Stencil Sunday | Heat Embossing With Stencils

Hello hello hello… Happy Sunday, crafty friends. Today is my turn again to share my projects for the Stencil Sunday post.

I had so much fun creating these 4 cards using the ARTPlorations Square Stencils, Word Phrase CUTplorations Dies, and WOW! Glitter Embossing Powder. Visit STAMPlorations Blog for more inspirations and to enter the giveaway.

On all those four backgrounds, I use the heat-embossing technique. It is a super fun technique with stencil to try when you want to create bold background. I promise you that you will love the results!!!

First, I applied the anti-static powder on the black cardstock surface, next I taped the stencil on black cardstock. I dabbed the embossing ink all over the cardstock and then removed the stencil. And then I sprinkled the embossing powder on the cardstock, flicked off the extra in the coffee filter, and then heat set the embossing powder with craft heater.

On my first card, I used the All Bloom ARTplorations Stencil and the sentiment is Birthday Bash Phrase Die.

For the second card, I used the Bloom Succulently ARTplorations Stencil and Happy Everything Phrase Die for the sentiment.

For the sentiments on first and second cards, I cut out three layers of white cardstocks and then stacked them together with permanent adhesive to make phrase chipboard. I added the sentiment phrase on these first two cards with the permanent adhesive, too.

For my third card, I used the Petals 3 ARTplorations Stencil. This background is very interesting. I was so surprised with the result of the color. I used the Taffeta Pink embossing glitter but after I heat set the powder, it turned into teal-green color! I don’t know what cause the color changed, but it is pretty cool.

The sentiment is from the Heartfelt Thanks (it was a free 3×4 stamp set offered by Shery a while back). I stamped the sentiment on a white cardstock with Verdant VersaFine Clair pigment ink pad, then I trimmed it into sentiment label. I added it on the card with 3D foam tape.

For my fourth card, I used the Petals 3 ARTplorations Stencil and the sentiment is from one of the Inspirational #1 Clear Stickers.

I added the sticker on a white cardstock and cut it with scissors. I added it on the card with 3D foam tape, too.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! Have a wonderful day!

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Swirl Butterfly CAS Cards

Hello hello hello crafty friends… Summer season is also butterfly season. And today, I would love to share these two Swirl Butterfly CAS cards with you.

It is my turn again to share my project at Clear Scraps Blog. This whole month of June, Clear Scraps is collaborating with TapeRunner. Over Clear Scraps blog, I share step-by-step how to create these cards.

On both of these Swirl Butterfly CAS cards, I used the Swirl Butterflies Chipboard Embellishment4×6 Brick Wall Stencil, and 4×6 Quarterfoil Stencil.

I taped the Brick Wall stencil directly on top of the white card with the purple tape (washi tape will work well too, just make sure it can be removed without tearing your card). And then, I used the blending brush to apply some of the Vintage Photo Distress Ink on the card.

I stamped one of the sentiments from the STAMPlorations – Noteworthy 2 Stamp Set with the VersaFine Jet Black ink pad on the card using Mini MISTI. After that, I added some white paint splatters on the card background for some extra texture.

I traced one of the butterflies on the back of the yellow glitter paper with pencil. I cut out the paper with micro-tip scissors.

I applied the TapeRunner on the surface of the butterfly. This tape is super sticky and permanent. Then, carefully I lined up the cut out glitter paper on the butterfly and I pressed firmly the paper on it.

I used the same steps to make this second butterfly card. For the butterfly, instead of adding the glitter paper on top of it, I added the orange glitter paper under the butterfly using the TapeRunner.

For the background, I used three Catherine Pooler ink pads (It’s A Girl, Bellini, Melon Ice) that I blended together using the blending brush and the Quarterfoil Stencil.

I stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts Swallow Tail Stamp Set with the VersaFine Jet Black ink pad on the card using Mini MISTI.

I added both of the butterflies on both cards with the TapeRunner, added some trail lines with Sakura Micron Pen, and then I embellished them with some white pearl gems.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. Have wonderful day!

Stencil Challenge | Mixed Media Card For A Wonderful Friend

Hello hello hello everyone! It is JUNE!!! We are are half way through the year 2020 now. This is surely a different year that we all experience. But my wonderful friends… There is still hope becuase the Living and Mighty God got this! Keep the faith and live in the hope every day.

Today, I would love to share this mixed media card that I created for the new STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge for June. For more inspirations and to read the challenge rules, visit their blog.

On my mixed media card today, I use Rubber Bands ARTplorations Stencil, Sweetly Stamp Set, Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies.

I taped the Rubber Bands ARTplorations Stencil on a heavyweight white cardstock, put it inside a box, and sprayed the Spray paints (red, blue and yellow) to create that fun rainbow background. I added couple more paint splatters on it with each color spray nozzle.

I dried the background panel with craft heater and then cut it with one of the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies. I added the background panel on a white card with E-Z Runner Gran.

I stamped the flower image from the Sweetly Stamp Set on a watercolor paper with VersaFine Onyx Black, and I colored it using watercolor pencils and Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Brush.

I dried the finished watercolored image with craft heater and then I cut it with one of the circle die I had in my stash. I added the circle image on the card with 3D foam tape.

I stamped the sentiment from the Sweetly Stamp Set with Something Borrowed CP Ink Pad on a white cardstock, trimmed it into a sentiment strip and I added it on the card with permanent glue.

Becuase the picture cannot capture the glitter look, I made a shore video for you to check out the glitter galore on the card:

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Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you all will join our challenge this month. Happy crafting!

Spring Fling Takes Two

Hello everyone. Today, I would like to share another Spring theme card.

There are many of Spring inspirations you can check at STAMPlorations Blog today. And here is my Spring mixed media card.

On my card today, I used Petals 3 ARTplorations Stencil, Pierced Curly Frames/Tags Nesting Dies – CUTplorations, and the sentiment is from Inspirational #1 – Clear Stickers.

I used dry-embossing with stencil technique and Gelato to create the background. I shared more detail how I created the background here.

I hope you all have a wonderful Spring season. There are many beautiful inspiration when you stop and take a look.

Thank you for stopping by!

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Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Hop Day 2

Hello hello hello…. I am here again today with another coffee themed card for the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Hop

If you are new to this Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, head over to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog to read all about it and to see the full list of the generous Super Sponsors.

This hop and link up party starts today, Friday, May 22, 2020 through Friday, May 29, 2020. We don’t have any specific theme but your projects still do need to have a caffeinated element [coffee, tea, cocoa, hot apple cider] to be eligible to enter the giveaways. All of your projects that you link up with us should be new…please no back linking. The inlinkz link up will be close on Friday, May 29th at 11:55 pm Pacific (Saturday, May 30 th at 2:55 AM Easter Time).

My coffee card today is featuring the stamps, dies and stencil from Super Sponsor STAMPlorations.

I used the new Bloomin’ Coffee Stamp Set and You Stamp Set, Coffee Joy Stamp Set, Pierced Curly Frame/Tag Nesting Dies, and Nestled Circles ARTplorations Stencil from Super Sponsor STAMPlorations.

You don’t wanna miss their COFFEE LOVERS SALE! All Coffee/Tea themed products are 40% OFF until May 31st. Use code COFFEE40 at check out (*** this code cannot be combined with other codes).

PLUS… Beside the prize they giveaway at Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog, STAMPlorations is giving away an extra prize pack! Head over to STAMPlorations Blog to read all about it and how you can enter. While you are there, grab the FREE Digital Stamp, too.

I blended the Distress Ink with the Nestled Circles ARTplorations Stencil on a white cardstock, then spray some water, and then I dabbed it off with paper towel. I dried the cardstock with craft heater and cut it using the Pierced Curly Frame/Tag Nesting Dies. I cut out a piece of kraft cardstock with the larger size of the die.

I stacked both stenciled panel and the kraft mat together using the E-Z Runner Permanent Strips from the Super Sponsor Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

Next, I used VersaMark ink pad to stamp the flower mug and word “you” from the Bloomin’ Coffee Stamp Set, and the label from the Coffee Joy Stamp Set on a piece of watercolor paper using VersaMark ink pad. I used MISTI stamping tool to stamp them all together.

I sprinkled them with some of the Fairy Tale Glitter Embossing Powder from Super Sponsor WOW! Embossing Powder. Then, I heat set the embossing powder with my craft heater. I fussy cut them with scissors.

I colored the flower mug image with watercolor pencils and waterbrush. Then quickly dried it with craft heater. I added it on the card with 3D foam tape from Super Sponsor Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

I added the word “you” on the card with permanent liquid glue. I stamped the other sentiment from the Bloomin’ Coffee Stamp Set inside banner with Nocturne VersaFine Clair ink pad. I added the banner on the card with 3D foam tape from Super Sponsor Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

I hope you like this project today. And now…it is your turn to make something pretty while drinking your favorite drink!

Head over to Coffee Loving Blog to link up your projects, to see the full list of the the Super Sponsors’ blogs and prizes. We always encourage commenting on all project that link up for the hop.

We hope you will enjoy this hop and be inspired! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. Have a fabulous caffeinated day!

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