Hi readers! We’re excited to have Lisa Spangler back as our guest designer today!
Now let’s dive right in and get creative!!
Hello hello! I am so happy to be joining you today because it gave me a chance to play with the BasicGrey Leaf and Flourish stencil and share two fun techniques. As soon as I spotted it the first thing that popped into my mind was that it looked like my trusty red bandana! I love to wear it to protect my neck from the blazing Texas sun. Plus who doesn’t love a red bandana? :)
So let’s get started!
First I grabbed the stencil and placed it on a piece of scratch paper, then inked it up with Tim Holtz Festive Berries ink. You want to do this on scratch paper and not on a craft sheet like you might think, otherwise the ink will get in between the cut out parts.
Next I slid it off onto a craft sheet. Tip: by sliding the stencil off the paper you don’t get red fingers. Ha! Then I gave it a good mist with water. I trimmed a piece of paper to 4.25×5.5 inches and placed the paper over top, then pressed on it all over with my fingers. If you like, you can place a piece of scratch paper over top so you don’t get inky.
After it was dry I used the stencil as an embossing folder. This is super easy to do, and a great way to get more from your stencils! Just place a piece of felt down on your last plate, then put the paper on top, and line up the stencil over top of that followed by the top plate and run it through the machine. It doesn’t give as deep of an emboss as a true embossing folder but it’s still pretty nice!
To finish off the card, rounded the corners on the bandana piece, then cut two strips of patterned paper and sewed them on.
Next I heat embossed the hello message on a strip of navy paper. I think this really makes it pop!
I added some Sea Mixed Accents here and there and then popped the whole piece on the card front with foam dots for extra dimension.
And that was that! Thanks so much for joining me, and hope you have a great day! xo
Additional stencils that would work great for this technique:
Thanks for reading today and thanks to Lisa for being our guest!
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A new way to look at my stencils. I love the bright red …makes the card pop.
Another new trick for some of my old stencils. Thanks! I already follow by email.
Awesomeness~ great job really enjoyed this technique!
Very colorful card! Love the purple rhinestones!
Thanks for stretching my supplies-great tip and I love the bandana look!!
Thanks for helping me with more ideas for stencils. Lovely colors.(I already follow email)
Great idea with the stencil…love the look of it!!
What a fantastic idea the stamping then embossing with the stencil – the results are like a distressed letterpress – very cool
Thanks for sharing this fabulous technique, Lisa!
Can I retire now so I can try all the fun techniques I see? Boy, work should does get in the way of creativity! Love that stencil and what you did with it!
What an awesome technique with the stencil to imprint the pattern – a great technique that I will be using for sure. What a great card & thanks for sharing :)
I Love the Spray stencilied “bandana”! Thanks so much for the tip of embossing with the same stencil, I can see how it pops the design just a bit!
Very cool technique! LOVE it.
Beautiful card and I love the tip about the felt with the stencil! Gonna have to try that! Thanks for the lovely tutorial:) Have a great day!
This is SO pretty, love this technique and that stencil is gorgeous!
Great technique, thanks so much for sharing! Your card looks wonderful :)
Great card and I love the stencil you used.
OMG!!! what a great card!!!! love the idea and will have to try it out, Thanks!!!!
This is BEAUTIFUL! Makes me think of a BANDANA! :) AND THANK YOU!!!! For the Win! :D You’ve MADE MY DAY!!!!!!!!:D
What a great stencil!
Great idea for stencils. Can’t wait to try this out for myself.
What a great card. Love the effects with the stencil
Nice way to use your stencil. thanks!
Thanks for sharing the tip about using the stencils as a folder. Cool!
Stencil as embosser? Oh, I gotta try this! Beautiful card!
Beautiful – thanks for sharing!
awwww man, I just talked myself out of getting this die in an effort to save a few pennies. now I am wanting it desperately again! ;) this card with the great technique is just wonderful!
Great colors. I like this technique…did you use watercolor paper or standard card stock?
what a great technique. thanks for the heads up about not using the craft sheet… I definitely would have done it ‘wrong’ : )
Very cute and colorful! Tfs
Gorgeous card Lisa! Thanks for sharing your technique.
This is a great idea! Love these cross-over techniques that let you get more mileage from your crafty supplies. Plus you made an awesome card! The stitching really reinforces the whole bandana effect.
Great, I’m always looking for new inspiration for using my stencils, TFS
oh wow another new way to use my stencils. Thanks for sharing.
I really like this card. The embossing on patterned pattern is something fun and different to do.
What a cool idea!
I did not know stencils will emboss! This opens up a whole new option! TFS
Great technique. I will have to try this out!
What a great idea to use a stencil like this!
AWESOME!!!!!! I love this technique! Thanks Lisa!!
Thanks for the idea of how to emboss using a stencil & felt.
Beautiful card. Love the elegant stencil and the color you used on it.