Sunday, 9 February 2020

STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday ~ February 9, 2020

Welcome to another Stencil Sunday post for STAMPlorations. I like working with stencils - sometimes, it's a bit of a surprise what I'll find when I lift the stencil. Sometimes, it's a good surprise, sometimes, well, it goes in the recycle bin! Often, stencils make it look like I have some artistic talent when really, all I do is apply color.

I have two project for you to see today

For this card, I used a Sakura Clear Star gelly pen and outlined the stars using STAMPlorations Oh My Stars stencil on black cardstock. I then used my Wink of Stella clear glitter pen to color in the stars. I removed the stencil and trimmed the black panel to 2.75" x 4.25". 

Here's a close-up. 

You can see that the glitter spread. At first, I was annoyed but then I laughed because glitter goes everywhere and there are stars so far away that they may show up as a speck (of glitter)! 

I adhered the panel to a light gray card base. The sentiment uses the STAMPlorations Tweet Love stamp set stamped onto the same light gray and cut into a fish tail banner.

Here's my second project

For this card, I used STAMPlorations Tapestry stencil and some post-it tape to mask off areas. For colors, I used distress inks (mustard seed, carved pumpkin, candied apple, wilted violet, salty ocean, mowed lawn) applied with an ink blending tool. I had hoped that the colors would blend more, instead I ended up with some pretty sharp lines. 

Here's another view

I guess that was the trade-off, I could have "freehanded" the colors but then I wouldn't have been able to contain each color to about 0.5". In the end, I'm happy with all the color. For the sentiment, I used a STAMPlorations clear sticker from the Birthday Word Art pack, applied to a piece of black cardstock.

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  1. These are both so beautiful. Well done!
    Valerija xx

  2. Love the star outlines on your first card, and the pretty stencil design and colors on the second!

  3. Awesome cards Sue! Fabulously creative and stunning stencil techniques.

  4. I love the masking technique that resulted in such a great rainbow look! Who doesn't love glittery stars?!

  5. I love what you did with the stars on the dark paper and the rainbow is soooo cool!

  6. Pretty and festive cards. I really like the sparkly stars.

  7. Two very different cards, both fab. I really like the simple glittery stars on the black panel. Hugz

  8. I like the striped look and the colors.
    Great star technique with the glitter pen.

  9. Love the simplicity of the 'stars' card. And the very pretty, colorful BG with the uncolored image is lovely.

  10. Two fabulous cards! I love what you did with the stars! It's a great reminder that you don't have to just use ink blending with them.

  11. wow, great and modern design!


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