Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Use It! with Lucy's Cards - Class 3: Lesson 3 (Die Cut Stencils)

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It's Day 3 of my 3rd Use It! class.
And just a quick recap of the supplies I am using this week:
Simon Says Stamp's You're Expecting stamp set
Amy Tangerine's Cut & Paste Die Cut Shapes

Lesson 3 - Die Cut Stencils

There are some super cool die cut shapes out there, and in the Cut & Paste set, there are some with words and shapes cut out of them. Very cool. And it got me thinking… I could use them as stencils. Yay. I'm pretty into stencils at the moment, and thought it would be fun to try this out for this class.
So…

Creation

I love the idea of this 'Love This' die cut, but wasn't sure how to use it on a card. So I decided to use just the 'Love' part as a stencil.
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Adhere the 'Love This' die cut to the heart die cut with washi tape.
Apply white embossing paste thickly. Don't smooth it too much. 
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Remove the 'stencil' and leave the heart to dry.
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Once dry, adhere the heart to your work surface to prevent it slipping then stamp 'You' underneath in black ink.
(Note: I cut up my stamp… you could of course just mask it, but as I had embossed first, I would not have been able to mask… silly me. Having said that, I am not averse to a bit of stamp trimming. I do it often.)
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Adhere a strip of vellum tape to a 5 1/2 x 4" panel of woodgrain card stock. Add a line of stitching and pull the threads out at the top.
Adhere the woodgrain panel to a folded card, then adhere the heart die cut.
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Another way to stretch your supplies.
I'll be looking at all my die cut shapes now to see if I can use them as stencils :)
Right. Tomorrow it's Lesson 4: Layering Die Cuts.
I hope you can join me then.
Supplies

5 comments:

Cindy C. said...

Thanks for sharing these clever ideas Lucy!! And that's one very cute card!!!

pcm said...

simple yet i wouldn't have thought to do it!

Sarah Gray said...

Your selective embossing looks great - another clever twist on using supplies creatively !

Louise said...

oooh i love this. I've never used any sort of paste so I think i'll have to buy some so i can give this a try x

Virginia Lu said...

Gorgeous!! I adore the unevenness of the sentiment from embossing paste!!