March Stencil Challenge – STAMPlorations

Hello and happy Monday! It´s time for the March STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge reveal!! I hope you are ready for some stencil inspiration??

This is my project for the reveal:

I created a art journal page for this months inspiration post for a change. Can you see what stencils I used on this page? I bet some of them are recognisable, but I especially love the turquoise line pattern, because it just pops out of the background. It´s one of my new stencil that I used only partly: the Amaranth! I just left the blooms out and used only the stems to create the linear pattern. Love the result so, so much!!!

As my first layer I misted some Dina Wakley Gloss Sprays onto the page thru the Trees 1 stencil. Then I added lots of lovely Dina Wakley heavy body paints in lime, yellow, magenta and orange. I just love these colours together!!!

Next I applied white paint thru the Art Flowers 2 stencil, and purple paint thru the Abstract April Showers stencil. Finally I took the Amaranth stencil and added the turquoise paint (only the stem parts) thru it onto the page. Some black paint for contrast and random black paint lines for fun detail. There is also some asemic writing on the top area, added with a white Posca pen and as a focal point from Dina´s collage collective, a fussy cut face. For finishing touches I added the date stamping and some old stickers from my stash.

I really, really love the colours on this page. They are really „me“. It´s bright and happy and cheerful. Now it´s your turn, so do join the fun Stencil Challenge yourself! Please remember to check out the rules on the STAMPlorations blog to be eligible for the prizes! AND HAVE FUN playing along with us – cannot wait to see what you all create!

Happy stenciling!!!
xxx, Sanna

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January Stencil Challenge Reminder – STAMPlorations

Hello everyone and happy Friday! Have you played along with the STAMPlorations January Stencil Challenge yet? No? Don´t worry – there is still enough time to join in. So speaking of joining in, the DT girls have prepared another inspiration post for you guys.

Here is my take for it:

The background was created using Dina Wakley Gloss Sprays. I love the effect they create!!! Love, love, love it! And on top I´ve added some stenciled pattern with Nuvo Embellishment Mousse. I used one of my new stencils, called Abstract April Showers. And on top for decor I added one of Tim Holtz paper dolls and a handwritten sentiment, made by my dear friend Lizzy.

This is the reminder post for the January 2021 stencil challenge and if you haven´t joined in with us yet, I sure hope you do. There is still plenty of time to play along with us. Let´s make this a great year project wise and get those PHD´s (projects half done) done and dusted. And if it has stenciling on it, you are good to go and submit it to this challenge :)!

Remember to play by the rules (listed at the end of the challenge post) to be eligible for the prizes!!! And other than that, have fun creating!!! Cannot wait to see what you make! Also, feel free to take advantage of my personal discount code at STAMPLorations:

Happy stenciling,
xxx, Sanna

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January Stencil Challenge – STAMPlorations

Hello and happy 2021!!! I think the most of us are happy to see 2020 go, right? Let´s celebrate that with a brand new STAMPlorations January Stencil Challenge, shall we?

My card matches the mood – A celebration card for saying my goodbyes to 2020… ;-). Even our Christmas tree got the pandemic mood as it started dropping it´s needles on 24th already. Never have had that happen ever before! And our gingerbread house also fell apart on it´s own during the holidays. Never hat that happened ever before. 2020 has been a horrible year. I am glad it´s done now. Here´s to hoping that 2021 will be a better one!!! We are on lockdown (3rd one already) while I write this, so the start is not any different, but hopefully the vaccination will do the trick and we can retourn to a more normal life at some point.

For this card I used the new, modified „Rag Rug“ stencil. It´s slightly bigger than the original design, so it´s easier to cut. Therefore, if you purchased the previous one and were wondering, how come this looks so much bigger, that is the simple reason. Also, there will be only this version of the stencil available at the STAMPlorations store from now on.

I first inked the background yellow and then after placing the stencil on top, applied various distress ink tones thru the stencil onto the background to create the overall look. For decor I added some older stickers, a few sequins and for finishing touches, a stamped sentiment.

Now is your turn! Let´s make 2021 special and have fun with the stencil challenges at STAMPlorations. Remember to play by the rules (listed at the end of the challenge!) to be eligible for the prizes and have fun with this months challenge! Cannot wait to see what you make! Happy 2021!!!!

Happy Stenciling,
xxx, Sanna

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December Stencil Challenge Reminder – STAMPlorations

Hello and happy Tuesday!! It´s again time to share the reminder post for the STAMPlorations stencil challenge. If you haven´t played yet, don´t worry! There is still enough time to join in with us!

For today´s additional inspiration and reminder post, I´ve prepared this snowflake card. I used Nuvo Expanding Mousse with my Snowflake stencil for this card and I love, love, love the result! And the effect is so easy to do.

I first applied Peacock Feathers Distress Ink onto a white card base, then placed the stencil on top and applied the Expanding Mousse thru it. Then heated it a bit with a heat tool and took an additonal piece of white paper that I inked in the same tone and added a stamped sentiment onto. Adhered everything onto a card base that that´s it! Easy, fast and looks so good, because it´s dimentional. Almost like real snowflakes!!

Be sure to stop by the STAMPlorations blog for more inspiration from the design team girls. And then do play along with us, just remember to follow the rules, to be eligible for the prizes! And have fun creating :)!

ps. don´t forget to use my discount code if you plan on ordering from the STAMPlorations.com store!!!

See you at STAMPlorations December stencil challenge! Cannot wait to see what you make!!

Happy stenciling,
xxx, Sanna

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December Stencil Challenge STAMPlorations

Hello and happy December! It´s again beginning of a new month, so that can only mean it´s time for another STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge reveal. Yay!!!

Here is my card for the December stencil challenge reveal:

Remember this video I shared about my new stencils? Well, I shortly also show how this look can be done on that video, so if you are interested, here is the link to the video.

In fact, creating this card was really easy (a good idea to keep in mind, when you need to make plenty of cards?). I took a piece of white cardstock, placed the Christmas Wreaths stencil on top and first inked thru the whole area with green Distress Ink (yes, also the berries in green). Next I took a text stamp (old from my own stash) and stamped with black ink thru the stencil over the leaves. This creates the cool look. Then I removed the stencil and took some liquid pearls and added the dots on top of the green areas. The green areas worked as markings, in a way. For finishing touches I added the clear sentiment sticker (also by STAMPlorations) into the middle and mounted the white piece onto a green cardstock that I folded into a card using a score board. Easy peasy (and fast)!

Be sure to stop by the STAMPlorations blog to see more inspiration by the lovely design team girls and then play along with us!! Please remember to play by the rules if you want to be eligible for the prizes!!! And other than that, have fun creating!! Looking forward to your creations!! Also, like always, take advantage of my discount code, if you plan on ordering something 🙂

Happy stenciling,
xxx, Sanna

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