Hello again! I’m back with the third project in my second feature as guest designer for STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday! Have I told you lately how much I’m enjoying this?! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! As mentioned in my previous two posts, I have three projects to share and wanted to showcase them individually so I can enjoy sharing them in some challenges. All three projects feature several ARTplorations Stencils and Masks along with other products available in the store. So here is a pretty pair of shaped thank you note cards!
I cut two different shaped card bases from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock along with layering panels for each card from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and CutCardStock Curious Metallic Chestnut cardstock. This was my first play with deco foil Transfer Gel Duo which I used with the ARTplorations Abstract Oats Stencil, rose gold foil, deco foil Stencil Pal and a laminator to decorate the front panel of each card. OMGosh, I’m hooked. I’ve been using a brand name foiling machine for the last 7 years or so, and I have to tell you that the Gel Duo and laminator outperforms by a long shot. I made the switch on a whim because I’m always disappointed in the outcome with the other machine. So glad I did! Okay, so I added several tiny white flat-back pearls to the front panel of each card after adhering the layers to the card bases. I applied two clear stickers from CRAFTplorations Just Thank You Clear Stickers to a scrap of white cardstock, trimmed them and flagged one end, then layered them on scraps of the brown cardstock and adhered one to the front of each card.
I cut the inside panels for each card from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and CutCardStock Curious Metallic Chestnut cardstock as well. These are note cards, so I left the inside of each blank to write a custom message.
And one more peek… totally loving this stencil which looks amazing with the foiling! So pretty!
Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #5-2021 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: #5 – Anything Goes
3. Just Us Girls: #583 – Trend Week/Layers
4. The Crafter’s Cafe: #265 – Anything Goes
5. Through The Purple Haze: #180 – Anything Goes w/ optional Gems and/or Pearls (playing twist)
Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Curious Metallic Chestnut cardstock
Dies/Punches: Crafter’s Companion Die’sire Create-A-Card Stacey and Louise die sets, EK Success 3/4″ square punch
Accessories: Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Big Shot, deco foil Transfer Gel Duo, deco foil Stencil Pal, Minc Rose Gold foil, Scotch laminator, Darice tiny white flat-back pearls
I hope you’ve enjoyed these projects and you’re inspired to grab some of your stencils and play! Be sure to check out all the amazing stamps, dies, stencils, digis and other crafty goodies at the STAMPlorations main, outlet and digital stores! Use code STAMPGIRLLESLIE for a 20% discount on your orders in the store (with unlimited uses)! And there is A LOT going on over at the STAMPlorations blog – tons of creative inspiration, tutorials, promotions and giveaways – all month long! If you’ve never visited, you are definitely in for a good time! When you do visit, be sure to leave comments on the posts! Every month Shery draws seven random winners from all the posts published during the month, so the more posts you comment on, the more chances you have to win! And be sure to Follow STAMPlorations on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest for more creative inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)