242 posts categorized "Stencils"


Sat 28

Shadow Stencilling
by Trina Pham


Happy weekend everyone.  I’m popping in quickly today with an all-occasion masculine card.  I used the Leafy Rows stencil from the 2020 Spring collection and the shadow stencilling technique for my card.

Using a mini blending tool, white pigment ink was applied to the leafy stencil over a piece of Kraft cardstock.  Because it is a pigment ink, I pounced on the ink rather than blending in circles to avoid having the ink seep underneath.  Used a heat tool to dry it.


Next, placed the stencil back over the images, then shifted it slightly up and to the left before inking it with Walnut Stain distress oxide ink.. and voila!


For some shine and still keep it masculine, the B-E-S-T Vintage Varsity letters were die cut from black foil paper while the Wishes Jotted Script sentiment was die cut from gold foil paper.  They were mounted onto a vellum circle.


The gold got a bit lost against the Kraft, so a dark brown shadow was added behind to help it stand out better.


And that’s it from me.  Thank you for visiting.  Stay home and craft on. 






Sat 14

Copic Coloring on Glitter Paper
by Michelle Bala

46                                                                                             Michelle here! Hope you're all feeling well and taking care of yourselves! Did you catch Dave's video on how he colored the new glitter cardstock with Copic Markers? I did and gave it a try...and loved it!!! Watch it when you can!                                                                                                                                          47                                                                                             I used the Fractal Diamond Stencil and distress oxide inks in shades tumbled glass, mermaid lagoon, and chipped sapphire. Than I splattered some white and gold paint. Set aside to dry. I die cut the Splendid Poppy Stems from the Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad and used some Copic Markers to add color. I can't believe how much it sparkles!!! I used B63, B94 and G29. I added some white dots with a gel pen. I separated the poppy stems and tied them together with bakers twine. I embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder. The sentiment is from the stamp set Birthday Rose Corner clear stamp. For a finishing touch I added some sequins.

48                                                                                              For this next card I followed the same technique with the stencil as my background. I used the Tulip Oval Collage to die cut from the same Pastel Glitter Pad. I colored the tulips and stems with Copic Markers in shades B63, B94 and G14. I trimmed the glitter cardstock to 5 x 5. I stamped and trimmed the sentiments from the set Big and Little Spring clear stamp. For a finishing touch I added some squins.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Mon 02

Fairy Sugar with the Leafy Jumble Stencil Background
by Anne Thompson

The challenge for the month of March is to use glitter paper or glitter glue in some way.  Memory Box has lots of new Fairy Sugar glitter glues in the Spring 2020 collection.  I decided to use one of the new stencils and some Fairy Sugar to create a background for a spring card along with some die cuts using the new glitter paper.


I started with a yellowy-green cardstock 4 X 5.25 which I taped to my work surface and then taped the LEAFY JUMBLE STENCIL 88613 down on top of that using more washi tape.  I chose Sour Apple Sparkle  40121 and Mint Frost 40106 Fairy Sugars to use with the stencil.


I squirted some Fairy Sugar onto each of the leaf cutout areas.


I then used my finger to spread the Fairy Sugar onto each of the leaves.

I removed the stencil and set this panel aside to dry.

I used a bright green glitter paper from the TWINKLING JEWEL GLITTER PAD GP1003 and die cut the middle-sized rectangle from the STYLISH RECTANGLE TRIO 94416.  I used more of that same paper to cut the PRETTY BLOSSOM STEM 94422.  I had a small scrap of a light almost white glitter paper from another project and cut the Pretty Blossom Stem again.  I snipped off those two blooms to adhere them over the green ones.


I assembled the card front using lots of Scor-Tape on the back of the stenciled panel as I put it onto a Meadow notecard.  I added the Stylish Rectangle using a Glue Pen.  I used Glue Dots on the back of the green blossoms and leaves to secure the Pretty Blossom Stem to the panel and on the back of the whitish blossoms that I popped on top of the green ones.


I added Lemon Drop Fairy Sugar 40116 in the flower centers and used my finger to spread it over the blossoms.  Then I used a drop of Goldfinch Fairy Sugar 40118 for each blossom center.


This card really sparkles and shines. 


Have you tried the new Fairy Sugars?  The new glitter papers?  Do you have an interesting technique for using them to share?  Submit your work for this month's Challenge!

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature


Leafy Jumble Stencil 88613

Mint Frost Fairy Sugar 40106

Sour Apple Sparkle Fairy Sugar 40121

Stylish Rectangle Trio 94416

Pretty Blossom Stem 94422

Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad GP1003

Goldfinch Fairy Sugar 40118

Lemon Drop Fairy Sugar 40116


Sat 29

Water Stencil Prints with Distress Oxide Inks
by Laura Fulcher


Greetings friends.  I hope you are enjoying this extra day of February.  Today I want to share with you how to make a "ghosted" stencil print pattern using Distress Oxide Inks, a stencil, and some water.


First, I took regular white cardstock and sponged it with an assortment of Distress Oxide inks (from top to bottom- Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick and Wilted Violet). It is Important to sponge lots of color onto the paper since the stencil/water effect works best on a solid foundation of ink.


Next, I placed my stencil on top of my cardstock.  I didn't bother taping it down or using a low tac adhesive spray that would hold the stencil in place.  I really didn't mind if the stencil shifted a bit or my water got under the stencil.


Next, I sprayed the piece with some water and then dabbed it a bit with tissue to remove extra water/ink.  I find that tissues work better than paper towels for this because sometimes the paper towel has a pattern on it that transfers to the ink as you dab.  Some of the water got under the stencil and made it splotchy.  As I said, I was okay with that look.  If you wanted more control and more distinct lines, you could dab it with wet tissues or baby wipes instead of spraying it with water.


In the close up, you can see that my lines have a bit of a wiggle to them, which I like.  To finish the card, I die cut my Easter Egg and put some light pink glitter paper behind the decorative egg elements to give it some sparkle.  I added a bow and then popped up the egg with some foam tape.

Have a great weekend!







Tue 25

More with Stencils
by Laura Fulcher


Greetings friends.  I have been playing more with my watercolor paints and stencils.  I did another post with this technique, and I just can't stop making cards.

I started with the new Memory Box watercolor paper, spritzed it with water and then painted it with red, yellow and orange paint. 


While the watercolors were wet, I placed my stencil on top and let the piece dry so that I was left with the ghost image of my stencil on my paint:


Here is the finished look.  I chose the stencil because it reminded me of sunburst, which I thought would pair well with my sentiment:


I cut out a circle with one of the Scallop Pinpoint Circle Cut Out dies.  The nice thing about the nesting Memory Box dies is that they are already pre-cut for you.  You don't have to separate them using wire cutters and don't have to file away any parts that didn't cut well.  The circles come with tape on the back to help keep them together before you use them the first time:


I layered the pieces of the card and added my sentiment.  Here is a close up of the stencil background:


Is there a stencil technique you would like a tutorial for?  Let me know!







Mon 24

Poppies and Bunnies
by Michelle Bala

35                                                                                             Hello again! Michelle here with a card using a few products from the newest Spring Release!  I combined Little Bunny Trio Die, Splendid Poppy Die, Double Stitched Rectangle Cut out Die, and Leafy Jumble Stencil. 

37                                                                                             I inked up the Leafy Jumble Stencil background with tattered rose, worn lipstick, and candied apple distress oxide inks.  This is one of the prettiest stencils available!!! Than I splattered some white and black paint. Set aside to dry.

36                                                                                             I die cut Splendid Poppy and Double Stitched Rectangle Cut Out and colored them with Copic Markers in shades R22, R27, R29; G94; C5; and 100. I added some white dots with a gel pen and fairy sugar in mint frost to the flower centers. I die cut the bunnies and used Copic shades E50, E51; R20; W4.

When the paint splatters dry assemble the card.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Tue 18

Happy Easter
by Donna Sledzik


Hello everyone!  Today is day 2 of the Memory Box Blog Blitz.  There are so many great products in spring release, including new stencils, embossing folders, glitter glues, papers, and of course dies and stamps.  Make sure you check back each day this week to see the designers posts and leave a comment for a chance to win a prize.  

For my card today I created a background using Distress Oxide Inks.  Once I was happy with the background I placed my stencil on top of the paper and used a baby wipe to remove some of the ink.  It gave the background a really soft look.


Next I die cut the Lacework Egg in the center of the background paper.  I glued the background to a white card base.  I die cut the egg again from pink glitter paper and glued the die cut to egg cut out on the card.  I added some twinkle glitter glue to the egg and die cut the words from the same color glitter paper.


To finish the card I added some sequins to embellish it.


Want to win the new Lacework Egg die?  Leave a comment to this post before 11:59 pm EST on Sunday, February 23rd.  One comment will be chosen at random to win the die.  Winners will be announced on the blog on Monday, February 24th at 6 pm EST.  Good luck! 






Tue 04

by Michelle Bala

 Michelle here,  sharing a simple card for Valentine's Day.


I used Hugs Loving Heart craft die and Drifting Hearts Stencil.  I inked up the background with tattered rose and aged mahogany distress oxide inks.  I also splattered some white and gold paint.


After I die cut the heart, I used an embossing ink pad and just turned it upside down and directly inked the die cut with the sponge pad.  I sprinkled the top half with mayan glintz and the bottom half with metallic copper Wow embossing powders.  I die cut the heart 3 more times to stack them up. Adhere together and than to the card base.  Scatter some sequins! 

Hope you link up to the newest Memory Box Challenge...hearts!!!!


Thanks for stopping by!

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Mon 03

"hugs and kisses"
by Anne Thompson

This month it's all about hearts on our blog challenge and on our greeting cards.  I made a card for today that uses the DRIFTING HEARTS STENCIL 88614 to create a soft background.


materials used

I began by taping the stencil to a piece of white cardstock with washi tape.  I applied the ink with a brush, varying the amount of ink applied and not covering all of the hearts in the stencil.



Once I trimmed the paper down I brushed more ink on the edges before mounting it to a scrap of raspberry notecard and then onto a white notecard.  I added raspberry ribbon tied in a bow next to the fold.

I die cut the Big Huge Premiere die twice from more of the scrap raspberry notecard, layered it with a glue pen, and adhered it to the front panel.


I wanted to add a large heart to the panel so I chose the center one from the Gilded Heart Circle.


I put foam dots on the back to pop it up off the panel a bit.

I took the phrase "hugs and kisses" from the Big and Little Valentines stamp set, cut off the word "hugs", inked it with the Raspberry Jam ink, and stamped it just below the panel.


And because I can hardly ever make just one, I made two more even simpler cards.  This time I made larger heart stenciled panels which I adhered directly to colored notecards.  Just a simple rinse of the stencil under warm water and I was ready to change colors.

For this one I used Memento Rose Bud ink with a raspberry notecard and ribbon.  This time I applied the ink directly to the paper through the stencil using the raindrop-shaped ink pad.


And this for this one I used Memento Lady Bug ink (applied with a round foam ink dauber), a Holly red notecard, and a satin red white-dotted ribbon.


I love this stencil and know I will use it a lot to make more valentines before the 14th.  I have many more red and pink inks to try!!!

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature


Big Hugs Premiere 94113


Big and Little Valentines CL5252


Drifting Hearts Stencil 88614


Gilded Heart Circle 94388



Thu 30

Hugs Loving Heart and the Drifting Heart Stencil by Jean Okimoto

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Splash brightly stenciled Drifting Hearts across a pink background and top them with the Hugs Loving Heart. It's a very basic design - just updated in glitter-embossed shades of pink, coral and orange.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a colorful card to warm a winter day.

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Brush a 6" x 4-½" rectangle of watercolor paper with a loose, watery layer of Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide.  Diecut the two largest hearts from the Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out set from watercolor paper.  Paint them with varying amounts of diluted Picked Raspberry too.  Dry the painted papers.

Stencil the Drifting Hearts with overlapping, random inks  - Rose Bud Memento Luxe and Radiant Neons in Electric Pink, Electric Orange and Electric Coral.  Work quickly so the inks don't dry - then emboss it with Iridescent Mboss from Imagine Crafts.  Trim the rectangle with the 5" x 3-¾" Rectangle Basics die and round the corners.

Cut Hugs Loving Heart from white and dark pink cardstock. Layer the diecuts - slightly offset - for dimension. Attach them to the two watercolored hearts.  

Attach the diecuts to a white A-6 card.  Add dark coral gem stickers.

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For a different look...use mixed shades of red cardstock instead of pink watercolored paper.  Stencil the Drifting Hearts with VersaMark and emboss it with detail clear powder.  Attach everything to a Kraft card and add silver gemstickers.

Thanks for visiting...see you next week!