' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: Stencil blog hop

Wednesday 29 November 2017

Stencil blog hop

Welcome to the Stamplorations Stencil Blog Hop! 8 new designs by Sanna Lippert have been released and will be showcased along the hop.


First up, a colourful card where I made my own "patterned paper" with the ARTplorations Leaves 2 stencil.

I took a bit of texture paste, coloured it with acrylic paint and applied with a painting knife through the Leaves 2 stencil.

For more interest and dimension, I then covered the paste with Wow embossing powder in Olive. Before using the heat gun, the paste must be dry!

I cut a piece of pink hand made paper with 2 of the Stitched Snow Hills dies and added my sentiment from the Fond Expressions 2 stamp set.

For my second project, I played with my Gelli plate to create a distressed background.

I applied a first layer of blue paint and placed a piece of canvas on top to create texture.
I spread a second layer of paint with pinks and lavender on top of the DRIED blue layer and placed the Flowers 2 stencil over the plate.
Immediately, using a scrap piece of paper, I removed paint through the stencil.
When the second layer had dried I applied a final layer of paint, in a deep Lavender shade, and lifted my print, which pulls up all of the dried layers together.
This is what I obtained:

I wasn't happy with the lack of contrast between the stencil motif and the rest of the print, so I started again this time with an orange colour instead of the pink (I didn't take pictures but followed the same process). The stencilled motifs were barely visible so I added stencilling directly on the print.

I cut a piece of the print to fit my card base and added double sided adhesive around all around to create an embossed "frame" with Wow! Grape embossing powder.

My focal image is using the top 3 petals of the Flowers 2 stencil motif and the stem and leaves of the Leaves motif. I used Pan Pastel for the petals and Distress Oxides inks for the green. It is matted on the smallest die from the Crazy Double Running Stitch set.

You have until the 4th of December to join us on the Stamplorations Stencil Blog Hop and leave comments for a chance to win prizes.
Winners will be randomly drawn from comments left on the STAMPlorations blog and participating designers blogs. There will be 1 winner of $20 gift certificate and 2 winners of their choice of 3 Sanna Lippert Designs stencils.

Have fun hopping!
I am entering both cards in the SSS Wednesday and Polkadoodles challenges.



  1. Stencils are so useful for creating background's aren't they Christine, who needs design papers when you have them and both of these are so pretty.

    B x

  2. WOW! Talk about outstanding showcases of the stencils; so much inspiration that truly highlights the versatility of this new line! In awe...

  3. Beautiful projects :) thanks for sharing the process

  4. Beautiful new stencils!!!
    Your cards are so pretty!!!

  5. I love the gorgeous backgrounds you created on both cards.
    I love the leaves stencil especially. Beautiful cards.

  6. fantastic cards, love the EP on the first one

  7. So pretty and thank you for the step by step. Great inspiration, thank you x

  8. You used these stencils beautifully! I love what you did with them.

  9. Both are so wonderful, love them!

  10. Love your embossing with the stencils. Really great cards.

  11. Your stenciled backgrounds turned out beautifully, Christine. TFS your wonderful cards. Happy Holidays. Hugs

  12. beautiful cards!!! thanks so much for making the stencils look so good <3 love what you did! very clever ideas in there!

  13. Love your background but I am loving your first card. That hot pink really sets off your homemade stenciled paper. Lovely!

  14. sweet looking cards - thanks for the ideas:)

  15. Two great cards ! Thanks for sharing. margessw@icloud.com

  16. Beautiful projects. Thank you for joining us for our 'Anything Goes' Challenge at Polkadoodles. Hugs Lisa xxx

  17. Very pretty stenciled cards.

  18. gorgeous makes thank you so much for playing along this week at Polkadoodles
    Jacki ♥♥ (polkaddoddles DT)

  19. Both these are so beautiful! xxx

  20. Lovely creations! Thanks for sharing with us :)

  21. They are all fab, gorgeous stencils.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge x

  22. Lovely cards and great stencilled backgrounds, Thank you so much for joining in the Polkadoodles Anything Goes Challenge this time. Hope to see you again.

    Hugs, Vannessa
    Polkadoodles Design Team

  23. Fantastic backgrounds! I love making my own patterned papers too!

  24. Fabulous cards, love the backgrounds you made.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  25. Fab backgrounds and lovely cards! Thanks for joining in at Polkadoodles this week :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  26. Oh ben zut... je vois qu'il est trop tard pour tenter ce blog hop :-(
    Dommage, car ces pochoirs sont super jolis, il y en a un ou 2 qui me feraient bien de l'oeil, tiens ! :D
    Bravo Christine pour ces deux très jolies cartes, originales comme toujours ! On voie que tu ne copies pas, ce sont toujours des surprises uniques et souvent adorables que tu nous proposes.
    Bisous (et tu m'as bien fait rire ce soir sur mon blog !!! ;-)))

  27. Super cute project!

    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Polkadoodles and best of luck with your entry.
    Ania DT for  Polkadoodles - Week 47 Challenge