222 posts categorized "Stencil"

Beautiful Butterflies
by Meghan Kennihan

Final (2)Hi Crafty Friends,
Spring is on the way! I can't wait to see the beautiful butterflies like the Poppy Stamps Nordic Fanfare Butterfly and Teardrop Butterflies.

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: What color butterfly would you like to see in the wild?
A: Me? Fluorescent Pink

Final_1 (2)I used Poppy Stamps GORGEOUS Anemone Grove 6x6 Paper Pad for the delightful purple butterflies. I layered them in all different shades of the purple pattern paper and purple cardstock.

FinalThe background is Poppy Stamps Layering Diamond Stencil in shades of bright green and splattered with white Copic paint and green ink.

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Using a Die Cut as a Stencil
by Sphoorti



Hello Poppy Peeps!


The 2574 Scandinavian Snowflake Plate craft die has quickly become my favorite from the Poppystamps 2023 Christmas release — I just can't get enough of it! I've featured it in posts where I've used it as originally intended, such as for the Cool Yule Challenge. Additionally, there have been posts where I've taken a more unconventional approach, like using it for the Sparkling New Year Challenge. Now, I'm excited to share a post where I demonstrate a completely different use for this stunning die – as a stencil!




I started by adhering some washi tape to some thick card stock. Then, I cut a few die cuts from the 2574 Scandinavian Snowflake Plate craft die. The reason I used the washi tape was to get a slick surface off of which I could easily wipe off any ink or texture paste. 



I used the washied-diecut to stencil some backgrounds using my favorite Distress Inks. Subsequently, I applied clear texture paste from Ranger, coating the stenciled area with it. Another stenciled area received the same treatment with glitter paste, though I've yet to finalize it into a card. I'll be sure to share it with you when I finish them up.




Upon discovering a section with accidental ink, I opted for a square card instead of the standard A2 size.




Considering I lacked a tag for a gift intended for our thoughtful neighbors, I decided to repurpose it into a tag-card. I punched a hole through the card and threaded some elastic gold thread.




To finish, I cut out multiple joy sentiments, layering them for a chipboard-like texture, topped it off with one using some silver foiled card stock from the Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad and affixed it to the card. The joy sentiment isn't available anymore, so I've provided a link to a similar sentiment in the supplies list. 


And that was it!





Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Would you want to remake this card? Would you do anything differently? Let us know in the comments below! We love to hear from you!

Thank you for visiting!



Sphoorti Floral Signature copy




Layering Stencils with Gracious Florals
by Janet Katz

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The Gracious Floral release from Memory Box has so much to it. I'm very new to layered stencils, so when I got my hands on these, I almost didn't know where to start. I decided to use the stencils without the coordinating stamp and it's an interesting look.
The stencil pack has 5 pages to it. There is an outline stencil that allows you to color a background around the outline of the entire flower. I didn't use that this time. Each 6 x 6" stencil page has several layers of the flowers and leaves on it, carefully marked with letters and numbers such as A1 - A4, using letters A-E. This allows you to not only know what goes with what, but in what order to use the stencils. That is handy. I used several colors of plum dye ink for the flower, along with a brown for the center. The leaves were made from two different greens. After doing all the stencil work, I used the matching die to cut the entire stenciled image out. 
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Then I used the die again to cut out the same shape from a medium plum cardstock and a green cardstock. I trimmed these and put them behind my stenciled die cut image as a sort of shadow.
Next, I used many of the stamps that came with the Gracious Floral stamp set to stamp a dark gray text background. I simply arranged all the stamps in a tight pattern on my stamp platform and tried that - check out the photo.
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(I initially tried it with an additional spritz of water, but I did not like that result.) After I made this text background, I trimmed it and matted it onto the plum cardstock and then put it on the top 2/3 of a gray cardbase. I stamped the "sending smiles" sentiment in black ink under this.
Before I glued down the stenciled image with its solid-colored cardstock shadows, I took a piece of very fine metallic twine and curled it up into a "nest" and glued it on top of the stamped background to add texture. My last embellishment was to add clear Fairy Jewels in a random pattern on the card to give it some sparkle.
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I hope you like this interpretation of the stenciled floral image. Have you tried layered stencils? What did you think of them?

Janet Floral Signature copy



Thankful Gracious Flower
by Rachel Duong


Hi it's Rachel back with another card using the amazing "Gracious Floral" image by Memory Box!  This time I used a cooler palette of blues and greens. I love the peaceful, calming feel of these colors.


To create this card, I dry embossed the floral image on white cardstock. I die cut it out and blended ink over the stencils. 


Next I stamped the sentiment in Versamark ink and heat embossed it in gold. 

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Then I wrapped the image in 1 mm burlap string. I adhered the pieces to the  card base. Finally I splattered water-downed white acrylic paint over the card.


These are the supplies I used. 


Thank you for all you do! Please take a look at the incredible coordinating supplies for this image. Dies, stamps, 5 layering stencils and an embossing folder. Wow! Have a happy summer day. See you next month.

Rachel Floral Signature






You Are Amazing
by Meghan Kennihan

Final_2 (2)Hi Crafty Friends,
Poppy Stamps has gorgeous stencils and this is my favorite, the Deco Diamond Layering Stencil. I used different shades of blue Distress Oxide Inks and blue foil for my background.

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: What is your favorite way to create backgrounds?
A: Me? I love Distress Oxide Inks

Final (2)I framed my background with Poppy Stamps Scalloped Frame die and added bling to my large sentiment to make it pop.

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Meghan Floral Signature





Gracious Floral...just because
by Rachel Duong

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Hi Friends! It's Rachel here to share a gorgeous floral card displaying all the sunny, warm tones of summer!  I used the Memory Box  "Gracious Floral" set of stencils, dies, and stamps.  It is amazing!


I began by dry embossing the image on white cardstock. I placed the stencils on the flower and blended distress ink over the petals and leaves. There are five stencils in the package! Next I die cut the image out. I stamped a few sentiments in Versamark ink on black cardstock, heat embossed in gold, and die cut the image.


As you can see, I chose the "just because" sentiment! Then to create the background I scribbled sharpie pens in green, yellow, orange and red over a sheet of heavy vellum. I dripped rubbing alcohol on the color and blended lightly with a paintbrush. After dry, I adhered it to a white card base. I glued the flower on the background. Finally, I glued the sentiment on the flower to finish the card.


These are the supplies I used. 


 The bright, fluid background paired with the soft colors of the flower creates a stunning contrast to the rich and bold sentiment. I just love how it turned out!


Thanks for stopping by. I hope you get a chance to create very soon. I don't know about you, but I am so inspired by all that is warm, beautiful and lovely this summer. Take care and have a fantastic day!

Rachel Floral Signature