Friday, January 1, 2021

STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge New Year 2021!

Wishing all our STAMPlorations followers a Healthy Happy Creative 2021!

It is time for our STAMPlorations 1st Stencil Challenge of the year.  We would love to have you join in the creative fun,  dear friends.

You're on my mind:-)

STAMPlorations Trendy Feathers 2 (sentiment)

Had fun using a new to me Watercolor technique for my background.  Yes,  went to my background stash for another quick Stencil card design.

I used Arches Cold Press Watercolor Paper and a 1/4" wide paint brush with Kuretake Gamsai Tampi W/C Paints to make my background using a Dry Brush on wet W/C paint.  I tried Hot Press and Mixed Media paper,  but did not work as well as the Cold Press paper,  which has more texture.

I did one partial swipe and then changed color and continued until I was happy with the background result.  When background was dry I attached only part of the slimline "Wheels" stencil using masking tape.  Then outlined the Wheels with Sakura Pigma Sensei 0.4 mm Black pen.  Added background to my stash.

The 1st thing I did was die cut the background with Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Die using the largest die.  Then centered the smallest die from the set and die cut.  Attached A2 die cut background to 100# white CS cardbase.

Then popped up the smaller center die cut image with craft foam and added a stamped with Archival Jet Black ink the Trendy Feathers 2 sentiment 
and Done!  Loved how it turned out!

You have until the end of January to play along.  Be sure and use at least one stencil.  you do not have to use a STAMPlorations stencil,  but we love it when you do:-)


STAMPlorations Products Used

STAMPlorations Trendy Feathers 2 (sentiment)


The Rules:
  • Players can link up a maximum of 3 projects -- any type of project is welcome as long as a stencil is used -- but each project must be in its own blog post.
  • Use of stencil (any brand) is a requirement.
  • Non-STAMPlorations products are OK 
  • No sneak peek project entries; full project photo must be displayed on blog post in order to qualify for the prizes.
  • To qualify for the prize, players must display challenge graphic and have a text link to the challenge post (blogs only)

Prizes: $20 prize code to winner / $7 prize code to 3 randomly picked entries


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  1. I love that background and beautiful colour palate Nancy. Your stencil outlining is always perfect, that's one technique I really struggle with :)
    Happy New Year XX

  2. I love what you do with stencils, but that background is blowing my mind! Fabulous, Nancy!

  3. Wow what a stunner of a card Nancy x. Such a fun and effective technique on the background too x.

  4. Fabulous background. Very attractive.

  5. You've definitely warmed me up on a cold grey day with this gorgeous card Nancy. It's like a party in card form! I love those hot colours and your outline stencilling is on point! Sending hugs and wishing you a happy day :) Vicky x


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