Thursday, April 1, 2021

STAMPlorations April Stencil Challenge

Time for our STAMPlorations Stencil Anything Goes Challenge!
Be sure and check out the talented Design Teams stencil projects too.

We would love to have you join our challenge and commenting is always appreciated.

ARTplorations Slimline Flair Stencil.
STAMPlorations Happy Birthday.
CUTplorations Birthday Word Die.

A fun birthday card using the ARTplorations Slimline Flair Stencil. .
I laid the stencil over Strathmore Mixed Media 4" x 9" card base and secured with 3M masking tape making sure I only covered the frame around the stencil so the result would be a white frame on the finished card.

Next used i-Crafter i-Brushes to apply the Distress Oxide Inks: Cracked Pistachio,  Twisted Citron and Broken China.  Then removed the stencil.

Next Die-cut the CUTplorations Birthday Word Die  , Birthday word die out of same paper.
Sponged the same Distress Oxide inks onto the Birthday word then die-cut another word and attached to the colored word for added dimension using Gina K Connect Glue.  Attached Birthday to card.

Then stamped "Happy" using Happy Birthday stamp to a scrap and heat embossed with Broken China Ranger  Distress Embossing Glaze, which added a nice shine. Added sentiment to another layer of paper that I had sponged with Twisted Citron and popped up with craft foam and attached above the Birthday and Done!

Loved how well the colors blended thru the stencil using the i-brushes.

Enjoy and you have until the end of the month to add your stencil project and comment for prizes:-)

Love and Hugs..

STAMPlorations Products

ARTplorations Slimline Flair Stencil.

STAMPlorations Happy Birthday.

CUTplorations Birthday Word Die.

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 gorgeous, Nancy. The colours you chose and the beautiful blends are perfect.

  2. I love blues and greens together and this stencil is beautiful. What a stunning card you made.

  3. What an eye catching card Nancy and the blending and stencilling looks amazing x.

  4. love that stenciled background Nancy, great mix of colours :)

  5. Absolutely gorgeous Nancy and those colours Wow!

  6. Oh, wow! Lovelovelovelovelovelove that stencil and the colors!

    1. I sent my card to Jeani for her 55th Birthday...can you believe that?!? We have been thru a lot of changes together:-) She LOVED her card too! Love and Hugs..Nancy

  7. Oh wow! This is a beautiful stencil and I love the effect you got using those gorgeous, gorgeous colours! Who on earth said 'blue and green should never be seen without a colour in between' was just having a laugh!! Vicky x

  8. I love this...feels like a breathe of Spring air with those pretty colours.
    xx Karen

  9. Gorgeous! That stencil is so pretty and those colors are to die for. A keepsake birthday card.


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