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.  
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9 comments:

  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.
    ColleenB.
    Texas

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

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  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

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

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

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  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.

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

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  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

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

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