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Tuesday, 27 December 2016
Favourite Cards of the Year- 2016
Next up are two cards using Stencil Paste, Sweet Poppy Stencils and Glitter.
White on Black, then Black on white.
These cards were really all about the technique- one I came across on Pinterest.
Although I'd used brass stencils with paste and glitter, I hadn't thought of using Tim Holtz's Layering stencils to do the same. Although this looks like a black lacy design on a white background, it's actually the reverse.
I also learnt that you could colour white paste with ink, which led to a whole host of possibilities. And with Embossing powder, which led to even more.
A new discovery for me this year was Honey Doo Stamps, courtesy of a visit to the Happy Stampers Festival.
These cards all used the same stamp, just different coloured inks and vellums.
The ribbon & Bows are Sue Wilson Dies.
A lot of fun was had this year trying new techniques to me, and stencils of all types played a huge part in this. The stencil here is from Clarity, and have been teamed up with Lavinia Stamps, and inks applied with a soft brush.
I had a great time doing this one, again using a Clarity stencil, and an assortment of Halloween images from various companies.
It also made me think that maybe I could transfer this design to a canvas- a process still under consideration!
Almost done, these quick & easy cards came about after I made some Christmas Cards the same way, using Card-Io/Rubber Stamp Tapestry stamps.
My final selection uses stamps from Visible Image. The skeletons facing each other was achieved by stamping them on opposite sides of a piece of acetate, which then had double sided film added, so I could cover the back with gilding flake.
These are just the ones that jumped out at me- I could have added more, but I think this enough. I've added a link in each description to the relevant Blog post.