Monday, 16 March 2020

ARTplorations Stencil Hop


Hello, we've got a special hop for you at STAMPlorations featuring some new stencil designs by Helen, and they're in the store now.

For my first card I used the lovely versatile Clouds stencil.  I just caught the lower edges of the clouds with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide to give a hint of cloud, then blended the rest of the sky and added some ground with Shabby Shutters Oxide.  The stamps are from Birds of Paradise and Party Time


For my next card I used the Rubber Bands stencil, masking the majority of the card so that I just had a border down the side of the card.  I used Stormy Sky Distress Oxide.


I stamped the coffee cup on spare card, watercoloured and fussy cut it, and added a sticker from Just Caffeinate.  I think the coffee cup stamp may have been discontinued, but there is another similar one here.

My final card uses the brickwork stencil.  I sponged Antique Linen Distress Oxide lightly on the white card, then stencilled the brickwork pattern over the top using the same colour.  I added a potted plant from Fluttery and a sentiment from Everyday Sentiments.


Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog to see what the rest of the team have created, and don't forget to comment for your chance to win 3 or 6 of the stencils.

17 comments:

  1. Those worked really great with the oxides!

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  2. Love your take on the new stencils! Three lovely cards!

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  3. I LOVE the kooky bird!!! And the simple sky background is wonderful. Great job!

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  4. Lovely cards! That birds looks so enthusiastic about the birthday celebrations, Jo x

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  5. Beautiful work and I have to say - COFFEE is my favorite Shirley - TFS

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  6. I love the soft way you have used the stencils and not completely covered the card! SOOOO COOL!

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  7. Fantastic card designs using the stencils. I have to laugh at that bird. He is so comical and fun!

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  8. Love these cards! Great use of partial stenciling and such soft colors!

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  9. These cards are adorable. I love how you used the stencils as almost an embellishment rather thanthe focal point of your design.

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  10. These are all fabulous!! Love the different ways you used the stencils; so fun!

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  11. I like the stenciled backgrounds for your cute and pretty cards.

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  12. Your clouds are so fluffy, live it! I also love how you only stenciled part of the background on the other to cards. Great job!

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  13. I like the subtle look created of the stencil addition. Soft, but impactful.

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  14. Great use of these wonderful stencils!!

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  15. Love this new set and your cards are wonderful using it!

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  16. Adorable, sweet and fun cards! Love your artistic style.

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  17. Stunning cards. Great use of the new stencils. Very inspiring.

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