Tuesday 8 May 2018

Even More Stencil Fun

Morning, a very busy week here in the craft room with more inspiration using the new May release from Uniko.
First off the rank is this pink delight.

This uses the new Stylized Floral stencil and Simply Said Blocks II plus the older but goody Pure Florals Cosmos.
I channelled my inner Jennifer McGuire again for this card using the Rotating Stencil Technique.
I started with a panel of pink card inked with Picked Raspberry DOx, then rotated and the process repeated. Placing the stencil over the inked panel again, I inked through with white pigment ink.
Using an Avery Elle die, I cut the angled panel of white linen effect card and popped it over the inked panel. The sentiment was stamped with the same DOx on a strip of white card and glued in place. I decided it looked a little too spartan so added the blooms, coloured with Copics and fussy cut.

My second card uses the Confetti stencil, bigger brother to the stamp released last year. Just to prove that stencils are just as useful as stamps, if not more so I made this.

On a panel of white card, I attached the stencil with masking tape and using a small Versamark pad, I inked through it, then after carefully removing the stencil heat embossed the card with white EP.
Using diluted DI in a rainbow of colours, I washed in the rainbow effect. When completely dry I die cut a rectangle from the panel and buffed up the surface with a dry babywipe.
I didn't want to detract from the panel so added some white die cut balloons and another sentiment form Simply Said blocks II, I can see this getting a lot of use, this time heat embossed in silver. I used the layout from the girls at Less is More to place them.
So that's it from me for the moment, back tomorrow with more inspiration.

There's even more  inspiration from the rest of the team.
GD - Anna
Julie - that's me

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  1. Love the beautiful colo on the first card bg, and the confetti stencil one looks awesome.

  2. Beautiful and lovely design! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Flowers’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

  3. Fabulous showcase of the two stencils, Julie ! Love the technique on the first card and the pairing with the cosmo stamp set ! And rainbow colours for a congratulations card with balloon are just perfect ! x

  4. What a lovely card, Julie. The rotating stencil technique really is stunning. Love the way that deep "V" accents your pretty flowers. Thanks so much for playing along with our HLS May Watercolour Challenge.

  5. Your watercolor rainbow background is so pretty with the stenciled stars and white balloons, Julie! Love your cosmos too! Two fantastic stencil techniques! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

  6. Your confetti stenciled with rainbow colors background is gorgeous for your white die cut balloons. I love your CAS design, Julie. TFS and joining us at CAS Watercolour. TFS your 1st beautiful stenciled card too. Both cards are gorgeous. Hugs..

  7. I love the wash of rainbow colours over your heat embossed confetti, Julie. The soft colours beautifully set off the white balloons. Good choice. Thanks so much for playing along with our HLS May Watercolour Challenge.

  8. Two beautiful cards to highlight the new release from Uniko, Jules! LOVE that sweet pink cosmos card with the rotating stencil background. Have not heard of that technique and now need to find out more! :) LOVE the design with the angled panel ... so pretty!

    And your balloon card is just pure fun!! Great design with the confetti embossed background ... definitely shows there's a party goin' on! :) Looks beautiful with the rainbow colours over top and the balloon die-cuts. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour! xx

  9. You had me at pastel ROYGBIV 😉

  10. Lovely duo Jules! Love the girly pinks and the portion of stencilled background and I always love rainbow themes - the simple white balloons keeps it wonderfully CAS x

  11. I feel a Uniko order coming on very soon, fabulous inspiration, Julie. Love your LIM entry, so great how the detail is in the background panel and the balloons portraying the sketch are left white, fabulous interpretation.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita

  12. Ooozing feminine elegance in the first one Julie and love the combo you've used with the cosmos bloom. Shouting party time in the second one and love your rainbow of colours there. Great take on the sketch at Less is More and thanks for joining us. x

  13. Oh wow! I really must try that rotating stencil technique - it gives such a wonderful textural layer for the base - so very pretty! It's is a beautiful card. Love the pretty confetti behind the balloons too. xx

  14. Flowers and balloons; pink and rainbow. Definitely some of my favourite things! Wonderful showcases of the new release!

  15. Juli, you cards are both fabulous!
    Love the combination of the new floral stencil with the Cosmos! And the colourful party scene with the balloons is a is perfect for any birthday!
    Greetngs from Wiebke

  16. Very pretty stenciled backgrounds.

  17. Stunning cards! Thank you for playing along with us in the DIES R US challenge!
    Dies R Us Challenge Blog DT

  18. Gorgeous cards! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge.

  19. The card with the balloons is really lovely and festive !

  20. What a beautiful rainbow background for the simple white balloons! Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Watercolour.


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