Posts Tagged ‘Stickles’

Fun With Stencils!

Saturday, June 12th, 2021

Hello, and happy Saturday! It’s Deb here, for the Design Team. Today’s word prompt for the Scrap ‘N Stamp daily challenge is stencils. So today we’re going to have some fun with stencils, using them in different ways. For me, stencils are one of the most versatile products to have in your craft stash. Not only are the versatile, but they’re also very well priced, giving you a great ‘bang for your buck’, so to speak.


This is the ‘usual’ first way we all use stencils. Simply brushing inks through the stencil, to create a background. It’s quick, fun, and you can choose any colour you want to use.  For this card, I’ve paired a stencil strip from Taylored Expressions with the Poppystamps ‘Whittle’ dies. (If you haven’t yet enjoyed our recent Whittle Things Blog Hop, be sure to START HERE, and comment along the way!).

Fun With Stencils


Start with a piece of white cardstock, and blend Broken China Distress Oxide all over. Next, choose one of the wave stencil strips from the Taylored Expressions Set The Scene Waves stencil strip set. Brush on Faded Jeans Distress Oxide, to create the two colours of water.  Use a stitched square die to cut the panel, and attach it with foam tape to a dark blue card square. Attach this to a light blue card base.  Stamp the sentiment in dark blue ink onto the light blue cardstock strip from the Whittle Sealife Sentiments stamp set. Attach the sentiment strip to a strip of dark blue, and glue it to the card front.

Use the Poppystamps Whittle Fish Trio and Whittle Seahorse dies, and die cut the shape. Colour them using Zig markers, and a water brush.  Attach the fish and seahorse to the front of the card.  For embellishments, I chose the Gina K. Clear Quartz Solid sequins, and Brutus Monroe Acrylic Bubbles, to add the ‘bubble look’.


The opening of the stencils is an invitation to use just about any medium! Two of my favourites are Modeling Paste (texture paste) and Glitter Gel.  This Tim Holtz Flourish stencil was deserving of some fancy glitter gel, I thought.

Fun With Stencils

The shine & sparkle of this Stickles Glitter Gel is amazing, isn’t it?!


First, tape the stencil to your cardstock; I usually use Purple Tape for this. Next, apply the glitter gel through the stencil, using a palette knife. Be sure to clean off the stencil & palette knife right away with warm soapy water, so it doesn’t permanently stick! Place the stenciled piece aside, to allow the gel to dry.

Stamp the sentiment from the Penny Black Sentiments Collection onto dark blue cardstock in Versamark ink. Cover the stamping with gold embossing powder, and set with a heat tool. Cut banner tails on the right end of the sentiment piece.

Now that your stenciled piece is dry, layer it with a bright green background, on a dark blue cardstock base. Attach the sentiment to the front, using foam tape. No need to add anything else, because the gorgeous shape of the stencil, and shine of the glitter gel, takes care of the rest!


I hope that you’re playing along with the daily challenge! Then you can have your own fun with stencils! To join, visit the Facebook challenge page HERE. Share a picture of your project, and use the hashtag #snschallenge. There’s a new word for each day of the month, and you can play along with as many days as you like. At the end of the month, one luck  person is randomly chosen, and WINS a $50 Gift Certificate to the Scrap ‘N Stamp store!

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*my apologies – the Flourish stencil is no longer available – but the Ironwork stencil is similar. also, the Waves stencil strips are not available, but the Heffy Doodle Stormy Seas stencil easily substitutes*

Its Winter

Sunday, December 20th, 2020

Hello all, Kia back with you today to share my card for Day 20 of the Random Act of Cardness challenges.

The challenge for today is “SNOW”. I have done a card full of snowflakes to celebrate snow. I love the winter time finding it such a refreshing time of year, especially when it snows. I tried to replicate that in this card.

I finally used my Speckled Egg Distress Oxide ink, and it took this card to do it. Sorry to say, it is not exactly one of my favourite colours, but for this kind of card I find it perfect, its cold! I started this card by laying down some colour on my work surface and spritzing with water, then pounced my piece of Tonic watercolour card stock in the puddle I made, drying after each layer. I did several layers this way, then for the final layer I spritzed with a mixture of Perfect Pearls and water, applying a shimmering look to the card.

Once dry with my fingers I added Stickles Glitter Gel over the card front. If you look closely you will see the gold stars throughout. I used my finger for this as I find when using a palette knife the stars end up close together for some reason. With my finger I can get them to spread out.

While waiting for the card to dry I die cut some snowflakes from a sheet of the Tonic watercolour card. Using the left over negative pieces from the die cutting card I applied texture paste with my fingers, which I used as I did not want to curl any of the delicate parts of the flake with a palette knife.

Once the paste was dry, using foam tape I attached my card panel to a mirror gold card base. It is gold on the front and white inside. I did this now as I would be using gems and foam dots from this point on.

I glued the die cut snowflakes in place around the card except for two which I attached with foam squares. I then painted the the two snowflakes with Nuvo Shimmering Pen in Midas Touch, then put some of the liquid on my work surface and splattered a lot all over the card with a paint brush. It is so beautiful in real life.

I finished by adding gold gems to a few of the snowflakes as well as randomly around the card. I did not really want a sentiment on the front, I have a nice one for the inside instead.

I really enjoyed making this card, and I hope you enjoy it as well. Following are Affiliate links to the store for the products that I have used for this card today, at no extra cost to you.