Lawn Fawn – Wild About You

Hello! Today, I am sharing another card featuring the Echo Park Balloons Stencil,  provided to me by Paper-Garden.ca. I recently shared a CAS birthday card with this stencil and wanted to try the stencil with colored embossing paste.

Lawn Fawn - Wild About You

I first stamped and colored a few of the Wild For You animals (this is an adorable set) and cut them with their corresponding dies.

I cut a cardstock panel with the largest rectangle die in this set and applied colored embossing paste through some of the stencil on to the cardstock. I colored the embossing paste with Claudine Hellmuth paints, which I bought several years ago. Once the panel was dry, I applied Tumbled Glass Distress Ink; the embossed balloons resist the ink.

Lawn Fawn - Wild About You

I stamped and heat-embossed the sentiment on a piece of Lawn Fawn Noble Fir cardstock, which I then cut with one of the Meadow Borders dies.

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Happy Birthday Card – Echo Park Balloons Stencil

Hello! Today, I am sharing a CAS birthday card featuring the Echo Park Balloons Stencil,  provided to me by Paper-Garden.ca.

Happy Birthday Card - Echo Park Balloons Stencil

I recently shared a card created with the Echo Park Snowflakes #1 stencil, on which I used embossing paste. For this card, I applied Distress Inks with a Inkylicious Ink Duster brush. The top row of balloons is inked with Mermaid Lagoon, the middle row with Peacock Feathers, and the bottom row with Salty Ocean. I also applied Tumbled Glass to a separate piece of cardstock. I adhered that inked panel to the back of the stenciled panel so that the letters, which I knocked out with the My Favorite Things Happy Birthday to You die, would easily show through.

Happy Birthday Card - Echo Park Balloons Stencil

I plan to use this stencil again for another birthday or celebration card by coloring embossing paste with acrylic paint.

Let It Snow – Stencil and Die-cuts

Hello! Today I am sharing a CAS winter-themed card created with several Memory Box die-cuts and the Echo Park Snowflakes #1 Stencil,  provided to me by Paper-Garden.ca.

I like the Echo Park stencils because of their 6″ x 6″ size – it’s easy to create either a vertical or horizontal card. This particular stencil features a variety of snowflakes in a random pattern. When designing my card, I carefully considered which snowflakes would be visible in the scene.

Let It Snow - Echo Park Snowflakes #1 Stencil

I applied Wendy Vecchi embossing paste through the stencil and set it aside to dry for thirty minutes. Once dry, I applied Tumbled Glass Distress Ink over the embossing paste and directly to the cardstock with a sponge applicator. For the most part, the embossing resisted the ink. There was a little bit of ink on the snowflakes, which I simply removed with a wet paper towel.

I die-cut the Memory Box Let It Snow from a red cardstock rectangle, (the die does not cut the outer edges), and placed it over the embossing paste snowflakes background. I added Memory Box Playful Penguins and a snow bank to finish off the scene.

Let It Snow - Echo Park Snowflakes #1 Stencil

Other ways I considered using this stencil – apply Tumbled Glass Distress Ink or silver metallic ink, heat-emboss embossing paste with a metallic powder, or dry-emboss the cardstock (like an embossing folder) and add ink to the raised snowflakes.