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Sunday, December 17, 2017

Stencil Sunday #105




Hey there, fellow creatives! We've got a new edition of Stencil Sunday,  a monthly feature brought to you by the STAMPlorations girls in the Mixed Media design team. Every 3rd Sunday of the month, they share their mixed media projects showcasing ARTplorations stencils and STAMPlorations stamps

Today, the ladies have some fabulous mixed media projects to share with you! You'll find more information about their projects by visiting their blogs -- do check them out!

Also, we would like to thank all of you for your support this year and wish you all a wonderful Holiday Season and a Crafty New Year!

                

Friday, December 15, 2017

{Mixed Media Tutorial} Christmas Gift Card Envelope by Melissa

  
Hello and Merry Christmas!

Are you in need of a last minute Christmas gift or 2? Still feeling a little crafty?

It's not too late to make a beautiful and useful gift card holder.

 I hope that you enjoy seeing the process I used to create this gift card envelope and are inspired to do a little crafting of your own.






I used the following STAMPlorations products for this tutorial:  


1. I started by die cutting the envelope out of heavy white card stock and stamping the poinsettia in embossing ink. 




2. I then heat embossed with gold embossing powder.






 3. I stamped and heat embossed 2 more flowers.
 4. I stamped the flower a fourth time. This time on removable sticky label. Then, I fussy cut the flower out to make a mask.
 







5.  I masked off the flower and sponged yellow distress ink around the flower.  I also added a bit of yellow ink to the 2 other flowers.





 6. Then, I added more color to the envelope. I used the negative part of my mask to add red spritz and added some silver as well.




7. I removed the mask.
 8. I added color to the poinsettias, fussy cut some petals and assembled them together.




9. I added some more red spritz. 
10. I re-masked the flower.
11. Then I added white texture paste through the stencil.


   
12. I removed the mask and added red glitter glue, 


 flecks of shaved off Gelatos and some Glossy Accents.
 13. I added double-sided tape to close the sides and bottom.




 

That's all I have for you for today. I hope that you enjoyed this tutorial and look forward to reading your comments.
I hope that you have a blessed Christmas.
Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,
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ARTplorations/CUTplorations/STAMPlorations products:
    

December Challenge Mid-Month Reminder - More Inspiration

Howdy! Have you played in this month's theme and sketch challenge? Our theme is STAMPS & GOLDWe'd love to see anything that has gold in it. Or you can ditch the theme and simply go with the sketch. Up to you.


And here's our fun sketch to get inspired by as well:




    

      


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