Monday, January 20, 2014

Stencil, Foil and Glitter

Hi all!  Diane here with you today, sharing with you in detail how I made my stencil card for Challenge #16 - Stencils...I hope you will join the challenge
with a creation of your own!

For my card, I used the very gorgeous Dreamweaver stencil, Quilt Blocks. 

To begin, you need to cut a piece of 8 1/2" x 11" Double Sided Adhesive Sheet slightly larger then your stencil, leaving a border all around. Cut a piece of white card stock the same size and apply one side of the adhesive sheet to it.  Remove the backing from the card stock front. 

*HINT: The 8 1/2" x 11" Double Sided Adhesive Sheet is very sticky. I would try and take a bit of "stickiness" off first by pressing a Ziploc bag on it first or something like that,  before applying the stencil, making it easier to remove the stencil when ready.*

Using Handmade Hawaiian Coconut and Palm Oil Soap, apply it liberally to the backside of your stencil.   Lay your stencil on top of your Adhesive Sheet with a border all around.  Using a very thin craft foil, lay it on top of your stencil, and using a small stylus from the Paper Blossoms Paper Took Kit, start tapping it on to your stencil in an up and down motion. Pick it up now and then to make sure it is covering each design.  Don't worry if it isn't all completely filled in as that will happen later.  With your fingers, rub some of the foil along the border you have around the outside edge of the  stencil.  It doesn't have to be completely covered either.

Once you are satisfied you have the foil on where you want it, cover the entire piece with Ultra Fine Black Flower Soft.....lightly press/rub it on with you fingers. Lay a scrap piece of paper down and shake and tap off all the excess.  Try to get all the loose pieces off, you don't want to get it mixed up with your glitter. Ask me how I know!

Now here is the fun part. VERY carefully peel your stencil off the adhesive. You don't want to bend your stencil!  It sticks down pretty good, so take your time. This is also the reason you have to apply the Handmade Hawaiian Coconut and Palm Oil Soap first!

Grab your Sparkle 'n Sprinkle Ultra Fine Crystal Ice
glitter and cover the entire piece with it. Using a scrap piece of paper underneath will allow you to pour it back into the container.  Finish your card however you want.

A few hints if you want to give this a try. I would suggest trying a more full stencil piece for your first one.  Beverly has numerous ones in her shop listed under Brass Stencils to choose from. I have not tried this with a plastic stencil, just the metal stencils.

I hope you enjoyed my stencil post today...see you back here soon!

Love the card with all the sparkle and shine! Thanks Diane!

Click any of the gold links above for more info or to purchase any of the products used.

There are lots of new products, including new brass stencils, in the Classy Cards 'n Such shop over the past week or so!  Be sure to check them all out here.

Thanks for stopping by!!! Until next time..

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Debbie said...

Wow, that's a whole lot of glitter! I love the colors and how everything just flows together. So pretty!

Darlene said...

This is just amazing and beautiful! thanks for all the details!