Sunday, January 26, 2014

Stenciled OCC + Fusion #2 + Monday Mood Board #25 + CAS(E) this Sketch! #61

I have had a fun weekend, crafting with friends yesterday and finishing up some cards today. I watched the Day 2 & 3 videos for the Stenciled class at Online Card Classes and disappeared into the office for most of the afternoon.

This post is going to be photo heavy, as I have four cards to share. I have decided to show them in the order they were presented in the class, so first up is a card based on Julie Ebersole's tutorial to use a stencil with spray mists.

To be honest, spray mists are not really my thing, but I am very happy with the clean lines on this panel. I would love the Chartreuse Color Shine to be a little more intense, but didn't want the paper to get too saturated.

The second technique that I played with was Layering & Masking Stencils presented by Jennifer McGuire and I loved this way more than I thought I would. I played around with many color combinations and a couple of different stencils. 

As you can see my first attempt to layer with the Crafter's Workshop Kaleidoscope stencil was not very successful.

I flipped the panel over and inked the layers again, this time shifting the stencil very slightly (only about  1/8") and love the pattern that was created.

Jennifer masked off a portion of her panel to leave space for the sentiment, but I just stamped the sentiment on a strip of white cardstock and wrapped the ends around the patterned panel.

My third card is based on the Day 2 tutorial from Laura Bassen to watercolor with stencils.  I used the negative space of a die cut as a stencil.

As simple as this card is, it is a real stretch out of my comfort zone. I rarely work right on the card base or make one layer cards. I love that the watercolor did not seep through the cardstock - there was a little warping that ironed out after sitting under my son's Geo/Trig textbook for a while.

This card is also being linked to the CAS(E) this Sketch #61 challenge.

Are you still with me? I promise the end is in sight as this is the last card for today. Day 3 includes a tutorial from Debby Hughes to use molding paste with a stencil. I love Debby's cards and followed her lead to spray mist the panel first and then apply the paste.

I used Heidi Swapp's Tinsel Color Shine and chevron stencil. Before I applied the molding paste, I tinted it with Mustard Seed Distress Ink. The card is finished off with a dark grey leaf die cut, a vellum Wplus9 Lacey Layers die cut & sentiment from Written on Ribbon plus a few enamel dots.

This card is being entered in the Monday Mood Board #25 at Wplus9 and the Fusion Challenge #2 where the inspiration is from the colors in the photo.

Thanks for stopping by,



  1. Holy cow, were you busy today. All just beautiful cards. I think I should take that stencil class next time it comes around.

  2. Oh are having way too much fun with this class! What an amazing collection of stunning them all!

  3. Amazing, Jacquie! I was too scared to take this class, but I can see there is lots to learn if you're brave enough to get messy! Your cards are all fantastic! :-)

  4. You've done a lot, and your second card with the shifted stencil is just gorgeous! Love the font of the sentiment you chose as well.

  5. I see you learned your lessons well, Jacquie. I still have some techniques to try but I have very few stencils. At least card, stencils. Most of mine are ones I used to stencil wall borders eons ago and they are a little big. I love the background one where you shifted the stencil.

  6. Jacquie, your second try at the layered stencils technique is FANTASTIC! What a cool pattern that made! Absolutely love that. Also enjoy the modeling paste technique, and coloring it before you use it. Your card for the Fusion Challenge turned out so well! So glad you linked up!

  7. Oh wow, you did an amazing job with each of them!! I love the pattern you created with the kaleidoscope stencil!! The colors are fabulous!! All of your cards are gorgeous!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  8. What a great collection Jacquie and I love your layered stencils so much. I signed up to the class but haven't had a chance to look yet, so you have really inspired me.
    Carol x

  9. Wonderful cards! You are clearly loving the class! I think my favorite is the second one. I love the pattern you chose and how it's just slightly off set and the colors are so pretty!

  10. Lovely take on the challenge! very pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Fusion!

    The cards you made using stencils are awesome! :)

  11. great stenciled cards! such a fun class!

  12. Love your simplified take on the sketch--great watercoloring!

  13. I can see you've had lots of fun with the stencilled class.


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