Thursday, 19 February 2015

Grunge elements

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Morning all,
Today I'm sharing a card with you that uses Imagination Crafts Grunge elements stencil.
I ran the stencil through my die cutting/embossing machine to emboss the design.
You will need to check the correct sandwich for your particular machine.
I used smooth stamping card  for this.
 I trimmed the card once finished.

I then replaced the stencil, it's a good idea to hold in place with a low tac tape.

Using a stencil brush I applied Adirondack sailboat blue (40% off in the Mega Sale)
I've tried to show in the picture how this technique gives extra dimension.

Next I used an 8 x 8 square card blank and without embossing this time, randomly stenciled the design again with my brush but using Adirondack stonewashed
(40% off in the Mega Sale)
I think you'll see the difference between the embossed and flat images.

With the stencil in place for the butterfly, I added a touch of 
I finished off with a couple of Craftwork cards candi (40% off in the Mega Sale)
  a ribbon bow and some dots of pale blue liquid pearls.

Rather than mounting the main design in a formal way I put the second mat layer at an angle.
Well that's it from me for today, 
Many thanks for visiting the blog and for the lovely feedback and comments you leave for us.

Crafty Hugs xKx

Adirondack Brights Sailboat Blue  Stonewashed Adirondack Ink Pad
Stencil tape 25mm x 25m  Stencil Brushes  Sparkle Medium Diamond


  1. Great tip to use the stencil through a die cutting machine to emboss. Lovely card. xx

  2. Lots of texture. Looking good.

  3. Angling the second layer makes the card lokk so different.

  4. The texture looks good. I like the echo of the stencil on the background layer. Thank you, Jan

  5. Love how the stencil has been used twice in different ways.

  6. That stencil is number one on my IC stencils that I need list! I had never thought to use it that way - it's fabulous and so clever too - got to get hold of that stencil, thanks for the inspiration again Karen xx

    1. Hi Karen, many thanks, it's a pleasure, I'll check with Lisa about the stencil and get back to you. Thank you for your lovely feedback xx

  7. Great use of stencil, always forget to emboss, thanks for reminder..x


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