Wednesday, January 29, 2014

'Stenciled' on steroids!

Hi Blog friends ~
I have 3 more cards to share that I created after the Online Card Class 'Stenciled’. The first one is made using a handmade stencil with dies (Winterberry Sprig and Wonderful Words - Love and notched hearts banner; Technique taught by Jennifer). I used dye inks and small daubers to create the pattern; I then stamped the sentiment and added some gems:  

My 2nd card was made by using the stencil (Butterfly Drifting) to emboss on to Letterpress Cardstock (technique taught by Julie). It’s difficult to see on screen (and not much easier when I crop it down), but the effect IRL is quite beautiful! I stamped the bird without adding color, added the black and white sentiment strip and washi to ‘hopefully’ keep the focus on the background:

My last card was created using a medium that is new to me called Viva Decor Ferro Texture Color. It comes in several colors, so I thought since I have copper embossing powder, it would be fun to also have the same color paste (Technique taught by Debby Hughes). The sentiment is from a set that is also new to me. 

The texture of Ferro is amazing, so I took a shot of it from the side and cropped it down so you could see it:

I would like to enter this card in 3 challenges:
The Card Concept - Use texture
Addicted to CAS - Code Word: New
Less is More - Sketch Time

I have to say, 'Stenciled’ really was a lot of fun, and chock full of amazing techniques and tips that I will enjoy for a long time to come!
Thank you so much for stopping by, and for scrolling through such a long post! Please don’t feel obligated to comment on every card...I completely understand if you don’t have time. 

I hope everyone is having a great day ~ Take care,


Card #1:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Wonderful Words: Love
Ink:  Hero Arts - Pale Tomato; Tim Holtz - Mowed Lawn; Stampin 'Up - Real Red, Certainly Celery; Versafine - Onyx Black
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - Select White
Dies: Memory Box - Winterberry Sprig; Papertrey Ink - Wonderful Words: Love,

Notched Hearts Banner Die; Sequins: SSS - Clear (December Card Kit)

Card #2:
Stamps: Hero Arts - Wise Bird, Remember
Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black; Versamark; Hero Arts - Butter Bar, Pale Tomato, Soft Pool, Orange Soda
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - Select White, True Black

Stencil: Memory Box - Butterfly Drifting
Embossing Powder: Hero Arts - White
Sequins: Ellen Hutson - Gold
Shape N' Tape: Lifestyle Crafts - Black

Card #3:
Stamps: Hero Arts - Messages with Flourish
Ink: Versamark
Cardstock: Bazzill - Marshmallow
Texture Paste: Viva Decor Ferro Texture Color - Copper
Embossing Powder: Zing - Copper
Gems: Prima Marketing - Vintage Branch


lostinpaper said...

Looks like you have had a blast in this class, these cards are fabulous Barb!

Dawn T said...

Beautifully done Barb. Hasn't this class been the best. So much fun. Your cards are simply gorgeous.

Tracey McNeely said...

Barb three awesome card! I am so glad you enjoyed the class, all your design have been wonderful. Thank you so much for joining us at the Card Concept!

Barb said...

Wow! You get an A+ for sure! Love each one, Barb! And it looks like you didn't have any problems with the Ferro - yay! ;) ♥

Deepti said...

Looks like you have made the most out of ur class. Love every creations. I like the butterfly card the most. Its super gorgeous :)

Jean said...

You've been busy! These are all gorgeous.

Fiona said...

What gorgeous cards, I especially like the first one. Looks like it was a fab class.

Chrissie said...

These all look amazing Barb. I need to try that first technique... super cards!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

shirley-bee said...

Top of the class, Barb! You've done a fabulous job with these cards.

Kay Miller said...

Wow Barb!! These cards are amazing! Looks like you are really enjoying your card class! The texture and stenciling is just wonderful!! So happy you joined us at The Card Concept! :)

Virginia L. said...

Love all of your creations here today! Your homemade stencil is delightful! For the 2nd card, I love the colorful butterfly background with the darling birdie image! I love how you "sneaked" in the bird image :) The textured leaves are awesome in the last card! So glad to see that you are having FUN!

Cat Craig said...

Barb, all of your cards are wonderfully executed. The colors are fantastic. The texture is so interesting in a fantastic way. I too thought the class was wonderful. I think it has been my favorite of the 8 taken.

Betty said...

all your cards are wonderful, but particularly love the last one using ferro - i might just have to buy some of that stuff and play with it.

Loll said...

Hi Barb. All three cards are fabulous! I agree ... the stenciling course was full of amazing techniques that are so fun! And you've obviously are a natural with these techniques as all your cards from the class are beautiful and so creative. Loll xx

Unknown said...

So pretty! Love the colorful butterflies with the black stripes!

Darnell said...

You are seriously blowing up the world of card art lately, Barb! These are all extraordinary, but I do like that first one just a tiny weenie pinch more than the others! Thank you for all the inspiration! Hugs, Darnell

wienerhoneymooners said...

WOW you are up to some really great stenciling FUN, amazing what you have done with the paste.!! The bird card with the butterfly background, flawlessly gorgeous!! Love coming to see what you are up to!!!

Unknown said...

Three beautiful cards. I love the texture you used on your third card. Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept this week.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Well you did good! I have to say that bird card jumped out at me! The added black had the perfect balancing effect! Thanks for joining in with ATCAS with your new sentiment card too!

Rosemary said...

fantstic set of cards, barb... absolutely love the 2nd one with the bird and the bright, fun butterflies!

Teresa Kline said... glad you played along with us at Card Concept!

sparkle & shine *~*

Kailash said...

Gorgeous bird card Barb, love that design!!!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Your cards are just so lovely! I love the gorgeous texture you've created with your stencil! Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept!

Kanan Pandya said...

Love all your three cards, Barb. I love how you created the the bright and happy background with butterflies, gorgeous card. :-)

Geri said...

A++++++ in my books! Thanks for introducing me to "Ferro". I've never heard of it until now....but it is amazing! Beaufiully clean & simple design. The flowing script of the sentiment works perfectly with the image you have selected! Love all the glorious white space!

Thank you for choosing to share your card with us at the Card Concept Challenge and for enlightening me with this funky new crafting medium!!!