Sunday, February 2, 2014

Stenciled - Day 1

Hey crafters!

I've been a little stencil happy lately. I signed up for the Stenciled Online Card Class. The class is all about creative ways to use stencils on cards. So fun! I managed to get all the homework done for Day 1. Days 2 - 4 ... yeah ... still a work in progress!

This first one I used the Tim Holtz Harlequin Stencil and Distress Ink. The tag is stamped with Crafter's Companion Sentimentals Collection - Friends and Family set and heat embossed. I think this turned out very "Mae West" :)

This next one is embossing with stencils. The birds stencil is from The Crafter's Workshop. The color is added with distress inks and foam blending tools...and a little flick of water to create the random spots. Sentiment is from Avery Elle - Love Notes. Onyx cardstock for the base is form A Muse Studio. I  A Muse cardstock because it's white on one side and color on the other. Perfect for making cards!

Here's an uber cool card using a a small brick stencil from The Crafter's Workshop and Dylusions Ink Sprays. All those fun stamps are from Paper Smooches Slang Gang. A MUST HAVE SET! The button is from Sweet Stamp Shop.

The "love" window is made form a Tim Holtz die. The white panel behind the window is covered with Dry Rock Candy glitter. Hearts I cut out by hand.

The next 2 cards are done by layering and masking with stencils.  This one I used Tim Holtz Rays stencil and a cloud stencil that I cut out myself. Distress inks for sponging. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this stamp set is from A Muse Studio - Love is in the Air.'s on SALE until Feb 14th HERE.  I watercolored the buildings and windows with Distress Markers and a water brush pen.

Before the inks completely dried...I dusted with Diamond Embossing Powder from A Muse Studio. WOW! The nice thing about adding "glitter" embossing powder is the extra shine you get along with the bing of the glitter. Ah-mazing! 
I pulled a Spellbinders Impressabilities stencil to create this next card. The sentiment is from another A Muse Studio set called Thank You Mix. It's one of my go-to sets.
Before lifting the stencil from the paper, I spritz on sparkle spray.
I look forward to a few more days of "learning" with stencils!
Life is good :)


bumblebee creations said...

love them all-but love the colors on the black, pink, and white one!! Yummy card!!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I loved seeing that Tim Holtz stencil done up in HOT PINK. Tim does great stuff but sometimes he needs to step away from the grunge. You did great work and had fun with your other stencil cards as well. Stencils are hot, hot, hot right now.

Avery Elle said...

All of these cards are amazing! Love them!!!!