Thursday, April 17, 2014

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Today I have a card using something unexpected from this month's April release.  I love when you can use what you have in your stash for more than one purpose.  First off, here is my card...

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I stenciled the background and then added in a vellum tag using Tag Sale #3,  stamped with a sentiment from Wet Paint.  I added in a little wooden button to finish it off.

Here is how I made it...

I was making a card using these new Stenciled Alpabet Block Dies


When I saw the perfect cut out, I instantly thought STENCIL.  :)

So I centered it on a piece of white card stock and distress inked away.  


See that green Frog Tape?  I was watching one of Jennifer McGuires videos and saw her using it.  I thought to myself...I must pick some of that up.  Later that evening, I was grabbing a paint brush out of our paint supply box in the garage (we are putting in a bathroom in the basement and I am currently painting) and what do I see there?  A full huge roll of green frog tape.  I had it already and didn't know it!  

So anyway, don't cut that die apart when you get it!  It makes a fun stencil.  If you cut it out using Papertrey's thick 110lb paper, the stencil stays nice and durable, too.

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Thanks for stopping in today!  Hope you have a great Wednesday!


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14 comments:

  1. Great use of that leftover! Beautiful card!,

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  2. Brilliant! The colors are so soft and pretty! Gorgeous card, Laurie!

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  3. Wow, very good use of the bits we all throw away! This is a lovely example of using everything!

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  4. Cute Laurie! I LOVE it when you can get double use from something!!!
    Thanks for sharing & Happy Easter to you and your family
    Susan

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  5. What a great way to use that negative cut! I love the soft colors!

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  6. Wow, this is fantastic! You are so brilliant, my friend!

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  7. Well this is awesome and you are brilliant! Now I'll be looking to make stencils out of all my leftover die cuts ;)

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  8. Laurie I just don't think there are any ends to you creative capabilities!! This is fabulous!

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  9. What a happy extra piece to get out of cute alpha cuts!! You should definitely add this to Virginia's View Challenge using stencils. http://virginiasviewchallenge.blogspot.ca/

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  10. I happen to be the kind of girl who tries to throw away scraps but cannot... love this!

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  11. How BEAUTIFUL, Laurie! The diecut turned DIY stencil is perfect! I love love the inking and that touch of vellum is gorgeous! Thanks for linking to Virginia's View Challenge!

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