Wednesday, April 24, 2019

STAMPlorations Helen G Designs New Stencils Blog Hop

You are going to love the projects that 6 of the STAMPgirls created
using the 6 brand new stencils that were designed by Helen G for STAMPplorations.

Be sure and check out the other girls awesome stencil projects.


I secured the Make Marks #3 stencil on my SU Whisper White 100# CS and
sponged with Distress Oxide Inks: Broken China and Peacock Feathers.

I used a Smooshed Distress Oxide on SU Glossy CS technique for my main image.
Drying between each new DOX ink color.
I used DOX inks: Wild Honey, Fossilized Amber, Tattered Rose, Shaded Lilac,
Wilted Violet and Broken China.  I die cut the finished backgrounds into
two ATC's with CUTplorations ATC Tag Builder Dies.  One went into my stash.

When dry I Wiped off Distress Oxide chalky residue with baby wipe, 
which magically brightened the ATC card.  Let dry.

Next stamped the borders with STAMPlorations :Artsy Border Maker using MISTI.
Blotted with paper towel and heat dried to make sure Archival Jet Black ink dry.
Stamped STAMPlorations Life in Full Color sentiment on glossy paper and
popped up with white Craft Foam.

Popped up ATC with foam and attached to card base and Done!
Such a fun card to design.


I used CUTplorations ATC Tag Builder again to die cut glossy cardstock.
Secured Helen G stencil over ATC and used sponge daubers to color the Make Marks #2
Helen G stencil with Distress Oxide inks: Candied Apple, Lucky Clover and
Blueprint Sketch.

I used the same smooshing technique as on my 1st and 3rd ATC cards.
Swiped ink onto Glass Mat and spritzed with water, then picked up ink
with sponge dauber.
When dry Wiped off Chalky residue with baby wipe and let dry.  
Then buffed with paper towel.

Placed ATC in MISTI and stamped Life in Full Color border stamp.
Then stamped and cut out sentiment from the same set.
Attached  sentiment with White foam to ATC .

Then used leftover inks to make splatters with paint brush.
Then popped up main ATC image with White craft foam and
attached to card base and Done!
Loved this card too:-)


My 3rd card using the same ATC technique as the previous die cut ATC's.

  Stenciled using sponge dauber to add misted Broken China and 
Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide Inks
thru the Make Marks #5 stencil.  When dry wiped with baby wipe.
Love how that brings out the color.

TIP: use clean area of baby wipe as you move around to wipe off the chalky residue.

Added glossy CS to MISTI and stamped with Archival Jet Black ink and trimmed.
Colored sentiment with Zig markers with colors to match background.

Popped up sentiment and ATC  onto glossy CUTplorations Crazy Double
Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies layer.
Next attached to SU Whisper White 100# CS and Done!

Thank you Helen for designing your creative 2 in 1 background stencils:-)
I had so much fun playing and found your stencils so versatile.  Hugs....

You have until April 30th to join in the 

Use my STAMPGIRLNANCY Code for 20% more off your order at check out.
Total 45% off from the Spring Fling Section.

One (1) Winner of a $15 Gift Code to the STAMPlorations Store.
Two (2) Winners of their choice of 2 Helen G Designs Stencil.

Commenting Closes on May 8, with the Winners announced on May 10 in the April Winners Post.


  1. Gorgeous cards! I love all of your artsy backgrounds
    using Helen's new stencils.

  2. Such fun and colorful cards -- love the way you used Helen's new stencils!

  3. Nancy, all three of your cards are super fun and fantastic! I love all the backgrounds you created with the stencils. Thank you so much for the inspirations!!!

  4. I love your cards and how you used the new Helen G. stencil line.

  5. Gorgeous Nancy, I love this new stencil line this could be a little spending spree for me. They are just my type of stencils :)

  6. Love the stencil designs! Awesome creations to show them off!

  7. Beautiful cards showcasing Helen's wonderful stencils! Great job Nancy! xx

  8. Beautiful soft colors! I love these new stencils!!!

  9. Wow! Your cards are great! I like how you used the ATCs on them, and the bright colors are fabulous!

  10. Love your colorful, fun projects! Great stencils!

  11. Fabulous inspiration Nancy and loving your three mixed media cards. Great new stencils and love hoe you wiped off the oxides to reveal such vibrant colours. Great deisgns and so creative.....Thank you x

  12. Wow, Nancy!! I'm still learning the art of stenciling - though I did plenty of it on my walls in the 80's! lol You've created such a wonderful collection of cards, my friend! I love the colors... and the color of Helen's stencils!!

  13. Fantastic stenciling and artsy cards, Nancy! Beautiful samples with these new stencils!

  14. Super cool and fantastic cards Nancy! Wonderful use of stencils in your designs.

  15. I have always been a huge fan of stencils...My list is growing now...Thank you so much for sharing your lovely cards today!

  16. Great card designs and choice of colors using these stencils.

  17. Three wonderful cards highlighting the lovely new stencils. xx

  18. These are all so pretty! Love your colors!

  19. Oh, I like these colorful cards, especially the last one! You've convinced me I need some baby wipes, too. I was wondering how the DOX would look on glossy, and now I know. I love it! Cool watercolor effect on 1st and 3rd. Great samples, Nancy!

  20. What a fabulous trio of cards - love all those various colour combinations and designs. My favourite is the first one - the soft blue and green is so beautiful, and that is a wonderful sentiment!

    1. Thank you, Susan. I can't wait to do this technique at our BC Retreat:-) Hugs...Nancy

  21. fantastic cards - love the patterns on these new stencils:)

  22. Hi Nancy -the layering of the cards is a great idea and the stenciling is so stunning on your work - So fabulous to be using Helens stencils - happy Helen has a product she always hoped to have and you have done a marvelous work using the new line! TFS

    1. Thank you Gail. I loved playing with Helen's new stencils and what a great idea to have 2 stencil designs in one:-) Hugs..Nancy

  23. Three FABULOUS cards Nancy!! Those new stencils are ALL wonderful and I can tell you had a great time playing with them! Lovely, lovely cards my friend!! :0)

  24. Cute cards, your designs are just terrific!
    Valerija xx

  25. Stenciling and stamping magic for sure. Love your stencils, techniques, and fun card, Nancy! I need to get some more stencils for sure!!! The last one is my fave - so many cool colors and designs. Hugz

  26. Oh they're terrific!! I especially love the BG on the last card ... Amazing!

  27. Fabulous cards!! The designs are amazing!!!

  28. Wonderful cards. Love the
    artist card - sends best wishes
    in a crafty way. thanks for
    sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

  29. First, I love the name of the stencils. It is perfect - make marks. Exactly what you did. I love the soft colors and different looks. I love the designs on all three cards.

  30. Marisela Delgado said: Great cards

  31. You did a fantastic job of showcasing Helen's stencils, Nancy! The pretty color combinations, the beautiful DOX smooshed backgrounds, and your great designs make the stenciled patterns look even more interesting. Love all three of them!
    Hugs.. Hideko

  32. These are so cool!! Love that 3rd one; so fun!

  33. I just love all of your designs here Nancy! great colors and wonderful stamps and stencils! xx

  34. Fantastic cards Nancy, using the new stencils - they make great all three


Thank you so much for visiting and leaving your much appreciated comments! Hugs....Nancy