3.07.2014

How About a Little Stencil Action?

I have been playing with stencils a lot lately.  I have to be honest, I was reluctant when they first started coming back into play, but after receiving a few of them, I was HOOKED!  I had NO idea I would love them so much, but they allow you to add pattern and design to your projects in so many different ways using a huge variety of media, and THAT, my friends, makes the a wonderful, versatile tool that happens to also be rather inexpensive in the long run!  LOVE!

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For this card, I used the mini fish scales stencil from The Crafter's Workshop along with the AMAZING gold color wash from Heidi Swapp!  her color washes are seriously the best.  I don't know why, I have no explanation for you, I just know I struggle with others and I LOVE the Heidi Swapp ones TONS!  To get the look, I secured my stencil over the panel and then sprayed at an angle from the bottom right toward the top left.  I love the ombre look it created!

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I stamped the sentiment from the Scripty Sayings set by Paper Smooches in Charcoal ink over the gold.  I then added a shiny gold flair from Bossy Joscie that I accented with a die cut heart covered with glossy accents.

This card was a LOT of fun to create and I really love the way it turned out in the end.  So pretty!  Have you pulled out stencils and given them a shot yet?  If not, you TOTALLY should, dude!  They are fabulous!

Have a Happy!





12 comments:

  1. i love stencils- they are so much fun
    love it

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  2. Yes, I love stencils! Great card!

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  3. great use of the stencil.. love the added gold..

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  4. Love the light spritzing and hombre look you achieved!

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  5. I should use my stencils… Great card!

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  6. SWEET card! Love how you used the stencil and the added touch of gold flair with heart! :)

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  7. This is so BEAUTIFUL! LOVE it! Hugs, Karin.

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  8. eeeccck, luv the fish scales Jingle...cute!

    sparkle & shine *~*

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  9. eeeccck, luv the fish scales Jingle...cute!

    sparkle & shine *~*

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  10. LOVE this card, Jingle! The misted background looks so pretty!

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