Technique – stencilling

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Stencilled embossed butterflies

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along with this week’s Just Us Girls challenge – this week is trend week and the challenge is to use a stencil.

I decided to use the Simon Says Stamp Dimensional Stars embossing folder and stencil set that I picked up on sale a few weeks ago. After embossing the stars, I coloured them using the three stencils in the kit and distress oxide inks (Salvaged Patina, Saltwater Taffy and Squeezed Lemonade).

I love the sentiment ‘You’re a Star’, but it’s not a very common sentiment in stamp sets. Maybe it isn’t used much in the US? Anyway, I know I have a few stamps… it took me a while to track one down but in the end I used part of a Poppystamps older stamp set. The ‘you’ die is also by Simon Says Stamp.

I used the Simon Says Stamp Floral Centrepiece embossing folder but then got a bit stuck with the positioning of the butterfly. In the end, I cut a heart from some ‘special vellum’ and used that to ground the butterfly. Can you see the pretty dots in the vellum? I bought this sheet MANY years ago, but knew it would be perfect to add very subtle interest to the heart!

To complete my card, I added a My Favorite Things sentiment and a few sequins.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2022 – Bonus Day

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Well it’s the early hours of the first day of August! I can’t believe Christmas in July is over!¬† I have thoroughly enjoyed the challenge I set myself and I know I will be grateful to have all these cards in November when I will need them!

Anyway, as I enjoyed myself so much, I carried on with my Christmas crafting during 31 July so I’m calling this one my Bonus Christmas in July card!

I had to use a Christmas in July purchase – the Berries and Leaves stencil by Simon Says Stamp, which I paired with a stamped sentiment from an old Simons set, plus a couple of die cut holly leaves.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2022 – Day 19

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Welcome to Day 19 of LucieG’s Christmas in July 2022! Today I’m playing along in the Christmas Card Throwdown challenge where the theme is ‘Christmas Florals’.

I had to do it. I couldn’t help myself! I had to use the wonderful Memory Box Flowering Christmas Tree! This die is from 2011 and gets used every year I think! And this is its second appearance in 2022! Anyway, I coloured it with Twinkling H2O paints and added some die cut flowers on top.

I then stencilled some glitter paste to my card base, adhered the tree and added a Paper Rose Studio vase and a sentiment by Sugar Pea Designs to complete my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2022 – Day 13

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Welcome to Day 13 of LucieG’s Christmas in July 2022! Today I’m playing along in The Paper Players colour challenge.

I’ve noticed that I often use blue/aqua on my festive card backgrounds and I was determined that I wouldn’t do that this time! Instead, I stencilled some Nuvo Moonstone glitter paste onto my card base. While that was drying, I stamped the fabulous Wispy Trees by The Stamp Market using a couple of distress oxide inks and cut them using the coordinating dies.

After arranging a little forest, I added a sentiment by Mama Elephant and applied a layer of a Wink of Stella to the bottom section of my card, although that doesn’t show up at all in my photos!!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2022 – Day 5

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Welcome to Day 5 of LucieG’s Christmas in July 2022! Today I’m playing along in the Just Us Girls challenge where the theme is mammals. Ha! Perfect excuse for a reindeer card!

It’s difficult to see in the smaller photos, but I started with a Uniko stencil and some moonstone glitter paste to add a bit of texture to my card base and added a Memory Box frame cut from glitter card. I then used an older die set (Delightful Deer) from My Favorite Things which I cut from kraft card and sponged with some distress ink.

Finally I added sentiment from an older My Favorite Things stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Birthday circle

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Today I’m playing along with the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

When I saw the sketch, I decided it would be perfect for the die fleur double by Simply Graphic! So I chose a couple of pieces of card and got crafty! I stencilled some Nuvo Moonstone paste on my card base and added a Memory Box sentiment plus a few gems to complete my take.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.