Sunday, July 3, 2016

July Stencil Extravaganza Week 1 Challenge 1

It's July already and that means it is time for a whole month of fun.

We are going to bring you an entire month of stencils, masks and more.

We are calling it
July Stencil Extravaganza!

We'll bring you a new challenge on Sunday and Wednesday, BUT there
will be new content on the blog each day.

We have a ton of Design Team members and Guest Designers who have
jumped on the extravaganza train to bring you a ton of great cards.

You won't want to miss even a single one!

So let's get started today with basic stenciling.

Basic stenciling is using the stencil to apply ink via brush,
direct-to-paper or sponge/foam applicator tools.

Click HERE for a video tutorial by Kristina Werner on the technique.

Now on with the cards...

This card was made with stamps and a stencil from My Favorite Things. The back ground is a cow print stencil and I used black water color to fill it in.  The cows are from one stamp. I stamped the cow 3 times on masking paper and cut them out. I then stamped the cow 3 times on my card front and covered them with the masks. I stamped the other 4 cows on the sides and in between the 3 cows in front.  I colored them with Copics and die cut the card front to fit on my background and adhered.  I love the cute little sentiment on the front. ~Paulyne


I've shared this card previously, but I love it so much I thought it might be worth a second look.  I combined a Mood Board and Inky Layers challenged to make this card.  On a panel of Whisper White I sponged circles of three different sizes in Crisp Cantaloupe and Smoky Slate, slightly overlapping each slightly.  I decided on the sizes I wanted and the general layout and made a stencil from acetate, cutting it on my Silhouette.  I punched the small flowers in Crisp Cantaloupe using one of the Itty Bitty Punch Pack punches and the flower centers were cut in Calypso Coral using a Martha Stewart snowflake border punch.and placed them randomly with tiny pearls in each center.  I matted the panels on Smokey Slate and placed them on a base of Crisp Cantaloupe.  
The greeting is digital from Stampin' Up.I split it putting half on the front and the other half on the inside.  ~Kim from Katydid Cards

I started by choosing Mod Spirals by The Crafters Workshop. I added colour in a bit of a random pattern with ink blending tools and distress inks (twisted citron, mustard seed, peacock feathers). The tag is cut using Spellbinders – Labels 8 die set. The sentiment is from Simon Says STAMP Lots of Thanks. I felt that the card needed a bit more, so I added die cuts made from Poppystamps – Leafy Sprig die from a bright green. The green was a bit too stark, so I added a bit of peacock feathers distress ink. I finished the card by using a turquoise mat to the card front. ~Sue

What a great start to this month long celebration of stenciling!

Stop back tomorrow for even more awesome cards with basic stenciling. 

Happy Crafting
Theresa & the CADC DT & Guests

1 comment:

  1. It looks like this month is going to be a good one. Love to see all the different directions people go with the same starting point.