276 posts categorized "Stencils"

10/06/2022

Thu 06

Sweet Snowflake Collage Cookie by Jean Okimoto

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Create the look of a frosted gingerbread cookie with new dies from the Christmas 2022 Collection.  It could be a cinnamon spice cookie too.

The Gioriette Snowflake Collage is a great 2-piece die set that's also perfect for pressure-embossing and stencil-cutting.  It diecuts a great gift tag - or Christmas tree ornament too.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a holiday slimline idea from our latest release.

Cut the solid Gloriette Snowflake Collage background from dark kraft cardstock.  Cut the detailed snowflake from the white 6x6 in the Majestic Hues Glitter Pad - save the 5 skinny, pointy center pieces too.  Cut an extra piece from a scrap of the white glittered 6x6 - for a total of 6.

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Attach the glittered diecuts to the kraft background.

Cut the 2 smaller Starburst Snowflake Discs - we're using the center snowflake offcuts  here.  The outer disks will be great for another project.

Cut the bright violet 6x6 - from the Vibrant Violet 6x6 Collection - with the 2-¾" Square Basics die.  Cut a 1" strip of the lavender 6x6 with the 2" Square Basics die.

Stamp the greeting - from the new Sweet Christmas Clear Stamps Set - on the lavender 6x6 with Brilliance Lightning Black.  Dry the ink, then diecut it with the 1-½" Square Basics die.

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Attach everything to a white slimline card.  

Try this basic design with other colors too - red+green, teal+copper, fuchsia+lime, silver+gold, pink+orange.  Or make it a dark chocolate cookie with pale pink glittered "icing."

Thanks for visiting - see you again next week!

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08/12/2022

Fri 12

Embossed, Stencilled Butterfly Wishes by Jean Okimoto

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Embossed, stencilled and diecut butterflies highlight a special moment.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a combo of butterfiles ready to celebrate in shimmery shades of turquoise, green and purple.

 

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Cut the smoother side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper with the 3" x 4-¼" Basic Rectangles die.  Pressure-emboss it with Butterfly Coterie Collage.   

Stencil the embossed butterflies with the Butterfly Coterie Stencil and Distress Oxides - skip the two that will be hidden by the Ava Butterflies.  Ink colors used here - wilted violet, cracked pistachio and salvaged patina.

Blend the same inks - plus twisted citron - on a strip of watercolor paper.  Spritz and splatter it with Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  Airdry the ink for a few minutes, then heat-set it.  Cut it into 2 strips and lightly ink the edges with Cracked Pistachio.

Cut Ava Butterflies from the turquoise and purple 6x6 sheets in the Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad.  Attach them with foamdots.

Stamp the greeting - from the Poppystamps Art Deco Birthday Greetings Clear Stamps - on watercolor paper with VersaFine Onyx Black.  Dry the ink, then trim it with the smallest Banner Sentiment Trio die.

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Attach everything to an A-6 (4-½" x 6-¼") Cream Woodgrain Paper card - use foamdots for the greeting.

Add Winter Fantasy Fairy Gemstones.  Cut an A-6-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Butterflies are great for any occasion.  Emboss, stencil and diecut them in coordinating colors - or a lively mix of inks and papers.

Thanks for visiting our blog.  Have a great weekend!Jeansignature-3

 

 

 

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08/04/2022

Thu 04

Adventure Awaits
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today I have another summer themed card for you.  

I started by stamping the tiny fish on a white cardstock panel.  Next, I stamped the sentiment with black ink under the blue fish.

I used foam tape to adhere the panel to a white card base.

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I used white cardstock and dry embossed the fish using the new Ocean Fish 3D embossing folder and coordinating die to cut the fish. I colored the fish using the coordinating stencil and Distress Inks.  The ink colors I used were Carved Pumpkin and Mustard Seed.  I used a black marker for the fish eye and a white pen for around the eye then used foam tape to glue it to the card.

To finish the card, I glued some Clear Fairy Drops to look like bubbles.

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That's it for today!  Have a great week!

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07/26/2022

Tue 26

Seagrass Underwater Scene by Jean Okimoto

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Create a seagrass background for some Ocean Fish with the Waves 3D Embossing Folder.  Just rotate the embossed cardstock for a swirly, grassy underwater scene, then highlight the details with heat embossing.  Freestyle Hello from Poppystamps is perfect for a quick greeting. It looks like the small fish is the spokesperson leading the group today.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a summer slimline design for you.

Cut a 5-½" x 2-¾" strip of a teal 6x6 in the Fresh Aqua Collection.  Spritz both sides lightly with water, then emboss it with the Waves 3D Embossing Folder.  Place it on a hard, flat surface and brayer the raised areas with VersaMark - use a clean, well-inked inkpad.  Heat-emboss it with detail clear powder.

Here's a tip - I usually ink and/or heat-emboss both sides of the 3D-embossed cardstock just to see which side I prefer.  You'll be surprised at the difference!

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Diecut the fish - from the Ocean Fish 3D Embossing Folder and Cutting Dies Set - on heavy white cardstock.  Lightly spritz the fish, then place them (one at a time) in the folder and pressure-emboss them.  Stencil them with the coordinating Ocean Fish Stencils and Distress Oxides.  Colors used here are wild honey, mowed lawn, dried marigold, iced spruce, twisted citron and salvaged patina.  Dot the eyes with a marker.

Cut the Poppystamps Freestyle Hello from a mustard 6x6 in the Sunny Orange Collection and heavy white cardstock.  

Another tip...cut the delicate top layer of the greeting - leave the diecut in the die.  Remove the little pieces in the e, l's and o.  Place a piece of lined doublestick tape behind the diecut (still in the die) and run it through the machine again to create a self-adhesive hello.  Keep it in the die - remove the tape liner and little oval offcuts.  Press it onto the mustard background and use a piercing tool to help release it from the die.  

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Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½").  Add the amber jewels from the Autumn Fairy Crystals.  Cut a slimline-sized layer of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Thanks for visiting our blog - have fun picking your favorite colors for the Ocean Fish!

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07/25/2022

Mon 25

Atlantis? Or in an Aquarium?
by Anne Thompson

I got caught up in the idea of fish swimming in and out of the windows in an underwater castle.  Is this Atlantis?  Or is this in an aquarium?

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I started with a piece of cardstock from the OCEAN BLUE COLLECTION SP1005, the CURLING WAVES STENCIL 88624, VersaFine Clair Warm Breeze ink, and a fingertip dauber to make some waves for a background which I then splattered with watered down white watercolor paint.

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I chose a light brown cardstock from the EARTH NEUTRALS COLLECTION SP1009 to die cut the STONE KEEP CASTLE COLLAGE 94512 which I then inked with VersaFine Clair Pinecone ink using a fingertip dauber.

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I cut the castle away from the background and added it to the waves background.

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I chose a bright green cardstock from the LUSH GREEN COLLECTION  SP1003 to cut out the SCHOOL OF FISH 94570.

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I inked up the fish a bit with VersaFine Clair Shady Lane ink and a fingertip dauber.

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I added some of the fish to the panel which I had trimmed to 4 X 5 1/4 and then secured that panel to the front of a top-fold white notecard.

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Here are the cardstock paper pads I used...

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...and the two dies.

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And here's one more card with fewer fish.

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Happy Crafting!

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07/16/2022

Sat 16

Rainbow of Ocean Fish
by Trina Pham

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Hello there.  I have a colorful rainbow ocean scene card to share today using the Ocean Fish embossing folder (EF), matching dies and stencils.  All these products together made the process pretty easy.  

Started by die cutting all the fish from Bristol paper.  Spritz them with water then embossed them in the EF.  Let them dry briefly before inking them with distress inks in rainbow colors using finger brushes and the coordinated stencils.

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The background is Bristol paper embossed with the Underwater 3D embossing folder.  Heat embossed the sentiment from Deep Blue Ocean stamp set with white embossing powder on black glossy paper.  Assembled the card onto a white card base then for fun, added some googlie eyes to finish.

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If you know me, I love coloring die cuts with my Copic markers, so I admit I have underestimated how useful stencils are.  They make coloring so much easier and quicker!  Well that does it for me.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful weekend.

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07/15/2022

Fri 15

Island Vacation Seascape by Jean Okimoto

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Tropical getaways are a popular theme this summer - and the Island Vacation Collection is the perfect mix of nautical and tropical designs.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a summer slimline ready for any occasion.

Cut the Grand Spiral Shell background from the smoother side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper.  Spray a light mist of water into the air and pull the diecut through the moisture to prep it for 3D embossing.  Repeat with the other side of the paper.  Pressure-emboss it with the Ocean Fish 3D Embossing Folder - with the smoother side of the paper facing the more debossed (sunken) side of the folder.   Leave the diecut in the die - it'll be used as a stencil.

Stencil it with Distress Oxides - abandoned coral, twisted citron and salvaged patina.  Dry the inks.  The combination of pressure embossing and stenciling thru the metal die adds extra dimension.  Pressure-embossing also makes it easier to layer the pieces - the detailed overlay settles right into the embossed design.

Cut the delicate Grand Spiral Shell from a white 6x6 in the Delicate Pastels Glitter Pad.

Cut the straight rope and the heavily-textured loopy rope from the white Delicate Pastels Glitter Pad sheet too.

Cut the fish - from the new Ocean Fish 3D Embossing Folder & Cutting Dies - from the turquoise 6x6 in the Rainbow Reflections Glitter Pad. Place the fish in the embossing folder and emboss it using the plate(s) required for your machine.  

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Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½").  Add 3 of the biggest Clear Fairy Drops.  Cut a slimline-sized rectangle of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing

Fresh tropical pastels, glitter and mirror cardstock - and the Island Vacation Collection - make it easy to create happy, refreshing designs for summer sharing.  Thanks for visiting our blog!  Have a great weekend - see you next week!

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07/05/2022

Tue 05

Emboss, Stencil and Diecut the Ocean Fish by Jean Okimoto

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Tropical fish - from the new Ocean Fish 3D Embossing Folder and Cutting Dies Set - have friendly conversations here today.  They're embossed, stenciled with Distress Oxides and diecut for an all-occasion card.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a summer design from our Island Vacation release.  

The fish seem to have personalities - so I've named them.   From left to right, top to bottom - Tiger, Mermaid, Dimples, Finn, Angel, Smiley, Papaya and Captain. (Yes, I should get out more after 27 months of hunkering down.)

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Spritz water into the air and pass smooth heavy white cardstock through the mist to soften the cardstock and make it more pliable for embossing.  Repeat with the reverse side of the cardstock. Emboss it  with the 3D Ocean Fish Embossing Folder. Stencil the fish with the Ocean Fish Stencil Set and Distress Oxides.  Inks used here are spiced marmalade, dried marigold, fossilized amber, wild honey, iced spruce, peeled paint, salvaged patina and broken china.  There are separate dies for the fins - but I just stenciled contrasting colors directly onto the fish.  Dry the ink and diecut the fish with the Ocean Fish dies.

Cut a teal 6x6 from the Fresh Aqua Collection with the 3-¾" x 5" Rectangle Basics die.  Prep it for embossing and emboss it with the Waves 3D Embossing Folder.

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Attach the diecuts to a white A6 card (4-½" x 6-¼") - use foam tape for some of the fishes.  

Add Clear Fairy Drops.  Cut an A6-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front during mailing.

Have fun stenciling the Ocean Fish in your favorite colors - pearlescent inks like Brilliance would be great too.  

Thanks for visiting our blog!

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06/23/2022

Thu 23

Curling Waves Butterfly
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  The new mini Island Vacation release is live and consists of fun embossing folders with matching dies and/or stencils.  I stretched the Curling Waves layering stencil set of 2 from the release to create my card today.  But these waves look so cool when used as intended. 😉
 
Normally, I leave the sentiment till the end, but because I am hot foiling directly onto the panel, the Posh Hello sentiment was hot foiled with silver foil first.  Using blender brushes next, Milled Lavender, Shaded Lilac, Wilted Violet and Villainous Potion distress inks were ink blended for an ombré.  Wiped off excess ink with a paper towel, then lightly splattered with diluted white gouache paint for some texture.

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For the Stella Butterfly, the background was die cut from vellum, while the outline top layer was die cut twice from Bristol paper.  Glued the background piece to one of the outline pieces, then applied clear glitter onto the vellum through the openings.  Added the other outline piece on top to cover up any glitter that may have accidentally got onto the first piece.  Completed the butterfly by die cutting the body/antenna three times from Bristol paper and stacking them for dimension.  A finger brush was then used to apply white pigment ink over the Curling Waves stencil (used the first stencil layer with the larger opening) to create the butterfly trail.  Mounted the butterfly, then added star and dot details along the trail with a white gel pen to finish.

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That does it for my card.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.

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02/28/2022

Mon 28

Happy Birthday
by Donna Sledzik

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Happy Monday everyone!  I'm back with another card featuring new products from the 2022 Spring release.

I started by using a Gel Plate to create the background for my card.  I sprinkled some Ken Oliver Color Burst Powders onto the Gel Plate and misted it with plain water.  Next I pressed watercolor color paper onto the Gel Plate to pick up the color.  I dried the paper and pressed it again onto the plate to deepen the color.  When the background was dry, I placed a stencil over the paper and used a baby wipe to remove some of the color.  It's a very subtle look because the watercolor paper absorbs the ink.  Next, I spattered the paper with gold ink.

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Next, I die cut the Exquisite Leaf frame from white cardstock and used a blending brush to add a little gold metallic ink the the frame.  I glued the frame to the background and adhered it to a kraft card base.

I die cut the shadow from the Happy Birthday die from foil paper and the words from white cardstock.  I used foam tape to adhere it to the card front.

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To finish the card, I added some Fairy Drops to the card front. 

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great week!

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