Monday, March 15, 2021

STAMPlorations March Stencil Extra

Be sure and check out the creative projects by our talented Design Team.

We would love if you played along with us.  As always there are prizes!
You still have until the end of the month to play along.

STAMPlorations Dee's Healing Herbs
Shaker Blends Color Confetti

I used the same background Gesso Emboss Resist technique as on my STAMPlorations March launch card.  I again followed Eileen Godwin's
video technique.

I used Strathmore Mixed Media paper,  sprayed Monika's Rectangle Flexi-Template with Pixie Spray and secured to MM paper.  Placed Sanna "Fairy Tale Forest" Stencil over Template and Attached stencil with 3M masking paper.

Added a thin layer of Gesso  thru stencil with a sponge dauber and let dry. Then removed stencil.
Used make up brushes to add light shades of Distress Oxide Inks: Worn Lipstick, Squeeze Lemonade, Antique Linen and Broken China in a circular motion. Let dry.

Removed stencil and used a damp paper towel to remove ink from gesso covered stencil images and let dry.  Next removed masking tape and template.

Then used Staedler black pen and ruler to draw black line around image for frame.  Stamped Dee's "Healing Herbs" silhouette images and sentiment with Archival Jet Black ink.  Next I die cut the frame using CUTplorations Crazy Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Die.

Popped up Main image with craft white foam and added to SU Whisper White card base.  One last step..Shaker Blends "Color Confetti" sequins and Done!

I decided after finishing my 2 cards using the new Gesso technique that I liked the 1st card the best using i-Brushes and a sweeping motion.  Although on the 2nd card the Distress Oxide inks came off the Gesso better than the Distress Inks.
A fun technique that I am sure I will use again in the future:-)
Enjoy and you still have until the end of the month to play along with our STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge.
Love and Hugs...


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STAMPlorations Dee's Healing Herbs

Shaker Blends Color Confetti

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. This is stunning, Nancy. The soft colors, the design and the black frame you drew is just beautiful.

  2. The gesso technique looks all soft and dreamy. Gorgeous colours and a stunner of a card Nancy x.

  3. Beautiful blend on the background, Nancy! The stencil is dreamy and I love the stamp set with its cute, punny sentiments. Such a pretty card!

  4. This is so beautiful, Nancy. Love your soft colors paired with the black herbs.

  5. the look.
    xx Karen

  6. So pretty, Nancy, that background is lovely and paired with silhouettes makes a beautiful card.

  7. Wow, this is stunning and dreamy, Nancy! You did an amazing job with the gesso resist technique! Love how your sponged the background! It's so pretty! The black herb silhouette looks awesome against the soft background, and the black think frame you drew gives a finished feeling. Hugs.. Hideko

    1. Thank you, my friend for your thoughtful comment. Such a fun artsy technique that you never know how it will turn out:-) Love and Hugs..Nancy

  8. Gorgeous! LOVE your beautiful emboss resist background. Amazing colours and perfect with the contrast of that silhouette images. xx


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