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DIY Stencils

February 2nd, 2014 · 1 Comment

DIY Stencils

I hadn’t really thought about creating my own stencils until I saw the DIY Stencils tutorial by Jennifer McGuire on Day 4 of the Stenciled online card class. This card was inspired by her Hello Card on the Bonus: New Stenciling Products day.

I cut a butterfly out of acetate with the Bigz die to use as a stencil for the butterfly shape, and applied the small décor stencil on top for the layered effect. The sentiment was cut out of black card stock three times to create a thicker embellishment. Dazzling Details were added after it was adhered to the card.

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All supplies by Stampin’ Up!® unless otherwise noted.
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Big Shot, Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die, Circle Card Thinlits Die, Finishing Touches Edgelits Dies, Kind Thoughts Brocade Small Décor Stencils, Dazzling Details, Stamping Sponges, Sponge Daubers; Acetate

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Stenciled – Day 2

January 26th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Stenciled - Day 2

I had a lot of fun pulling out some of my old Stampin’ Up! supplies (stencils and wheels) to create this one-layer Christmas card. It was inspired by Kristina Werner’s You Add Color To My Life card on Day 2 of the Stenciled online card class.

I used Shimmery White card stock for my card base and stamped the holiday sentiment with VersaMark ink in the center of the card. After heat embossing it with white EP, I placed the ornament stencil over the sentiment and rolled the Leaves à la Carte Jumbo Wheel with Coastal Cabana ink over the stencil, then completed the image by sponging more ink. I did the same with the Baroque Border Wheel and Strawberry Slush ink. The Pistachio Pudding ornament was added last, just by sponging inside the stencil. I wiped off the ink from the embossed letters and shaded them with a Smoky Slate marker to make them stand out more.

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All supplies by Stampin’ Up!® unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Seasonal Sentiments
Paper: Shimmery White
Ink: VersaMark, Coastal Cabana, Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush
Accessories: Vintage Ornaments I Décor Stencils, Stamping Sponges, Baroque Border Wheel, Leaves à la Carte Jumbo Wheel, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Smoky Slate Stampin’ Write Marker, Silver Stampin’ Dazzle Marker, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy

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Stenciled – Day 1

January 26th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Stenciled - Day 1

I very much enjoyed the wonderful videos and cards presented on Day 1 of the Stenciled online card class. This card was inspired by Jennifer McGuire’s Merci! card, even though I didn’t use the same stencil or technique. I’m looking forward to trying some of the other techniques that were taught on this first day.

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Stamps: Dutch congratulations stamp (Verschooten Antwerpen)
Paper: Pure Luxury White, Wild Lilac (Gina K. Designs)
Ink: Memento Bahama Blue, Dandelion, Grape Jelly, Lady Bug, Pear Tart, & Tangelo, VersaFine Onyx Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Stylish Borders Stencil, Self Adhesive Pearls (Hero Arts); Sponge Daubers (SU!); Double-Sided Foam Tape (3M Scotch)

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Rev Up the Fun!

January 21st, 2014 · 1 Comment

Rev Up the Fun!

This is a birthday card I made for my American brother-in-law, who is not the only car enthusiast in the family! I went looking for a sketch to complement the Rev Up the Fun! images and found SC457 on The car stamp was inked up with markers and the orange chevrons were cut with the Circle Card Thinlits die.

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All supplies by Stampin’ Up!® unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Rev Up the Fun!
Paper: Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Brushed Silver, Travel Journal Designer Series Paper
Ink: Bashful Blue, Going Gray
Accessories: Big Shot, Circle Card Thinlits Die, Night of Navy & Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Write Markers, Vintage Brads, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool, Stampin’ Pierce Mat, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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Shadow Tiles

January 18th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Shadow Tiles
Here’s a nice monochromatic and very mailable card (which is going to be on its way to Belgium later today) using the Shadow Tiles technique from the December 2013/January 2014 edition of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.

I stamped the image and sentiment first, then scored the 5-1/4″ x 4″ vanilla card stock at every inch both vertically and horizontally using the Simply Scored Diagonal Plate. Then came the more time-consuming part: lining up two Post-it® notes against the bottom edges of each square and sponging Crumb Cake ink to cover the bottom corner. When the entire card is done, the effect is quite wonderful.

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All supplies by Stampin’ Up!® unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Inspired by Nature, Wetlands
Paper: Baked Brown Sugar, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Simply Scored, Simply Scored Diagonal Plate, Stylus, Sponge Dauber, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig; Post-it® Notes (3M)

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