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Sunday, March 17, 2019

{Stencil Sunday} Nancy Creates Artsy Bookmarks

Happy Sunday, STAMPlorations friends! We're continuing with the Stencil Sunday reboot that we started last week! On the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Sunday of the month, the STAMPgirls will be sharing their projects that show off how to creatively use ARTplorations stencils. If you missed last week's post, it's here.

Today STAMPgirl Nancy shows off 4 artsy bookmarks she made. And each month, we'll be picking one winner of a $15 gift code -- the winner will be drawn from all comments left on the Stencil Sunday posts for the month, as well as from the designers' blogs.



And here's Nancy with her projects:

BOOKMARKS #1 and #2

Sponged Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide Ink onto 2 1/4" x 6" Strathmore 140# Mixed Media Paper.

Placed Fairy Tale Forest stencil over sponged bookmark and secured stencil with masking tape. Then sponged with Shaded Lilac DOX ink.

Showing the shine from the heat embossed sentiment and Fairy Tale Forest stenciled image on the first bookmark.

I could not waste all the Shaded Lilac DOX ink on the stencil from the first bookmark. What's a girl to do...make a Monoprint image, of course:-)

I finished the first two 2 1/2" x 6" bookmarks with heat embossing, cardstock frame, and ribbon.


BOOKMARKS #3 and #4

Sponged bookmarks using Distress Inks instead of DOX Inks and used a different design than my first two bookmarks.

I used two of the ATC Tag Builders dies to diecut the top and bottom of bookmark. Then stenciled the tag using the Weaving stencil and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks. 

I used the new Bloomdala #4 and Bloomdala #14 small masks, sponging with Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink.

Stamped sentiment and heat embossed both 2" x 5 3/4" bookmarks. Fun projects playing with ARTploration stencils and masks :-)


Those are some pretty bookmarks, aren't they? For a chance to win a $15 gift code to the STAMPlorations store, leave a comment here and on Nancy's blog by April 5. We'll announce the winner in the March winners post on April 10.

Did you enjoy today's featured post? Come back next because STAMPgirl Terri will be back to share two more projects.

Products Nancy used:
Fairy Tale Forest , Bloomdala #4 Mask, Bloomdala #14 Mask, WeavingLiterary Caffeine-ationsGood Books & CoffeeATC Tag Builder dies


  1. Bookmarks are nice gifts and personal use as well - I like these bookmarks - thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Such lovely and creative bookmarks!
    I love the use of the used stencil to
    make the monoprint design.

  3. Beautiful bookmarks! Creative and fun designs.

  4. These look great, lovely bookmarks. I appreciate the thought of not wasting ink and doing stencil mono print.

  5. You sure looked like you had fun Nancy. Wonderful inspiration and what gorgeous colours and designs x Thank you for the step by step x

  6. Beautiful and creative bookmarks you made, using the wonderful stencils, Nancy! I've never heat-embossed stenciled images, so I'd love to try it sometime soon. Thanks for your inspiration! Hideko xx

  7. Oh Nancy! These are fabulous! I love the purple ones! Great sentiment too! Coffee and books... are all you need!

  8. Wonderful variety of stenciled bookmarks.

  9. Lovely bookmarks, Nancy. Cool color combos. Beautiful stencils and stencilling. The sentiments complete them perfectly. xx

  10. These are so pretty! Love the idea of bookmarks!

  11. very creative use of stenciling - thanks for the inspiration:)

  12. Thank you for sharing the different ways to use DOX and stencils. I really need to try stenciling. It looks so fab with the stencils. :D

  13. What lovely bookmarks with stencils, I had never thought of using stencils for them. Thank you so much for your inspiring work

  14. Lovely bookmarks Nancy and fantatistic photo tutorial! Love the colours you've used along with those beautiful stencils! What a fun gift to make for friends and family!!

  15. Gorgeous bookmarks! I might make some of these - I like that the stencilling keeps them flat. Awesome inspiration, thank you!

  16. What lovely bookmarks and an awesome way to use stencils!

  17. These are so beautiful!! I'm starting to use stencils a bit more; thanks for the inspiration!

  18. These are really pretty. Love the last one with the blue on green and those pretty mandala stencils. Hugz

  19. OMG! These are fabulous! I love learning about products you have that I have not seen before. I've got to make some bookmarks. Maybe today.

  20. BEAUTIFUL bookmarks!
    LOVE the designs, colours and techniques!
    Looks like I have ANOTHER crafty ADDICTION to start :)

  21. So lovely! That flower on the last one is just gorgeous; it's my favorite.

  22. So cute! Books and coffee make a great combo. Thanks for the inspiration.

  23. Drinking coffee and reading is one of my fave things! Love your bookmarks!

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