17 Mar 2018

Less is More 367 - One Layer Cards - Stencils


We're all playing with stencils on one layer cards at Less is More today

and  Shery from STAMPlorations is our guest designer. You can see her beautiful card on the Less is More blog. Don't forget to check out the fabulous DT cards while you are there.

I have 3 cards for you today.

1) Your Awesomeness Overwhelms Me

Here's a really simple card where I used a stencil to colour the silhouette. This really is a one layer card! If you want to see how I trick the eyes into thinking it is a panel on a base card you can ......

......watch my video :

I'm entering this into:
Crafty Creations #362  - Anything Goes
Pause, Dream, Enjoy #11 - Anything Goes
Pammies Inky Pinkies Challenge #1810 - Anything Goes

STAMPS: STAMPlorations - Fond Expressions
STENCILS: Sweet Poppy - Clematis
INKS: Versafine Onyx Black, Distress Oxides (Antique Linen, Fossilised Amber, Twisted Citron)
OTHER: White card, post-it notes, low-tack tape, black micron pens (sizes 005 and 08), distress markers (pumice stone, hickory smoke)

2) Under 10 Minute Stencil Layering

Actually this card only took around 8 minutes to make - honest! I filmed this one too and so you can check my under 10 minute claim if you watch it. 

 Crikey - I even appear in this one. I'm doing an experiment to see if I get more views if I appear in the video or if I don't. Would be interested in your thoughts on that.

Anyway, back to the card. I love layering stencils because it adds a lot of depth to an inky panel. Here I only used 2 stencils but I love the result. I'm also loving the colour combo so I'll probably use that one again in the future.

I made this one for:
Little Miss Muffet #184 - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door 13 Mar - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart #198 - Anything Goes

I made a curved mask out of post-it notes and laid down a base coat of antique linen, then blended Victorian velvet through the trellis stencil. Aged mahogany came next blended through the honeycomb stencil. Remove the stencils and stamp the leaves in walnut stain then remove the masking and stamp the sentiment in walnut stain too.

STAMPS: Visible Image - create it and go to words
STENCILS: Creative Expressions that special touch of...Trellis, Tim Holtz Collection Honeycomb
INKS: Distress Inks (Antique linen, Victorian velvet, aged mahogany, walnut stain)
OTHER: White card, post-it notes, masking tape, blending tools, misti.


3) Textured Stencilling - using a piece of fly screen!

I spotted a technique in a Jennifer McGuire video HERE for adding texture into stencils....so off I trotted and found a spare piece of fly screen to try it out. It worked!

I'm playing along with:
Crafting With An Attitude #37 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments Challenge 138 - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #195 - Anything Goes

Mask off a triangle with post it notes. Add both the brickwork and vine flourish stencils together and blend spiced marmalade through them. Remove the masks and stamp the flourish several times over the blended area in spiced marmalade. Stamp the sentiment in versafine black ink. Take the sweet poppy stencil and blend rusty hinge through one of the flowers, then without moving the stencil add some netting (aka fly screen for me) over the top of the flower and stipple aged mahogany through the netting. Repeat that step twice more. Finish with a few pearls to represent buds.

STAMPS: Hampton Art flourish and bloom, Waltzing Mouse Stamps - Big day additions
STENCILS: Clarity Stamps brick work and vine flourish
INKS: Versafine Onyx Black, Distress Inks (spiced marmalade, rusty hinge, aged mahogany)
OTHER: Yellow card blank, masking tape. blending tools and brushes, fly screen!


That's it from me for now. I hope you found something you like and I really hope to see you again soon. 

If you watched either of my videos, please remember to like and subscribe to my YouTube channel if you found them helpful. I am trying to create a channel with all the techniques I know, so some will be old techniques, but some will be new techniques too.

I will definitely create a video for each Visible Image post (the Thursday prior to my LIM posts) and I'll try to film my technique card on my LIM posts too.  So there should be at least 4 videos a month arriving on the channel.

Sharon xx


Kathy Barnett said...

Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Creations Challenges for our latest challenge. Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Kathy {Crafty Creations Challenges}

Izzy Scrap said...

Great, fabulous and stunning post ! I love to watch your video (and liked them of course !), so pleasant to hear your voice and even more to see you ! You really show us how to make these great techniques and I thank you for that, so helpful ! Love your three cards and the beautiful dimensions you gave them with simple tricks ! I laughed to see that you have as much trouble as me to curve your sentiment in the Misti, when you think it is ok, it remains pasted on your fingers ! Grrrr ! Amazing trio of cards as usual ! Have a fabulous weekend. Hugs

Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

All of these are so beautiful. Simple lovely! Thanks for joining in with us at PIP Challenges!

Susan said...

Wow, you make these seem effortless!

Scrapatini Scraps of My Life said...

Simple and yet so pretty! Thanks for joining the Creative Moments Challenge.

Creative Moments Design Team

CraftyNatalie said...

Lovely creation. Thanks for joining us at Through the craft room door this week.

MaryV said...

Lovely creation! Thank you so much for playing along at Creative Moments Challenges.
Hugs, Mary (DT member)

Janis Lewis said...

Cute! Thanks for sharing at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges.

Cards By Leona said...

Lovely use of the stencil - and great card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Creative Moments Leona x

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Sheer brilliance Sharon, love seeing your little 'camera-shy' face on the video. You are so brave and explain everything so brilliantly. I love the layered design you featured ... I've never tried that but have to give it a go. Each one is so perfectly stencilled and full of ingenious ideas and colours. Have a great week x

Trina P. said...

Love hearing your lovely British accent and seeing your lovely face, teamie! Sweet videos and I love watching them. Fantastic pen work on your first card to create ‘faux’ layers. Love that trick. Great curve design on your 8 min. card. Love the bright and cheery colours of your last card. Three beautiful stencilled inspired cards! xx

Nonni said...

These look fab, Sharon! I have to check out your videos to make sure I understand all the techniques you used -I love the looks you've created. So much dimension and detail in these one layers! I love the warm colors in your two last cards.

Theresa Pace said...

3 fab CAS cards. there is so much texture that you forget it is a OLC. thank you for sharing it with us at TTCRD, Theresa xx

Viv said...

Great cards here Sharon, love your faux layers video too. I must try that on one layer cards as I always struggle making them, thanks for the tips ;) Viv xx

Neets B said...

I'm here, eventually! I watched your videos when you first put them up, but only just found chance to sit down and comment properly. That first card has so much depth for a one layer, sheer brilliance. Loved your video of the second card and these are three colours I so rarely reach for but they look so fabulous together. And thanks so much for reminding me about that last technique, I remember watching JM do this ages ago and forgot all about it...I must write these things down! xx