Tuesday, February 11, 2014


Happy Tuesday! 

We continue our mini-class on stencils and embossing powders today. Apologies that there are no photos documenting this technique. Hope you will enjoy it anyway.

If you were unable to create a bingo “card” prior to the deadline, you may still play and become eligible for one of the weekly prizes. Click here for how to play without a card (see No Bingo Card? And Weekly)

Gerlinde's Happy Hearts Card details here.

Memory Box Delia Butterfly
Today's Words Are:

#56 Country
#131 Embossing Folder
#48 Hummingbird
#143 Flourishes
#26 Wings
#71 Tombow Markers

Some of Sparkle N Sprinkle's products now include:

Pocket Full of Papers
Lace and Ribbons from France
Templates and Stencils
Specialty Adhesives
Memory Box Dies

Happy Hearts

Crafters can make their own stencils by using die cuts and punched pieces. We usually already have the tools in our stash.

  1. Die Cut an image or design using thick cardstock.
  2. Set aside the regular (positive) portion of the die cut for future use.
  3. Keep the negative portion of the punched item or die cut item to use as a stencil.
  4. Tape home-made stencil to cardstock
  5. Smoosh pigment ink or VersaMark over the stencil openings, 
  6. Carefully remove the home-made stencil,
  7. Apply embossing powders and heat set.

Donnington Tendril

It is especially enjoyable to use more than one die to create a stencil.

Or run your home-made stencil through the die cutting machine more than once with the same die to create interesting patterns.

The Memory Box Donnington Tendril (left) would be an excellent example of criss-crossing it over itself, or placing it at different angles to create a pretty custom stencil/template.

Charlene's Card using the Happy Hearts set.

There are a total of 7 opportunities to have your name submitted to Random.org on Saturday. Be sure to send an email to SNS_Bingo@tampabay.rr.com with your name in the Subject Sentence followed by the date of the challenge questions.

1. (1 entry) Yesterday we discussed applying embossing powders to Stencil shapes made with pigment inks or VersaMark on cardstock. Is it possible to use the same technique on printed papers?

2. (1 entry) Last week we discussed using clear embossing powder and VersaMark on cardstocks and patterned papers. We learned that these products deepen the color of the affected area. Will the same be true using the Stencil + VersaMark + Clear EP technique?

3. (1 entry) Can punches and dies be used to create home-made stencils?

4. (1 entry) Do you make Valentine cards for your friends or family?

5. (1 entry) How many COSMIC embossing powders does SNS sell?

6. (1 entry) Do COSMIC embossing powders only come in opaque colors?

7. (1 entry) Can VersaMark Ink be used with home-made stencils for applying embossing powders?

stamping hugs,

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