Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Live in the Moment

I saw a similar style of card to the one I made today and decided to look through my dies and stencils for something that would work in the same way. I am sure there is a name for a card that you stamp (in my case, stencil) and then die cut and raise portions of the panel while leaving other parts flush with the card front. Here is what I am talking about:

I am playing along with April Stencil Fun over at Crazy is Our Fame - Stencils are our Game here.  The optional theme of the challenge is patterns, and while my florals aren't exactly in a pattern, my die has such a pretty quilting stitched pattern. First, I stenciled the florals, then die cut with the quilty cover die. When I took the die cut out of my Big Shot machine, the circles stayed put with the outer "frame" so I carefully put adhesive on the circle backs. I turned the whole thing over in one piece and centered it on my card front. I pressed down on the circles to adhere them to the card. Then I lifted off the outer part of the panel and put foam tape all over the back. Then all I had to do is line it back up where it belonged and add a sentiment.

Products I used:

Waffleflower: Quilt Circle Panel die

Pretty Pink Posh: Crocus stencil

Distress inks

Ink blending brushes

Tim Holtz: Small Talk sticker

I am looking at my cover plate/panel dies to see what else I can come up with in this style because it was pretty simple!

See you soon,


1 comment:

Darlene said...

Oh Carol this is AWESOME and absolutely GORGEOUS! I've been doing this type of design with stamping/overlay die cut but never thought about stenciling ... thanks for inspiration! LOVE THIS! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our STENCIL FUN challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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