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DIY Embossed and Stenciled!

That is right! As I showed you in the last post, I managed to make my own stencil but now I'm also experimenting different ways to stencil... I'm in creative mood! Today's card is thought for Hero Arts Birthday Challenge in the Metallic category. First of all, I'm honored to be able to join this challenge, because my first stamp set was from Hero Arts. And the sentiment I used for this card and the last one (DIY Stenciled Card) is precisely from that set! It feels like it was AGES ago! LOL

Anyways, I had to try something different and also test the durability of this homemade stencil. Let me tell you, it is really resistant. I have used it 4 times, with pigment inks and now distress embossing ink, and it's all good!

I made sort of 3 color combinations. I used gold, silver and a mix of both to create a blended effect in some parts of the card. This powders work great even when blended, so try to experiment and maybe you'll find it useful. Another thing I did is, I used lightly textured heavyweight paper to give the embossing a different effect.



To finish it I die cut a polaroid shape, using Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics and the largest of the Classic Square Small set. Finally I added a little gold ribbon bow.

Materials
Spellbinders:
- Butterfly Magic
- A2 Matting Basics
- Classic Square Small
- Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine
Ranger Distress Embossing Ink
Inkadinkado Embossing Powder: Glam Gold, Silver Starlight
Zap heat tool

Imagine Crafts: Sponge Dauber
Hero Arts: Friends are Treasures
Merletto Stickers
Bazic Double Sided Tape
1" X 36 Yard (1296")
Other generic Materials
Heavyweight cardstock: white
5/16" gold ribbon
Vellum

Hope you like it and find it useful. Hero Arts thanks for having me!


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Comments

  1. Love your beautiful card! It is so elegant, so special. Wonderful techniques. Would love to see some more. Que bonito!

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  2. Oh thank you so much! For more you may visit my pinterest or facebook page. Check them out on the side bar of this blog.

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I love your cards, so beautiful. Question, what adhesive did you use for the vellum?

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  4. Hello BlueRose, Thanks. This time I used http://www.bazicproducts.com/925.html

    Just a tiny square in each corner. It's strong and very transparent. And if put on a spot that's not embossed in gold or silver, you can't see it at all.

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  5. This is gorgeous! I just love the silver and gold together and think it's fantastic you made your own stencil :)

    Best crafty wishes!
    Amber
    Staying Crafty

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  6. ooh wooowww this is really adorable you did very well with embossed on the VELUM paper..totally lovely...love this Graciellie..

    I see your creation on Make It Monday, my card is #86, if you would like to see it on my blog and if you would like to leave me some love I would be glad...hugs, Monika

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  7. Thanks Monika, you're very kind. Thanks for stopping by. I will visit you soon!

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  8. Simply beautiful! The embossing definitely has the *WOW* factor going on! Thank you for joining us...~S~

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  9. Thanks to you Silke. I just don't know from where you're visiting me, but I'm grateful for being received in every challenge where I've posted...

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  10. Hey girls! Joeann and Laura, thanks so much. I really appreciate it!

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