Showing posts with label Stamplorations. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Stamplorations. Show all posts

Monday, March 4, 2019

March CAS Stencil Challenge - Ghosting Technique

I'm excited to be the host of the CAS Stencil Card Challenge this month!    And my challenge for everyone is to do Ghost Stenciling!
Ghosting is a fun technique where you lay down water soluble crayons, inks or paints on watercolor paper - lay your stencil over the colored panel and rub over it with a baby wipe to remove the color - leaving a 'ghost' of the stencil image!  We hope you'll try it out this month!

You will find links to technique videos over at the challenge blog
I actually made 3 similar cards because I had such fun with the technique - I made 3 similar panels!  
Here are my cards as well as some photos of how I used the Ghosting Technique!
First I colored a watercolor panel using Weathered Wood, Shabby Shutters and Wild Honey Ranger Distress Crayons.
Next, with just a bit of water on my finger, I rubbed over one color at a time to blend the crayon.
I layered my stencil, Evolution from ARTplorations, over my panel, taping around the outside edges to hold it all flat over the panel.
I took a slightly wet baby wipe (if your wipe is dripping wet, squeeze it out a bit!) and rubbed over the stencil to remove some of the crayon color .
And here is the Ghost image of the stencil!
As I said above, I was so excited with my results, I ended up making 3 panels.  Every time you do this you will probably get a slightly different result, depending on your coloring, the blending and how much you remove through the stencil (as well as the positioning of the stencil).
I thought the Evolution stencil looked rather like fossils (especially in the colors I used) and that the Sizzix Prehistoric Thinlit dies would look perfect layered over the stenciling!  
I cut them out of Kraft core Core-dinations paper and sanded over it a bit to reveal the kraft.

Here's a Stegosaurus - the frame die is Mix and Mat Confetti Die from PTI.
Here is a  Brachiosaurus. Layering him on a smaller panel emphasizes his BIGNESS!
And a Tyrannosaurus.
I will use these for masculine (kids or men) cards - either birthday or maybe get well - I'll choose the sentiments for the appropriate occasions!

We can't wait to see your CAS card creations using the Ghosting Stencil technique!  You'll find lots of beautiful inspiration from the Design Team as well as the technique videos over at CAS Stencil!

We are also very exited to welcome our very first CAS Stencil Guest Designer this month
Ishani (Quillish)!

 You have until 3/24 to link up your cards!

I'm also linking my card to:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge -  Anything Goes


Happy Little Stampers

Time Out Challenges

Inspired By



Paper:  watercolor - Canson, white and kraft - PTI, Kraft Core Coredinations.
Ink:  Ranger Distress Gathered Twigs
Accessories:  Ranger Distress Crayons Shabby Shutters, Wild Honey, Weathered Wood, Evolution Stencil - ARTplorations, Prehistoric Thinlit Dies - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, Mix and Mat Confetti Die - PTI, water.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Mid Month Reminder - Feb CAS Stencil Challenge - Powdered Inks

I'm here today to remind you about the Feb CAS Stencil Challenge - you still have time to enter - the link is open until Feb 24th!
For my card today - I again used Brushos (Lemon) which I sprinkled over my stencil and then spritzed with water.  You'll find links to technique videos over at CAS Stencil if you need some inspiration.

The stencil is Bold Florals from ARTplorations, the sentiment is from Perfect Match by PTI, the hearts were cut with Mix and Mat Hearts Die from PTI.
I cut the stenciled panel in two and made two similar cards. 
The Lemon Brushos has a little bit of red/orange in it so I could use red for the framing and sentiment strip for Valentine's day!

After I did the stenciling -  I turned my wet-with-Brushos stencil over and pressed it onto another panel of watercolor paper, covered it with a piece of computer paper and rubbed over it.  This gave me a negative print of the stencil, shown on the bottom of the photo below.
I used that negative print to make a sympathy card - I used the whole panel since it had a lot of white on it - I feel that it is still CAS. 
 (I think I like the look of the negative stenciling better than the stenciling?!)
So please join us and show us how you use powdered inks with your stencils!  You'll find the challenge info as well as creative inspiration from the Design Team over at the CAS Stencil blog here.

I'm also linking my card to:
I used water and Brushos through and on my stencil for positive and negative prints


I used a new stencil




Stamps:  Perfect Match - PTI, Words of Comfort - PTI
Paper:  Watercolor paper - Canson, white, Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise  - PTI
Ink:  True Black - PTI
Accessories:  Lemon Brushos, water mister, Bold Florals Stencil - STAMPlorations, Mix & Mat Confetti Die - PTI, foam dots.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Hello Circles!

Today I'm playing along with the Freshly Made Sketch Challenge.
I started my card by sponging 3 colors of Distress Ink over a panel of watercolor paper - Salty Ocean, Spiced Marmalade and Candied Apple. Then I laid a handmade circles stencil over the panel and wiped over the circles with a slightly damp baby wipe to remove the ink. Sort of like the look of Bokeh?! 
I white embossed the hello sentiment on a black strip and layered it over the panel with foam dots.. 
While I had out all the supplies for this card, I decided to make another one using the same colors but this time using a Retro Circles Stencil from ARTplorations.  
I sponged over the stencil this time - using Hickory Smoke Distress Ink.  I white embossed the sentiment on a black strip and popped it up on foam dots.
I like how the Spiced Marmalade Distress ink blended with both the blue and red inks to create some green and yellow shades in the middle!  I hope these are considered a clean enough design for the challenge even though they are covered with color.
Stamps:  Ways to Say: Hello Mini Stamp Set, Sentiment Staples: Birthday Mini Stamp Set - PTI
Paper:  White, True Black - PTI, Watercolor paper - Canson.
Ink:  Versamark, Ranger Distress Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Salty Ocean, Hickory Smoke.
Accessories:  Wow Bright White Embossing Powder, form dots,  Retro Circles Stencil - ARTplorations, baby wipe, handmade circles stencil (acetate and circle punch).

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Dear Santa

I made another card for the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!
For this card, I used a sentiment from Caffeinated Christmas by STAMPlorations, a notebook page stamp and die from Ink It In: Notebook from PTI and a cup and coffee stain stamps from Ali Express.  The Patchwork Holly die is from Impression Obsession.
I hope to get a few more cards done for the hop because there are 87 craft sponsors offering prizes to random winners!   You can find all the details and the link up at the Coffee Lovers Blog.

I'm also linking my card to:




Stamps:  Caffeinated Christmas - STAMPlorations, Ink It In: Notebook - PTI, Cup and coffee stain - Ali Express
Paper:  white, Pure Poppy, Pine Feather - PTI, Paper Stash/Christmas - Tim Holtz/Idea-ology
Ink:  Cocoa Bean, True Black - PTI
Accessories:  Patchwork Holly Die - Impression Obsession, Ink It In Notebook Die - PTI, washi Tape, foam dots.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

December CAS Mix Up Challenge - Emboss Resist

It's December 1st and the new CAS Mix Up Challenge is posted!  Loll is our hostess with the mostest this month and her challenge is Emboss Resist!
We also welcome  Guest Designer:  Bozena (ArtCardBox)
There are several links to emboss resist technique videos over on the challenge blog.  
I used the Black Embossed Technique shown on this video: 
Black Embossed Resist by Jennifer McGuire (9:08)  
I had never seen this before and I love how it comes out!

I used Emboss Resist, stamping and layered die cuts.

I first stamped the holly leaves and berries in green and red inks onto a panel of white card.  Then I stamped over the images with Versamark ink and clear embossed them.  I colored over the panel with a black Tombow Marker, wiping the marker off the embossed images as I went along, until all the exposed white was black!  
You can see the shimmer of the clear embossing in this photo (hopefully!)
Stamp set is Layered Holly from STAMPlorations, Pierced Feature Frames are from PTI.
I was so excited by the technique - I made a second card - this time stamping just 3 holly leaves and one set of berries - and I did the sentiment a little differently - fussy cutting around the top and placing it below the image.
and again a close up of the clear embossing
and a view of what I stamped inside both of my cards.

So please join us and show us how you will use Embossed Resist on your CAS card design!

Please note:  The December challenge will run Dec. 1 - 15 (instead of to Dec 24), to provide two weeks off for the Design Team members during a busy time of year.

Winning post will go live Dec. 18th over at the challenge blog

Thank you!

You'll find some great emboss resist inspiration from the team as well as our December Guest Designer:  Bozena (ArtCardBox), links to technique videos as well as Mr. Linky where you can link up your own CAS Emboss Resist cards at the CAS Mix Up Challenge Blog!

This is my last month on the CAS Mix Up Team -  as I am moving over to Loll's  design team for her new CAS Stencilling Challenge!   Watch for it in January! 


Stamps:  Layered Holly - STAMPlorations
Paper:  white -  PTI
Ink:  Simply Chartreuse, Pure Poppy, True Black - PTI, Versamark
Accessories:  Black Tombow Marker,  Heat Tool, WOW Clear Embossing Power, Pierced Feature Frames - PTI  

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Mid-month Reminder - August CAS Mix Up - Stencil Monoprint

Today I'm here with a mid-month reminder of the August CAS Mix Up Card Challenge, Nancy is our hostess and her challenge is Stencil Monoprint.
Here's my card using Stencil Monoprint with Brushos, sponging with Tea Dye Distress Ink, stamping and enamel dots.
The photo below shows how I used Leaf Green and Turquoise Brushos through a stencil on the left panel spritzing with water to activate the Brushos, then made a negative print by pressing another panel over the stencil that had the watery Brushos on it, and then laid the stencil over that print and sponged Tea Dye Distress Ink over the stencil.
I used the techniques on this video: Color Burst and Stencils: by Shelby Thomas

You'll find lots of inspiration from the Design Team, and Guest Designer:  Cathy (Cathy's Card Spot) as well as links to technique videos, and challenge rules over at the CAS Mix Up blog!  You have until 8/24 to link up your cards!

I'm also linking my card to:
Inkspirational
my colors are like some of the green popsicles!

The Craft Stamper Magazine
Take it Make It Challenge


Stamps:  Ways to Say: Get Well Soon - PTI
Paper:  Water color paper - Canson, white - PTI
Ink:  True Black - PTI, Ranger Distress Ink - Tea Dye.
Accessories:  stem stencil - Ali Express,  Leaf Green and Turquoise Brushos, water mister, Enamel Dots - Stamplorations.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Birthday Journal Trinket Box using Eileen Hull Sizzix Dies and Color Box Blends Ink

My grandniece, Mila, turns 6 in August  - and I always make special personalized cards for each of the grands. 
For Mila's card this year, I used Eileen Hull's  Sizzix dies to make a Wrapped Journal Trinket Box!  Here it is closed up.   I die cut 2 labels from Bookplate Hinges and Labels  and added 'Mila is 6' using my Brother Label maker.
I know Mila will be opening and closing this box a lot - so I wanted an easy but durable clasp, so I screwed a Hitch Fastener in the binding area and looped a piece of elastic cord through the cover.  
I was afraid Velcro would eventually rip off the paper and she doesn't know how to tie yet if I bound it with a ribbon!

I adhered washi tape along the top and bottom of the binding and front cover - to hide the holes in the binding that would have been used to attach the signature pages inside the journal.
The Journal cover opens to reveal a Trinket Box inside - where I again used the Hitch Fastener and elastic cording for the clasp.
I glued some rhinestones over the holes in the cover that would have been used to tie the signatures into the journal. 
Inside the Trinket Box, I placed several photos of Mila from this past year as well as a Happy Birthday Balloon!  
And Mila can add her own 'little' things like bracelets and figurines!
I added die cut balloons and sentiment circle on this panel.  The hearts come from the Journaling Cards die
I added my salutation on this panel - using a die cut from Credit Card Sleeve and Tags die.  I cut out the small flower from Bookmark Tag and Pocket Dies out of the panel and then out of a lighter pink and inserted the lighter flower into the space!

I adhered a panel cut from Journaling Cards - Hearts into the bottom of the trinket box adding some heart rhinestones.  A 6 year old can never have enough bling right??!!
Here are the photos of Mila from this past year that I placed inside the Trinket Box - held together with a key chain so she can just pull out the all the photos at once.  I cut all the photos to 3" x 4" size and rounded the corners.
To cover the Wrapped Journal with patterned paper - I die cut two pieces, one of dots (this has large dots on one side and small dots on the other - the same with the plaid.
I find it is easier to use 2 or 3 panels rather than one big piece - as the paper can pull away from the folds.  I used two panels here - and I creased the paper at the folds before gluing them onto the matboard.
I inked the sides of the box and the box binding with Tutu Color Box Blends Ink.  It's so easy to do with the foam applicator on the ink container.
I also inked the inside of the Wrapped Journal on the places I didn't put patterned paper.
To keep the black elastic cord from pulling through the hole I punched -  I cut a circle from Eileen's Bookmark Tag and Pocket Dies out of White Paper Leather and made two holes to tie the elastic through (like those old hole protectors you could stick on notebook paper!)  I did the same thing on the Trinket Box clasp.
I'm pretty sure Mila will love her little box card!
 During the month of July, Eileen's Inspiration Team will be posting creative projects using Eileen's Book Club 2 dies and Color Box Blends Ink.  
Each week the projects will be gathered and posted on Eileen's blog so be sure to check it out!

Also linking my birthday 'card' to:

Stamps:  Party Time - Stamplorations
Paper:  White Little Stizzles Mat Board - Sizzix, White Leather Paper - Sizzix, Hibiscut Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Sweet Blush, Pale Peony,  Bitty Big Pale Peony Patterned Paper Collection - PTI.
Ink:  Tutu Color Box Blends Ink, True Black - PTI
Accessories:  Wrapped Journal Die, Trinket Box & Frame Dies, Journaling Cards Dies, Credit Card Sleeve & Tag Dies, Bookplate Hinges & Label Dies, Bookmark Tag and Pocket Dies, Floral Arch and Words dies - Eileen Hull/Sizzix,  Numbers Die, Balloon Die - PTI,  Happy Birthday Die - Ali Express, washi tape, key chain, rhinestones, Blossom Bakers Twine - The Twinery, Zutter Corner Rounder, black round elastic cord -  Joann, Hitch Fasterners - Idea-ology, P touch Brother Label Maker, photos, Crop a Dile punch, ScorTape, Tombow Glue.