Sunday, December 15, 2019

STAMPlorations December Stencil Challenge: Anything Goes

Time for the STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge Reminder.
You still have until the end of December to play along:-)

Here are the Guidelines for the Challenge and Prizes!

I decided to make a Birthday card for a December birthday.  Enjoy!

I am Loving the "CUTplorations Basic A2 Panels Nesting Dies" set.  My card front and both 
panels were cut by 3 of the sizes of dies in the set.  They add a beautiful clean
beveled edge to each panel.  A very versatile set with "9" dies:-)

I used ARTplorations "Leaf Prints Stencil" with Brushos Brilliant Red and Orange pigment
powder inks.  I placed the stencil over mixed media and secured with masking tape. 
Then spritzed with water to blend the inks.  Carefully removed masking tape
then turned the stencil over and laid onto another card front to get a stencil monoprint
image for a future project.

After backgrounds dried I die cut the positive image panel and popped up with 
white craft foam and attatched to card base.  Then cut a small panel from
the monoprint piece, die cut  and popped up with foam and placed next to 1st panel.

Next used CUTplorations "Skinny Sentiments Dies" to die cut the sentiment from
the monoprint image and attached to panel.  A fun bold artsy look!

Be sure and check out all the gorgeous projects by all the other Stencil Girls!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, dear friends.  
Thank you also for all your thoughtful and much appreciated Comments!


STAMPlorations December Storewide Sale

Stamps: None
Paper: Strathmore Mixed Media.  SU Whisper White 100# card base and Basic Black for sentiment shadow.
Inks: Brushos Pigment Powders: Brilliant Red and Orange.
Accessories: ARTplorations Leaf Prints Stencil. CUTplorations Basic A2 Panels Nesting Dies and Skinny Sentiments. Connect Glue Gina K.  White Craft foam.  Masking tape.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

STAMPlorations December Stencil Anything Goes Challenge

Time for our year ending December 2019 STAMPlorations Stencil Anything Goes Challenge!
Our STAMPGirls will be sharing Reminder projects on Dec. 15th, 2019.
Our next Stencil Challenge will be January 1, 2020!

We would love for you to play along!  You do not have to use STAMPlorations products,
but we love it when you do:-)

Here are the Challenge Guide Lines and Prizes!


Basic A2 Panels Nesting Dies,
Autumn Falling Stencil and Skinny Sentiments Dies.

I began by laying my "Autumn Falling Stencil" over mixed media paper 
that I had die cut with CUTplorations Basic A2 Panels Nesting Die.  
Then secured stencil with masking tape.

  Next sprinkled Bisters pigment ink powders over stencil 
and spritzed with water to blend the colors and reconstitute the inks.
I used Yellow, Red and Mahogany inks. Loved the color combo!

Then carefully lifted the stencil and removed tape and turned over the stencil onto
another A2 die cut piece of mixed media paper to transfer the excess ink.
I laid a paper towel over stencil and gently moved and blended the wet ink with my hands.

I used the paper towel to carefully blot excess ink from the original positive 
stenciled mixed media layer and the 2nd monoprint layer.
I will save the positive stenciled mixed media image for a future project.

Steps for designing finished card:
1) Die cut A2 background and 2 smaller panel dies with "A2 Panels Dies:. 
2) Die cut white craft foam for the 2 largest panels using same dies.
3) Attached foam to A2 background and 2nd panel and attached to card base.
4) Inlaid 3rd smaller panel.
5) Die cut Hello using CUTplorations "Skinny Sentiments" Dies. I am loving the "Skinny
Sentiments" Dies, which has 7 words and 7 shadow backgrounds:-)

Done!  Thank you for reading all my description:-) Hugs..


If you use my discount code STAMPGIRLNANCY when you check out at the 
STAMPlorations Store you can get a 20% discount:-)

STAMPlorations December Storewide Sale

Stamps: None
Inks: Bisters Pigment Powders
Paper: Strathmore Mixed Media. SU Whisper White 100#.
Accessories: ARTplorations: Autumn Falling Stencil,  CUTplorations Basic Panels A2 Nesting Dies and Skinny Sentiments Dies. Connect Glue Gina K. White Craft Foam. Spritzer. masking tape.