DIY Stencil with Colour Pencils

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This card was inspired by Kristina Werner’s video on Day 2 of the Stencilled class. I don’t have any stencils with larger shapes, so made one using a few small die pieces from various sets I have. I placed them randomly on a scrap piece of card stock (in my Big Shot I use the Stampin Up Magnetic Platform which makes keeping the dies in place easier).

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On the panel I stamped the sentiment from  Mama Elephant’s Hello set first and then moved the stencil around and used colour pencils to colour the negative spaces. I used the SU note paper punch to trim the side and mounted it on black card.

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Supplies
Dies (used to create stencil): Memory Box Cosmic Stars, Paper Smooches Hearts.
Stamps: Mama Elephant Hello
Ink: Hero Arts Hero Hues Black, Prismacolour Pencils
Card: SU Confetti White, Basic Black

Thanks for looking!
Deanne

Stencilled Fun – Day 1

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I’m currently enjoying my first ever online card making class, Stencilled, from Online Card Classes. This morning I had a chance to try out a couple of the techniques from Day 1 – misting and inking stencils. First I used the Tim Holtz Bubble stencil and spritzed it with Mister Huey’s Bazinga blue. After leaving it for a couple of minutes to dry I positioned the Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow stencil over the top and used a piece of stamping sponge to apply ink directly from a Stampin Up Daffodil Delight ink pad. I like the control that inking with a sponge provides ;). I felt the panel needed a third colour so this time spritzed Mister Huey Sea Foam closer to the panel to get the splotchy look.

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The sentiment is from the fabulous Neat and Tangled Everyday Circles set which arrived in the mail this week – love it! The little arrow was from left over die cuts from the Avery Elle Chevron Bits dies. The top of the white panel was punched with a retired Stampin Up notebook punch.

Hopefully I’ll have more stencilled cards to share later!

Supplies
Stencils: Tim Holtz Bubble, Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow
Ink: Studio Calico Mister Huey’s Bazinga, Sea Foam, Stampin Up Daffodil Delight, Hero Arts Hero Hues Black
Stamps: Neat and Tangled Everyday Circles
Card: Stampin Up Whisper White, Coastal Cabana

Thanks for looking!
Deanne W

All Squared Up

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I love the strong graphic style of this Avery Elle set All Squared Up and how it lends itself to clean and simple cards. Here I stamped the hexagon outline in Hero Arts black dye ink and used the fill-in stamp to add random bits of colour. I had some Neat and Tangled sequins that matched the ink colours  so added a few of those too for a little extra interest. The greeting and frame are also from the All Squared Up Set (lots of options!). I stamped it on some scrap paper then cut it out with a circle punch. The little arrow shapes were cut using the Avery Elle Chevon Bits die.

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This week’s Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge theme is “A” so I’m entering this card as it uses two Avery Elle sets.

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Supplies
Stamps: Avery Elle All Squared Up
Dies: Avery Elle Chevron Bits
Ink: Hero Arts Black, Stampin Up Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit & Tangerine Tango
Card: Stampin Up Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Wasabi Green, Coral Calypso.

Thanks for looking!
Deanne

Monkeying around

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Here’s a very simple interactive card I made using Avery Elle’s adorable Funky Monkey set. I stamped the vine image twice to create a longer vine that could run the full height of the main panel, then coloured it and trimmed it out. I stamped and cut out the monkey image and attached his raised arm to the vine with a brad so that he can swing from the branch (using dimensional foam adhesive on the vine gives enough clearance for the little monkey to swing properly :)).

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I love the little envelope from the Avery Elle Air Mail set – it has a couple of little sayings that fit on the letter – so cute!  The background on the card has some wavy hills cut using Mama Elephant’s Landscape Trio dies and some little mushrooms and clouds I had left over from some Lawn Fawn cards I did last week.

This week’s Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge theme is “A” so I’m entering this card as it uses two Avery Elle sets.

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Supplies
Stamps: Avery Elle Funky Monkey, Avery Elle Air Mail, Lawn Fawn Critters in the Woods
Ink: Stampin up Chocolate Chip (monkey), Memento Rich Cocoa (vine), Memento Tuxedo Black, Hero Arts Black, Copic markers
Paper: Stampin Up Whisper White, Lawn Fawn Into the Woods
Dies: Mama Elephant Landscape Trio

Thanks for looking!
Deanne

Cuteasaurous

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I managed to sneak in a bit of card making tonight while dinner was on the stove ;). This adorable dinosaur image is from the Paper Smooches set Little Fella. I coloured him quickly with Copics, cut him out and placed him on a tag which I decorated with two yellow bands of Crushed Curry card stock. I stamped the pair of stars from the same Little Fella set in the middle and heat embossed the sentiment in white on the black matt layer. I’m entering this card in the Paper Smooches Sparks Picture Perfect Challenge and the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog Anything Goes challenge.

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Supplies
Stamps: Paper Smooches Little Fella
Die: Lawn Fawn Tag You’re It
Ink: Copic Sketch markers, SU Basic Grey, Versamark
Cardstock: Express It, SU Whisper White, Basic Black and Crushed Curry
Other: The Twinery twine, Hero Arts White Embossing Powder

Thanks for looking!
Deanne W

WPlus9 Monday Mood Board #25 Card 2

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Here’s the second thank you card I made using WPlus9’s Fanciful Feathers stamps and coordinating dies, this time along with the ikat stamp from Borders & Background 1. It was such fun putting the card together. I love the chic-ness of this week’s Monday Mood Board with its playful pop of yellow. It provided me with the colour inspiration for the card.

wplus9MMB25I stamped the ikat border in Stampin Up Crushed Curry and Smoky Slate. I die cut the feathers first, then stamped the two smaller images using Memento Luxe Peanut Brittle and Smoky Slate. The larger feather was spritzed in sunshine yellow.

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Thanks for looking!
Deanne

Supplies
Stamps: WPlus9 Fanciful Feathers, WPlus9 Borders & Backgrounds 1
Dies: WPlus9 Fanciful Feathers
Ink: Stampin Up Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Crushed Curry, Memento Luxe Peanut Brittle, Studio Calico Mister Huey Sunshine Yellow.
Card: Stampin Up Crushed Curry, Whisper White.

WPlus9 Monday Mood Board #25 Card 1

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This was my first card using WPlus9’s Fanciful Feathers stamps and coordinating dies. I adore both the images and the lovely hand script sentiments in this set. I had to make two thank you cards for my boys, who have just finished a two week summer music school program at the Canberra Young Music Society. Over 400 children took part, during a record-breaking heatwave. Keeping those children cool, safe and happily occupied was no mean feat! So we wanted to thank our kids’ teachers with a little card and gift. The colours were inspired by this week’s WPlus9 Monday Mood Board:

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The stripes on the left of the card were stamped using images from WPlus9’s Country Charm set (I find myself reaching for that set all the time!). Next I die cut the feathers. Lining up the images on the die cut shapes is super easy. I stamped the smaller feather images in Memento Luxe Peanut Brittle and Stampin Up Smoky Slate.  The larger feather is lovely and delicate and I wanted to keep that feeling when it was coloured, so I lightly spritzed it using a colour spray. To adhere that feather I used a Quickie Glue stick – much easier and neater than using a tape runner.

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Thanks for looking :).
Deanne W

Supplies
Stamps: WPlus9 Fanciful Feathers, WPlus9 Country Charm
Dies: WPlus9 Fanciful Feathers
Ink: Stampin Up Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Crushed Curry, Memento Luxe Peanut Brittle, Studio Calico Mister Huey Sunshine Yellow.
Card: Stampin Up Crushed Curry, Whisper White.