Stamps, Stencils & Dies - Oh My!

Welcome to our May Scrap ‘N Stamp Blog Hop! This month’s theme features Wendy Vecchi Stamps, Stencils and Dies – Oh My!  We’re showcasing these fabulous 3-in-1 bundles by the talented designer Wendy Vecchi. Each bundle comes with a stamp set, coordinating dies, and stencil set!  All you need to do is add your own inks & creativity.  We know you’ll love these sets, so ALL Wendy Vecchi stamps are 20% OFF from now until May 7th!!

If you haven’t enjoyed our blog hops before, you’re in for a treat! Each Design Team member has created a special project. At the end of each post, you’ll see a link to the next team member’s post. Just click that link, and you’ll be taken directly to the next post. (If technical gremlins get in the way, each blog also includes the full list of designers, & links to their posts). NOTE: before clicking onto the next post, be sure to leave a comment! Each person who comments is automatically entered into a draw for a $50 Gift Certificate to Scrap ‘N Stamp! Winner will be randomly drawn on May 14th – so don’t delay in commenting! Now, let’s get on with my project.

COUNTRY FLOWERS

I am in love with the fact that everything I needed to create this card is in the Country Flowers bundle. And I didn’t even use all of the stamps or stencils! All of the coordination guess-work is taken care of for you. I find I spend so much time going through my considerable ‘stash’ of stamps, stencils, etc. to put together a card, that I’m tired before I start! With these Wendy Vecchi bundles, you can either use the products together, OR make your own combinations.

Stamps, Stencils & Dies - Oh My!

Doesn’t this just put you in mind of a field of flowers, with a warm breeze blowing? *sigh* I wish I were there right now – 6 feet away from the nearest person, of course! *wink*

CARD DETAILS

Start with a panel of white layering cardstock. Place the large stencil on top, with the scalloped oval in the middle. You can see that I’m using my Wendy Vecchi Make Art Stay-tion, which comes with magnets to hold your project in place!  Blend Fossilized Amber distress oxide ink with a brush into the circle, lightening the ink as you move to the middle. Now, wipe the stencil clean, and re position it so that the dots are to the left of circle. Mask off the stencil, and apply Ranger Texture Paste with a palette knife, through the dots. Remove the stencil, and wipe clean your tools. Now, set this panel aside to let the paste dry.

On a separate piece of white cardstock, stamp the layering flowers,leaves and butterfly. For the solid base of the flowers, use Gina K. Wild Lilac ink. Next, use Hero Arts Grape Juice for the outline, and Gina K. Sweet Corn for the middle. The leaves are stamped with Gina K. Fresh Oregano and Hero Arts Moss. For the butterfly, I chose Hero Arts Ultra Pink and Stampin’ Up! Lovely Lipstick.  Layering the stamps is easy, when you set everything up in a stamp platform! I inked & stamped all of the images in one stamping.  Now you’re ready to use the coordinating dies to die cut the flowers, leaves and butterfly.

LAYER IT TOGETHER

I was so excited to layer everything together, that I forgot to stamp the extra little berries stamp!  Oh well – next time! To create more dimension, use a combination of glue and foam tape to layer the pieces onto your stenciled card front. Pull the colours together with a purple layer, and then a pink card base.

Stamps, Stencils & Dies - Oh My!

Talk  about getting the most for your money! There’s so much you can do with this Country Flowers bundle – keeping the bundle together, or using the pieces separately.

CARRY ON WITH THE HOP!

Before you head over to see Kia’s amazing project, be sure to leave a comment here on my post! That way you’re automatically entered for the $50 prize draw. You’ll want to keep hopping through all of the Design Team’s posts, as we all use different Wendy Vecchi bundles. Get ready to enjoy yourself!  Remember that the ALL Wendy Vecchi stamps are 20% OFF UNTIL MAY 7th at Scrap ‘N Stamp!  For these and other supplies, just click here, or on the supply links below.

Stamps, Stencils & Dies - Oh My!

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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

18 thoughts on “Stamps, Stencils and Dies – Oh My!

  1. I really like how the purple flowers turned out. When I first looked at the textured dots, I thought it was an embossed image.

  2. Hi Deborah! I love your card. Especially the yellow in background with texture paste.

  3. Great idea to use the texture paste to add yet another layer to your card. That stuff is fun isn’t it?

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