Stenciled Watercolor Star Card

Here’s another card inspired by Day 2 of the Stenciled Online Card Class.  I used watercolor pencils (using a wet brush to touch the tip of the pencil and then the cardstock) and a star stencil that I made on my Silhouette Cameo.

Here is the result:

Hero Arts LP278, Kimberly Watercolor Pencils

I like how the softness and imperfection of the background contrasts with the focused and bold sentiment.

Thanks for taking a look!

–          Mindy : )

Supplies:

Stamp:  “Your Love is My Strength” (Hero Arts for Operation Write Home Woodblock Stamp Set LP278)

 Other: Watercolor Pencils (Kimberly), Tim Holtz Faded Jeans Distress Stain (Ranger), Versamagic Cloud White Chalk Ink (Tsukineko) or Clear Embossing Ink (Stampendous), White Zing Embossing Powder (American Crafts), Heat Tool (Martha Stewart), Paper Trimmer (Tonic), Silhouette Cameo (Silhouette America), Chipboard (Silhouette), Blue Painter’s Tape (3M), Advanced Tape Glider (ATG) and Adhesive (Scotch), Foam Mounting Tape (3M), Wax Paper, Paint Brush and Cup of Water

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February 2, 2014. Tags: , , . Card. Leave a comment.

Stenciled Valentines Card

Hi!  I just wanted to share a quick card from my Day 2 Stenciled Homework.  Day two of the Stenciled Online Card Class covered template techniques.

Inspired by one of Kristina Werner’s videos, I made a Valentines card.

Hero Arts Zig Zag Thanks Cling Set

To be honest, I was trying to make it a one-layer card – but I got some red smudges near my original sentiment (it happens, right?!), so I added my sentiment on another layer instead.  And since it looked a little too plain, I added the stamped zig-zags near the sentiment to add another pop of red (within the heart I had used the same zig-zag stamp and also criss-crossed a couple of zig-zags so that gave it that rectangular graphic effect).

Thanks for taking a look and hope you have a great week!

-Mindy : )

Supplies:

Stamps:  Zig Zag Thanks (Hero Arts), Happy Valentines Day (Craftsmart)

 Other: Memento Lady Bug Dew Drop Ink (Tsukineko), Versafine Onyx Black Archival Ink (Tsukineko), Paper Trimmer (Tonic), Blue Painter’s Tape (3M), Plastic Heart Stencil, Makeup Sponge, Advanced Tape Glider (ATG) and Adhesive (Scotch)

January 26, 2014. Tags: . Card. 1 comment.

Stenciled Cards with Sequins

Just wanted to share two more Day 1 “homework” cards that I made for the Stenciled Online Card Class.  My first two cards are here.

For this next card, I again cut my stencil out of Silhouette Chipboard on my Silhouette Cameo.

And again I thought I’d experiment with supplies I already had, so I used some Memento Dew Drop Dye ink that I had with some makeup sponges that I already had.

Here is the result . . .with my sentiment panel covering up a smudgy mistake:p and some added sequin embellishments in a kind-of chevron design . . .

Tim Holtz Distress Stain, Lawn Fawn Milo's ABC's, Stenciled Online Card ClassInspired to adapt a technique that Laura Bassen taught in her Day 1 video, I took out a plastic hearts and stars stencil that I’ve had for a long time and used it with some gold pigment ink and embossing powder.  I made the background with some Tim Holtz Distress Stain – I applied the stain to some wax paper and added some water and then swiped my card stock through it.

Tim Holtz Distress Stain, Verve Stamps Little Star, Stenciled Online Card Class

Making cards with stencils is sure messy but fun too!

– Mindy : )

Supplies:

Stamps:  Milo’s ABC’s (Lawn Fawn), Little Star (Verve Stamps)

Other: Plastic Star Stencil, Tim Holtz Barn Red Distress Stain (Ranger), Tim Holtz Faded Jeans Distress Stain (Ranger), Versamagic Cloud White Chalk Ink (Tsukineko), White Zing Embossing Powder (American Crafts), Gold Pigment Ink, Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool (Martha Stewart), Memento Dew Drop Ink (Tsukineko), Paper Trimmer (Tonic), Silhouette Cameo (Silhouette America), Chipboard (Silhouette), Blue Painter’s Tape (3M), Advanced Tape Glider (ATG) and Adhesive (Scotch), Wax Paper, Gold Sequins, Glossy Accents (Ranger), Pick-Me-Up Tool (Silhouette)

Note: Stencil made from Silhouette Polka Dot “Page Dividers” Shape

 

January 26, 2014. Tags: , . Card. Leave a comment.

Stenciled Hexagon Happy Birthday Cards

Yesterday was the first day of the “Stenciled!” Online Card Class and the topic was inking and misting.  My “homework” was inspired by the techniques that Jennifer McGuire and Julie Ebersole shared in their Day 1 Class videos.

I cut the hexagon stencil on my Silhouette (out of the Silhouette Chipboard) and I secured the stencil on the cardstock with painter’s tape on a working surface.  For these cards, I used Distress Stain – I took off the applicator of the ink I wanted and poured it into a little mister that I already had (it was part of a travel toiletries kit).  For the first card, I mixed some blue and yellow stain to make a light green in the first card. It was fun getting inky – I have never really used these tools or misting techniques before, so I had fun experimenting with it – and by the end my hands were covered in ink too!

Here is my “Speckled” Card:

Tim Holtz Distress Stain, Lawn Fawn Milo's ABC's

And here is my “Bold” Card:

Tim Holtz Distress Stain, Lawn Fawn Milo's ABC's, Stenciled Online Card ClassBirthdays always seem to sneak up on me, so I thought I’d turn my creations into birthday cards to have on hand.  I used Lawn Fawn’s “Milo’s ABC’s” to make a “Happy Birthday” sentiment.

Thanks for taking a look and hope you enjoy making your own creations!

-Mindy : )

Supplies:

Stamps:  Milo’s ABC’s (Lawn Fawn)

Other: Tim Holtz Barn Red Distress Stain (Ranger), Tim Holtz Distress Stain Mustard Seed (Ranger), Tim Holtz Faded Jeans Distress Stain (Ranger), Versamagic Cloud White Chalk Ink (Tsukineko), White Zing Embossing Powder (American Crafts), Heat Tool (Martha Stewart), Memento Lady Bug Dew Drop Ink (Tsukineko), Paper Trimmer (Tonic), Silhouette Cameo (Silhouette America), Chipboard (Silhouette), Blue Painter’s Tape (3M), Advanced Tape Glider (ATG) and Adhesive (Scotch)

January 26, 2014. Tags: , . Card. 1 comment.