Posts Tagged ‘stencils’

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

New Lavinia Stencils

Monday, October 19th, 2020

Welcome to a new week, my friend! Deb here, for the design team. I’m starting the week off with a new product – a new Lavinia Stencil called Pods. Have you seen this amazing line of stencils yet? Be sure to check them all out, in the Scrap ‘N Stamp store. It was difficult for me to choose just one, but I loved the shape of the Pods, so that’s what I’m sharing today.

PODS FOR FALL

The brilliant thing about this stencil is that you can use it year ’round. Change up the colours you use to suit the season! Of course we’re in fall right now, and I just love the colours of the changing leaves. So I pulled out my Distress inks, and got blending!

New Lavinia Stencils

Don’t you just love the warmth of these colours? And they blend so beautifully.

CARD DETAILS

Start with a piece of smooth white cardstock. Lay the Lavinia Stencil Pods over top, and hold it in place with some Purple Tape.  Choose your colours, and start applying them with a blending tool. I chose Distress inks in Fired Brick, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and Tea Dye.  When finished blending, remove & clean the stencil.  Take a minute to admire your handiwork, ’cause gosh – it’s pretty! *wink*

The stencil and colours are so beautiful, it’s a shame to cover them up. So don’t! Use a piece of vellum, and stamp the sentiment from the Memory Box Harvest Love set in Versamark ink. Cover it with gold embossing powder, and then set with a heat tool.  Die cut the sentiment with the MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle Die, and then attach it to the blended panel with glue dots. Now, attach the card front with foam tape to a piece of black cardstock. This helps those gorgeous colours really pop! Finally, attach the front to a dark orange card base. Add the finishing touch of some Picket Fence Studios Candy Corn Shot sequins to the card front.

New Lavinia Stencils

You could add extra shine to your card by switching the black cardstock panel to a gold metallic panel. That would coordinate nicely with the gold embossed sentiment.

DAILY CHALLENGE

It just so happens that today’s word for the Scrap ‘N Stamp Daily Challenge is ‘stencil’! Coincidence? I think not! Ha ha! I’m the one who chose the word for today, knowing that it was my day to share. Whether you choose one of the new Lavinia Stencils, or one of your favourites, I hope that you’ll play along. Be sure to share  your project on the Facebook challenge page HERE, and use the hashtag #SNSCHALLENGE when you share there, and on your other social media pages. At the end of the month, one luck person will be randomly selected to WIN a $50 GIFT CARD to Scrap ‘N Stamp! Play along with as many days as you like.

SUPPLIES

New Lavinia Stencils

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Stamps, Stencils & Dies- Oh My! BLOG HOP

Friday, May 1st, 2020

Welcome to our May 2020 Blog Hop!   This month the team is show-casing some great sets by Wendy Vecchi which include coordinating stamps, stencils & dies.  The sets will be 20% off in the SNS online store until May 7.  You can see all the current specials, including this one right HERE.

As always, we encourage you to please leave us some comments along the way!   We will be selecting one person from the comments to win a $50 gift certificate to spend in the SNS online store (to be announced May 14).

I am using the “A Million Thanks” set, and since I’ve shared cards with it before (see them HERE) I decided to challenge myself and use parts that I hadn’t worked with on my other cards.  This meant working with the butterfly stamp & die, a sentiment I hadn’t used yet.  I also challenged myself to use the background stencil pattern.  I had a good sized scrap of water color paper which I had inked up doing some clean up on my work space (I’ve been using Wendy’s Make Art STAY-tion and it’s pretty great!) and I decided to work with that.  I inked up the stencil with some Wilted Violet Distress Oxide and since it’s small, I repeated it to cover the strip.

I decided since I was working with small images, I should go add some texture to keep it interesting.  I stamped the sentiment on a piece of canvas  I had and set it aside to dry for a while before I trimmed it down and frayed the edges.  The butterfly was also stamped on water color paper in Distress Oxide Ink, then blended with a water brush.  After I had all my pieces, I tried several layouts before I settled on this one, which allowed me to add more texture with some fringed ribbon and twine.

And that’s it!  It’s a pretty fun set with some neat elements, I think you’ll see them used somewhere else along the blog hop… but you can also look at my previous post to see what else this set includes!  You can see all sets, which are on sale until May 7, right HERE!  I know I have a  few on my wish list, I’m sure you will too!

Next up on the HOP is Nancy, and I think she’s actually featuring the same set as me today!  Here’s the full hop order- PLEASE take a moment to leave us some comments, it encourages us so much!

 

 

Inky hugs,

Tara