Stencils

Stenciled Card Set

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today with a stenciled card set using the 6" Groovy Heart Stencil.  This stencil can be used in many different ways, just experiment and see what happens.

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Start by creating a background using spray inks and water on a sheet of white cardstock.

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Continue spraying inks until the paper is completely inked.  Move the paper around until you get the coverage you like.

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Heat set the paper.  Once dry, place the 6" Groovy Heart Stencil on the panel, taping it in place.

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Spritz over the stencil with yellow ink then carefully remove the stencil.
 
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Heat set the panel, then cut to size.  Since the stencil left a white outline it stands out against the background.

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Mat the stenciled panel with purple cardstock.  Add assorted flowers and brads randomly about the card.  Adhere the panel to a yellow card. 
Using a Memory Box Die, cie cut hello from Rinea Violet/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper and place over the heart.
 
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Using the same stencil and the left over background panel, reverse the stencil and tape it to the background panel. 
Ink over the stencil with purple inks.  Add embossing powder and heat set.

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Mat the panel with white and purple cardstocks.  Add assorted flowers and brads randomly about the card.  Adhere the panel to a yellow card.  
 
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Using the Memory Box die, die cut hello from Rinea Gold/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper and place over the heart.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

Other Supplies:  Rinea Foiled Paper; Imagine Crafts Ink; Memorybox Die; flowers; brads


Stencilled Gift Bags

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today using the Clear Scraps 6" Post/Flowers Stencil to create sweet gift bags.

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Some times you want to give a small gift and it's even better if you can personalize them.

Gift bags can be great little pieces of art to create.  Using the 6" Post/Flowers Stencil, I placed it on the gift bags.  

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Because the bags were small, I arranged the stencil so only a portion would be inked.

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Using a ink tool, I added colors to the images.
Three bags were created with the sign post and flower and the other two used just the flowers. 
I kept the colors the same so I could create these bags assembly line style. 
Once the bags were done, I used beige ink around the edges of each bag.
 
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I found a stamp that fit inside the sign post.  On the other bags, I  stamped it across the flower stems.
 
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The bags were then filled with little goodies and tied shut with ribbon.
Think about personalizing the bags with special candies or even gift cards for the recipient.
 
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With so many different stencils available at Clear Scraps, think of all the different gift bags you can create.
Mother's Day is coming as well as birthdays and holidays.
What will you create?
 
Thanks for stopping by.
 
Steph
 
Other supplies:  gift bags, Imagine inks, Joy Clair stamps
 
 

 


Clear Scraps 12x12 Acrylic LO--Let's Go

Hi everyone!!  Laura here with you today!

I've got an acrylic LO I'm sharing that has a fun

stamped and stenciled background!

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The base is one of the 12x12 Acrylic Sheets from Clear Scraps.

These are completely clear so you can paint, stamp, stencil, use

alcohol inks, or even just used patterned paper to create a fun look.

To start you peel off one side of the protective covering (I leave the

other side on until I'm finished with the project to keep it nice and

clean).  Then I took some green acrylic paint and the Clear Scraps

6" Spiral stencil.  I dabbed the paint thru the stencil.

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A good rule of thumb is doing this in threes.  And also

putting part of the stencil off the page for at least one

or two of the stenciled shapes.   After I let the stenciled

patterns dry a bit.  Then I used a similar stamp shape

to come in with a different complementary paint color

(I used gray) to add a little extra pattern and depth.

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You can see the gray stamped shape just peeking out here.

The stamped and stenciled images are around the outer

edges so the make a great frame for the pretty papers and

of course, the focal point, the picture.  Some cute stickers

frame it out and create a great title for the page.   I also

added a few stickers and embellishments to the centers of

the circles.  They could have stayed plain, but I'm always a

fan of more embellishments.....haha!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

I hope you're inspired to try your own acrylic sheet LO to

scrapbook some of those memories.  The are a fun option

to the same old background.  Especially since using these,

you can create any background your imagination can think up!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  12x12 Acrylic Sheets, 6" Spiral Stencil

Other:  acrylic paint--green, gray.  Photo Play

Boarding Pass stickers, papers.  Enamel dots, adhesive.


Be Still Mixed Media Canvas

Hello crafty friends... Helen is here. Today, I would like to share this mixed media 5x7 canvas with you all.

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In the last several weeks, this phrase "Be Still" resonates in my heart and mind every day. I am learning to be still in the Lord and waiting for Him more than before. I finds more joy and hope to go through each day.

On my mixed media 5x7 canvas today, I used the 4x6 Quarterfoil Stencil and Embroidery Hoops Chipboard Embellishments.

I taped the stencil on the canvas with painter tape to hold it down while I applied the gold texture paste on the canvas. I removed the stencil and let it dried.

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After the gold texture paste dried, I added thin layer of white gesso on the canvas randomly with my finger. Then, I dried it craft heater half way and when it was still tacky, I added some DecoFoil Gold Foil Sheet randomly on it. It give the extra distress look on the background.

I cut off one of the embroidery hoops chipboard with scissors. I covered it with some white gesso, dried it half way with craft heater, then when the gesso still tacky, I added the DecoFoil Black Foil sheet on the hoop randomly. I added the embroidery hoop on the canvas with 3-in-1 Beacon glue. I held it down with some large acrylic stamping block until the glue dried well.

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I found the paper flower in my stash and I added some fine glitter on the tip of the petals with dries-clear permanent glue. Set aside to dry.

I cut out some of the butterflies out of white cardstock and I added the DecoFoil Red Foil sheet on each of the butterfly with DecoFoil Glue Pen. I did it randomly so they all would look like distressed foiled butterflies.

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I also cut out the vine out of metallic cardstock, the leaves out of watercolored paper and added some glitter on the tip of each leaf, and the banner out of white cardstock. I wrote the sentiment words on the banner with Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen.

I added each piece of the embellishment die cuts on the embroidery hoop with 3-in-1 Beacon glue. For the finishing touch, I added some of the gelato around the canvas using my finger.

This canvas is sitting on my desk as a reminder to continue to be still in the LORD every day. I hope this project encourages your heart today. 

There are many embellishments and stencils at Clear Scraps store that you will love. Check them all out! Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today!


Mixed Media Card ~ Be Still

Hello everyone... It's Helen. Today, I would like to share a mixed media card that I want to share with you all.

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On this mixed media card, I used the 6" Hibiscus Flower Stencil and 3 x 12 Peace Be Still Stencil, and watercolor paint, texture paste, fine glitter, Gelatos (or any coloring medium you prefer), permanent pen.

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First, I created the watercolor background using watercolor paint. I added some light blue watercolor paint and water on a piece of watercolor paper. I kept adding water to create wash and dried it with craft heater. Next, I sprayed it with some water using the Distress Sprayer and then dabbed off the water with paper towel. I dried the panel again with craft heater.

Next, I mixed the texture paste with fine glitter on my craft mat.

I taped the 6" Hibiscus Flower Stencil on the bottom corner of the panel. Then I added the glitter texture paste on it using palette knife. I dried my texture paste with craft heater for speedy drying, but if you want, you can left it to dry for couple hours or over night.

Next step is coloring the flower. I used Gelatos and waterbrush to color the hibiscus flower. If you don't have any Gelato, you can use any coloring medium you can use on texture paste, but I don't recommend to use any alcohol markers or anything that has softer nibs, the texture paste or rough surface might ruin your marker nibs.

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After the coloring done, I traced the word "Be Still" using the 3 x 12 Peace Be Still Stencil and pencil first; then I traced it again with Faber-Castell Brush Pen. This pen has pegment india ink that works very well on any surfaces, especially on watercolored background like this.

I added some gold splatters on the panel using the Gold Finetec watercolor paint and waterbrush. I dried the panel one more time with craft heater, and then I added on a A2 white card with permanent adhesive runner.

I hope this card will bring you joy and comfort, a reminder that you can be still in the Lord and know that He is the mighty God who will send help.

You can create any kind of projects using Clear Scraps stencils. They have various sizes at the store. Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day.

 


Simple Blending Technique With Stencil

Alleluia! Rejoice... He has risen from the death! We wish you all a blessed Easter. He has has overcome the death and this give us hope. We have a reason to rejoice in this season even though we are living in the hard situation these days.

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Today, I would like to share with you all these quick and easy Easter cards that I created using the 4x6 Sunrise Stencil, stamp and die set.

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To create the ombre sunrise background, I use a simple blending technique with stencil.

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I used premium dye inks on my cards but you can use Distress inks or any kind of ink pads that you have for blending colors.

To bled the colors, I used my oval blending brush. All blending tool works best for this technique, too.

I taped the stencil on a white cardstock and started adding the color starting from the darkest color, medium color and then lightest color.

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After blending the colors on the paper, I removed the stencil and then I trimmed it into 4" x 5 1/4" inches, slightly smaller than the A2 card base. I used my distresser tool to distress the edges of the cardstock. If you don't have distresser tool, you can simply use scissors for this step.

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I added a piece of black panel (4 1/4" x 5 1/2" inches) directly on top of the white card with adhesive runner. And then, I added the sunrise stenciled background on top of it with the same adhesive runner.

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I die cut the word pieces and the crosses (3 times) out of black cardstock with my die cutting machine. I stacked the crosses pieces together with permanent adhesive glue to create a crosses chipboard. 

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I added all the die cut pieces on the card with the permanent adhesive glue.

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I made a second card with the same blending technique. On this card, I sprayed some water and dabbed it off with paper towel. I dried the stenciled background panel with craft heater. This step gives some distressed look on the stenciled sunrise.

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I stamped the sentiment directly on the stenciled background with stamping tool and black archival ink pad. After that, I trimmed it into 3 3/4" x 5" with paper trimmer. I tied up some twine ribbon around it and added the panel on another A2 card with 3D foam tape for extra dimension.

You can create any kind of background with this simple blending colors with stencil technique and Clear Scraps stencils. I hope you will give it a try.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a wonderful day!


Mini Bunny Spring Pallet

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Spring Greetings to you all from Chris!  Today I am hopping in to share this adorable Mini Bunny Pallet.  This bunny would make an adorable accent in your home or office.  And we know we could all use a bit of spring sunniness about now! To recreate this project you will need the following:

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Textured Card Stock, Distress ink, Cotton ball, white twine, paper flower accent

Begin by tracing  the pallet onto the back side of the textured card stock.
Secure the 6" Quarterfoil Stencil over card stock and add distress ink to  ink the card stock.


 


 


Cut and adhere card stock onto  your Bunny Mini Pallet Shape.  Add cotton ball for tail and bow and flower to finish! I hope you are inspired to get creative with your mini pallets!


Easter Gifts with Clear Scraps

Hi friends! Happy Monday! Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy!  Easter is this week and I'm sharing two candy holders I created with some new Clear Scraps products. And I'm going to show you the techniques I  used! 

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First up, I  used the Bunny Mini Shaker Shape to decorate this kraft gift bag! It's perfect to accent any Easter or spring themed project you have in mind!

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I   painted the top frame of the shaker with chalk paint in pink. I  also ensured that I  painted the inside and outside edges of this and the 2nd and 3rd frames. 

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Next, I  applied embossing ink to the surface of my top frame followed by heat setting sparkle pink embossing powder. 

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 I  took the bottom chipboard base and my Beacon 3-in-1 adhesive and adhered patterned paper to the front.  

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Taking my x-acto knife, I  trimmed the excess paper away as well as used sanding paper to smooth any edges. 

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Again using my Beacon, I  adhered the 2nd and 2rd frames to the chipboard base. 

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I  was now ready to add my sequins! It is a good idea to use an embossing pouch to remove any static electricity before hand.  Here, I  used Clear Scraps Spring Sequins pack which matched perfectly! After, I  adhered my acrylic piece followed by the top frame. 

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To add some color to my kraft bag, I  used the Plaid 4x6 Stencil with Distress Inks to the front.

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I  finished my shaker by adding bakers twine and a paper flower to accent. I  then adhered with pop dots to the front of my bag. 

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I  had this small canvas bag in my stash and thought it would be perfect to decorate for candy! 

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Using the grass portion of the Grass/Butterfly Layering Stencil, I  applied green at the bottom of my bag. 

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I  then used pink distress ink to color the butterflies in the same stencil. 

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And here is the end result! You can go as light or dark as you like!

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I   painted the Basket Chipboard Embellishment Shape with acrylic paint in white. 

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I  then applied embossing ink to the bottom portion of the basket followed by sparkle light blue embossing powder. 

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Here is the result of the embossing powder! I  did use sand paper to rough up the edges to give it a distressed look.  Using my Beacon, I  adhered the basket to my bag followed by affixing ribbon and a paper flower. 

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today!  I  hope you are inspired to do some Easter themed crafting of your own!  Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper: Simple Stories; paper flowers: Mon Ami Gabi, bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; paint: Deco Art, Plaid; embossing ink, distress ink: Ranger; embossing powder: Ranger, Recollections; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb


Spring Floral Cone Using Chipboard Banners

Hello,

Tami here with a brightly colored project that is just perfect for spring.

As the weather starts to warm up, it's time to shake off the muted colors of winter and brighten up our homes with the colors of spring. And what is more "Spring-y" than flowers? I'll show you how to easily turn the Clear Scraps Large Chipboard Banner into a cone that you can hang on the wall and fill with flowers.

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The Clear Scraps banner sets are great to use to make decor, holiday or party banners. But they can be used for more than that as you can see from this project. 

The triangle shapes of the banner pieces make it simple to attach 3 together to make a cone. I used paint on the scalloped edge of the banner pieces, then covered the rest with printed paper. Cardstock hinges connect the pieces to form the cone. 

Here is a short video that shows you how to make this cone for your own home decor. 

This pretty cone would also make a special gift once you fill it with flowers. You could also cover the cone in neutral colors, then change out the flowers to match the season.

If you or a friend is planning a wedding, these cones would look beautiful on the church pews or on the chairs lining the aisle. For outdoor weddings, decorate the space by hanging them in the trees. 

For the sample project, I only embellished 2 of the 3 chipboard pieces as the back of the cone is against the wall and did not need to be covered or painted. If the cones will be hung where all 3 sides will show, just embellish the third side as well.

I hope this project will help you get in the mood for Spring.

Supplies:

Clear Scraps: Chipboard Shapes Large Banners

Other: Graphic 45 Printed Papers, DecoArt: Titanium White Media Fluid Acrylic Paint, Pom Pom Trim, Cardstock and Ribbon

Tools: Trimmer, Scissors, Paint Brush and Bone Folder

 


Welcome Home by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today using some of the new products available at Clearscraps.

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The new wood puzzle shapes are so much fun to work with. 

Start by separating the house puzzle pieces and then paint with light brown and dark brown paints.

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Tape the 6" Shiplap Stencil to the chimney and add modeling paste.
 
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Stamp paw prints in black ink around the light brown panels.

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Stamp the paw prints at the top of the house.  Use stickers to spell out welcome across the roof.

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Run twine across the roof, then "hang" acrylic Small Pennants banner pieces that were painted with pink paint.   Add stickers spelling home.

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Add photos.  Since we just adopted a new puppy, I wanted to welcome her to her new home.

Thanks for stopping by.

Other supplies:  Plaid Paint, Imagine Crafts Ink, Stickers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Hello Spring Pallet

Hola! Tami here to share another project with you.

Are you ready for Spring? Better be ‘cause it’s here! March 19 was the first day of Spring this year.

To celebrate the coming of Spring I'd like to show you how to create a decor piece using Clear Scraps Medium Square Pallet Shape and 2 of their stencils; Hello Spring and Doily Mat.

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I whitewashed the pallet, lightly sanded it, then added portions of the Doily Mat stencil to different parts of the pallet using white paint. Gel pens were used to add the design. 

When you look at a stencil, think about how you can use the parts differently. You can also flip some stencils over to change the direction of the design. For this project, I layered the flowers individually to create my designs.

Here is a short video that shows you how I made the sample piece.

 

My gel pens worked beautifully on the wood, but I would suggest that you try yours out on the back of the pallet. You could also use markers or ink to apply the designs. But make sure whatever product you are using will not bleed with the wood grain.

Supplies:

Clear Scraps: Medium Square Pallet Shape, Hello Spring and Doily Mat

Other: DecoArt: Translucent White Media Fluid Acrylic Paint, Kingart Glitter Gel Pens and Rhinestones

Tools: Paint Brush, Stencil Brush and File

 


Springtime Flower Basket Card

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Hi everyone!  It's Annie, and today I'm sharing a quick tutorial for this pretty springtime flower basket card made with one of the newest chipboard embellishments in the Clear Scraps shop.  Although the Basket Chipboard embellishment begs to be used on all of your Easter projects, it's super versatile and could be filled with seashells, pumpkins, or poinsettias for use all year long!

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I started by pressing my Versamark ink pad all over the basket chipboard shape several times until I had a nice even coating.  Then I poured light pink embossing powder over the shape and melted it with my heat tool.  After repeating these steps one more time, I was left with a shiny pink enamel embellishment that looked like I bought it that way!

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To create the subtle plaid background for the card, I first ran a piece of light blue cardstock through my diecutting machine with the 6" Diamonds stencil and an embossing pad.  This left an embossed diamond impression over the entire panel.  Then, I shifted the stencil over my embossed piece so that the diamond cutouts would line up with the "x" of the embossed pattern.  After applying white pigment ink through the stencil, the result was a subtle plaid pattern with both color and texture.

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I matted the plaid panel with some gold cardstock before adhering it all to a top-folding A2-sized white card base.  To keep the background from showing through the basket, I cut some kraft cardstock to fit behind the chipboard shape and adhered it to the back before adding the basket to the front of the card with liquid glue.

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After filling the basket with some die-cut, shaped, and inked daisies, I added a small gold bow to the handle and a foiled sentiment across the bottom.

I hope you enjoyed this pretty springtime card project and thanks so much for stopping by today.  Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps shop to see all of the fun new chipboard shapes available!

~ Annie

Additional products used: white, gold, kraft, and blue cardstock, white pigment ink, ink blending tool, diecutting machine, embossing mat, pink embossing powder, Versamark ink, heat tool, hot foil sentiment, gold shimmer ribbon, Beacon 3-in-1 glue


Stenciled Background Two Ways

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Hello everyone... Helen is here today. I want to share these couple cards that I created using the stencil in two ways technique with the 4x6 Brick wall Stencil.

This stencil in two ways technique is a fun way to create backgrounds with stencil that you can get the most out of your stencil and ink.

First background is adding the ink directly on the card using stencil and blending brush or bledding applicator.

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I die cut couple of the gelli printing cardstocks I have in my stash with the pot, cactus and flowers. Then I cut out the thanks word sentiment from a piece of black glitter cardstock using the word die. I added all the pieces directly on a white card with permanent adhesive glue.

I used Vintage Distress Ink and blending oval brush on the first card. I applied the ink around the die cuts to create the brick wall look. I removed the stencil and did not wipe off the ink on it.

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With the ink still on the stencil, I sprayed it lightly with water and then I used it to stamp on a watercolor paper. I pressed the inky stencil on the paper with paper towel. And I got the soft watercolor printed brick wall background for the second background on this card.

I cut and embossed the background panel with one of the Double Stitched Rectangle Dies. I added it on a creme card base with permanent adhesive glue. And then I added the sentiment banner on the card with 3D foam tape, and I added the flower (stamped, colored and cut) on the card with the same permanent adhesive.

I hope these cards give you some ideas for Spring cards. Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today. Make sure to visit us again to see more inspirations from the design team. And...for more stencil designs, check out Clear Scrap Store!

Have wonderful day!


Mason Jar Banner

May Flowers Mason Jar Banner by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Main

Hi everyone!  It's Annie, and today I'm sharing a quick tutorial to make this bright and cheery mason jar banner perfect for spring decorating.  With three jars in this wood shape set, you can use it alone or buy multiples to spell out any name or phrase in the form of a banner or wall hanging.  I've been yearning for spring, so I thought I'd use my banner to wish for May flowers.

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I started by sanding each jar shape with a sanding block, and then applied metallic champagne acrylic paint to the surface.  Once dry, I sanded the pieces again and applied a second coat of paint for a smooth, even finish.

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Once the shapes were completely dry, I secured the capital letter stencils to each one with painters tape.  Then I applied teal glitter paste through the stencil with a palette knife, removed the stencil immediately when done to wash in soapy water, and allowed it to dry for at least an hour.

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Add silk flower bunches to the back of the jars with hot glue and then tie a bow with pretty ribbon around the neck of the jar to secure the flowers even more.  Punch holes on either side of the neck with a heavy duty hole puncher and string the shapes together using rustic twine.  Hang the banner on any wall to instantly cheer up the room!

I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy springtime banner project and thanks so much for stopping by today.  How would you use the new triple wood shape sets to decorate your home?

~ Annie

Additional products used: metallic champagne acrylic paint, sanding block, foam paintbrush, painters tape, teal glitter paste, palette knife, silk flower bunches, hot glue gun, white organza ribbon, heavy duty hole puncher, rustic twine, 


Stenciled Greeting Card

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Greetings!   Chris here and today I am exited to share this stenciled card I created for Clear Scraps!  I love adding stencils to my projects!  

Clear Scraps Products Needed

4x6 Brick Wall Stencil 

Mixed Fancy Windows Chipboard Embellishments

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Watercolor paper, Patterned paper, Multi-media gloss,  embossing powder, Distress inks, Embossing ink, Cardstock, adhesive, paper doily

 

Start by securing your 4x6 Brick Wall Stencil  on top of water color paper. 


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Apply the Multi Media Gloss over stencil. Remove and let dry.  (clean your stencil with a bit of soap and water.)
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Once dry, layer distress inks over bricks.  The ink will wipe ripe off the bricks !  Mat onto black card stock and add to patterned paper. 

 

Remove one window from Mixed Fancy Windows Chipboard Embellishments

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IMG_5419Lay embossed window over patterned paper to frame image and trace.  Cut image and adhere to window. 

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Add window to card, I layered a paper doily under the window to add extra dimension. Add bow and flower and sticker sentiments to finish! 

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