Saturday, February 1, 2014

STS #12 and OCC

I have been having fun trying out the techniques from the online card class.

With this card, I cut a stencil from acetate with my Cricut.  The technique was to stamp through the stencil which I did on the "leaves".  I'm not sure there is actually a flower in this image but I used Distress Inks to color it that way.

This technique was to use a stencil and then move it to make a secondary design.  My order from JoAnn's came yesterday with this Heidi Swapp stencil so I could try it out.  It's not exactly what I thought it would look like and I need to use a lighter hand when inking but I love the technique.  The "hello"  and sentiment are from PTI.

I also have a card for the Seize the Sketch challenge.

Nothing like calling the sketch up on the screen to realize you left off something.  That large element.  Oh, well.  It wouldn't have fit with my card idea and at least I have one more valentine done.

See what I mean?  The little flag where the large element should go has the sentiment on it (already printed on the paper) and I glossed the heart to make it stand out.

Thanks for stopping by to visit.  I should be able to get more cards done today as the prediction of 5 or more inches of snow will keep me in.


  1. I have seen so many stencilled cards on blogger this week, and I must say this second card is one of my favorites. I will HAVE to try it!

  2. Fabulous cards today. I really love that middle card especially.

  3. you are rocking the cards girl :)
    Thanks for joining us on Seize the Sketch!!

    wasn't the Stenciled class fun??? i loved it :)

  4. What great designs! Love the mix of patterns on your little banner. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch.

  5. Hey Bobby, thanks for passing along the info from your class for the rest of us! I had seen others use the "shifting stencil" technique, but I hadn't seen the stamp through the stencil technique. So cool! Such an interesting idea.

  6. What fun designs and colors Bobby.

    Hugs Diane

  7. I'm impressed with your homework! I tried to cut a stencil with my Big Shot and I couldn't get it to cut all the way through. I tried twice then moved on to something else. I love your swirls and the stamping through them and the stamping and off stamping. I think your touch looks perfect. It's got a lighter layer and a bright, eye catching layer! And your banner is quite in line with the sketch, I think!

  8. I love it! Simple but sooo pretty.