FACETED TURNABOUT STENCILS
I’m back with more Turnabout fun! I hope you enjoyed my posts from the last 2 days HERE and HERE, where I showed you the Turnabout Tool Kit from Concord and 9th. In those posts, I used 2 different stamp sets. Today, I’m going to show you two projects using the Faceted Turnabout Stencils. Yes – that’s stencils, plural – you get 2 stencils in 1 pack! You know how a diamond is faceted, where you can see all the angles? That’s how these stencils look, when you’ve completed them. I can’t wait to play with endless colour combinations, for unique looks!
These are the 2 stencils you get in the pack. You can see on the back of the packing that it shows you how each stencil looks, at 1, 2, 3 and the 4th colouring.
For this first card, I used the full sized background stencil. I was so happy with the colours I chose for this, I just had to use the large panel as a background! I only trimmed it down a bit, to fit my card front.
Just like the Turnabout stamps, these Turnabout stencils require 3 turns, to complete the stencil. However, you don’t require the MISTI or other type of stamp positioning tool. You start with white cardstock cut to the size of the stencil (5 7/8″ x 5 7/8″). Hold the stencil in place using Thermo Web purple tape. I love this tape because it is easy to use without tearing your cardstock, especially when you’re going to be repositioning the stencil 3 times.
Start with your first colour on the first placement. I used Tumbled Glass Distress Ink (I actually forgot to put it in the photo!) Be sure to clean off the front and back of your stencil after each colour. This is to avoid any colour transfer from one turn to the next.
After shading in your first colour with a blending tool, remove the tape, clean off the stencil, and turn it 1/4 turn to the right. Tape it down in place again, and you’re ready for the 2nd colour. For the blending, I used the Tim Holtz blending tool, and used a different pad for each colour. To clean the stencil, I used a non-alcohol baby wipe.
The colours I chose for my background are Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers and Mustard Seed Distress inks. The white spaces are not an error – they are left on purpose, by the stenciling!
CARD FRONT DETAILS
Because I loved the result of my stenciling so much, I decided to trim down the panel to 3 3/4″ x 5″, to use it as a full background. Attach the stenciled panel to a 4″ x 5 1/4″ panel of black cardstock, and then attach this to an aqua card base.
To create the die cut, I used a SU! die with my Big Shot. I die cut the sentiment from black cardstock 3 times, and once from Silver Glitter cardstock. The 3 black sentiments are stacked one directly on top of the other; for the silver glitter one, I offset it slightly, so it looks like the black die cuts are a shadow.
Scatter a few silver sequins onto the front, and the card is done! A simply made card, but boy, doesn’t it look like a million bucks?! (yes, I am happy with how it turned out! #humbrag) Take a look at the photo below, which really show off the sentiment stacking.
FACETED FLOWER STENCIL
The second stencil in the Faceted Turnabout Stencil pack has a smaller floral image, along with some stencil words. For my card, I decided to keep the focus on the floral image.
If you look closely (okay, you don’t even have to look that close!) you can see I was a *titch* off on a my placement on a couple of turns. Oops! Well, that just proves I’m human too, and distractions happen when you work at home! LOL
For this stencil, I chose to use some classic inks from SU!, to see if there was much difference between them, and the Distress inks. There wasn’t much difference, except that I’d say that the classic inks go on ‘thicker’, than Distress inks. What I mean by that is that the colours go on much heavier and more opaque.
The colours I chose to use are Berry Burst, Powder Pink, Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist. I’m still happy with how it turned out, even with my little oopsies!
To finish the card, I cut down the stencil panel, place a narrower panel of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock behind it to the left, and add it all to a Berry Burst card base.
I hope you’ve been inspired by this week’s posts with the Turnabout Tool Kit and the Faceted Turnabout Stencils! I highly recommend these quality products from Concord and 9th for creating fun & unique projects. Links for the products are listed below, for your convenience.