Friday, 13 February 2015

Craft Stamper Reminder - Stencilling


How's your stencilling?  Planning on joining us at Craft Stamper Take It, Make It?  All you need to do is use a stencil (and stamps) in your project to be in with two chances of winning.  This month's sponsor prize (two stamp plates from Paperbabe Stamps) will go to a random winner, and the winner voted by the Design Team will get their project published in Craft Stamper Magazine, a guest design slot in an upcoming challenge, and will also feature in their very own Winners Profile blog post - fame, yeah!


I had the bright idea of using calendar pages to personalise a birthday card.  I stamped the sentiment (STAMPlorations Hashtag Authentic and Sentiment Builders: Happy) on the calendar page and mounted onto lime green card.  I highlighted today's date with a Dotta-Riffic pen.  Only trouble is, I don't know anyone with a birthday today.  Is it your birthday today?  Happy birthday - wanna card?

For the stencilled panel, I used ARTplorations Shutters stencil and sponged Distress Inks (Squeezed Lemonade, Pickled Raspberry, Dusty Concord and Tumbled Glass) over some areas, leaving some blank space.  Then I turned the stencil round, lined it up and used the same colours to sponge into the blank space and over some of the other colours.  You just have to be careful when you're sponging opposite colours that you don't make it too muddy.

Pop on over to the Craft Stamper blog for some fabulous inspiration from the design team, then join in the challenge.

11 comments:

  1. Fabulous Shirley .... I love the bright colours. Unfortunately it's not my birthday ..... another 3 weeks to go :) Have a fab weekend hun ... xx

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  2. Wish it was my birthday today! I really love how you used the shutters stencil to create a funky plaid look, Shirley!

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  3. This card takes cleverly creative to a whole new level.....waaaaaaay up high! The colors are gorgeous and the little calendar is truly an "Amazing" idea! Love the vibrant blue base...reminds me of a rainbow upon a beautiful blue sky!

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  4. Gorrrrgeous Shirley, love the bright colours.... if only we could fast forward today to August!! Love it, have a great weekend xoxox

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  5. OK, so I will be flipping and twisting stencils from here on out... Such a great effect. Love those colors.

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  6. Brilliant, fabulous. I just have to remember this card - it is stunning! I must make one - just have to decide who will be the lucky recipient or unlucky if I can't pull it off!
    Elaine

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  7. This is BRILLIANT!! Amazing!! Stellar!! Stunning!! What other adjectives can I use to tell you how fabulous this is?!

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  8. Great card and I love the idea of personalising it with a calendar page... tempted to move my birthday to February for this one! Jo x

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  9. Fabulous, Shirley ... the reverse stencilling is a brilliant idea ... the effect is positively groovy! Anita :)

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  10. S0 effective - I love the whole design!

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