Stencil Week-Day 3

Hello, crafty friends. Welcome back to Stencil Week. Today’s idea is to dry emboss with a stencil to create a background…. I used some of THIS metallic paper and ran it through my die-cut machine with THIS embossing pad. It presses the pattern into the paper. You can do this with any type of paper, I just chose metallic paper for something different and I love the shine. I wanted to keep the embossing...

Stencil Week-Day 2

Hi, crafty friends. This week I’m sharing different ways to use a stencil. I’m sharing another simple way to use a stencil and that is to just trace the pattern… I secured the stencil to a piece of THIS card stock with THIS tape and used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to trace the stencil pattern with different colors. Once the pattern was traced, I used the smallest paintbrush from THIS set, dipped...

Stencil Week-Day 1

Hello, crafty friends. I wanted to dedicate a week showcasing five different ways to use a stencil. Today is Day One and I wanted to start of simple with basic ink blending through a stencil… I inked up THESE brushes with dye ink and applied the ink through THIS stencil in a swirly motion on to a few envelopes. You can do the same thing to create quick and easy card panels but I...

Texture Paste & Metallic Paper

Hi there, crafty friends. I wanted to share these snowflake cards before wrapping up blog posts for 2019… I started by applying THIS matte translucent texture paste through THIS stencil on THIS metallic card stock. I wanted to have a frozen snowflake look… I added the panels to a top folding white note card along with some strips of sparkle card stock. I also heat embossed sentiments from THIS stamp set. I hope this...

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Tim Holtz

Hi there, crafty friends. I’m thrilled to be a December guest over HERE on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog. This week’s challenge is traditional Christmas showcasing Tim Holtz products… I started by applying ink through THIS stencil. I rotated the stencil to get different looks and die-cut the panels using THIS die. I stamped and colored THIS, THIS, and THIS bird. I used THESE coordinating dies to cut them out and cut...

Die-cut Window Gift Card Holder

Hi, crafty friends. I am a big fan of incorporating gift giving into my card making and today’s card does just that… I started by creating the pocket. I die-cut THIS gift card holder die from THIS wood grain paper. I die-cut THIS reindeer from the front panel of the pocket and added acetate behind the opening, creating a window. I assembled the pocket and cut the same die-cut from kraft card stock. I...

STAMPtember Stencils

Hello there, crafty friends. Today’s cards feature some of the new stencils from the STAMPtember release… There are so many techniques that you can do with stencils. I went back to one I did a long time ago and that’s creating shimmery backgrounds using Perfect Pearls. I started by taping down my stencil with THIS tape on top of colored card stock, that I rubbed with THIS to remove any static/oils. I used THIS...

Subtle Stenciled Backgrounds

Hello, crafty friends. I’m back today with a card that features a subtle stenciled background… To create the background, I started by blending a few Distress Oxide inks in the same color family on a piece of THIS paper. I sprayed THIS on the back of THIS stencil to make it sticky and laid it on top of the inked piece. I applied THIS ink on top with one of THESE. After removing the...

Birthday Week-Day 3

Hi there, crafty friends. We are half way through Birthday Week here on my blog and today’s card has a panda who’s ready to party… I started by die-cutting THIS panda with THIS body from black and white card stock. I stamped the sentiment from THIS stamp set on THIS patterned paper. I also cut a birthday party hat from the same patterned paper. I added a border trim on the hat using THIS...

Birthday Week-Day 2

Hi there, crafty friends. Today is Day 2 of Birthday Week here at my blog and today’s card features more fun products from THIS new release… I started by applying a rainbow of Distress Oxide inks through THIS stencil. I stamped and colored the candle image from THIS stamp set and used THIS coordinating die to cut them out. I stamped a coordinating sentiment from the stamp set and adhered the candle images along...