Thursday, March 05, 2015

{Spotlight Project} Happy Flaking!

Hi, everyone. It's Monika back again with some more stencil spotlights. So glad you enjoyed making your own scented embossing paste from my spotlight project a couple of weeks back. I really enjoyed reading your comments.

Today, I'm using the ARTplorations stencils Bold Florals and Oh My Stars! in combination with Flitter Glu and Mega Flakes to create some cards with a fabulous metal look.

I made both cards in a very similar way.

  1. First I created the backgrounds by swiping a turquoise ink pad over my craft mat, spritzing some water on it, and taking a print which I left to dry.
  2. Once dry, I repeated step one with pink/teal coloured ink and allowed fro more drying time.
  3. Next I blended the edges of both pieces with teal ink and attached them securely to my stencils.
  4. I loaded a piece of blending foam with a little Flitter Glu and dabbed it over my stencils covering the whole of the Bold Florals and part of the Oh My Stars!
  5. I removed the stencils and sprinkled Mega Flake over my pieces of card making sure that all the sticky bits were covered before rubbing off the excess flakes.
  6. I roughly traced the outline of the Bold Florals using a black fine liner pen to give my blooms more definition.
  7. I stamped my sentiment from the Bloom Sketches set twice in teal on a strip of white card and cut to size. I love the Happy Everything sentiment. It is so versatile in its use for birthdays ... anniversaries ... thinking of you, etc.
  8. I layered my cards as shown using foam dots on my star card and adding a tiny heart on my florals card.

TIP! I found that layering my panels on a white base card made the silver stand out more.

As always there is a little video showing you how to apply the glue and flakes.

Hope you enjoyed today's sprinkle of magic. I'll  be back Sunday with more projects using stencils for our ARTplorations Stencils Blog Hop! See you then!

Monika xxx

Supplies Monika used in today's project:


Bold Florals and Oh My Stars! are just two of several new ARTplorations stencils offered exclusively through STAMPlorations. When you sign up for the STAMPlorations stamp club, your package includes your choice of any 2 stencils ($10 value) in addition to the featured 5" by 7" stamp set. The club offers lots of perks, including a free 4" by 6" stamp set like Trendy Butterflies sent every 3rd shipment (or immediately after signing up for the semi-annual subscription) and free worldwide shipping. For more info and to sign up, click here.

Prize alert! Leave a comment in this post for an entry to our Spotlight Projects random drawing for March. We'll pick a commenter to win a $10 gift certificate or her choice of 1 ARTplorations stencil. We'll announce the winner on April 1!


  1. These look wonderful Monika, love the colours and all the gorgeous shimmer. Carol x

  2. Those are great backgrounds--love how you put together product! I got my club goodies today so I'm ready to play with stencils!

  3. Monika..I enjoyed today's sprinkle of magic !!!
    I´m no fan of glitter but I love these metallic look !!!
    You´ve done a great job - TFS
    CU hellerlittle

  4. Thanks Monika a great tutorial and I'll be off to try out using my flakes with a stencil...your cards look fabulous

  5. Whoa, gorgeousness alert!! Love these cards and especially love the how+top you shared so we could try it!! Thank you!!!

  6. Ooh these look great, especially the blooms. Bet they look amazing in the real. Hugz

  7. Cool mixed media stencil technique Monika. Love your backgrounds on both cards and glittery stenciled images. TFS


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