Friday, January 31, 2014

Stenciled Day 4 Card 1

On day 4 Jennifer McGuire shared how to create your own stencils with your die cuts. I found some flexible plastic dividers in my classroom that were the perfect material and have been combining my more solid dies into fun stencils. This card uses a homemade grass and heart stencil. The puppy stamp is from Darcie Heart and Home. Picked is up at my LSS Paper Anthology.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Stenciled Day 2 Card 3

This card features stamping through a stencil. When I saw Kristina's card I had to have the splatter stencil from Tim Holtz so I popped in the my LSS to submit some cards for their contest and pick up this fabulous stencil. The various heart stamps are Lawn Fawn.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Stenciled Day One Card 3

On this last card I used the fabulous Aspen Trees stencil and several colors of Distress Ink to create the background then I layered the bird stencil on top and heat embossed the birds. I never though of using my stencils for heat embossing but it certainly does add to their range of uses. Now I'm off to watch videos from Day Two and learn some more techniques.

Stenciled Day One Card 2

These second card feature layering stencils together. I used Milled Lavender Distress Ink to make a background with a stencil and then layered the birdcage on top in Seedless Preserves Distress Ink. I added some die cuts and stamps from Lawn Fawn to finish it off.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Simon Says Stamp Emboss It

I've been working on valentines for Winter Sims Cards From the Heart Card Drive. Here's one using a Newton's Nook image, a Paper Smooches sentiment, some Lawn Fawn dies, Impression Obsession background stamp, and the Cuttlebug Swiss dots embossing folder. I'm entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Embossing challenge

Friday, January 3, 2014

Freshly Made Sketches #117 and Simon Says Stamp

I'm working on Valentines for Winter's Cards From the Heart Card Drive. Please check out her website to find out how you can contribute. I used Freshly Made Sketch 117 for this card and I'm linking up to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge for Something New on account of that new to me plaid background paper that I combined with the very old brad and paper scraps. Card drives give me an excuse to make lots of cards and so I get to use up my older supplies easily. But it's a win-win because often the recipient has no idea what is actually an old supply vs a new one.