Craft Art


Stencil Inspiration

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I found this stencil from The Crafter’s Workshop and really liked it but I did not want to buy it so I decided I would use it as inspiration on some cards.


The first card I made I used all stamps except for the black lines which were done using a credit card and paint. The background is Dina Wakely paint brushed on and dried. The paper is watercolor paper. There are 11 stamps that were used on this card front.


The second card has a couple different circle stencils and the rest were stamps. There were 10 different stamps used on this card front. This card has Dina Wakely paint put on with a small brayer on the background.



The third card is again all stamps except for the silver arrow and the red heart. The background is Distress Paint painted on and sprayed with water. There are 10 stamps used on this card front.


The fourth card is an Easter card. This card also has Distress Paint on the background. There are 10 stamps on this card front too. The black lines on this card are also made with a credit card and black paint.


The fifth card has a distress ink background on top of modeling paste done through three different stencils. There are eight stamps used on this card front. I used stickles over the stamped images and rubbed the stickles over the top of the modeling paste.


The sixth card has distress ink on the background. I used 3 different stencils and 9 different stamps. I attached a pair of sunglasses, a heart, and 3 enamel dots to the front of this card. The lines are again made with a credit card and paint. I think this card is my favorite out of the entire bunch.

This turned out to be very fun. I did these cards over the course of a couple days and enjoyed doing each one.

Thank you for looking.


Butterfly Card


This is another sort of artsy background card.  I ran the background through an embossing folder and then painted it rather brightly.  Too brightly so I used a credit card and put some gesso over the top so the background only slightly showed through.  The butterflies and the dragonfly were cut using a die.  I painted and inked the backgrounds of the butterflies and dragonfly before cutting them out.  The dragonfly also has modeling paste using a Tim Holtz stencil.  The flowers are from the flower stash and the enamel butterfly embellishment is one I made.  This card turned out really well after sort of a rough start with the background. 

Thank you for looking.

February Birthday Card #1

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Another birthday card.  This one uses patterned paper, Paper Artsy stamps, H2O paint, a white gel pen, stickles, dimension paint, and a few round sparkly jewels.  The happy birthday sentiment is stamped with Tim Holtz stamps.  The banner the happy birthday is on is cut from a Tim Holtz die.  I used a tonic tool to rough up the edges on the triangle before I stamped the stamps.  Then I stamped and painted the flowers on the pink triangle with H2O paint.  This made them shimmery and almost metalic.  I went over the other parts with a white gel pen and then made the dots with blue stickles.  The silver dots are dimensional paint.  The two pink ruffles on the bottom are from a Gossimer Blue kit I got one of the two months I subscribed to their kit.  I thought the Paper Artsy stamps sort of matched the kind of flowers that were in the patterned paper and I painted them a similar color with the H2Os. 

Thank you for looking. 

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