Monday, 29 October 2018

Using Stencils

Good Morning

Well time for another new challenge over at Make My Monday  with the theme for the next fortnight being


So basically use any stencil on your project, for either background or focal point.  I dug out a lattice style stencil and my wink of stella pens and had fun. 

7x7 White cardblank.   For the background i embossed my stencil using my big shot, i put it through on the die embossing sandwich with a rubber mat, the rubber mat then pushed the card through the holes in the stencil.  I then added my wink of stellas pens over the top.   I found it easier to add some of the wink ink to my mat and picking up with a flat head brush and brushing over the card, blending where the colours meet. For a bit of interest i stamped on some tiny birds & butterflies. 

For the topper panel i used heat embossing. Using blending foam i added sticky embossing ink onto my stencil, i then put it ink face down onto a piece of white card and transferred the ink from the stencil onto the card.  I then added clear embossing powder and heated.  The embossing powder acted like a resist on the lines then making it easy to colour inside the lines.  As i wanted my squares to have different colours in each square i found this a better way than trying to add the inks direct through the stencil. I then added the same colour wink of stella pens as i used on the background.

I attached both panels to black card and then onto the card front. Stamped greeting die cut into circles.  Butterflies die cut from white and black card and layered together.  Gems to finish.  

Just a close up.  I also doodled stitching with a black fine pen around the edges of the squares.  White gel pen highlights. Sadly the photos down show the amazing sparkle the wink of stella pens give.  

And this little A6 card i made with another piece i had made with the same stencil and didn't use in the end.  This time i used the stencil in the traditional way, using tape, I stuck the stencil onto white card and then sponged ink through it using the same wink of stella pens.  Layered onto black card, stamped greeting, butterfly and glitter gems dots. 

Items Used:
Lattice Mylar Stencil
Wink Of Stella pens - red, orange, yellow, mint
Clearly besotted sentiments
Sizzix butterfly dies
Large stitched square dies
Wonky square dies
stitched circle dies

So if you fancy joining in and finding out what everyone else comes up with using their stencils please do hop over to MMM

Thank you for stopping by and all your recent visits and comments.  I hope you all have a good week as we head into November. Emmax


As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Very pretty card would cheer anyone up Ginny x
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Basslady said...

i love the cheerful look of your card, teamie!

hugs and kisses from germany
silvi xoxo

gwen70 said...

Beautiful cards Emma

StephW said...

Gorgeous bright & cheerful creation, reminds me of rainbow bubble gum squares! Going to have to put these Wink of Stella pens on my wish list, love the effects you achieve ... Steph x

ALI said...

Lovely and bright, I never think to emboss my stencils x

meg said...

love the texture and depth of colour in your first card Emma, embossing the stencil was a great idea,

Dawn Phillips said...

Such stunning cards. I love the colours. Love Dawn x

Pam said...

Love the card, great design and colours. Must use my Winks in this way.
Pam x

Nataliascraft said...

So gorgeous, love both of the cards. Beautiful colours and embossed background is fab x

sandy's crafty bits said...

hi Emma love your cards always love a little butterfly … have a great rest of the week … thank you so much for visiting my blog … happy crafting and love sandy xx

Kirsty said...

Two amazing cards Emma, I love the colours and brilliant use of the stencil as an embossing folder too. Love them both. Big hugs Kirsty. x

kate Jeffery said...

two gorgeous cards Emma
Kate x

Diane said...

Gorgeous colors and designs Emma.

Hugs Diane

sweetpea said...

Love the colours, Janet x

Denise Fletcher said...

A lovely bright card Emma, great idea re the stencil embossing. Hope alls well with you xx

Janice said...

Beautiful, bright colours, and I love the embossing of the stencil.
Janice x

Herbaholic said...

What a gorgeous and bright card Emma, I didn't realise that there were so many different colours of wink of stella! :) Love & hugs - Debs xxx