This week, the challenge is to make Clean and Simple (CAS) cards using stencils. I love using stencils as they're so versatile in the effects you can create.
As usual, the DT have made some stunning cards for your inspiration so do check out their blogs - links at the bottom of this post.
Card 1 - direct-to-paper inking through stencil
For my first card, I took a panel of Neenah Solar White card stock and dabbed Tsukineko Encore Ultimate Metallic Pigment Ink in Gold through a Crafters Workshop stencil (TCW237S). Metallic pigment ink doesn't dry well on this sort of beautifully smooth card, so I heat embossed it in Papermania Embossing Powder in Clear.
I then cut a vellum panel and used a Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders die up both sides. It was scored and adhered to the rear of the panel using two thin strips of red liner tape.
The star was cut from a scrap of Neenah Solar White card stock using the second smallest Sizzix Framelits Stars die (657567), coated in more of the Encore ink and heat embossed in clear. I did the same with the sentiment, which is from My Favorite Things Brushstroke Birthday Greetings, but used Post-It Tape to mask the top half of the sentiment to give a dip-dyed effect. The swirly behind the star is the smallest die from the My Favorite Things Scribbles dies, cut from gold glitter card.
Card 2 - blending ink through a stencil
For this card I again took a panel of Neenah Solar White card stock and used a Ranger ink blending tool to lay down a layer of Milled Lavender Distress Ink. I then taped a stencil over the top and used an Inkylicious Ink Duster to add a layer of Dusty Concord Distress Ink. When the stencil was peeled up, it left behind a lavender colour negative.
I used the Stitched Alphabet dies from My Favorite Things to cut out the word "thanks" and stuck acetate under the panel. Some foam tape around the edge, purple glitter and a slightly smaller base layer to seal it all in created a shaker panel. I cut a larger later of Neenah Solar White card stock and used a Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders die to create a border each side of where I wanted the shaker panel to go, before sticking it down. The whole thing was then stuck to a card base from the same card stock.
What I really love about this technique is that I still have the positives of the letter shapes to use in another project!
Card 3 - stencils and glitter
This card uses the wonderful stencils and glitter technique from Jennifer McGuire.
I cut a small panel of Neenah Solar White card stock, then stuck a sheet of double sided adhesive panel to it. I coated a Dyan Reaveley stencil in Ranger Perfect Medium and taped it down over the card panel. I shook pink glitter over the stencil and used the shiny backing from the adhesive panel plus a bone folder to really get the glitter stuck down. Then I peeled off the stencil and shook silver glitter over the exposed remaining adhesive sheet. Again, the shiny backing paper and a bone folder helped to stick the glitter firmly.
The panel was adhered to a card base and I cut a top layer from the same card stock at an angle and gave it a border using Lawn Fawn's Stitched Borders dies before sticking it down with foam tape. The sentiment is from the My Favorite Things Brushstroke Birthday Greetings cut from Craft Creations black card stock. I coloured three Papermania adhesive gems with a black Promarker and added them to the card.
Card 4 - embossing paste through a stencil
I then created a border using Lawn Fawn's Stitched Rectangle Frames and popped it up on foam pads. I stamped three Altenew Vintage Roses using Versa Color Pigment Inks in Hyacinth, Heliotrope, Violet and Grape. The leaves were stamped using Bamboo, Olive and Evergreen. I cut them out with the matching Altenew dies and tried a few layouts until I was happy, and then stuck them down.
The sentiment was stamped on Craft Creations black card stock in Ranger Perfect Medium and heat embossed in Ranger Embossing Antiquities in Weathered White. The whole panel was then stuck onto a card base in Neenah Solar White card stock.
Do check out the lovely creations from the rest of the DT:
Anita - Neet and Crafty
Chrissie - Simply One of a Kind
Sarah G - Funky Fossil Designs
Sarah P - Sazzle Dazzle Crafts
Sharon - From my Craft Desk
Susan - BlueFogStudio
Thanks so much for stopping by!