Stenciled Winter Wishes

By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi. Follow Heidi on her blog Blue Scallop Creations and on Instagram @bluescallopcreations.

Colorful knit caps are a staple of winter.  They’re even cuter when shrunken down and put on a greeting card!

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Stenciled Embossing with a Little Sparkle

By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi. Follow Heidi on her blog Blue Scallop Creations and on Instagram @bluescallopcreations.

Heat embossing is probably one of my favorite card making techniques along with stenciling.  Today, I’m going to combine the two and add a little sparkle to go with it for a festive Christmas greeting.

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Stenciled Backgrounds With Kaleidacolor Ink Pads

By Guest Blogger Heidi

My name is Heidi and I have been a papercrafter for over 10 years now.  I love the process of finding inspiration and using lots of fun supplies to turn it into a beautiful project.

Visit Heidi at her blog, Blue Scallop Creations today! 

Lately, I’ve been breaking out some older stencils and experimenting with ombre ink blending.  This is my comfort zone as far as mixed media is concerned, LOL!  I love the smooth look of the blended colors.   For this project, I used my Kaleidacolor ink pads along with the Daisy Flower Cluster stencil from The Crafter’s Workshop for even more color variation.

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Design with Stencils

This Spring I’m feeling more enthusiastic than usual about sprucing up my surroundings. My husband and I bought our first home this year and there are still many bare walls in need of arts and crafts. What better way to spruce things up than with pretty stencils and paint! Stencils and paints are on sale and I’m busy drafting up projects for wall art, patio art and some newly decorated accessories to make with my pretty new supplies.

I’m enamored with the Folkart Bird stencils. I can’t wait to use them on my husband’s herb planters. The chalkboard paint also gives the planters such a clean bright quality.

Chalkboard Planters with Folkart Stencils and PaintTried and True

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DIY Silhouettes and Stencils from Photos

By Guest Blogger Bernadette from Gardening&Crafting with Bernadette

With advice, tutorials, and inspiration, Gardening&Crafting with Bernadette is a great source for anyone interested in crafting with nature and outdoor tips.

 

How to make a Silhouette Stencil from ThinkCrafts.com

Who doesn’t love delicate and elegant, even fun and funky silhouettes? I love to use them in my scrapbooking and as digital art on my website and blog; as well use them to make stencils for my many craft projects. I found a quick and easy way to make my own silhouettes using photos I took myself. I’ll show you step by step on exactly how I did it.