Sunday, February 2, 2014

Sponging, flowers with a dash of washi

Hi everyone!  I finally took the plunge and bought some stencil templates and took an online stencil class.  I finished day 1 and they taught us to stencil with ink.  Yes, I have been stenciling ink with my Spellbinders dies for years, but I have never used a full blown stencil template before.  The next lesson is using paste with stencils and I am excited to give that a try as well!

So I used that technique for the background and made a fun set of cards.  I just love the Blooms Three and the leaf branch from the Sprigs from Spellbinders  Die D-Lites™ line.  I've used them together before on this post, so it's no surprise I used them together again!

My first card uses some fun washi tape from Stampin' Up and a sentiment from Reverse Confetti
 My next card uses washi from My Mind's Eye, Chalk Studio and sentiment from JustRite, Buntings and Banners.
 My last card uses some washi I had on hand and sentiment from JustRite, Birthday Vintage Labels Four.
Here are the dies I used:

Aren't these flowers fun?!?  I love the de-bossed detail on the petal tips!  For the leaves, I die cut the sprig, cut it apart and tucked the ends under the flowers.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Card Deets: 
Spellbinder dies: S2-046 Blooms Three, S2-048 Sprigs Shapeabilities® 
Stamps: Stamp Simply Ribbon Store: JustRite Papercrafts, Buntings and Banners
Cardstock: Combo of Gina K Designs and Stampin' Up
Ink: Tsukineko, Versafine Black Onyx; Distress Inks for sponging in Vintage Photo, Spun Sugar and Fine Linen
Embellishments - Stamp Simply Ribbon Store: MME Washi Tape, Chalk Studio and Kaisercraft clear rhinestones; Chickydoddle Etsy store, washi tape
Adhesive - Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Tabs 

NOTE: You can also find Spellbinders Die Templates at the The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  


  1. 3 very lovely cards. My favorite is the pink/black/ white but the colors on the other cards are just as lovely and go well together.

  2. I like the subtle background from the stenciling. And the layout of all 3 are just perfect! Love those flower dies too!

  3. Your cards are always so beautiful. Better than store quality that's for sure. I'd love to take this class you've referred to. Can I please have the information on this?<3Kimberly

  4. Awesome cards. Love the "starbursty" centers on those flowers!

  5. Beautiful, Michelle! LOVE that pink and black beauty!

  6. Love the cards Michelle and love that pretty stenciled background too, it definitely adds another fun detail element. I like the little flowers too and the fact that they are flatter makes them mailing friendly. Gotta love that! I am taking away lots of creative inspiration, so thank you for sharing.

  7. Beautifully done and well done on the stencil use! Love the middle one - such a classic colour combo and very striking.

  8. So in love with these cards!! I am going to case and credit you this weekend! I took the same stenciled class and have the same dies you used (woooo hoooo!!) so I'm excited to put on my Michelle-wannabe hat!! Hope you are well my friend!! Hugs, Anne

  9. These are awesome Michelle!! Love the effect of the subtle background and the flowers are gorgeous!!! :)