Showing posts with label stencil. Show all posts
Showing posts with label stencil. Show all posts


Sentiment Strip Challenge - Gina K Designs

     I made this card for the monthly challenge at Gina K Designs. The challenge calls for using multiple strip sentiments on our cards.
     I really like finding new ways to expand the use of stamps, stencils, etc. For this card, I used Gina K Designs' SNOWFLAKE MANDALA STENCIL to make my circle embellishments. First, I taped off some of the small areas on the stencil. I brushed those areas with ink onto white cardstock, then punched 1.25" and 1.5" circles. 
     I randomly adhered some circles with double-stick tape and others with foam tape. I added some matching strips of cardstock, then stamped and adhered the sentiment strips. I rounded the top right corner of the card. The strips are about 1/4" and 1/8" wide. 

Designer Tip: One way to add interest to a card, is to add small strips of cardstock like I have on this card. Sometimes it seems your card just needs something else. That's how I felt with this card. I added the strips and rounded the corner. This is a great way to use up scraps!


white cardstock
ink and matching cardstock - blue lagoon, lipstick, grass green
stencil - snowflake mandala 
sentiments - Watt's Up, Forever Flowers 

     There is still plenty of time to join in the fun. You can find a link to the rules here: Home - Gina K Designs . Once you are there, click on "Community" and you will find the challenge.
     Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Hope you are having a great day,




Feather Weather and Upcycled Packaging

     OOoooo, feathers! I hope this trend never goes away. As soon as I saw the latest Tuesday Trigger inspiration, I knew I had to use my marabou feathers on a card in some way.
     Here's the trigger:
    Gorgeous, no?
    Here's my take on the challenge and a note about upcycled packaging.
     First, I made the card base with white cardstock embossing it with Cuttlebug's Birds and Swirls folder. Then, I die cut the bird using Spellbinders' Bird Sanctuary dies.  
     I bought a new laptop a while back, and when I pulled the protective cover off the keyboard, I knew I had to upcycle the cover in some way. I used it here as a stencil to make my own patterned paper. After daubing on some color,  I trimmed the panel and matted it with matching cardstock. The stencil covers half a sheet of cardstock so I have more panels to play with. Wooohooo!

keyboard protector

     Does the Trigger photo spark some creativity in you? Come play with us. There's still plenty of time. You can check out all the details here: