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Wed 07

Embossing with Designer Stencils


Hi - welcome to the 3rd day of our Designer Stencils Blitz!  Be sure to leave a comment on each designer's post - by 6:00 PM EST on May 18th -  for a chance to win that day's featured stencil.  Jean Okimoto here with a dry-embossed and stenciled card in bright jewel tones.

Distressed Grid is today's featured stencil.  It feels outdoorsy - paired with the diecut Oriel Butterfly - and makes me think of trellises, patio pavers and mosaic tiles surrounding a cool blue pool.  

I love the versatility of stencils for inking and dry-embossing.  It's easy to use just small sections of them - and many of them can be used flipped over to the reverse side too.  Let's get started on today's project...

Memory Box Products

  • Distressed Grid Designer Stencil 88531
  • Brilliant Designer Stencil 88559
  • Happy Arrows Designer Stencil 88509
  • Violet Cardstock
  • Robins Egg Cardstock
  • Lavender Cardstock
  • Oriel Butterfly Die 98740
  • Metal Adapter Plate

Other Supplies

  • Radiant Neons Inkpads - Electric Blue, Electric Green, Electric Purple
  • Imagine Crafts Iridescent Embossing Powder
  • Heat-Tool
  • Diecut Machine and Plates
  • Rubber Embossing Mat
  • 140# Cold-Pressed Watercolor Paper
  • Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Foam Dots
  • Sequins


Dry-emboss the watercolor paper - here's the stacking sequence I used with my Grand Calibur:

  • Base Plate
  • Memory Box Metal Adapter Plate
  • Stencil
  • Watercolor Paper
  • Rubber Embossing Mat
  • Light Pink Embossing Plate


Diecut Oriel Butterfly from Robins Egg Cardstock.  Stencil it with the Brilliant Designer Stencil and the Radiant Neons.   Heat-emboss it with Iridescent Embossing Powder.  Diecut the antennae from gold mirror cardstock.  Attach the butterfly to the background with foam dots.

Stencil "CELEBRATE" onto Lavender Cardstock with Electric Blue and emboss it with clear embossing powder.  Cut the arrow out, attach it to the background. Attach the sequins.

Thanks for visiting - be sure to leave a comment here on Outside the Box for a chance to win today's  Distressed Grid Designer Stencil.  The deadline for adding your comment is 6:00 PM EST on Sunday May 18th.  Winners will be announced on May 19th...good luck!

Join us again tomorrow - for another Designer Stencils project - and a chance to win another  featured stencil!



Love all the ideas for using these stencils - so very versatile !!! Super card !!

Wow, love those colors and I can see much use for this stencil design. Love it.

Embossing with a stencil! I did not know about this technique. Awesome idea, I love using stencils and the Memorybox stencils are the perfect size for card fronts. This gives me even more uses for my stencils! Thank you for sharing this great idea!
Jacquelene L

Thanks for showing how to emboss with the stencils. Your card is so beautiful! Love the colors!

The distressed grid stencil is really cool. The butterfly came out very pretty.

Who knew you could emboss with the stencils? so glad I found more uses for mine! TFS!

what an awesome way to use stencils...thanks for the inspiration!

What a fun card - I like the gorgeous colours. I love that stencil, I can see myself using that great grungy grid on many cards.

Thank you for providing a good stacking sandwich; you've used this technique to great effect on your great card!

Gorgeous card, love the colors.

I love this card

Wonderful stencils. I especially love the dimension you added with the cool grid stencil.

have to try this technique! it looks fabulous! great colors on the butterfly too!

Great idea to use the stencil this way - tfs!

What an interesting stencil. I would not have known quite what to do with it but as usual, you have such great ideas...Thank you so much.

Thanks for the great tutorial on how to make this card - I have not tried to emboss with a stencil yet and will have to give it a try now. I love the beautiful card you created using these techniques.

What a neat technique!!! I ams sure learning a lot of new ones!!

Like the background - mod and cool.

Awesome technique! Love how the background turned out. Thanks for sharing!

Nice coloring on the butterfly.
It's lovely. TFS

Stunning card!Love the CAS look and you made it perfect.So beautiful background with a loveley color and the butterfly highlighted it.
Amazing and a perfect work,you made a great job,thank you for this loveley inspiration,
hugs die waldfee

Great technique! Who knew....

I'm so glad I came by to learn all these fabulous techniques! Thanks!

Sure do like how you used this stencil and the colors are my faves.

Love the look of the butterfly. Goes well with that background.

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