Welcome to the Stencil It! Technique Blog Hop

Today we will be showing you a variety of stenciling techniques as we highlight a few of our current Close to My Heart products! 93489974_10157352565497934_5733319884578750464_n If you have come here from Maz Wood’s Blog, you are on the right path! When you are finished learning how I created my stenciled brick  background, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog. This blog hop is simple, fun, and full of ideas.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melissa’s Blog.


When the new May/June catalog arrived, I feel in love with the Make a Splash stamp set.  I couldn’t wait to create something with those adorable polka-dot boots, so I decided to create a card where those boots were the focal point in front of a brick wall background. 

The background of the card was created using our Texture Paste mixed with a Toffee Shimmer Brush. I cut out a brick stencil design, using my Cricut, and applied the paste directly to the card. 


Here are a Few Tips for Using Texture Paste

  • A little goes a long way. You don’t need much for a project.
  • If you want a smoother finish, be sure to use a steady hand as you apply the paste.
  • Apply the paste with patting or even gentle slapping motions for an impasto effect.
  • Always close the lid right away with Opaque Paste. It can dry out quickly.
  • If you’re wanting a light, pastel hue, try mixing some watercolor paint into the paste
  • For a deeper, richer color, add a few drops of re-inker to the texture paste.
  • Add sparkle, like I did, with a little bit of Shimmer Brush ink.

After my Texture Paste had cured, I stamped the sentiment onto the card using Candy Apple Pigment Ink, then heat embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder. The sentiment I used also comes from our Make a Splash stamp set.  Isn’t it the cutest set ever??

After stamping the boot image, I shaded them using our SpectrumNoir TriBlend Markers.  In my video tutorial below, I not only show you how to apply Texture Paste, but I also show you how I used the markers to create the shaded images you see here. 

Once I was done with my coloring,  I added some whimsical polka-dots with White Embossing Powder, then layered them atop some flowers. 


For those of you who would like to know more about how to use Texture Paste with Stencils and how to use our SpectrumNoir Tri Blend Markers, I have created a short video tutorial for you.  


I hope today’s project inspired you use some of your Stencils and give Texture Paste a try.  Now ‘Hop” on over to Darlys Recker’s Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas for using Stencils on your projects.  

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Here is a List of the Supplies Shown Today (view all my supplies)

A Card For the Bad Days & the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Some days you just feel like a big pile of yuck has been dumped on you and all you can do is look up to the sky and pray “God, whatever lesson you are teaching me, please make it quick.”  Lately, I have had quite a few of those days, so when I was trying to come up with a project for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, an idea struck me at 4:00am. MissCarriesCreations-ThereAreNoWordsCard.jpg

There is not much that can make me cry, but watching my favorite cup of java splash all over the ground – especially when I am already having a bad day – usually sets me off.  My card titled, There Are No Words for This, was created using Perk Up  accompanied by a few other Close to My Heart stamp sets that I have listed below.

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I created the brick background using Texture Paste that is splashed with some Espresso coffee. The cup was shaded with Tri-Blend Markers, stamped with flowers, then added to the background in a way to make it appear as if coffee is spilling and splashing all over the ground. MissCarriesCreations-ThereAreNoWordsCardDetail

This sentiment reflected exactly how I would feel on a day like this – there are just no words. Maybe some tears, some prayers, some grumbles – but no words when you are having a bad day and you spill your coffee.  All you can do, my friend, is pray that it gets better and that the next cup is even better than the first.

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I hope that this card has inspired you and encouraged you – even on your worst days. If you have a chance, stop by the Winter Lovers Blog Hop and check out all the amazing creations for coffee lovers like us.  Feel free to join in the fun, if you like.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Here is the list of supplies I used on my card

Z3537
Perk Up Stamp + Thin Cuts

There Are No Words
There Are No Words Stamp Set

Z4260
Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts

D1887
Strokes of an Artist

S1911
Family Time November SOTM

Z8003
Espresso Exclusive Inks Pigment Pad

Z4252
Heat Tool

Z2088
Clear Embossing Powder

VersaMark™ Ink Pad
VersaMark Ink Pad

Z2851
Saffron Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

Z4220
Anti-Static Pouch

Z4245
Opaque Texture Paste

Z2045
All Purpose Mat

Palette Knives
Palette Knives

Stencil Sheets
Stencil Sheets

Z3553
Acrylic Hearts

X5955
12 x 12 Pebble Cardstock

White Daisy Cardstock
12 x 12 White Daisy Cardstock

Sapphire Cardstock
12 x 12 Sapphire Cardstock

Z4221
Mink Twine

Z2474Ice Grey TriBlend Marker

B073W19WGXTim Holtz Stamp Platform

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Air 2 Cricut Machine

Z4189
Intense Black Ink Pad

Z2479
Gold Brown TriBlend Marker