Mark Gould of Spesh Ink put together this ghoulish Tea-light tutorial (say that 10 times fast!!)
He used various acrylic products (see his whole post here) plus our TCW259 Chickenwire Reversed stencil (love that stencil!!)
As promised, another video tutorial with Christine Urias of ScrapTime! Here she’s using distressed inks plus our stencils and then her white paint markers and all sorts of other goodies (click here to read more.)
If you haven’t had the opportunity to see a Christine Urias of ScrapTime! tutorial, then you’ve been missing one of the gems of the craft industry. Here is her how-to using our stencils (Peacock Doily TCW403) plus Splash of Color’s Luminarte paints!
Hi there! Today I´d like to share two cards with you that I created for Frog Dog Studio as a Guest Designer with their October Limited Edition Kit. I´ve also used the “Halftone Circles” and the “Four Ferns” stencils on these cards.
Here is a little tutorial on the cards:
I hope you like these ideas!!
See you soon again,
Hi Karenliz here.
Have you ever started a project and realized you didn’t have the right tool to complete it? It can be very frustrating. It happened to me when I wanted to make a card with a window but didn’t have the die to put through my die cutting machine. Look at your stencils! I wanted a round window and using these two stencils I created my card.
Using the Moroccan Tiles stencil I took a piece of cardstock, traced my tile and cut it out. I added acrylic and crackle paint to my new window to make it look aged.
If you look closely you can see all the cracks. I didn’t use heavy paper so it warped a little but if you put it under something heavy it will flatten. My next step I created the background with the Harlequin stencil, black acrylic paint, matte gel medium and then painted over it with a wash of gray paint. With archival and distress inks I created the window scene and attached the window. My last touch was a big fat furry spider.
Remember there are amazing windows, doors, and portals in stencils. You just have to look a little closer and you will see them.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Our friends at Core’dinations and Authentique sent out a bunch of our stencils to their Design Team and this is what Suzanna Lee came up with. Here’s what she wrote:
Don’t have an embosser or a means of embossing on a large scale? Me either, no problems! Do it yourself! Take one of the many masks/templates sitting in your stash, in this case, one from The Crafters Workshop, and place it on the “wrong” side of your Core’dinations cardstock. Use a little bit of artist’s tape (comes up without taking half the sheet of paper with it) in each of the four corners to secure it to your paper. Now set all of that on a piercing mat. Use your embossing stylus to trace the template. You need to use a little bit of pressure, not too much. Peel off the tape, remove the stencil and admire your handiwork! Sand it for and even cooler effect!!
I was tickled pink, or better yet, red and blue, when I saw the fruits of my own labors! Pretty nifty, eh?
I just love my Core’dinations! Pairs up perfectly with Authentique too!
Here are the products used:
Core Essentials Core Impressions Sand It Gadget Dust Buddy Patterned Paper, stickers: Authentique The Crafters Workshop TCW170 Stencil Embossing Stylus Dies: Spellbinders
Christine, of ScrapTime, has a wonderful video tutorial on how to use Kroma Crackle and paints with our stencils.
Hello there! Today I´d like to share a funny layout with you. Well, what can I say, I´m a mom of two boys so things never get boring in our house ! I´ve used the “View Master bits” to create photo reels and additionally created custom made embellishments for my page using the “Mini Captured” stencil. Here is how I created the page:
I first took a leftover piece of white paper and wiped Distress Ink over the stencil (I used “black soot”).
Next I took the “Mini Captured” stencil, placed in on the same paper and wiped blue, green and red Distress Ink over it (I used “peeled paint, red bard door and faded jeans”).
After that I just traced around the colored areas with a black pen for more detailed image and fussy cut all the images.
Then I went along and wiped some Distress Ink (I used the same colors here too) to create my layout background. I also wiped around the patterned paper with black ink to create more dimension.
Then I went along and added some ink splatters in similar colors.
After that I glued the photos down and added the photo reels, photo frames and the cameras in clusters around the photos.
After that I just added the title and some additional embellishments and wrote the journaling.
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial!!!
So lest you think this is some sort of store bought concoction, let me set you straight. Melissa made her very favorite Devil’s Food Cake recipe cake (2 layers thank-you-very-much), and in between she put this awesomeness of buttercream frosting….But wait! There’s more. This was no average buttercream frosting. No sir-ee. Last week I happened to suggest that perhaps we celebrate my birthday with Kahluah (why Kahluah? I don’t know, it just sounded like a good idea at the time.)
So Melissa decided that she would make this homemade cinnamon/Kahluah custard sauce (which, by the way, she first smeared on the bottom layer of the cake PRIOR to frosting the two layers together). But wait, she didn’t just stop there!!! She proceeded to make her all-butter buttercream frosting (no margarine, no shortening) just butter, vanilla and powdered sugar. And instead of whipping in the milk at the end, she whips in that custard. OMG! Like nothing you’ve ever tasted before in your life!!
And finally, let us not forget the finishing “TCW touch” of scraping grey-colored buttercream frosting through our favorite Tiny Circles stencil. Yah! Because she hadn’t put enough hours into this creation already. Right? But who am I to complain? Every single bite was divine. A little chocolate cake alone. A little frosting alone. A little cake WITH frosting. A little frosting WITH cake.
My dad is known to say, “dessert is the quietest time of the day”. And this is why.
Thank you, Melissa, for making this most delicious birthday cake for me! And thank you, Lysa, Karen and Ginny, for keeping it a surprise!! What a great start to a new and wonderful year!! -Jaime
Hi there! Sanna here again. I am quite fond of the “Sriped leaves” stencil recently. A few days back I was playing around with Ink Daubers in my craft room and as I was creating all kinds of cards with them, this idea was born. I wanted to try out how they work in combination with stencils. And these two products work really well together. I really like how the cards turned out. So here they are with a little step-by-step on how I created them.
First I took a plain white card and placed the “Striped Leaves” stencil over it and next I dabbed with the Ink Daubers (pale tomato, buttercup and tide pool) color thru the stencil randomly onto the card surface.
After that I applied some glitter glue here and there for more interest.
Next I just stamped a sentiment and fussy cut it, cut some banners and inked around the edges. Then I glued the sentiment down and colored some white pearls with a green marker and the first card was all done.
For my second card background I used the stencil that was still wet with ink. I placed it the wet side down onto white watercolor paper and pressed it down with my hands pretty firmly. I wanted to have as much as possible leftover ink soak into the paper. After that I turned the stencil around and drew/outlined the leaf pattern into my card using a black pen. I also doodled some random patterns for more interest.
Next I cut a banner out of a piece of white cardstock and wrote a sentiment.
I had some leftover patterned paper pieces lying around my desk so I took a leaf stamp and stamped leaves with black ink, fussy cut them and glued them down. For additional decoration I added some pearls onto the leaves.
And this is what my cards looked like when I was finished.