Thursday, February 27, 2014

Stenciled Simple

Wow, amazing how busy life can get!  Look around and February is over.  I got my goodies from Simon Says Stamps a couple weeks ago and got to play a little with stencils.  Having the right supplies can make all the difference in the world!   
This card was made using one of the techniques from the "Stenciled" class.  The card is a direct case from the class.  The celebrate stamp is from Paper Smoochies, the stencil is from Simon Says.  I sprayed the stencil on Neenah Solar White 110#  cardstock with Smooch Spritz in 3 colors.  The dots are  my attempt to use up some 3D paint that I inherited.  This was quick and fun, but I can be soooo messy!

By the way, I enrolled in the next Card Classes Online, Clean and Simple 3.  Loved Stenciled, so looking forward to this new one.  One other kinda cool thing, my TCP Tuesday Challenge entry was chosen!  Can't wait to get my hands on some more of Alma's goodies!  

Tomorrow is Aloha Friday.  Hope you have a great, relaxing weekend full of everything you love!
Aloha,
Brenda

Monday, February 10, 2014

Bunny Cupid

Glad to be home from traveling.  San Francisco looks like a great city (a place Foodies must love!) but it was so rainy and time was so short I didn't get to see much.  It killed me to think of all the great craftyplaces I wasn't getting to see.  Oh, well, just have to go back.  From what I heard, the rain was needed greatly.

So, this card I made quit a while back with stamp sets from The Cat's Pajama's.  The embossing was done with a Tim Holtz folder and inked with ink of some sort (sorry, can't remember).  I used embossing powder and Stampendous Fragments on the corners.  The bunny was fussy cut and his wings glittered with Stickles.  I probably owe the inspiration to one of the design team members for TCP, but again, so long ago I don't recall...I loved adding the texture to this card.  

Marching off to a new week.  Hope yours is full of crafting bliss.
Aloha, 
Brenda

Monday, February 3, 2014

Stuff on the Table

I made this card a couple weeks ago.  It was inspired by a card I saw on Pintrest (of course).  I am trying to use some of the many wonderful bits and pieces I can't bear to throw away.  This panel was embossed with a Sizzix embossing folder.  The hearts are cut from some great Colorbok Glitter Paper using a Marvey punch.  They are...actually everything is distressed with Antique Linen Distress Stain.  I tried crinkling the ribbon with my embossing gun to make it look even more distressed.  The tiny tag was punched and stamped with Stampin' Up products.  The die cut label is from Papertrey Ink (which is currently one of my fav companies).
I hope your week is off to a great start!

Aloha,
Brenda

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Online Card Classes-STENCILED!

I recently signed up for an online stenciling class.  To be honest, the price was the major thing that attracted me.  Wasn't sure what to expect, but ended up loving it!  Now my only frustration is that I can't find many of the supplies on our island.  Good thing the class includes a discount at Simon Says Stamps, Ellen Hutson and Inspiration Emporium!  I did find a cute stencil at Ben Franklin to kinda get me started.  Here are the results...

These were done by sponging over the stencil with Distress Inks.  With all the beautiful colors of ink, the possibilities are endless!  I did a little Copic coloring of a cute Paper Smoochies image.  The sentiment is also Paper Smoochies,


 The second one used the same stenciling technique.  This particular stencil is from The Crafters Workshop.  The flowers are just some that I made by rolling paper.  The die is from Cheery Lynn, the stamp is from Stampin' Up.

 The third technique I tried was tracing.  I used a dot stencil I have had for ages and made by own heart stencil from recycled "chipboard" and A Cut Above die from Verve.
I also tried the stencil dry embossing, but didn't get the card completed yet.  I gotta tell you, I can't wait to get some embossing paste, especially the translucent paste.  I will definitely do another Online Card Class!

Aloha,
Brenda