DIY Stencils with Stampin’ Up! Thinlits Dies
I had so much fun creating today’s video! Two of my stampers were looking at some of the samples I had posted on bulletin boards in my office and found this card.
I used the same technique as my card last Thursday. You can see it here.
I decided to create a video showing the steps and a few tips. It’s a super easy technique, and it’s a great way to get another use out of your thinlits. They’re lovely when used as die-cuts, of course. And we have the Big Shot Embossing Mats now, so you can also emboss with them. And now you can use them to create stencils. (If you’re just oh, so excited to see the video, scroll down to the end of the post.)
Here are the dimensions and products I used.
First, I created a stencil from a Window Sheet using one of the Detailed Floral Thinlits. Next, I spread the Shimmery White Embossing Paste over the stencil onto a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Night of Navy Cardstock using one of the Palette Knives. You won’t need card stock that large, but I like to have a little extra. Next, before the paste dried, I sprinkled a bit of Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder over the stenciled area and melted the embossing powder with my heat tool. Added bonus – this also speeds up the drying process for the Embossing Paste. (Extra tip that I forgot in the video: The melting of the embossing powder goes a lot faster and works better if you preheat your heat tool. Just give it a few seconds to heat up before you point it at your project.)
I trimmed the stenciled area, then added a strip of Night of Navy Cardstock punched with the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch. (You can use some of the card stock you trimmed off for this.) Then I added it to a 4″ x 4-1/2″ piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock. I love how the shimmer from the Embossing Paste shines through even the Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. So glittery!
I stamped the sentiment from the Beautiful You Stamp Set in Night of Navy Classic Ink, then wrapped a piece of Gold Metal Edge Ribbon around the layers before adding it to a Night of Navy Card Base.
Here’s another version. I had some Merry Merlot left over from a class, so I used that for another card (this time with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder).
I totally forgot to stamp a sentiment before embossing the 4″ x 5-1/4″ Whisper White layer with the Country Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. This will just be a note card, or I can add a tag or punched sentiment later.
I used Silver Metal Edge Ribbon for the Merry Merlot card, and I added a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels on some of the flowers before layering it to a Merry Merlot card base.
Here’s my video if you want visuals (and a few tips I didn’t share in the blog).
Give this technique a try. It’s a lot of fun, and although it’s also quick and easy, it’s a “Wow!” for whoever you send it to. This one is perfect for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, and more.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!