Elizabeth Craft Designs is sponsoring a great giveaway this week. You may win all 6 of the Stage it Stencils by simply leaving a comment on the introductory YouTube video. The winner will be chosen by random number generator and announced on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Facebook Page on Friday, March 25, 2016.
For convenience, I'm embedding the video with a player here on the blog post, but to leave a comment on the video itself (to be entered into the drawing) you'll need to click to watch the video on YouTube and leave your comment under the video itself: Pop it Ups Introducing Stage it Stencils
S-001 Coffee Stencil - This stencil was designed to coordinate perfectly with the Cup Pop Stand die set. The coffee bean pattern is easily repeatable in all four directions for bean patterns of any size, and the flourishes are sized to fit both across the cup and around the saucer to create a china pattern. For the sample card shown, I used a dark brown ink sponged through the stencil for the bean background. I then used white texture paste through the straight line of flourishes for the cup itself, and translucent texture paste for the semi-circle flourishes for the saucer. Once the paste dried, I used a blending tool with some light tan ink over the saucer to highlight the pattern.
S004 - Paisley Stencil - I wanted to design some generic all-over pattern stencils for doing card fronts and backgrounds behind (and on) the pop-ups. Paisley is a great generic pattern but can also have a real western flair. This card front uses translucent texture paste through the stencil onto a pink piece of cardstock and then, once dry, I used a dark red ink with a blending tool over the entire background. I used the Western Edges die set to add horses and barbed wire and then added ribbon and a metal horseshoe charm I found in my stash. Glitter lines create the perimeter border.
S006 - Swirly Flourish Stencil - Here's another all-over pattern that I felt would work great for elegant cards, whimsical designs or even to resemble frosting when used with the Cake and Props 8 die sets. Another great way to use stencils is to emboss their pattern into cardstock. Simply set up your machine with an embossing sandwich (the same sandwich you would use for embossing a wafer thin die) and use the stencil instead of a die for embossing. For this tag, I used a core cardstock, which means it was gray on the front, but white inside. After embossing the Swirly Flourish stencil into the cardstock I sanded the top of the cardstock, which revealed the white core on all the flourishes. I also embossed some glossy white cardstock for the heart.
S003 Medallion Stencil - if you've followed me for years then you may recognize this medallion. It's one that I drew for a Sizzlits set in my second year at Sizzix. (long since discontinued) I've always liked this medallion and was thrilled to have a reason to bring it back - slightly modified to work as a stencil. I envisioned this stencil being used for elegant, regal, artsy and masculine looks. It would work well for travel, graduation, wedding or perhaps even sympathy in the right colors. For this tag I used translucent paste through the stencil, let it dry, and then added the various colors afterward, creating a resist appearance for the background.
S002 Flower Stencil - this is a very popular stencil because of the versatility of an all-over tight flower pattern. On the tag below I used two different colors of sparkle glitter paste through the stencil. This is a pattern that repeats easily by moving the stencil and lining up the flowers to continue on. This flower also resembles jacks (the child's toy with the ball) and would work well for floral designs, but also for fun vibrant kid cards.
S005 Partly Cloudy Stencil - this one is so useful for filling in sky scenes. You've got several sizes of fluffy clouds on top and four flat-bottomed clouds at the bottom. You've also got a sun and a flock of flying birds. I used this stencil on this Oval Pull Card by tinting white texture paste with blue paint for the clouds that would be added to pieces of white cardstock, and by using white texture paste for the clouds on the blue cardstock.
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