – this will be wear the ‘wallpaper’ is being torn. Next, place the TCW Plaid Fringe stencil over the panel; hold it in place with some Purple Tape. Now, use a blending tool to apply Broken China Distress Oxide ink through the stencil.

Next, cut a triangle of white cardstock the same size as the mask you created. Stencil the front of this piece, and then tear it part way down the middle. Once finished, remove & wipe down the stencil with your Lawn Fawn shammy. Now use double sided tape to attach the ‘torn’ wallpaper  to the front.

CREATE THE IMAGES

Now, stamp the cat image from the Snarky Cats stamp set onto the front, in Tuxedo Black ink. Colour in the cat with your favourite medium – I used alcohol markers for good coverage. On a separate piece of white cardstock, stamp the table and lamp images from the MFT Cozy Companions stamp set. Colour them, and then use the coordinating dies to die cut them.  Stamp the sentiment from the Snarky Cats set onto a strip of white paper.

Now you’re ready to put it all together! Create a bright yellow card base, and then attach a light blue cardstock panel to the front. Now, pop up the front panel using foam tape. Add the lamp, table and sentiment using foam tape or squares.

I Know Right From Wrong!

To emphasize the torn paper, I curled up the corners a bit more. Silly cat!

I hope that today’s card gave you a laugh – unless maybe you’re a cat owner, and your cat has done something similar! (mine always attacked & shredded the corners of my couch). A lot of the new Tim Holtz, and other brands are now in stock, in the store, so be sure to check them out! And speaking of cats….

Today being Friday the 13th, Scrap ‘N Stamp is also offering a SPECIAL! Get $13 OFF SELECTED ITEMS!  

Shop Friday 13th Sale

Just click the Black Cat image above, to go directly to the Specials Page!

I Know Right From Wrong!

Thanks for hanging out with me today – now go check out all of the great deals, and then get crafty!

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Tuesday with Tara {take 238} oh happy day

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

Happy Tuesday!  I love it when my artwork pops up in my ‘memories’ on facebook.  The project I’m sharing with you today is from several years ago, but since it features a couple different techniques with stencils I thought it would be a fun one to re-visit!  It’s also just a happy little project that I hope brings a smile (and maybe a bit of sunshine) to your day!

enjoy this little throwback…

Today I’ve got a tag to share with you- hope it adds some happy to your day!  Links to products I used are at the bottom of this post 🙂

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I wiped some white gesso on the tag as a base, stamped the cone flower in black archival ink and colored it with Distress Crayons and a water brush.  I added some washi tape and texture paste over that, adding some scratchy details with texture brushes.  The blossoms were stenciled with a combination of two fabulous Distress Ink colors (the same colors were used to dye my crinkle ribbon!).

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I stenciled these moths/bees with texture paste then inked over them with Vintage Photo Distress Ink once they were dry.

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Here’s a look at the tag without the ribbon topper:

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Supplies used:

Inky hugs,

Tara