Or, The Study of Stencils and Their Many Uses.  Not to be confused with Scientology.  Much different.

Stencils are one of my very favorite card making and scrapping tools.  As well as patterned paper, and watercolor paints.  And distress inks and stamps.  Oh, and enamel dots and wood veneers.  And….can’t forget about dies, punches and embossing folders.  But mostly stencils.  And buttons and washi.  And stencils.

So I thought I’d show yous’ a few ways to use them.  But this post is just a teaser.  Cuz it’s going to be a class in Winkler.  To be held on Friday afternoon before the crop on Sept 20.  Which is my clever way of “being in the neighborhood” for the crop the following day.  I know, I’m intellectually gifted that way.

Here’s a couple of cards showing one of the techniques I’ll be teaching in Winkler that day…using a stencil to emboss.  And color.  Two for the price of one.  Bam!


This first card uses a panel of plain white card stock that I embossed and then colored before trimming and adding it to this card front.


And then this one…


….uses the same technique, with the addition of Wink of Stella marker on the black paper edge and the Lasered Edge chipboard sentiment.


See how yummy that little bit of glitter is??

And the fact that the stars are upside down on the card front?  Just never mind about that.  Intellectual giftedness only goes so far.


I have a couple more tricks up my sleeve, so I hope you’ll be able to join us the afternoon of Fri, Sept 19.  Details will soon appear on the class list of the LiitD site.

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