Stencil Us In

Welcome. We are back with you and ready to celebrate with our Stencil Us In blog hop.

The ladies have made some beautiful cards to share with you today.

We do have prizes for the hop. One lucky recipient will receive a $50.00 gift card to Scrap’n Stamp. Simply visit each of the team’s blog posts and leave your comments for your chance to win.

And in celebration of this hop Scrap’n Stamp have 20% off their wide variety of stencils. Click here to check them out. Sale ends Sunday so be sure to check them out soon. (Cannot be combined with any other offer)

For the hop I decided to make two cards, the first being “Beware” using products from Picket Fence Studios. Here I used BFF Owl Stamp and Die, along with Down to the Last Drop Stencil, and sentiments from It’s Peopley Out There and Natural State of Sarcasm.

Along with the stencil background I also did the distress oxide background, using part of it for the front and the balance on the inside of my card which shows below.

To start I first did the oxide background, as this would determine the colours I would use. It never fails that my plan changes as I go along. I started with Distress Inks in Broken China, Peeled Paint and Vintage Photo. I then added in some Peacock Feather.

I added the colours one at a time, starting with the lightest colour being the Broken China. I pounced my watercolour paper in the puddle of ink and water in different areas, then heat dried. I continued with the Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo then the Peacock Feathers was added. When all was dry I die cut the piece using my Spellbinders Circle Die.

I then moved on to the stencil work, using my Life Changing Brushes and the Peacock Feathers, Peeled Paint and Vintage Photo, changing between the colours of Peeled Paint and Vintage Photo.

On white cardstock I stamped the owl using Memento Ink and proceeded to colour with Copic Markers. YG00, Y13, Y17 for the eyes, Y00, Y13, Y18 for the Bow with Nuvo Midas Touch Shimmering Pen added, Y13, Y17 for the Neckace, E31, E35, E37 for the Body, B21, B24, BG49 for the Sweater and E31, BG11, BG34, BG49 for the feathers.

To finish the card front I attached the partial circle to the card base, then attached the Owl using foam squares. I then stamped the sentiment using VersaFine Clair Ink in Nocturne.

Moving on to the inside I attached the distress oxide background to a turquoise matting then attached to the inside card base. I stamped the sentiment from the , splitting it into two lines using VersaFine Clair Ink in Nocturne.

For my second card I am using Gina K Designs Elegant Asters Stamp and Die Sets, Gina K Design Inks, Distress Ink in Peacock Feathers, Gold Embossing Powder and a Simon Hurley Stencil called Backsplash.

On my card base being 120lb cardstock, I did the stencilling using Key Lime and Lucky Clover from the Gina K. Designs Ink 2018 assortment set, along with Distress Ink in Peacock Feathers. I then applied the texture paste to the bottom left corner creeping up the page on the diagonal and set aside to dry.

I then die cut 3 of the wishes sentiment and glued them together using Nuvo Adhesive, then colouring the top one using Copic Markers in YG03 and YG07 and added YG63 via dots for the top layer.

I then stamped the flower, leaves and butterfly heat embossing with the gold embossing powder from Brutus Monroe. Love this embossing powder – perfect details every time. I then watercoloured the flower and leaves using my paint brush with a small amount of water and the colours I used to do the stencilling.

To finish I arranged everything on my card, using Nuvo Adhesive to attach the sentiment and a couple of the leaves and foam squares to attach one leaf and the flower. I stamped the sentiment using the distress ink in peacock feathers along with the Gina K. ink in Lucky Clover giving me a green combination and finishing with a few sequins.

Using my Perfect Crafting Pouch prevented any bleeding from the Distress Ink stamping.

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Up next on the hop is Deborah, and following is the full list of Hop participants along with Affiliate Links to the products that I have used for these cards, at no extra cost to you.




13 Comments
  1. Wow each of these cards are really amazing you put so much effort and detail into them. I love how you use the stencils.

  2. These cards are awesome. Fabulous cards and colors.

  3. Both cards are so beautiful inside and out, Kia! Love the gorgeous colors of your stenciling. The happy owl and the coffee-themed background are so cute, and the the texture paste added only to the bottom corner adds so much interest to the second card!

  4. Oh my goodness! Loving the owl card and stencils you chose! Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Love the color combos and designs for your pretty backgrounds! Awesome cards! Love the coffee stencil design!

  6. Love the sentiment on your first card! The Backsplash stencil that you used on the second card is beautiful. I can see lots of uses for that one. Thanks for introducing me to it!

  7. Loving that Good To The Last Drop stencil! It somehow missed my attention. It certainly has it now! Gorgeous cards. Love your colour choices.

  8. These are both beautiful cards Kia – I keep going back to look at the owl one though- my eye is really drawn to that one and that sentiment speaks to me lol

  9. BOTH ARE AWESOME! But I LOVE that coffee stencil! How cool and what fun colors and designs!

  10. Kia, I am loving all that stencil work on your cards. Stenciling is quickly becoming one of my favorite ways to create background. I will have to check out these stencils while they are on sale.

  11. I just love the colours you used, Kia! The first card is so fun (and I can relate to it!). I love how you did part of your stencil with the embossing paste on the 2nd card – great texture!

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