Technique – stencilling

Featuring stencilling

Happy Mother’s Day 2023!

Hi everyone!

Next up is one of the cards I gave to my lovely mum today!

I used the amazing Spring Meadow stencil set and matching die by The Greetery for this card. I have to say the stencil set works perfectly and meant this was a very quick and easy make! I’m looking forward to using this with different colour combos!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

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

Hello All!

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

Hello everyone!

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

Hello everyone!

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

Hello everyone!

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.