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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Newton’s Nook – Snow Day

Hello! As I mentioned in a previous post, I’ve been trying to embrace winter and create winter-themed cards as long as I can. (I have yet to put away my Christmas stamps and dies!) Today’s card features images and a sentiment from Newton’s Nook Designs Snow Day stamp set (now retired). I posted a card created with another image from this same set in November.

Newton's Nook - Snow Day

I stamped the rabbit and penguin images and colored them with Copic markers and colored pencils. I applied embossing paste to the background through the Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow stencil after stamping the sentiment. I wanted to keep layers to a minimum, so I used the MFT Drifts & Hills stencil to create a snow bank by applying several Distress Inks. The embossing paste resisted the ink. For the card base, I used a paper from the Lawn Fawn Knit Picky pad. The patterns in this pad are winter-themed rather than specifically Christmas.

Newton's Nook - Snow Day

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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.

Peace & Love to You and Yours

Hello! Today, I am sharing a CAS card featuring the Memory Box Deco Trees; I used the die to create a stencil.

Glitter Trees

To begin, I heat-embossed the sentiment from Hero Arts Christmas Messages with Red Geranium embossing powder. I  cut triangles the size of the trees in the die set from Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper. I covered the heat-embossed panel, where I wanted to add the trees, with the masks, and I applied ink using the My Favorite Things Drifts & Hill stencil.

 The die cuts all of the trees at the same time, (I used the Memory Box Deco Trees die in the second card in this post), but I wanted to place the trees apart from one another. To create the stencil, I cut the Memory Box Deco Trees die from several Crafter’s Workshop 6×6 Blank Stencil Sheets. I applied Translucent Embossing Paste through the stencil. As the paste was applied, I shook on the  Clear Rock Candy Dry Glitter. I had to wait for the tree closer to the center, on the right-hand side, to dry before adding the tree on the far right.

Glitter Trees

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Die-Cut Reindeer Parade

Hello! Today, I am sharing a CAS holiday card showcasing the Memory Box Reindeer Parade die.

Reindeer Parade

I played around with this design for awhile, and in the end, I partially embossed the Tim Holtz trees stencil (included in the Mini Stencils Set 32). Other ideas included stenciling a die-cut circle or rectangle, but I wanted the trees to be more organic. To simplify the construction of the card, I separately heat-embossed the Christmas Messages sentiment on a die-cut rectangle.

Reindeer Parade
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Simon Says Stamp Holiday Release

Hello! Today I’m delighted to be sharing four CAS holiday cards created with the Simon Says Stamp Stained Glass Greetings stamp set as part of their Holiday release!

Let’s start with a card on which I combined several of the Stained Glass Greetings sentiments with a panel created with the Tim Holtz Mini Plaid stencil.

Simon Says Stamp Holiday Release

I heat-embossed “Christmas” and “Joy” and added them to the panel on which I had stenciled the plaid twice with Distress Oxide Black Soot ink.

For my second card, I heat-embossed the “Peace” sentiment with gold powder and stamped the smaller sentiment in Pine Needles ink. I die-cut the Memory Box Deco Trees from the stamped panel and backed the opening with dark green cardstock. I adhered the panel to a Schoolhouse Red cardstock base.

Simon Says Stamp Holiday Release

In a similar manner to the plaid card, I combined the “Christmas” and “Joy” sentiments with a panel created with the Tim Holtz Pines stencil and Distress Oxide Lucky Clover ink.

Simon Says Stamp Holiday Release

For my final card, I heat-embossed the set’s “Merry” sentiment with Red Geranium embossed powder on white cardstock, which I cut with the Memory Box Horse Sleigh Landscape die. The background was dry-embossed with the Tim Holtz Simple Snowflakes folder.

Simon Says Stamp Holiday Release

Winter Wonderland

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a holiday card which showcases the Elizabeth Craft Designs Build a Snowman die set.

Winter Wonderland

I applied embossing paste to the background ( Stampin’ Up Dapper Denim) through the Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow stencil (I use this stencil so often during the holidays that I just leave it out). I placed the snowman and broom against a landscape cut with the Memory Box Fresh Pine Curved Border to which I added a few Memory Box Fresh Pine Trees. The sentiment is from the Papertrey Ink Two Feet Deep set.

Winter Wonderland

 

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CAS Cozy Christmas

Hello! While I was playing along with the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge Summer Link-up, I created a number of Christmas cards, so many that I didn’t get them all posted! This CAS card combines the Tim Holtz Holiday Knit stencil, the Sizzix Tim Holtz Woodlands die set, and a Hero Arts sentiment from Winter Wishes.

CAS Cozy Christmas

I cut the tree from Stampin’ Up Tranquil Tide cardstock twice (this is a new color and it is one that I really like!). For one of the die-cut trees, I knocked out the pieces I didn’t want, and the other time I left them in place (taping them securely on the back). I adhered the trees together. I applied the Embossing Paste through the stencil on to Stampin’ Up Crumb Cake cardstock. While the background dried, I stamped the sentiment with Stampin’ Up Soft Suede ink. I cut the sentiment strip with one of the dies in the My Favorite Things STAX Fishtail Flags set. I cut a strip of patterned paper (old Studio Calico paper pack) with a larger die in the same set.

CAS Cozy Christmas

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Merry Monday Challenge – Stenciled Evergreen Ornament Scene

Hello! I’m playing along with the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge Summer Link-up (the link -up runs until August 31 at noon) with another CAS card featuring the Stamper’s Anonymous Tim Holtz Woodland stencil, this time used to create a scene within the Impression Obsession Round Ornament.

Stenciled Evergreen Ornament SceneThe Tim Holtz Woodland stencil includes two evergreen trees, each with a snow overlay. I began by stenciling the trees in the background with Iced Spruce Distress Ink. I then inked the center tree with Pine Needles followed by Unicorn White Pigment ink using the snow portion of the stencil. Once dry, I cut the scene with the Impression Obsession Round Ornament. I heat-embossed the Hero Arts Christmas Messages sentiment on Stampin’ Up Tranquil Tide. To finish I added snowflakes cut with the Lawn Fawn Mini Snowflakes die.

Stenciled Evergreen Ornament Scene

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge

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