Sunday, February 16, 2014

Spellbinders Designabilities Blog Hop

Hi everyone!  Welcome to the Designabilities Blog Hop!   Every other month the Spellbinders® Blog Team gets together for a blog hop -this hop is just for fun and not sponsored by Spellbinders.  Not all of us could participate today, but I encourage you to visit everyone's blogs.  You will find amazing projects from everyone!

A few weeks ago I took a stenciled class and now have been experimenting with using stencils with embossing paste.  So after buying 4 or 5 stencils I realized I have the POTENTIAL FOR ENDLESS STENCILS USING MY EXISTING Spellbinders dies!!  Talk about an "ah-ha" moment -lol!
My card uses the Expandables Fancy Lattice die for my the stencil, Classic Hearts nested to make heart "rings", and Celebration from the new In'spire line.
 Here is how I placed the stencil.  I die cut the Fancy Lattice into a thick cardstock, I used Gina K's Pure Luxury base weight white cardstock.  Then I taped it down using washi tape and selectively applied paste to my stencil.
 This is what the paste looks like.  I found this at Michaels in the art supply section.  They had quite a few embossing paste options.  I chose the light weight tub and was glad I did, it is the perfect consistency for spreading over my stencil.  This is an 8oz tub and was $13 (I used my 40% coupon).
 After applying the paste to the stencil and spreading it smooth, I immediately removed the stencil.  At this time you can do some quick clean up if you had some rouge paste land somewhere.  Set it aside to dry for about 30 minutes and proceed with your card. 

As designers we are always inspired by each other and we hope to inspire you too. 
Enjoy the hop!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!  Here is a close up of the details. 
Card Deets: 
Spellbinder dies: S5-152 Expandables Fancy Lattice and IN-012 Celebration Shapeabilities®,S4-136 Classic Hearts Nestabilities®
Note: Celebration is on pre-order with shipping beginning in March
Paper: Gina K Designs, White and Black cardstock; Basic Grey, Fresh Cut 6x6 pad
Embellishments - Cartwright's Sequins, 4mm 5mm and 6mm sequins; Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, burlap string; Liquitex light weight modeling paste
Adhesive - Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares 


  1. Great idea for the embossed backround Michelle and the card came out adorable too! The hope is really amazing and it's wonderful that all of you share your talents with everyone :)

  2. What an awesome idea for a background. Beautiful card.

  3. uh DUH! You can make stencils with every die you have . . . and chipboard works great and then you can wipe it clean. Beautiful card!!!

  4. I so appreciate it when people show how a product can be used in other ways than originally showcased. Creating your own easy!

  5. I love the modeling paste, I am going to try that. Such a neat idea to add that extra little flair. Thank you for sharing.

  6. Love your card and how you made your stencil with the die. Great tip. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Oh, my goodness! Thanks for the tip about using our dies for stenciling! Fabulous card!

  8. Great card - love how you used the die and the embossing paste, a technique I haven't tried yet.
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  9. Love this look....thx for the tutorial!

  10. Way cool!! Thanks for showing how you made this. This is a new to me technique!

  11. Love how you made a stencil. Love the heart rings too!

  12. I love this idea and it's awesome to use your existing dies to make a stencil. Beautiful card.

  13. Wonderful use of modeling paste, great looking card!

  14. Your card is just lovely, I LOVE it… I've been wanting to make some stencils using Spellbinders die's, now it's a must try. Hugs my friend :)

  15. Thank you for showing the paste look. I want to do this too. Your card is so cute. I think I have some paste here 'someplace' I hope it hasn't run it's shelf-life, con.