Thursday, January 16, 2014

LIM #154

Stencils are one of the big trends now.  A lot of the stamp companies are selling them and there's even an online class coming up the end of the month.


I was part of the stencil community before stenciling was cool, or at least popular on cards.  I did it all around the top of my bedroom almost 20 years ago and on various craft objects.  When crafters started showing cards using stencils and embossing paste, I remembered the ones I had stored in my "maybe I'll do this again someday" box.


This was one long stencil but I cut it apart and used it for my card for the Less is More challenge - one layer card using a heart.  I don't normally do one layer cards because I have a limited number of image stamps but I thought this would solve the problem.  I didn't use embossing paste because that wouldn't be one layer.


Instead I used three different Distress Inks and swiped them across the stencil at an angle.  I didn't have any valentine stamps so I printed my sentiment on the computer.  I say "didn't" because I got one set I ordered in the mail today.  (I think I have way too many "I"s in this post. I do try to reword so I don't do that.  Oops I'm doing it again.)

Thanks for stopping by.  Look for these stencils again, especially when the class starts.

9 comments:

  1. Love your sweep of colour across the hearts. I use the PC for a lot of my sentiments, there are so many great fonts, trouble is you don't get the same effect as using a stamp.

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    1. You're right, Gina. That's why I started buying sentiment stamps even though I said I wasn't going to.

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  2. This looks great Bobby and very inventive!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  3. "I" think it's just right! Love that you dug your stash and found these...no sense in buying more when you have these!! Great card. Really sweet. Bev

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  4. Fabulous card. Great idea to keep your stencils around until they become trendy again.

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  5. You were definitely a trend-setter, Bobby! This stenciled OLC heart card is very, very pretty!! I know what you mean about too many "Is," but it is tough. Our posts are like what diaries used to be and so you kinda expect for there to be a lot of Is!! Enjoy the weekend! Hugs, Darnell

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  6. I love this, Bobby ... the gorgeous ombré colours, the fabulous order to the stencilled hearts ... brilliant! Sharing the 'I' problem ... it's a tricky one ... look at my first word on this comment! Anita :)

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  7. I love the simplicity of this! I remember my mom stenciling pretty much everything in our house! :0)

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  8. Gorgeous! Love those sweet ombre hearts!

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