Monday, January 27, 2014

Template Techniques and Texture and Dimension

I've just caught up on my homework for the latest class Stenciled at Online Card Classes. I have two cards using two techniques.

The first card is from our lessons on the second day, which showed several ways to use stencils by using watercolors, stamping, and coloring.  I chose to emulate Kristina's card which she used water color pencils to simply color straight lines within the stencil.  She made two lovely cards using hearts on one and stars on another.  I had only one stencil which I though would work well with this technique, the  Leaves Stencil from Simon Says Stamp.  I used three green toned Inktense pencils to color the leaves, and a brown one for the branch.  The flowers were die cut using a sizzix die, and the green centers are goosebump gems from Queen and Co. The sentiment is made with the  Basic Grey letters included in the Februrary Simon Says Stamp card kit. Some papers were from the kit as well, and the remainders scraps.

Day three was about texture.  I tried adding glitter on top of the embossing paste...that was a  disaster.  So I started over and added some Hero Arts neon pink ink to the embossing paste.  The color is a soft pink.  I used the Simon Says Stamp falling Hearts Stencil, Wendy Vecchi white embossing paste, WPlus 9 Fresh Cut Florals, and the Simon Says Stamp Tilted Banner. Sentiment is from Stampin UP Teeny Tiny Wishes. Again my cardstock is from my scrap pile. I was surprised at how quickly the paste dried with the addition of the ink.  I did not put it on thickly, that probably helped it to dry fast.
Thanks so much for stopping by.


  1. great cards...I just signed up for that class...late to the party as I haven't had time to watch the video...

  2. Love both of these, Cat! Beautiful use of what we're learning in class!

  3. Wow--you're really making use of that class & I love your cards! Gotta see if I can still sign up.

  4. Yeah, I can't get the glitter or the embossing powder to work. Maybe we need thinner paste so it's wetter?

  5. These are both lovely! I especially like the idea of coloring the leaves with the watercolor pencils.

  6. Gorgeous cards, Cat! I love how your leaves turned out and the soft pink hearts are so pretty! All of your flowers are beautiful and I love the banner on card's so elegant!

  7. Adorable. One of my favorite wplus9 sets!


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