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. BTW...it'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 :)