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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!



Great idea to get more mileage out of our supplies!!

I love this Distressed Grid Designer stencil!

Embossing with stencils - I love it! Thanks for the tip.

way cool

I think I need to play with stencils more!!! Great technique, wonder colors on the card as well. TFS.

Very cool stencil.

Nice, bright colors! Good use of stencils.

Thank you for showing this stencil. It is not one that I would have chosen, but now I can see several uses for it!

The embossing looks fabulous and love your card design. Thank you so much for a chance to win it

Amazing card! I just love the colour choice with the stencil used. Very creative! Thanks for sharing the awesome idea!

Simplicity at its best!

such great ideas

I have to try the dry embossing!

Fantastic! I am going to have to try this technique.
stamping sue

This stencil here is so gorgeous, and I can definitely see it used on many gorgeous springcards and also on weddingcards or babycards, where it would look awesome with these tiny and elegant flowers. It is so beautiful and so is your card here.

I love this technique..

I love this stencil - classic, simple and oh, so versatile!

Love the stencilled colours on the butterfly and embossing in the background! Great ways to make the most of these lovely stencils!

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