Sunday, May 24, 2020

STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday (May 24, 2020)...Love for Leaf Prints 2


Welcome to my Stencil Sunday post where, once again, I'm sharing some simple ways to play with the wonderful array of stencils available at STAMPlorations.

Fourth post and guess what: four cards to share! I didn't have that as my intention but once I started playing...well, let's just say I carried on!

The title of today's post:  LOVE for Leaf Prints 2!!

Today's cards have a common design, featuring a SINGLE stencil focus, Leaf Prints 2 - ARTplorations Stencil, and the same sentiment/embellishment base, Pierced Curly Frames/Tags Nesting Dies.  Other products used are:

What sets the cards apart: the techniques used to showcase the stencil.  Let's begin...

Card 1
Alcohol ink background + C Gina K Glitter Gel
In real life, this is wonderfully shimmery! 
Flutter Zen 2 Layering Dies butterfly in vellum

Card 2
Dry embossed background, then inked with Twisted Citron DI
Dragonfly Layering Dies - The Bee's Knees - dragonfly cut from gold sparkle cardstock
Pierced Curly Frames/Tags Nesting Dies, lightly dusted with Spun Sugar DI

Card 3
I used a new-to-me product - Cosmic Shimmer: Opal Blaze Polish in Pink Blueberry.
It's a lovely product, easily applied with your finger tip (think 'dipping your finger into yummy icing!). Different hues depending on your paper; on black...oh myyyy!

Card 4
*Had* to include yet another foiled card - this time a gorgeous Brutus Monroe foil
After foiling the card, I used Deco Foil Transfer paper, cut the dragonfly, then foiled it as well.

One stencil; one design; four different/same looks! It's all about how you 'breathe life' into your stencils!  Hope I've given you a few ideas to use your stencils in new/different ways.

Before you go:

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If any of the products have caught your eye, I invite you to use my discount code - STAMPGIRLCAROLM - when you shop at the STAMPlorations Online Store (some great deals to be had!).

I'll be back in a couple weeks for another Stencil Sunday!  Please: stay safe!


Gail said...

Carol - lovely leaf backgrounds and I love the attached insects as well - nice job! TFS

MadeByMeghanK said...

OOOOO I love the leaf prints! The purple sparkle is my favorite!

Ms. Tamp said...

I like the examples using different mediums. Great look at how to get different looks using the same stencil.

Germaine said...

I love them all, but my favorite is the dragonfly!

Becca Yahrling said...

These are all so very pretty! I have these dies so I appreciate the inspiration using them. I love the last one best because purple is my fave color.

Carol Wortman said...

You have to love a good crafty roll! These are really pretty and so visually interesting. Im into dragonflies lately, not sure why tee hee, really love that die. Thanks for the inspiration and love that you couldn't leaf it at one card🤣😂♥️ be safe!

cghundley said...

Amazing looks on
all these lovely
cards and thanks
for all the ideas.
Carla from Utah

Jeanne said...

Wow, Carol! You got some fantastic looks with that stencil! You are the Queen of Stencils in my book! You sure know how to make them shine. Don't tell the other cards, but I think that foiled one just might be my favorite. But they are all so beautiful it just eeked ahead a teensy tiny bit. Hugs!

sharon g said...

At first I preferred #1 and #2. But then when I looked at all of the in detail, each is amazing for different reasons! I might actually prefer the purple. These look just amazing.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards with this pretty stencil design! Love the foiled one!

Karthikha said...

I love this wonderful variety of cards! Each one is so beautiful :) Card #4 is my most fav :)

Helen said...

Carol, these stenciled cards are so've created such a diverse set of designs with this stencil--I can't pick a favorite; they are all awesome! tfs-stay well.

Julia Sandvoss said...

They are ALL beautiful but I'm biased about the card using our Deco Foil! Beautiful!

Bobby said...

Well my Stencil Queen did it again. These are absolutely fabulous, Carol. I can see you had fun trying all the different mediums.

Lindsey said...

Wow - just wow! These are all so fab!

nancy dempsey said...

I love all four cards. Glad I don't have to choose a favorite!

Sue D said...

Love the stenciled backgrounds. My fave is #4.

Janis said...

I am in love with all the shimmer!! Thank you for the inspiring ideas!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

KT Fit Kitty said...

These are all so gorgeous and all so different! I can definitely see the shimmer, so beautiful! My faves are #1 and #3!

Grudniowe Handmade said...

Fabulous cards :) Love them all :))

KarenB said...

Always so inspiring! My favourite of these ones is the green/silver... just magic!

Tina Z. said...

I love the leaf prints, great design!

Cindy Holmes said...

Beautiful cards! I especially love the butterflies ones! I am such a huge butterfly fanatic!