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Wednesday, July 08, 2015

{Spotlight Project} Shirley's Stamping Through Stencils

Hello! I've been stamping through stencils today to see what effect I could get. For this technique the stencil needs to have cutouts large enough for your stamped image to stamp through, and it's easiest if you don't mount the stamp onto a block, so that you can squish it into the cutout.

I taped my piece of mixed media card onto the back of the stencil and used the newsprint stamp from the Mixed Media Grunge set, and stamped it into the cutouts. I overstamped without re-inking to fill in gaps and build up the image.

Next, I used the bubblewrap stamp to add colour. By overstamping without re-inking, I got some lighter shades. I drew in the stalks with a fineliner.

I removed the stencil and added some second-generational stamping in the top-right and bottom-left corners. I didn't like the starkness of the black pen stems so I added some Liquid Pearls, and also added some Liquid Pearls dots and Stickles dots to the flower centres.

I just happened to have blue thread in my mini sewing machine, so I added some stitching and a sentiment, mounted the panel onto my base card and added a strip of textured card.

Here's another look at the finished card:

Stamps Shirley used in today's project:


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  1. Love this!! I've thought about this technique so many times but never had the courage to do it!! I love the result you have made.

  2. Brilliant! I must try this, I love the effect.

  3. Clever girl. Love this stencil and you just made it even better. Going to steal...er...try your idea real soon. Thanks for sharing your tutorial.

  4. This is so cool. I love the cleverness of your card!!

  5. Such a cool technique, and I love the results!

  6. Great technique. Love your card. Gorgeous. Hugz

  7. Love this! The blues are so pretty and the added stickles and stitching are the perfect accents.

  8. How cool is this? I love all the layering on this. Looks like a really fun technique!!

  9. Like the way you used the newsprint stamp under the parts of the flower! The colors are very pretty and I like the stitches at the top and bottom. Very nice card!

  10. What a fun idea! I'm going to have to give this a shot ~ I really like the newsprint and how you added dimension with the liquid pearls.

  11. This is SO cool, I have to try this technique! Tfs!


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