Technique – stencilling

Featuring stencilling

Belated birthday wishes to you

Happy Saturday everyone!

My new distress oxide inks arrived this morning and I have spent the day happily playing with them.

Here’s the first card I made using a die by Memory Box, a stencil by Studio Light and a sentiment from Winnie & Walter.

I’m entering this into the current Casology challenge where the theme is ‘late’.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Stencilled trees

Happy Christmas Saturday people!

It’s been a while (ie a couple of weeks) since I posted a card of a Christmas tree! I have so many Christmas tree dies and stamps, I love them!

For these cards, I decided to used the technique I learnt for this tag. I created two  rainbow stencilled backgrounds using an Altenew stencil and a Newton’s Nook stencil. I then embossed over the stencilling with clear embossing powder. I covered the rest of the card in a few different shades of distress ink and wiped the excess ink from the ‘baubles’ and snowflakes.

I then cut the card using a simple tree die from Poppystamps – I must confess, I wasted spent quite a bit of time trying to work out the ‘best’ part of the card to cut, but I think I would have got a nice range of coloured baubles and snowflakes whatever I did.  But, well you know what it’s like, trying for ‘perfection’!!!

To create the card backgrounds, I applied some glitter paste through two stencils (a Tim Holtz stencil  and an Echo Park Paper Co stencil which is fast becoming one of my favourite stencils (star stencil)) and a little distress ink to ‘ground’ the trees. To finish off the cards, I stamped a sentiment by My Sentiments Exactly.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Colourful Penguin Parade

Hi Everyone!

‘No more layering stamps’. That’s what I told myself in September. Don’t get me wrong I love them. Probably too much as I have quite a few sets in my cupboard that I have used for one card….

My resolve cracked at the end of last month when my local craft store had the gorgeous Hero Arts Baby Penguin set on offer for Black Friday. I loved it when I saw it in the Hero Arts winter catalogue and I still love it!

Anyway, I finally inked it up today! It’s been a while since I made a rainbow card so I pulled out my Altenew ink sets – my ‘go to’ for the layering stamps. This is actually my second attempt – the first one included a yellow penguin, but quite honestly it just looked weird. And I didn’t like the background I created. So, I stamped all the penguins again! I used stencils by Echo Park Paper Co and My Favorite Things for the background and then spent I while wondering what to do about the sentiment….

Then it dawned on me – I could incorporate yellow in another way! I stamped the sentiment banner on yellow cardstock and called the card finished!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Glittering Holly

Hi there!

For my second card today, I wanted to play with some new Nuvo glitter paste that I bought with Christmas in mind. Can’t believe that I didn’t get round to playing with it until a week before Christmas!

Anyway, I chose the sketch from the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge and used a stencil fromEcho Park Paper Company. Lots of masking with this as I masked off the berries when I did the leaves and vice versa. Totally worth it for the effect!

Unfortunately, when I ran this through my Big Shot, it flattened/dulled the red berries a little – I think the paste may have still been a little damp, althought it felt quite dry to me. Anyway, I popped a little bit of red Nuvo drops on top of each of the berries to make them glisten again! I actually really like the effect, although it did take quite a while to dry!

I added a couple of strips of patterned paper and a die cut from Concord and 9th to finish it off!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Sweet Winter Wishes

Happy Saturday everyone!

While my Great Festive Cardmaking Frenzy of 2017 may be over, I’m definitely not ready to put my Christmas supplies away!

For this card, I used a couple of dies from Simon Says Stamp together with a stencil and stamp from My Favorite Things.

I’m entering this into a number of challenges:

Casology Challenge (grey)

CAS Mix Up Challenge (stamping, die cutting, stencilling)

Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge (anything goes)

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Sparkly Polar Bear

Hello Everyone!

After posting a ton of festive cards with trees, I’ve been focussing on using my other supplies!

Today I chose this fabulous polar bear die from Simply Graphic and did some inlaid die cutting with glitter paper.

I used an Echo Park stencil to create the background and then added a vellum die cut to ensure the bear stood out against the starry sky.

To finish off the card, I added a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp.

I’m going to enter this into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge (winter/Christmas).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.