Thursday, February 21, 2013

Incorporating Stenciling with Stamping

Welcome to my third installment of "LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP"! This week I thought I'd take a break from the LOVE part and go right on to FRIENDSHIP!

Since I've been doing quite a bit of projects lately, I have opted to go back to featuring a card. And today it is a very simple card that combines stamping and stenciling. Its a great way to get started with stenciling. Start with something you already know (and love) and add to it!

To begin, start with a sentiment stamp, ink it up and emboss it in the EP of your choice. For this card, I used copper ink and copper EP. I then diecut it with a circle Nestie and a coordinated matting Nestie.

Now, here's the fun part! Using Dreamweaver Copper Embossing Paste, I paste embossed the LG 727 Lace Border stencil shown here:

After the paste was dry, I die cut that piece with a square Nestie and again made a coordinated matting piece.

Finally, using an Embossing Folder I embossed the front panel of the card and adhered a crochet ribbon along the edge.

What I love the most about this card is how coordinated it is! The colors all work together, there is a variety of textures, and a balance of soft versus hard.

If you haven't given stencils a try, hopefullly this will inspire you to do so. You do not have to do anything fancy to create cards that are very pleasing to the eye.

And if you are already a stencil lover, remember:


Yes, you've read that right, its time for some new friends to join the Dreamweaver Design Team. Sounds interesting? Well head on over to Pam's blog for all the details.

Remember, if your local store doesn't carry Dreamweaver product, ASK THEM TO! And if you don't have a local store, you always purchase Dreamweaver's entire product line at Stencil with Style.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll take some time to visit the other Dream Team blogs. They always inspire me. And remember, give some thought to joining the Dreamweaver Design Team. I promise you, its a great experience you won't regret.

Hugs until next week,


Louise said...

Oh Cherylynn, this is just beautiful! You're right, the colors all blend perfectly and your layers go together great too!

Anonymous said...

Cherylynn, a lovely, CAS card. It's wonderful.

Kristi said...

very pretty!

Laura Drahozal said...

Very pretty card, and a good use of stamps with stencils

Pam Hornschu said...

Awesome card, Cherylynn! Really adds a modern touch to an older design!