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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!



This is fabulous!

Beautiful card. I tried the dry embossing with one of the stencil on regular card stock. It was ok, but not real deep. I figured I needed to use watercolor paper, but I have not tried that yet.

Love this stencil and your creation...it rocks!

I love this card and all the others presented by Jean. They are cheerful and bright and look fun to do. I'm glad she used some neon inks, too, because
I have some and it helps to see how other artists use them.

like it

Beautiful card!! Love butterflies.

The dry embossing technique you used today with the grid stencil is brillant. I think I would use that grid stencil for masculine cards, also.

What a beautiful card, love, love, love, the color, and that butterfly is just gorgeous. Great job.

Love your beautiful card. Would love to try out your techniques.

Beautiful work! Thanks for a chance to win.

Love this new stencil. And I love your card design too!

Great card! I love the color combination.

Thanks for this lovely card! I love the dry-embossed Distressed Grid background, and stenciled butterfly---great ideas!

Another wonderful idea, I love these stencils and hope I am a lucky winner.
Thank you for sharing and offering the prizes.

Beautiful cards. Great idea.

super cette carte! bises

Very unique and pretty card, Jean. Love it!

very cool, I like we have more uses for our stencils!

Beautiful card, love the colors of the butterfly. Great job.

Beautiful, bright colors. I see that this grid has a lot of uses.

I like the two different ways of using stencils in this card. Lovely!

Soooo pretty

What a fabulous, fabulous technique - thank so much for highlighting it today! LOVELY!

You always come up with some great ideas. Love those neon paints

I never think of using my stencils to emboss. Gotta start thinking outside of the box! Thanks for sharing.

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