Saturday, 15 March 2014

Masking or Stencilling!

I recently did an online course on stencilling and since then I have made loads of stencils using my Silhouette. I have also used some dies to make stencils too. It has been fun playing around with them. I even got out my Embossing Paste which I bought ages ago and scarcely used.
It's quite difficult to spot the embossing on this one. I used Embossing Paste through a stencil I cut with my Silhouette from a font called Peoni Patterns  which is a free font from Dafont.
This was made with 4 letter zeds. There's also a chevron pattern and various flowers ... it's really useful.
Here's an inked, stencilled background using the same font to create the stencil. This is the letter 'a'! Inked and then rotated and inked again.
The little gecko was another download also cut on my Silhouette.
For this I used a Spellbinders Impressabilities I think it's called. I spritzed the colours on using my SU Spritzing tool and SU Markers.
The sentiment is from  Tattered Lace die. It didn't cut too well when it arrived and I wrote to them saying that I was disappointed. They sent me a metal shim to use in my Cuttlebug. It now cuts properly, but you need the muscles of an Amazon to wind the handle to get the sandwich through the machine!!
One more home made stencil!
I made it with acetate in my Silhouette and inked it in a couple of shades before adding the manuscript stamp and  sentiment.
I should be home from OZ soon!


  1. Beautiful cards. Love all of them. I bought embossing paste ages ago but haven't had the courage to try it ... yet!

  2. Gorgeous cards Chrissie! My favorite is the last one with the butterflies and text.
    Hope you are enjoying your holiday.

  3. Beautiful cards Chrissie, love those butterflies

  4. These are all great! I especially love the butterflies!

  5. Great selection of cards. Love the beautifully coloured butterfly one!!

  6. Beautiful cards Chrissie-I do love the butterfly friend one-it is so pretty.
    Hugs,Nessa xx

  7. Fabulous assortment of cards Chrissie....

  8. These are all great, but the first one really has it for me.

  9. These are wonderful creations Chrissie. It has been a while since I came on the blog, but now I'm back and slowly go back to the craft ...
    I scrolled through your pages and saw a lot of beautiful things. You expect me back with regularity. regards Patrice

  10. I'm rather late this week but better late than never! Fab cards Chrissie xx Jan

  11. I don't know how I missed this post. Your cards are just beautiful, Chrissie! Beautiful stenciling, and I love the!


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