Welcome to our STENCIL US IN Scrap ‘N Stamp Blog Hop! I hope that you’re ready to be wowed, because the Design Team has some wonderful projects to share with you.
If you haven’t done a blog hop before – don’t worry, it’s really easy! Just ooh & ahh over each post, leaving a comment. You want to leave a comment, because there will be a winner randomly drawn from all comments, for a $50 Gift Card to Scrap ‘N Stamp! After you’ve left your comment, then click on the link to the next blog – you’ll be taken to the next post automatically. In case of internet gremlins, you’ll also see a list of the participating blogs, so you can click directly on those links, as well.
As you may have guessed by the name Stencil Us In, this month’s blog hop, it’s all about using stencils! Hopefully you’ll be surprised by new ways to use stencils, or at least new stencils to use. If you started at the top of the hop, you’ve just arrived here from Kia’s amazing project. If not – don’t worry – just keep clicking the links, and you’ll make your way through all of the blog posts.
The technique I use for my project is called ‘stacked stencils’. At least, that’s what I call it! It’s easy to do, and your combination of stencils can be endless.
STACKED STENCILS DETAILS
Start with your white cardstock panel. Next, lay your first stencil, with the larger openings, onto the cardstock. Keep it in place with either Purple Tape, or any other repositionable adhesive. I use the large Taylored Expressions Masking Stencil – Rectangles. This gives me basically a blank canvas area for my 2nd stencil. Use a blending brush to apply the Salty Ocean Distress ink through the stencil, and then remove the stencil.
Next, lay down the 2nd stencil – the more detailed one – over the first stenciled area. I chose the new Tim Holtz Flourish stencil (coming soon to the Scrap ‘N Stamp store). Use a palette knife to apply the Nuvo Glimmer Paste in Moonstone through the stencil. I allowed the glimmer paste to extend beyond the blue stenciled area, for more texture, but you can keep it to the same size, if you want. Be sure to wash off your stencil & palette knife right after you’re done; warm water & a bit of dish soap works perfectly for a quick clean. Now, set aside your panel to allow the glimmer paste to dry.
On a separate piece of white cardstock, stamp the image from MFT A La Modes Cheers stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Use alcohol inks to colour the image – here’s the colours that I used. Dress – Copic B00, B02, B04 and B05. Hair – Spectrum Noir Illustrator F56 and F55. Champagne – Spectrum Noir Illustrator F56 and F55. To add some sparkle to the dress, use the Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen in Midas Touch – it’s a gorgeous sparkly gold! Now, use the coordinating MFT A La Modes Cheers die to die cut the image.
For the sentiment, which is also from the same stamp set, stamp in Versamark ink onto a piece of white cardstock. Cover it with gold embossing powder, and heat set. Use your scissors to create a banner tail on the right side. Now you’re ready to layer all the pieces together, over a panel of Lawn Fawn Sparkle Pixie Dust paper, and a dark blue card base.
I don’t know about you, but this card puts me in the mood for some ‘big girl bubbles’! 🙂
Before you continue on to see Amber’s amazing project, be sure to leave a comment here. You’ll be automatically entered in the random draw for a $50 Gift Card to Scrap ‘N Stamp! And to celebrate all things stenciled, Scrap ‘N Stamp is offering a whopping 20% OFF STENCILS this weekend!!
But wait – there’s more! If you want to join in the stencil fun, be sure to create a project using at least 1 stencil, and link it to the Scrap ‘N Stamp Facebook Challenge page! At the end of the month, one lucky person will be the winner of another Gift Card!
I’ve hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my project; I know you’ll love seeing the rest of the Design Team’s amazing work. Affiliate links for products used are supplied below, at no cost to you. When you use my affiliate links, you help support me to purchase new products. Then I can continue sharing new projects with you! Now – keep hopping & enjoy yourself!
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