Sunday, March 24, 2013

Fun with Stencils

Itsy Bitsy has a great range of stencils - almost 40 designs and using them you can create extremely original and beautiful cards or other projects. I recently got my hands on the Border Stencil set and as you can see I really went to town with them. Here's my first card:


The border stencil has a line of tiny circles which are great for formulating perfect little dots on a card. I used some Fabrica 3D glitter and with the help of the stencil created this design on the left side of the card. Isn't it adorable! Then I embellished the card with some beaded butterflies, a few random gel dots and a grand bow of organza ribbon. The pearl brad in the center was the final touch!

 

For my next project, I decided to use the stencil to create a background of gentle pastel colors - pink and blue is one of my favorite combinations and I think it turned out wonderfully in this project.


I used a sponge applicator with my blue ink pad to color in the flower design on the stencil. I did this for the entire page and thereby got by background. Then I added some pale pink glitter florets and random pink bling all over the page. Finished up again with a nice pretty bow. 

  

For my third project I wanted to go Clean and Simple. I was inspired by one of Hussena's cards, for which she won our KISS (Keep It Sweet and Simple) challenge last year. It was such a sweet and pretty design and unknowingly or knowingly I found myself recreating it on this card. Hussena's creations are always so inspiring.


I once again used my sponge applicator with a green ink pad and created the columns of leaves that you can see in the card. Once that was done I added some plum florettes and finished it off with a knot at the top using some plum ribbon. I think this is my favorite of the three. 


Have you tried any of our stencils to create a card or other project? We would love to see your creation. Leave a comment with your link.

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6 comments:

  1. All your three cards are so pretty Sunehra!..I really liked this new range of stencils that Itsy Bitsy has stocked.....Lovely designs!...Thank you so much for the mention...So glad my work inspired you! :)

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    1. Thanks so much Hussena - as I said on your blog Hussena, your stuff is so inspiring! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. These are great.Truly clean and pleasing to the eye.I should try and use my stencils more often.Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. Yes they were an eyeopener for me too. Very versatile and useful!

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