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Mon 06

Memory Box has STENCILS!!!

Welcome to Day One of the Memory Box Blog Blitz celebrating the 2014 new release, Creative Elegance.

I am just over the moon that Memory Box now is offering stencils!  Have you worked with stencils much?  I love layering stencils using inks and sprays. Here's a tutorial using two of the NEW Memory Box stencils:  88527 Garden Birch Trees and 88507 Texture Disperse.

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  • place the first stencil on top of the cardstock; tape in place (I used blue painter's tape securing the stencil from the back.)

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  • working on a craft sheet, use a blending tool to add ink over the stencil and onto the cardstock (I used Hero Arts Mid-tone Shadow Ink in Wet Cement.)

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  • place the second stencil over the inked image and secure with tape

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  • Use an ink spray over this stencil (I used Dylusions White Linen, working on a piece of scrap cardboard box).  Carefully remove the stencil and wash it with warm water and dry--these stencils clean up beautifully!  No ink spray?--press a white ink pad directly onto the stencil to make the dots.

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  • This is what it looks like after removing the stencil and letting the ink spray dry--snowy woods!
  • trim cardstock to the size you need for the card front

Here are two cards I made using these techniques, two of the NEW Memory Box stencils No. 88527 Garden Birch Trees and No. 88507 Texture Disperse, and one of the NEW dies No. 98756 Gold Finch.

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  • white cardstock
  • 88527 Garden Birch Trees Memory Box Stencil--NEW
  • Hero Arts Shadow Ink in Soft Leaf and blending tool
  • 88507 Texture Disperse Memory Box Stencil--NEW
  • Dylusions White Linen Ink Spray
  • 98756 Gold Finch Memory Box Die--NEW
  • scrap of red cardstock
  • Memory Box stamp B1960/CS1960B walking in a winter wonderland (masked the top row of words to get just winter wonderland on the card; filled in tops of taller letters with fine point black pen)
  • Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • Memory Box Dill notecard

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  • white cardstock
  • 88527 Garden Birch Trees Memory Box Stencil--NEW
  • Hero Arts Mid-tone Shadow Ink in Wet Cement and blending tool
  • 88507 Texture Disperse Memory Box Stencil--NEW
  • Dylusions White Linen Ink Spray
  • 98756 Gold Finch Memory Box Die--NEW
  • scrap of kraft cardstock
  • Memory Box stamp B1909/CS1909B just thinking of you today
  • Hero Arts Mid-tone Shadow Ink in Cup O' Joe
  • Memory Box Parchment notecard

Have some fun this week following our blog posts!  We'll be featuring many of the new stencils and dies. Each blog post between January 6th-January 12th will have a prize, so be sure to leave lots of comments this week.  For your chance to win the Garden Birch Trees Stencil I used today, comment on this blog post by Sunday, January 12th at 11:59pm EST.  We are really excited about the Creative Elegance release and look forward to reading what you have to say.  

Happy Crafting!

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