Monday, February 24, 2014

Artbooking Stencil Card


Today I have a project for the Bitten By the Bug 2 blog. This week's challenge called for a project made using a stencil. There are lots of things you can do with stencils that you make using your Cricut machine. I decided to make an all over pattern on my cardstock.

Now you can do this anyway you really want to. I decided to do a gradient pattern using inks and sponge daubers. It is super simple and super easy to do!

I made the stencil using one of the overlay cuts from Artbooking. Make sure you make the overlay larger than the card base, otherwise your stencil will not cover the surface area. Then I simply put the stencil over the card base and used sponge daubers to fill in the negative space. I did a rainbow gradient, but an ombre look would look fabulous as well!


The stamp set I used is called Hello Wonderful. I used the same sponge daubers I used on the stencil for the sentiment. The circular damask portion was cut out with the cartridge and the stamped with versa mark. Then I heat embossed it using black embossing powder. 











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48 comments:

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the use of stenicls. Your stencil with the rainbow colors is wonderful. The stamp complements the stencil wonderfully.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Joan Smith said...

I love your card it's beautiful and thanks for doing the stencil with your Cricut I've thinking about doing this since stenciling is the rage right now just haven't gotten around to it. Love the colors and how you did the radiant look.
Awesome creative job!!

Coelle said...

Thanks for the stencil idea on cards giving me another background possibility......and this cartridge you are giving away....so darling!

Megan H. said...

I love the idea of making stencils from Cricut cuts. I have done it a few times myself. I really like the gradient look. Thanks for sharing.
Megan H.
mhcards@embarqmail.com

Martha Herrera said...

WOW! This is really cool. I never thought of using stenciling on my cards.

Thanks for sharing, and for the chance to win blog candy.

Barb A. said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing your time, ideas, and talents.

Barbara Hart said...

Awesome use of a stencil. Beautiful colors! I'm inspired to try it!
TFS!

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

I love it Melanie, I do love using my overlays from Artbooking, but I've never used them as a stencil, wow I do love the versatility of them, a must try, thank you!!!!

Brenda said...

This is a beautiful card Melanie, just beautiful! I love the colors you chose for your stencil. Love the stencil too! lol Hugs!

Tanya said...

Wow! Beautiful card. Love the idea of using your cut as a stencil...I have been intrigued with spray mists and I just might give this stencil technique a go with them today! Thanks for the inspiration.

Lindah said...

Great idea.

LST in Colorado said...

Beautiful card and wonderful idea, will definitely have to. Give it a try in the near future. If anyone thinks outside of the box it's you!!! You are really rocking the cricut!

Barbara said...

I love all the colors in your card. Thanks for a chance to win the Create A Friend Cartridge.

moknowsall said...

Beautiful card this week. So elegant and colorful.

Maureen

Deanna Vail said...

I love this card. Thanks for showing us how to create and use the stencil.

Deanna

Jayne said...

Your card is really pretty Mel. I think Artbooking has some of the best overlay cuts for a range of fab stencils.
Jayne x

Vanessa said...

What a pretty card! I love the background you created! TFS

Liz O. said...

Such a pretty card Melanie!!! Love the rainbow gradient and the stencil you used. As always, thanks for all you do and share!
Have a wonderful day!
Liz O.

Jan said...

What a great idea, I never would have thought of that, so clever! I must try it! Thanks for the chance to win a great cartridge, too!

Luria said...

This is such a pretty card I love your colors. Thanks for sharing.

Luria

Laura Pizz said...

I am gonna have to try the stencils your way - great tip -- and your project is stunning! ~Laura

MeGlo said...

I love this stencil card. The colors are beautiful ... and of course the BOWS!

Sherrie K. said...

Wow, so pretty! What a fun idea to use a stencil!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

DIANA L. said...

Great job Melanie. I just added a project and now I am checking out what everyone did. Have a great day
DIANA L.
dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

This is so pretty !!! What a great stencil, I love the colors !!!

Hugs,
Mayra
Mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com

Mollie said...

Awesome technique! LOVE how your card turned out, Melanie!

Have a great week!!!

Emily
Mollie's Motif

Sue D said...

wonderful--love the rainbow of colors.

Caroline said...

Melanie,I sure wish I could have seen your post before I tried to make my card. I just love the gradient look with the colors that you used. Your instructions were very helpful!

Anonymous said...

Love the stencil card and how you used the inks. This weeks cartridge looks like a lot fun.
DawnRI

Anonymous said...

What a great idea!
Tannnya, CA

Anonymous said...

I Love how you did the stenciling,great tips! And how you cared the rainbow colors to your stamp set "Hello Wonderful" wonderful job!Thanks for sharing,I have never seen this cut stencil/card done before!

A Big Thank You again for my cartridge I win,I got it in the mail today!Thank you so much!
Rosebud222222222

MyCjs said...

Love the card and the effect. Thanks so much for sharing

okscrapgal13 said...

I like your card today. It is very interesting. I may just try to make something similar. Thanks so much!
Jill

Jennyfer L said...

Wow! This is so cool! Love how you can use your cartridge to get your own stencils!!! Talk about thinking outside the box!

Peg Toth said...

NICE! That card is awesome! Thanks for sharing.

nanny23 said...

Wow what an awesome project!! Never thought of using my cuts for stencils!! I do now!! Thanks

Sharon said...

Loving your card!! The bg looks fabulous. Love the sentiment, too. :)

Liliana said...

Such a beautiful card, love the stenciling!

D- said...

What a fun card design.
Love your stencil work.
Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

JustJules said...

The stamp you used is beautiful! Thanks for the stencil idea!

Anonymous said...

Lovely card. I would not have thought to make a stencil.
marilyn2222 @ hotmail dot com
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Erin L. said...

Stencils, such a great idea and another great use for my Cricut!

Pam MacKay said...

Love the beautiful bright colors and the stencil you used looks awesome! Great card!

Jaren said...

Love your idea! This made a beautiful card. I agree that an ombre look would be beautiful too!

littlen said...

great idea. I've just started using stencils and this is certainly an inexpensive way to experiment. tfs.

Anonymous said...

I don't use stencils much. Beautiful.

Kathleen
Arizona

LemonDropMemories said...

This is beautiful and a fantastic idea! Thanks for sharing it ^_^ I think I'll use my edge-to-edge one for this

Crystal said...

I've kind of had an idea like this in my head since I got artbooking but you're helping me get it out of my head & onto paper share it should be. Simply beautiful!

 
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