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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #100 – USING YOUR DIECUTS AS STENCILS – AND A GIVEAWAY!

Wednesday’s WOW! #100.  Woo Hoo! Who would have thought a couple of  years ago when I started this series that I would have 100 tips, techniques, product videos to share with you.  Number 100 is pretty amazing.  I think. 🙂

Today I have a special technique for you.  And to celebrate 100 WOW’s I thought it would be time for a Giveaway.  Check below after you see the fun technique.

For our Wednesday’s WOW! #100 I wanted to share a cool technique of using your Diecuts to create stencils.   It’s not a new technique BUT might not be one you think about readily.

I was inspired of this idea when I saw a project on a Demonstrator Facebook group I am on and I’m sorry I can’t remember the Demonstrators name.

I have used the Ornate Borders Dies and the Ornate Frames Dies to create these particular cards but you could use any detailed dies.

For this first card I have used the decorative flower border die from the Ornate Frames Dies.  Diecut this on a piece of white card.  Then use this card piece as a stencil to colour on to a different white card strip.

So for this one below you may not be able to see it but I have the other white card strip which is the same size as the diecut strip, so I could line them up and be sure it was straight.

I have used the Watercolor Pencils but not used them with the Aquapainter.  You could use Stampin’ Blends or a Blender Pen and inkpads.

This was the finished coloured strip.

To finish the card I used some of the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper.  The Twine is from the Nature’s Twine set.  It is Grapefruit Grove but I think it worked OK with the Calypso Coral on the card.

The vellum “leafy” spray and the bird is from the Well Written Dies.

On this next card I used the dies in a different way.  I diecut the “flourish” type die in the Ornate Frames Dies from white card and then used that as a stencil to heat emboss.

To do this line up the diecut strip on your white card mat.  Press the Versamark ink over the diecut being careful not getting Versamark above the strip on to your main card.  You can add some scrap paper to mask it to protect the card if you like.

After using the Versamark, remove your stencil strip.  Sprinkle over Silver Embossing Powder and heat with the Heat Tool.  You have a nice shiny image.

Below is the finished card in more detail.

For the finished card I used the Best Dressed Designer Series Paper.  The Hello Fabulous from the Dressed To Impress stamp set and cut with the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.  The Mint Macaron piece is also diecut with the Stitched So Sweetly Dies and embossed with the Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder.

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #100 GIVEAWAY

To celebrate this milestone of 100 WOW’s I have a Giveaway.

Go in the draw to win the Little Ladybug stamp set.

To Enter:

Leave a comment on what one of the Wednesday’s WOW!’s you have liked most. 

Haven’t seen many?  Click on the tag at the side (or below) of Wednesday’s WOW! and check them all out.  There might be some useful tips for you.  Also, Let me know if you have some other tips or techniques you will like to see coming up.

NOTE: Giveaway is only available for Australian residents.  International readers can enter and go in the draw to receive a Handmade card from me.

Thanks for following along in my little corner of Blogland.  It’s nice you can join me.

Jenny

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ORNATE THANKS CARD WITH FANCY SENTIMENT!

Another card for you today with the Ornate Thanks stamp set and the Ornate Borders Dies.

The stripe paper is from the Best Dressed Designer Series Paper (DSP).

TIP: Adhere the flowery border behind the piece of DSP and then on to the white card before trimming.  Then you can trim it to size neatly.

The white card is embossed with the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder for some texture.

If you take a look at the sentiment box.  The white card with the heat embossed sentiment is diecut with the stitched rectangle from the Ornate Layers Dies.  Check the ends though??  I diecut part of one of the frames from the Ornate Layers Dies from Silver Foil and then adhered it then behind the sentiment box for a little fancy edge.  Try it yourself.  🙂

What do you love most in the Ornate Garden Suite? I’m sure you know by now how much I love the dies. 😀

I hope you are doing ok in your part of the world. Keep safe.

Jenny x

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ORNATE THANK YOU CARD!

This was the first card I made with the new Ornate Garden Suite of products.  The dies are just so detailed – and gorgeous.  Have I said that before today?? 😉

The floral edge is so pretty.  The sentiment from the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set is heat embossed in Silver Embossing Powder.  This sentiment piece is diecut with one of the Ornate Layers Dies. 

See those little stems sticking out from under the edge of the sentiment piece?  These are extra little diecut pieces cut from the floral border die that I have used on this card. Don’t throw them out.  They are such great additions to your card.

I finished the card off with a little White ribbon bow.

This is the Ornate Thanks Bundle below.  You can get either the stamp set or the die set on their own too.

There are lots of lovely delicate Diecuts in the Ornate Borders Dies.  I think  you these are a great addition to your collection.  You will certainly use them a lot!

Have a happy, sunshiny day wherever you are.

Jenny

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ORNATE GARDEN AND BEST DRESSED TOGETHER FOR A FAST ACTION CARD!

I was playing around just recently to put this card together.  I decided to film a video creating it to show the process I go through sometimes in creating a card. So not to bore you too much I sped the video up – with my lovely daughter’s technical skills. I have still much to learn in this area.  😉

When I make a card there is often a lot of deliberation and shifting things and uncertainty until it comes together.  I’m sure you find that too.

For this card I had a plan.  I always sketch the plan out first for a card.  I had already stamped and coloured the perfume bottle from the Dressed To Impress stamp set.  That was left over from another project.  I wanted to use some of the new Ornate Garden Suite that I had.

I have used the Ornate Borders Dies and the Ornate Layers Dies.  The paper is from the Dressed To Impress Designer Series Paper.  I also used the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder.

So check the quick video out.

Do you like these super quick videos?  Would you like to see more of them?  I will see what my editor can do. 🙂

Here is the finished card for you.

Have a great day,

Jenny

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