Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Sponged Stenciling and More


Hi everyone.  Sharing two more sunflower stenciled cards using sponging over a stencil.  The first one  (above) is just sponging ... simple.  I used distress inks and then added a fun sentiment from Lawn Fawn to finish.  Easy, peasy one layer CAS card.

Here's my second version ... with a slight difference ...


The second one is sponging as well, but there's a little more to it.  This has been dry embossed first using the stencil, and then sponged afterwards.  LOVE this subtle embossing, but it's hard to capture in a photo.

For dry embossing with stencils, here's the "sandwich" that works for me with my Big Shot ... (Open to Tab 1 on platform, cutting plate, stencil taped to card front ... stencil facing down, silicone mat, Sizzix Textures impression pad).

I left the stencil and card front taped together while I sponged over the sunflower. Looks very similar to the card above, but in real life you can see the raised design of the sunflower and it adds just a little something extra.  I took a close-up shot, but not sure you can really see the difference ... trust me, it looks very cool. :)  I added another "sunny" sentiment ... who knew that I had so many different ones??!! :)


Just another couple of ways to use a stencil.  I hope you are enjoying all the different ways I'm using this stencil.  It's been lots of fun and I still have more ways to try. :)

I'm entering this into AAA Cards #69 - One Stash Favourite Challenge.  I do love to play with stencils. :)




Hope you are all having a great day.  Thanks so much for dropping by for a visit!






Stamps:  Sentiment - Sunny Skies (Lawn Fawn); Sentiment - Sweet Summer Sentiments (Amy R)
Paper:  White (Neenah 110 lb. card stock)
Ink:  Distress inks:  Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain (Tm Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Mini Joyful Sunflower stencil (The Crafter's Workshop), sponges, Big Shot

Challenges:
AAA Cards #69 - One Stash Favourite

31 comments:

  1. OMG!!! I can't beleive I'm the first to comment!
    Two more fabulous cards using that gorgeous stencil .... which is now on my shopping list by the way! Can't wait to see what you come up with next xx

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  2. And I love how you've played with stencils. Such a glorious card. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

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  3. Wow, Loll, your creativity and artistic flair are amazing. These cards are so dynamic.

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  4. That sunflower stencil is a must have! You've done amazing things with it and this is no exception, Loll! Love the gradient of color on this! SO beautiful!

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  5. Oh what a happy cheerful sunflower, and a perfect stencil to show off both techniques. I really do love the dry embossing first, then sponging..it's fun to do. Great looks on both of these, and just beautiful for a summer card. TFS & Hugs

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  6. beutiful you make such great projects

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  7. Two more beautiful designs, Loll. It's nice to be reminded that there are many technique options available. X

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  8. FAB.U.LOUS big-ole-flower!! Awesome sponging

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  9. Gorgeous sunflower cards Loll. TFS all the details on your Dry Embossed with Stencils 2nd card. I wrote them down...would be a fun and easy card for my SU girls. TFS

    Hugs, Nancy

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  10. think i really NEED that stencil - you've made so many fantastic cards with it and these two are wonderful!!

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  11. Hi Loll! A whistle stop visit - just a few days at home before off again. Love this beautiful Stencil - and some fab cards too. x

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  12. Awesome cards, Loll. Beautiful sponging.

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  13. Thank you for showing us another couple of techniques with stencils. I haven't tried the dry stencil one before so it's on my to do list. Gorgeous colours and colouring and keep those 'Sunny' sentiments coming x

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  14. Great to see the finished cards, Loll - it was such fun playing with the dry embossing / sponging at your house.

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  15. I love your card. This template is very beautiful and every card that you do with it is unique. I love the sunflowers and the dark center of the flowers. So in general I love sunflowers.
    hugs,
    BozenA

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  16. Something else to try with this stencil. Love those gorgeous sunshiny shades you've gotten!

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  17. Love these, Loll! I bet the second looks great IRL.

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  18. LOVE! I can imagine how neat the 2nd one looks IRL!

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  19. Love how your used the stencil for your card. I love stencils as well and they are so versatile. Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

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  20. That one big sunflower makes such an impact, Loll. I think I need to invest in some image stencils. Most of mine are background ones.

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  21. Lovely sunflowers Loll - thanks for the tip about embossing before sponging the stencil
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  22. Oh Loll, I just love those big happy sunflowers! Your cards are so cheerful!

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  23. Two wonderful and such cheerful cards, Loll!!!! You are really rocking the techniques to use your great sunflower stencil - money well spent to get it, hey!!!! I can imagine how beautiful the second one must be IRL with the dry embossing!!!! Lovely sunshine wishes for someone special!!!!
    Have a great day!!!
    Hugz

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  24. Love these, Loll! I haven't tried the embossing with a stencil yet, so on to my "to try" list it goes. Thanks for the inspiration and I have loved all the cards you have done with this stencil!

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  25. Oh, more gorgeous and very different cards with this wonderful stencil! Oh boy, I might have to put this one on my wish list...

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  26. love these...gorgeous!!! I really want to try and get this stencil.
    hugs,
    Karen

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  27. Both sunflower cards are just stunning Loll! I love the bright, vibrant colors-these both just make me smile! To bad you couldn't get the subtle embossing to show, it really does make all the difference on a card. So I can visualize the embossing on the second card. Love the sentiments too!! Hugs, Brenda

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  28. These are so lovely. Great sentiments on these too!

    Shirl

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  29. Two more really gorgeous designs, Loll! I'll bet they look amazing in person, too! I love how each card is so unique using the same stencil...I'm so inspired to try some of them...thanks!

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  30. Sunflowers always make me think of hot sunny Summer days (not that we get too many of those over here..lol), and I adore both versions using this wonderful TCW stencil and your wonderful colour tones are just perfect Loll. I think that this is definitely one for the wish list. x

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  31. Embossing then inking. What an impact that has. So beautiful. (Hope you're getting a commission on the sales of that stencil ;)

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