Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Simon Says..........Stencil It!

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It's Wednesday and another challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!  

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Our theme this week is Stencil It.  There are so many beautiful stencils out there now, so I'll really enjoy seeing your take on the challenge this week!  The design team and guest designer Jocelyn Olson  are using stencils made by The Crafter's Workshop.

My first card uses the stencil called Mini Mod Checkerboard, but to me it looks like a basket weave, and I envisioned a white-washed basket.

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So I started with an Audrey Blue card base, and used a picket fence distress marker to place the design on it, in a rough diagonal direction.  Then I ran the whole thing through my Cuttlebug and embossed the motif also onto the card front.  I just got this beautiful Memory Box Gorgeous Gardenia Outline die, and, after playing a bit with it, I decided to make it into a stained-glass look, using some pieces of previously-made polished stone pieces of cardstock.  And to finish I used my current favorite sentiment stamp set, Winnie & Walter's The Big, the Bold, and the Happy.  

Here's a closer look to show the effect of the polished stone technique.  Love the marbelized look it gives!

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I also made a second card this week, using the Mini Flower Frenzy stencil and distress inks.  I was inspired by a card by Julie Ebersole from the Stencil classes I took earlier this year at Online Card Class.

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Starting with a piece of heavy cardstock, I sponged picked raspberry, squeezed lemonade, and spiced marmalade distress inks through the stencil.  That panel was then trimmed down to size and I reattached the stencil and ran it through my cuttlebug to dry emboss the pattern also.  I have been unable to capture that effect with my photo, but it really adds a lovely subtle texture which you can feel.  I liked Julie's idea of using black accents with these bright colors, so I followed suit, adding a strip of black washi tape, and a stamped and die-cut Hero Arts butterfly, (painted with picked raspberry ink watered down), along with my Paper Smooches sentiment embossed in white on black.  After assembling everything, I added some Doodlebug sprinkles for more dimension.

Now it's your turn!  There's a $50.00 gift voucher up for grabs from the fantastic Simon Says Stamp store for the random winner of our challenge!

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10 comments:

  1. These are so pretty, Lin! I really love the second one! That white just POPS with all of that GORGEOUS, rich color!

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  2. Great texture on the first card! And I absolutely enjoy the second one, it's like you've capture Summer on that card!!!!

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  3. Gorgeous cards Lin :-) the first one is lovely, the basket weave design is fabulous and I love the design and colours of the 2nd one too, stunning ! :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  4. Lin your backgrounds on both of these are beautiful! The flowers on your first card look like a stained glass piece at first glance!

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  5. These cards are both SO gorgeous. The roses on the first cards are simply the best. The flowers on the second card are amazing. Love the butterfly and enamel dots, too! :)

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  6. Stunning cards Lin!! Just love your fresh style!! So pretty!!

    hugs...

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  7. Both fabulous card Lin, I love the checkerboard design one and such stunning colours on the flowers!!!

    hugs
    Heather xx

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  8. Gorgeous cards Lin, love the look of the polished stone effect on your first card and the second is so pretty and striking
    hugs
    Mandy xx

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  9. Pretty colors and designs on both cards, Lin! I can't pick a favorite :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  10. really vibrant and pretty cards Lin! The second one reminds me of a composition notebook:)

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