Double Stencil Technique

Tag it Tuesday

final tag

This week’s Tag it Tuesday uses a double stencil technique. Using two stencils, one larger than the other. and two inks, one darker than the other. This double stencil technique offers a lot of variety. Next week’s Tag it Tuesday post will be a variation of this process.

Video Tutorial:

close-up image

The close-up image above shows a lot of the different details, the ink layering, the rhinestones, and the die-cut word – how shiny it is from the packing tape.

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Catherine Pooler Mini Ink Pads
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Craft Brushes
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Glassboard discount code JANET20
Glassboard discount code JANET20
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Reptile Glue
Reptile Glue
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rhinestones
rhinestones
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Temu Glue Bottles
Temu Glue Bottles
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Tag it Tuesday – Stencil

finished tag

I started this tag with Distress Oxide Sprays that I found on clearance, knowing I wanted to stencil on top of them. And then it grew from there. Not really having a set plan in place. A variety of materials were used and I will link them at the bottom of this post.

Video Tutorial:

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Craft Brushes
Craft Brushes
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Distress Oxide Spray
Distress Oxide Spray
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Finger Daubers
Finger Daubers
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O
Glassboard discount code JANET20
Glassboard discount code JANET20
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Mini Maker
Mini Maker
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Number Collage Stencil
Number Collage Stencil
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Pixie Spray
Pixie Spray
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Pops of Color
Pops of Color
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Reptile Glue
Reptile Glue
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Rinea Foiled Paper - jade and gold
Rinea Foiled Paper – jade and gold
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Scrapbook Scissors
Scrapbook Scissors
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Temu Butterfly Washi
Temu Butterfly Washi
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Temu Glue Bottles
Temu Glue Bottles
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VersaFine Clair
VersaFine Clair
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WRMK - All-In-One Tool - The Works
WRMK – All-In-One Tool – The Works
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close-up

In this close-up view, you can see the visual and actual texture of the tag.

Make a Wreath Card

Make a wreath card in a variety of different ways with this one free SVG file.

with CutCardStock

wreath card

Cutcardstock’s featured theme this month is white and ivory. This month I created an SVG file that is more of a kit than one item. The file has a variety of different flora pieces that can be put together in a variety of different ways. You can use the card without any of the additional elements added. I chose to color the flower and leaves for the card I made.

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basic white
Basic White card stock

The soft white color, matte vellum finish, and medium weight of this Basic White card stock cuts really well in electronic cutting machines.

cricut maker

I used a Cricut Maker with a 100lb card stock setting and a pressure setting of more. I wanted to make sure the small detailed pieces were cut thoroughly.

There are multiple pieces in the file. The card has a cut-away circle with a woven center. The flora pieces can be added in a variety of different arrangements, or not at all, making this file very flexible for crafting.

Here are the pieces I chose to work with from the file. Using Distress Oxide ink, I blended the ink onto the cut pieces with a brush.

This close-up shows the detail and the dimension of the card.
You also get a nice look at the yellow gem in the flower’s center.

Video Tutorial:

card standing

I really like how the light is showing through the woven circle. It would also look nice with a colored inset inside.

Please visit the store for the free SVG file: [Wreath Card]

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Cricut Maker® Machine
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Cricut Standard Grip Mat
Cricut Standard Grip Mat
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Cut Cardstock
Cut Cardstock
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Distress Ink Bundle
Distress Ink Bundle
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Glue Bottles
Glue Bottles
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Reptile Glue
Reptile Glue
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rhinestones
rhinestones
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Craft Brushes
Craft Brushes
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Ink Blending Brushes

A review of a set of ink blending brushes found on Amazon.

brushes

Ink blending brushes are a great tool to have in your crafting arsenal. I wonder if it matters to the brand if they work well? To date, I have been using cosmetic brushes. I recently found this affordable set on Amazon. It includes 5 color-coded brushes and a stand.

close-up

The brushes appeared to be similar to the cosmetic brush I had been using. The size and construction were the same. The difference is the color of the handle and the color of the bristles. The brush head did seem to be a bit more compact but I can’t completely consider that as a difference due to the possibility of the use of my brush causing the difference.

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This set is the basic colored set but there is also a dark color set available.

Making a Beary Cute Card

Working with products from the Maker’s Movement made this card so bear cute!

with Maker’s Movement

Planning, coloring, and die-cutting this card was so peacefully enjoyable. I knew the moment I saw the bear stamp he was going to be a polar bear. My daughter loves polar bears. What excites me about the card is that I used the leftover cut-out leaves from a past project as the stencil to create the background! What a great way to extend the use of the die and the card stock. I keep all my left-over parts just in case for moments like this.

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Materials:

  • card stock – white and patterned
  • the Works Board
  • Let’s Get Cozy Die (leaves)
  • Woodland Friends – die and stamp sets
  • Distress Oxide
  • blending brush
  • Mini Maker
  • tape runner
  • Stazon black ink pad
  • Intense black ink pad
  • washi tape
  • Derwent Inktense pencils

Because I video the process, I didn’t get a chance to stop and photograph the ink blending with the DIY stencil on the front of the card. But you can see it all happen in the video tutorial below.

Isn’t that bear just so cute? After stamping and coloring, I taped the die in place then sent it all through the Mini Maker to cut. The only thing left to do is stamp the sentiment and put the card together.

Video Tutorial:

Suggested Materials:

Links are Affiliates
AZ – Amazon, SSS – Simon Says Stamps, SB – Scrapbook, O – Other
Derwent Inktense
Derwent Inktense
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Distress Ink Bundle
Distress Ink Bundle
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Intense Black Ink Pad
Intense Black Ink Pad
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SSS
Maker's Movement
Maker’s Movement
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Mini Maker
Mini Maker
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O
Professional Makeup Brush Set
Professional Makeup Brush Set
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StazOn
StazOn
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Tape Runner
Tape Runner
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We R Memory Keepers - All-In-One Tool - The Works
We R Memory Keepers – All-In-One Tool – The Works
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Westcott 14849 8
Westcott 14849 8″ Straight Titanium Bonded Non-Stick Scissors
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How to Blend Ink

How to blend ink on a stamp.

I was recently asked to make a layered stamped card. Using a blended ink technique for the sentiment, I thought I would share my process here for how to blend the ink and then stamp it. I really like the subtle blend and it worked well as a background for my stamped sentiment. I am sure to use more ink blending in the future, how about you?

Materials:

  • stamping block
  • large flat stamp
  • water spray bottle
  • cotton swab
  • ink pads (I used 5)
  • card stock

Video Tutorial:

blended and stamped

You don’t have to spritz with water but I think it helped with the ink blending. And the cotton swab technique is a lifesaver, I am so glad I stumbled upon that technique!

Finally, I cut out a square shape from my stamped image and used it on the card at the top of the post.