Thursday, December 15, 2016

Paper craft project no. 478: Grateful and blessed

It's day 2 of the ARTplorations stencil blog hop! For one week, you get to be inspired and see projects featuring stencils (and stamps too!) - the hop start here. There are plenty of prizes up for grabs for those who hop along as well as share their stencil projects in the flash stencil project linky party -- which starts today!

While my MIL babysat my little girl for an hour yesterday morning, I was able to create two cards. I needed to be quick so out came my gel printing plate again. I started by braying permanent red and gold acrylic paints on the 5x7 gel plate. I placed Peony No. 2 stencil on the plate and pulled 2 prints directly on my card bases. I love the distressed look of the second print (card on the left). I added faux texture by inking some grungy images from Scribbly Splattery Grunge with a red Tombow marker and then stamping. I added some splatters with red and black Inktense blocks, as well as doodled the black and red borders before finishing the cards by stamping sentiments from Grateful Beyond Words.

Hope you got inspired by my cards and that you can link up your projects! As long as you used a stencil (any brand) and you created them from November 20 onwards, you're all set! The linky is open until Friday, December 23. You'll find the linky + day 2 projects by the STAMPlorations girls here.

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  1. This is a technique I'm going to
    have to try. Love getting two
    for the price of one.
    Gorgeous flower.
    thanks for sharing.

  2. I am itching to have a go after seeing all these stencilled beauties!

  3. I love your gelli plate acrylic inked stenciled flowers Shery. Both cards are so beautiful and so you my friend. What a wonderful gift of time from your MIL :-) TFS and another awesome blog hop. Hugs, nancy

  4. I have been so inspired with the stencils from this blog hop!! You put on quite a show! :) Both of your designs look amazing! Your mix of colors look incredible!! Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas!

  5. wow! beautiful cards
    thanks for sharing

  6. Beautiful cards! Beautiful colors, stamps (always love you grungy stamps) and of course stencil. I may have a peony stencil...might have to break it out tomorrow! Still,have a few teacher cards to make!

  7. Gorgeous and fantastic cards, Shery! Love the peony and sentiments a lot!

  8. Love the bold, "grunge" look you created - I just got a gelli plate so I can't wait to play too! My fave is the one on the right.

  9. So artsy and so very you. I really must give the gel printing a go. Love it! x


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