Tuesday, 15 September 2015

How To Create a Stenciled Window Die Cut Card for Rebecca Baer Design Team

Hi friends, today I have a fun die cut window card to share with you all.  This was my first try at creating a window card, but I am please with the results. I hope you will be too!  I was totally inspired by Jennifer McGuire on this project, I have posted a link to her inspiration video at the bottom of the post.
I created this 4 1/2 x 5 1/2'' card using white card stock as the base. I got out the Flight of Fancy Stencil from Rebecca's Store and the larger Artiste Stenciler Brush to apply my Distress inks.
I taped down the stencil with the RB Mini Masking Tape to ensure that my stencil wouldn't move as I wanted a nice crisp image.   I applied several layers of the ink and
Once that was completed it was time to die cut. I used my inked piece and used more of the RB Masking Tape to hold down my die, (this stuff is invaluable to me now, I just love it) and ran it through my Big Kick.
I cut out the circle first with my circular die and then cut the word out of the circle, I just found it easier this way.
Once I had the circle and the word cut out, I used more of the tape to hold the top half of the circle in place and then attached the word across the middle of the tape. I wanted to make sure I had the pattern lined up on the card as well so it was an easy way to ensure I had the word lined up.
 Now that this part was ready I added some foam tape to pop this part of the card up and set it aside.
Once that was completed I got out my second piece of card stock and used my embossing paste and the same stencil to create some texture on it.
I lined up the patterns from the embossing paste card and the Inked up card to ensure the patterns matched, I wanted it to look like one continuous pattern on the card. The die cut hello just floats nicely in the middle, I added a tiny bit of clear foam tape for some stability on the back of it, and some silver sequins to finish it off.


This card does have a lot of steps to it, but I felt it was worth it for the fun look I got.

Also, this card created an extra circle die cut, and I used it and the tiny die cut pieces to create a small note card to go along with this card.

I hope you enjoyed my project today and will check out all the great items in Rebecca's Store and also the DT blog as well.
Thanks for stopping by!
Other Items Used
Evergreen Bough Distress Ink
Sizzix Hello Die
Die-Versions Circle Die
Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste
Doodle Bug Designs Sequins
Big Kick Machine
Jennifer McGuire's Inspiration Video


Tuesday, 1 September 2015

The Sky is the Limit! DT Project for Rebecca Baer

Good morning and happy Tuesday friends. Today I am sharing a fun DT project for Rebecca Baer. I was eyeing my stencils I had from Rebecca and was thinking what other ways I could use them.  I like to get lots of mileage out of my crafty tools and I think this technique will allow you to look at your stencils in a completely different light.
I started off with the Flights of Fancy stencil I wanted to create a fun and whimsical sky look and I thought that just using a portion of the stencil in a repeating pattern would be good for this. I used the circle images on the stencil with different colours of Distress Inks, moving the stencil over and over on the cardstock.
I used the RB Mini Masking Tape to hold down the stencil, this is great tape, and allows you to move the stencil easily over the page while retaining its sticky-ness!  I also used the RB Artiste Stenciller Brush to add the ink, I really love these brushes they flow smoothly on the cardstock and don't seep under the stencil.

I used three different shades of blues in the Distress Inks and continued to move the stencil over the page, overlapping the circles and also leaving some negative white space in the background. 
Here is a look at the finished background. I also think this stencil would be good for creating a chain look as well....so that might be on the agenda for another project coming up soon!

 Now its time to add some fun die cuts. I am using a hot air balloon theme on here I thought it would go great with the background. This die set also comes with a matching stamp set, so once the dies were cut I could stamp the image on top and then just colour them in.

Here are some of my die cuts......

I added some glitter to the clouds and banner on the hot air balloon and popped up some of the stars to add dimension. I also added a few fun sequins for sparkle.
I matted the 6 x 6 card with some coordinating cardstock, added my sentiment and now it's ready to send to a friend.
I love that I was able to completely create a different background with a stencil I have used often, this really made me look at all my stencils in a new light!
Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to check out Rebecca's Store and the DT Blog for lots of fun and exciting info!
Other Items Used
Lawn Fawn Blue Skies Die Set
Lawn Fawn Blue Skies Stamp Set
Evergreen Bough, Stormy Sky and Broken China Distress Inks
Spectrum Noir Markers
Doodle Bug Design Sequins
Wink of Stella Glitter Pen