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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

STAMPlorations January Stencil Challenge Reminder



Just a reminder that there is still plenty of time to play along with us at the STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge.





I used the ARTplorations Rose Garden stencil and blended Distress Oxide Inks over a large piece of card stock. I then used a "wonky" die to cut out a portion of the card stock and layered it with pink card stock. I actually made two cards from the one stenciled panel.


Here are the rules to play in the stencil challenge:
  • You must use a stencil or stencils (any brand) in your project(s) - if it isn't obvious that you used a stencil in your project, your entry may be deleted or will not be eligible to win.
  • Non-STAMPlorations products in entries are OK.
  • You can enter as many projects as you wish as long as they are in separate blog posts and that they are new and not created prior to the start of the current month's challenge.
  • Your project photo must be posted in full in your blog post to be eligible to win and receive the corresponding prize. Please don't link up to our challenge if you're only showing a sneak peek of it (as is the case if you made it as a design team project for another company). In the same vein, please do not link up your project if it's solely to promote another company.
  • You must display the challenge graphic in your post (if linking from your blog) and link back to the challenge post (not just the main blog) in order to be eligible to win (and receive the corresponding prize).
  • Link up by January 31, 11:55 p.m. Pacific time.

See you in the gallery!

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

STAMPlorations January 2020 Stencil Challenge



Happy New Year!!

I am back with the January STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge!



I first made a mask using the Perched Bird die. I placed the mask over the Bloom Boldly stencil and blended Distress Oxide inks over the entire stencil. Fast and easy!

Here are the rules for playing in our stencil challenge:
  • You must use a stencil or stencils (any brand) in your project(s) - if it isn't obvious that you used a stencil in your project, your entry may be deleted or will not be eligible to win.
  • Non-STAMPlorations products in entries are OK.
  • You can enter as many projects as you wish as long as they are in separate blog posts and that they are new and not created prior to the start of the current month's challenge.
  • Your project photo must be posted in full in your blog post to be eligible to win and receive the corresponding prize. Please don't link up to our challenge if you're only showing a sneak peek of it (as is the case if you made it as a design team project for another company). In the same vein, please do not link up your project if it's solely to promote another company.
  • You must display the challenge graphic in your post (if linking from your blog) and link back to the challenge post (not just the main blog) in order to be eligible to win (and receive the corresponding prize).
  • Link up by January 31, 11:55 p.m. Pacific time.
See you in the challenge gallery!

Sunday, December 15, 2019

STAMPlorations December Stencil Challenge Reminder


Just a reminder that the STAMPlorations December Stencil Challenge is still open. Here is my sample:


I thought this stencil inked in these colors looked like poinsettias appropriate for this holiday season. I used the Happy Flowers stencil.

Thanks for coming by!


Sunday, December 1, 2019

STAMPlorations December Stencil Challenge


A new month, another STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge!



I used one of my favorite stencils Leaf Prints in a straightforward way - blending ink over it. I first masked off areas of the card with painters tape to be able to create the narrow panel, then blended Distress inks over the stencil. After removing the tape I stamped the sentiment from Vignette: Trendy Feathers. The butterfly is a 3-D sticker from Little B's.

Now it is your turn to play. Create any kind of project using a stencil and then link it up to the challenge gallery.  I am looking forward to seeing your creations!

Thanks for coming by.




Friday, November 15, 2019

Foiled Again! STAMPlorations Mid Month Stencil Challenge Reminder



Just a reminder for the November STAMPlorations Stencil challenge:


Foiled Again - this month I played with the foiled stencil technique and here is my second attempt with it. I used the Bubble Dance stencil, applied the Thermo Web Transfer Gel over the stencil, then let it dry. Once dried (it has a shiny gloss to it) I placed a red foil transfer sheet with the shiny side up on top, placed it inside a folded piece of computer paper and ran it through my laminator. I cut the panel with a stitched rectangle and embellished the card with the Christmas Reindeer die cuts and the Jingle Bells Phrase Die cut from gold metallic card stock.

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, November 1, 2019

FOILED!!


Wow it's November already and time for a new STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge. This month I tried a new to me technique - foiling with stencils. I really like this technique and it worked pretty easily. I need to improve on the spreading of the Transfer Gel over the stencil though.

Here is my first attempt and card using the ARTplorations stencil Holly Background:


I taped the stencil on top of a 4.25" x 5.5" piece of Kraft card stock. Using an icing spatula I spread Thermo Web Transfer Gel over the stencil.


I removed the stencil and set aside the panel to dry - it gets glossy looking when it is dry and ready to be foiled.  I used gold Deco Foil and laid it on top of the panel (with the shiny side up) and put it inside a folded piece of computer paper and ran it through my laminator. That part was easy peasy and fun!

I used a stitched rectangle die to cut out the panel and adhered a vellum Luggage Tag Nesting tag with the CUTplorations phrase die Peace Love Joy cut from red glitter paper.







Friday, October 25, 2019

Happy 6th Birthday STAMPlorations!!



Today we are celebrating STAMPlorations 6th birthday with 2 new cover plates: Doodled Birthday Cake and Doodled Birthday Gifts.

I chose to use the cover plate Doodled Birthday Cake to make a shaker card:



I cut the cover plate from 110 lb white card stock and adhered a piece of acetate to the back. I used a alcohol inked background that I had from my stash for the card front. Before attaching the cover plate die cut to the card front I sprinkled on a good helping of STAMPlorations Blue Shimmer Shaker Blend. I lined the die cut frame with thin strips of foam tape and adhered it to the card front. I die cut black paper with the Celebrate Big Word Phrase die and adhered that on top of the cover plate.


My second card is much simpler. I cut the Doodled Birthday Cake out of an alcohol inked background and glued it onto the card front. I then attached the Celebrate Big Phrase die cut on top of the panel. 

I hope you join in our celebration and win a prize (see image above for ways to win)! Thanks for coming by!