262 posts categorized "Stencils"

11/27/2021

Sat 27

Double-Stencil a Floating Contempo Poinsettia by Jean Okimoto

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The new Contempo Poinsettia and Stencil set is great for detailed paper-piecing when you have some leisurely crafting time...and it's perfect for quick stenciling when you don't.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a double-stencilled design for the holidays. P1010374

Brush or sponge a light layer of Rocket Red Gold Brilliance onto white cardstock.  Rotate the stencil and re-align it with offset petals.  Stencil the center with a very light layer of Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide, then let it airdry.  Stencil it with a second layer of Rocket Red Gold. Dry the ink.

Trim the cardstock with the 3-½" x 4-¾" Rectangle Basics die. Trim the outer edges with a corner rounder.  Cut a circle of the yellow sheet from the Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad with the ½" Circle Basics die.  Attach it to the poinsettia.

Spray Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz onto white cardstock.  Dry the ink, then cut the Contempo Poinsettia.  Trim the top, bottom and left edges with the 5-¼" x 4" Rectangle Basics die. Trim the outer edges with a corner rounder.

Attach the stencilled cardstock to the Contempo Poinsettia diecut just along the top, bottom and left edges of the diecut.  Don't adhere the poinsettia outline or center - let them 'float' over the stencilled design.

Stamp the greeting - from the new Yuletide Moments Clear Stamp Set - on white cardstock with Rocket Red Gold.  Cut it with the 1-½" Circle Basics die.

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Cut, score and fold a white A6 card (4-½" x 6-¼") and round the corners.  Attach the diecuts - use foamtape for the greeting.  Add Winter Fantasy Fairy Gemstones.

Contempo Poinsettia is very versatile - use it to also pressure-emboss watercolor paper or heavy cardstock, or quickly cut petals for paper-piecing.  Use the petals as leaves too!  

Thanks for visiting...have a great weekend.  See you in December.  December!

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09/26/2021

Sun 26

Into the Archives for Halloween Cards
by Anne Thompson

I had to go into the archives for the Halloween cards I made for this post.  Remember using stencils, sponge daubers, and ink to create card backgrounds?  I went to the Memory Box online catalog and found that there was still a spider web stencil available that I could use to create some great card backgrounds--HALLOWEEN DELICATE WEB 88610, first released for the 2016 Holiday Collection.  And from the Holiday Happenings Collection in 2018 I chose the HANGING LANTERN FRAME 94078 as the central image to place on top of the stenciled card.  I also found that I had a stack of black envelopes that were perfect to address with a white pen for cards that I can be sent anytime in October.

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These cards were so simple to make.  

For the first card I used the notecard oriented with a top fold.  

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In this next photo are two side folded cards and for one of them I added a small scrap of yellow cardstock behind the lantern to suggest a lit lantern.

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For the last two cards I chose the letters B and O from the 2021 WOODEN ALPHA DIES SET 94579 to spell out BOO in black cardstock.

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I think the lanterns were originally intended for Christmas but in black against the webs they make interesting Halloween card images.  Look through your dies, stamps, and other supplies to see what you have that could be repurposed for Halloween.  And don't forget that stencils make awesome backgrounds!

Happy Crafting!

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08/16/2021

Mon 16

Seas the Day Collage/Mixed Media Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone! Hope everyone is enjoying the summer.  I just got done moving and reorganizing my craft corner.  I had a lot of supplies I had hardly used and wanted to use them again.  A college type scene using mixed media techniques is an easy way to use a lot of different product with your dies.  It is a sea themed collage using the latest Summer Day Dream and Under the Sea release dies and gems.  

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Technique:

I am not going to explain in exact detail on how I created the card.  With mixed media you are just playing with color and textures.  To start a mix media or collage it is easier to pick a color scheme and textures to use through out your design.  For the colors I did stick with traditional ocean colors.  I don't have a complete collection of any inks or paints and just mix and match the different products I have on hand.  The colors I did use  I will reference in distress inks, Speckled Egg, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch, and Cracked Pistachio.  I also used silver and bronze.  For texture I used embossing powders, texture pastes, and clear mica flakes.  Play with your products but keep to a color and texture theme and it will all come together in the end.  

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Background:

For the background I used an extra heavy white card stock, ~140lb, and cut it to 7"x31/2".  I started with creating a stencil by die cutting the Jumbled Line Collage from acetate.  I used matte textured paste to stencil in the center of the background.  Let it dry.  I created a stamp from the Ring Stack die by die cutting from fun foam.  This is an easy why to turn any die cut into a stamp that can be used a few times.  I stamped and blue embossed the image randomly around the back ground.  Next I used spray inks to create the background in all colors in my scheme.  2 of the sprays were shimmer sprays.  Let dry.  To darken the background  ink blended Blueprint Sketch and Mermaid Lagoon in the center of the card.  Let dry.  Then I added some Distress Crackle paint randomly and then sprinkled with Distress Clear Mica Flakes.

Images:

For the images I die cut from the same extra heavy white card stock.  The dies I used are Marina Sailboats, Whale Family, End of My Rope Set, Deep Blue Ocean, and You Anchor Me.  I die cut several of each die and ended up with more then I used.  To color I used various techniques and textures.  Some I embossed with silver.  Some where ink blended with Distress inks and clear heat embossed.  Some where ink blended with Distress inked and applied Distress Crackle paint and sprinkled with Distress Mica Flakes.  Others were sprayed with ink and covered in the Distress Crackle paint.    To add silver to the ink blended die cuts I used a Gelato stick and blended with my fingers.

Assembly:

For placement I kept the images you would find at the top of the water closer to the top of the background and the images under the water closer to the bottom.  Some are only half adhered so I can place items behind them and in front of others to create layers.  Next add some Clear Fairy Drops for bubbles.  I framed the background on a dark blue paper and adhere to the top section of the 5"x7" white card.  For the Sentiment I used the Seas the Day stamp from Deep Blue Ocean stamp and die set with deep blue dye ink on strip of white card stock.  Then backed with the a strip of the same deep blue paper.  Adhered on the bottom left hand side of the card.

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05/16/2021

Sun 16

Clean & Simple Mixed Media Card + Video
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie today with this fun CAS (clean and simple) mixed media card.
I used lots of dies from Memory Box including the newly released "Jumbled Line Collage" die, which I used as a stencil for some embossing paste.

I have a short video below showing how I made this card.  If you prefer, you can click on the "YouTube" on the bottom of the video to watch it on YouTube.  Be sure to subscribe to my channel while you are there so you won't miss new content!

Here's a closer look at the center of the card:

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 I have a few more pictures to share below:

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Here's one with the Memory Box supplies I used:

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I hope you enjoyed my card for today!

Be sure to stop by the Memory Box website to see all the newest products that came out this month!
So many amazing dies, plus woodgrain paper, and the most gorgeous gems and droplets too!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Angiesignature

 

 

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01/27/2021

Wed 27

Love You
by Donna Sledzik

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Good morning everyone, today I have a simple card using a combination of new and old products. 

I began by die cutting the Woodgrain Heart from white cardstock and used Distress Oxide Inks to add color to the heart.

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Next, I created the background using a blender brush to apply ink through a stencil.

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There was ink left on the stencil, so I spritzed it with water and placed it ink side down on anther piece of cardstock. I placed a dry paper towel over the stencil and pressed it into the paper. This way you get two backgrounds.

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I intended to use the first background for my card, but I liked the second one better for this project.

Next, I glued the heart to the left side of the background and trimmed off the excess. Then I adhered the background to a black cardstock layer and used foam tape to glue it to a white card base.

I die cut the word love from black cardstock and glued it to my card. Next, I stamped the word "you" on a strip of black cardstock and white heat embossed it. Then I adhered it to my card front.

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To finish the card I added a few sequins and that's it.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great week!

Donnasignature

 

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10/09/2020

Fri 09

Grateful
by Donna Sledzik

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Happy Friday everyone! Today I have another fall themed card for you. The colors are very similar to my last card I posted. I guess I liked that color scheme. 

To create this card I started by using a stencil to dry emboss the card background. I used 110 lb. cardstock and ran it through my die cut machine as if I was embossing a die cut.  

Next I stamped the pumpkin and multiple leaves from the Halloween Pumpkin clear stamp set. I only used the leaves on the top portion of the pumpkin image. I used Copic Markers to color my images. Once they were all colored, I fussy cut them.

Copic colors used: B99, BG34, BG32, BG11, YG97, YG95, YG63, R27, YR07, YR04 and Y35.

I also colored a 1" strip of white cardstock with a Copic Markers, BG34 and B99. I stamped and gold heat embossed the word grateful on the strip. I also die cut the Scribble Leafy Branch Outline 3 times from white cardstock and colored them with the same color markers.

I placed my strip across my card front and and arranged my leaves and die cuts around it. Once I was happy with the arrangement, I went back and glued everything in place.

 

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07/24/2020

Fri 24

Distress Oxide Inks on Black Card Stock
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here. This is my last card created with The Garden Party Release! I can't wait to start playing with the newest Christmas Release! I really love the stencil Leafy Jumble! I adhered it to a piece of black card stock and used distress oxide inks in shades picked raspberry, carved pumpkin, cracked pistachio and mermaid lagoon.  I splattered the stenciled background with white and gold paints.
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I inked up some black card stock with the same distress oxide inks and die cut the sentiment die, Best Wishes Banner Script, and Scribble Leaf Die Cut.
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I adhered all the die cuts to the stenciled panel and adhered the panel to a black card base. For a finishing touch I added some gems.

Thanks for stopping by for a peek!

Have a great weekend!

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07/17/2020

Fri 17

Foiled Ornament Christmas
by Trina Pham

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Happy Fri-YAY everyone.  Continuing with the Christmas in July theme, I have another Christmas card to share today featuring foiling with stencils.  I love the look of foiling on cards, but am not a fan of having to use a laminator.  So when the Deco Foil Transfer Gel Duo came out earlier this year giving the option of foiling without heat, I was all for it. 

Using a circle die from Circle Basics, a circle stencil was created from Cornelia Variegated Wide washi tape and adhered to a Bristol panel.

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Placed the Ring Tile stencil from Birch Press Designs on top and applied the transfer gel duo with a palette knife over it.  Set it aside to dry and become tacky to the touch.  Once ready, removed the washi tape and added the foil with shiny side facing up.

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Slipped it into a folded piece of copy paper (to protect the foil from my scratched up plates), and ran it through my Big Shot resulting in this.

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To complete the card, the Vintage Varsity letters were die cut from silver foil and black cardstock and offset for a shadow. 

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Created the attachment piece (between the ribbon and bauble) by die cutting a square from silver foil cardstock with the smallest die from Square Basics, then die cutting with the same circle die used in creating the stencil.  The pine branches were die cut from Bristol paper twice and stacked for dimension.  Assembled the card then matte it on silver foil cardstock before mounting to a white card base to finish.

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I really like the no-heat option for foiling so while all supplies were out, I made a second card following the same process and design... just changed up the foil.

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And that’s it for today.  Thank you for joining me.  Have a wonderful weekend.

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07/14/2020

Tue 14

It's All About The Stencil
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here, showing off this beautiful stencil, Ring Tile Stencil. I inked it up on some Memory Box's Watercolor Paper....awesome paper!! 
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I used distress oxide ink in victorian velvet....a perfect dusty mauve shade!  I stamped the sentiment in black ink. Than I adhered my stenciled panel to the card base.  I stamped and die cut the Peony Garden Corner Stamp. I really wanted the stencil to stand out, so I only used one Copic Marker to add subtle color. I used shade E41 and just added some shadows to the petals and leaves. 
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I positioned the corner bouquet in the corner and adhered with foam tape.  Than I die cut some leaves using an oldie but goodie die, Scribble Leaf Bundle Outline. Adhere the leaves than add some paint splatters in black. For a finishing touch I added some glittery gems. 

Thanks for peeking!

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Tue 14

Let it Snow
by Donna Sledzik

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Good morning everyone! I have another Christmas card for you today!

I started by stenciling texture paste through a snowflake stencil onto white cardstock.  I only used a portion of the stencil. Once the paste was dry, I used foam tape to adhere this to a white card base.

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Next I die cut the Diagonal Stripe Collage from red cardstock and glued that to my card.  

I die cut the Scribble Snowman from white cardstock and the Scribble Outline from black cardstock.  I glued the outline to the snowman backgound and put this aside.  Next I added washi tape to the card and used foam tape to adhere my snowman on top of the tape.  To embellish the snowman, I hand cut a nose and hat. Then I used some epoxy dots for the eyes, mouth, and buttons.  I tied a piece of twine around his neck for a scarf.

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On a strip of black cardstock, I stamped and white heat embossed "Let it Snow" and glued that to my card.

I added 3 buttons to my card for a finishing touch. It's a pretty simple card.

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Thanks for stopping by today and have a great week!

Donnasignature

 

 

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