Saturday, May 15, 2021

STAMPlorations May Extra Stencil Challenge

STAMPlorations May Extra Stencil Challenge has begun with fabulous projects by our Design Team'  We would love to have you play along. You have until the end of April to play and comment.

Clear Stickers Spring Magic

I positioned the ARTplorations Peeking Dahlias Stencil over Strathmore Mixed Media paper and secured with 3M Masking Tape.  Then used a sponge dauber to apply Clear Versamark thru the stencil on just the top flower.  Carefully removed card front from masked stencil.

Sprinkled center of flower with a combination of Distress Embossing Glaze Antique Linen and Vintage Photo for a light brown color.  Then removed excess Embossing Glaze powder onto copy paper and carefully poured excess powder back into tiny jar to use another time.   Then heat embossed the brown Glaze.  Used the same technique for each color of Distress Embossing Glaze: Rusty Hinge,  Fired Brick and Fossilized Amber.

Replaced card front under masking tape and added Clear Versamark to bottom flower.  Removed card front and repeated the same steps and heat embossing techniques.  Loved the shiny beautiful colors on both Dahlia blooms.

Die cut the frame with the largest A2 Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Die.
Attached to SU Basic White 100# card base.  Then added the Clear Stickers Spring Magic sentiment and Done!  

My card will be going to my dear 92 year old girlfriend,  Daisy!
She has always been an avid gardener and loves ALL Flowers.

Enjoy our Spring weather and getting outside to play in the dirt!  Love and Hugs..


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


Use my STAMPGIRLNANCY 20% off Code


  1. Daisy is going to love this Nancy. A stunner of a card, with a great technique and what patience and it sure is worth it x.

  2. This is stunning. The embossing glaze just makes this shine.

  3. Wowie, fantastic, Nancy! Awesome stencil and beautifully crafted. Daisy will love it!

    1. Yes, Daisy did Love her card:-) I can't wait to visit Daisy again after we get our booster vaccine on June 10th. In the meantime, I will be sending her more cards:-) Love and Hugs...Nancy

  4. What a wonderful card Nancy! I love that stencil and the colours you blended are so effective. I love that you elevated your card by adding the embossing. I love the shine and it makes the card look so finished! Vicky x

    1. Thank you Vicky...I am loving playing with my Distress Embossing Glazes! Hugs..Nancy

  5. Wow this is spectacular! Love that shine!!

  6. Fabulous card, Nancy! I LOVE the glazed sunflowers! You picked the perfect sentiment!

  7. This card makes me happy, Nancy. This card is a keeper!


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