Wednesday, January 1, 2020

STAMPlorations January 1, 2020 Stencil Challenge

Time for our 1st 2020 New Year STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge Anything Goes!
Of course,  you have to use a stencil(s), but does not have to be ARTplorations stencils.
We Love it though when you do.

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My stencil card using...

I found this beautiful Ranger Alcohol Pearl Ink background in my stash.
I used Alchemy, Splendor and Deception Inks.
I dripped the Alcohol Pearl Ink onto Yupo paper and blended the colors
with Blending Solution.  I love the subtle shine you can see IRL.

Die cut with CUTplorations
"Crazy Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies"
Then placed ARTplorations "Peacock Feathers Stencil" designed by Sanna over the
background and secured with masking tape.

Next used a Ultra Fine Black Sharpie pen to trace the stencil images.
Attached the Happy, Happy Clear Sticker to the image.
Popped up card front with White Craft Foam and attached to cardbase and Done!

I loved the Quick Clean and Simple design 
that works for a New Years or Birthday Celebration:-)

  • You must use a stencil or stencils (any brand) in your project(s) - if it isn't obvious that you used a stencil in your project, your entry may be deleted or will not be eligible to win.
  • Non-STAMPlorations products in entries are OK.
  • You can enter as many projects as you wish as long as they are in separate blog posts and that they are new and not created prior to the start of the current month's challenge.
  • Your project photo must be posted in full in your blog post to be eligible to win and receive the corresponding prize. Please don't link up to our challenge if you're only showing a sneak peek of it (as is the case if you made it as a design team project for another company). In the same vein, please do not link up your project if it's solely to promote another company.
  • You must display the challenge graphic in your post (if linking from your blog) and link back to the challenge post (not just the main blog) in order to be eligible to win (and receive the corresponding prize).
  • Link up by January 31, 11:55 p.m. Pacific time.

  • The winner will receive a $15 gift certificate.
  • The runner up will receive a $10 gift certificate.
  • Three (3) randomly drawn crafters will each receive a $5 gift certificate


12 days - 12 products - 12 winners

Comment on the 12 Days of Christmas posts for a chance to win STAMPlorations products. Commenting closes on January 8, with winners announced in the December winners post on January 10.


  1. Beautiful colours Nancy, Happy New Year and looking forward to all your crafty creations in 2020 :)

    1. Thank you Christine. I am looking forward to your inspiring creations too:-) Happy New Year..Nancy

  2. Great colour combination and love how you used the eye catching stencil Nancy. Happy New Year x.

  3. I love the colors in this background, Nancy! Tracing the stencil with the Sharpie makes such a dramatic stencil project! A perfect card for celebrating the New Year or a birthday!

  4. Wonderful happy colours - perfect with the sentiment that mentions a party! Great idea to trace the stencil instead of using embossing paste or a different colour of ink.

  5. What a beautiful stencil card, Nancy!
    I love the Alcohol Pearl Ink colors you used and the way they blended.
    Tracing just round part of the peacock feather stencil is such a great idea! The abstract black patterns pop against the gorgeous background and they are so unique and special.
    Hideko xx

    1. Thank you, my friend. I really like the shine from the alcohol ink pearls. I tried to catch the shine in a photo, but none turned out. It does catch the lamp light at night and is so pretty. I am loving the pearls. I now have 3 sets:-) Hugs...

  6. Hi Nancy... I just received your beautiful card!! I love it... And I love this! Beautiful colours and so clever to draw through the stencil. Happy New year!

  7. I love your eclectic design, Nancy. What a gorgeous background color too. Great idea to trace the outline of a stencil. Another brilliant idea!

  8. That's a different look for the peacock stencil! Just goes to show how a creative thinker can stretch supplies. Love the pretty background. Nice to have a stash with something so gorgeous at the ready! Hey, happy new year, friend!

    1. Happy New Year to you too, Leslie. We need to have a play day together:-) I loved how this stenciled background turned out too. Prettier IRL...of course. Hugs..Nancy

  9. awesome card the warm glow it has!!
    xx Karen

  10. LOVE the colours (you knew I would!). Great work with creating a stria (streak) effect. I love the bold black outlines and sentiment against those bright colours. Very fun card my friend! xx

    1. Thank you, Loll. I am loving the Alcohol Ink Pearls you gave me in Sept. for my much so that ordered another set, but have not used yet. Love how AI Pearls flow and the pretty colors. Hugs..Nancy

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