Thursday, October 15, 2020

Plastic Patterns Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to the October Technique Blog Hop!
This month, the featured technique is to use stencils - hence the title of Plastic Patterns. 

You should have arrived here from Katy Taylor's blog.

I love the Distress Oxide inks and I combined those with Solar Flare Glitter Gel to create the backgrounds for both of my cards. I began by using three inks to create a random background on White Daisy cardstock. I then placed the stencil over the inked background and covered it with Black Soot Distress Oxide ink. Keeping the stencil in place, I then covered it with the Solar Flare Stickles Glitter Gel. 

While that background piece was drying, I stamped, coloured and cut the images I wanted to use. I wanted to show an autumn coloured background can also work for a Christmas card. 

Here is the autumn based card - it is a mini slimline card measuring 3" x 6". I used a sunflower and some associated images to match a beautiful sentiment. The leaves of the sunflower and the sentiment were brushed with the Gold Shimmer Brush although that doesn't show in the photo. I used the extra background piece to decorate part of the envelope. 

The Christmas card uses the same background but I fussy cut and coloured images of a fireplace with a few extras. Since this is the only current Christmas stamp I own (more are coming), I had to use a retired stamp for the sentiment. Some of the images on the fireplace and the sentiment were also brushed with the Gold Shimmer Brush. Again, I used the leftover piece to decorate the envelope. 

I hope you enjoyed my projects.

The next blog on this hop is Miss Carrie's Creations

I know she has something fabulous to share with you! 

Products used are all Close To My Heart:

Paper: White Daisy Cardstock, Black Cardstock, Sundance Cardstock, Candy Apple Cardstock, Twinkle Toes Holographic Paper 

Stamps: Say it in Style, With a Thankful Heart, By the Fireplace

Inks: Espresso, Sundance, Nectarine, Charcoal, Candy Apple, Distress Oxide Inks: Black Soot, Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed

Accessories: With a Thankful Heart Thin Cuts, Stitched Bracket Thin Cuts, Stitched Fancy Bracket Thin Cuts, Stencil Pack 1, Tri-Blend Markers, Gold Shimmer Brush, Gold Glitter Gems, Gold Embellishing Thread, Solar Flare Stickles Glitter Gel




  1. Lovely cards! Great job with the stencil and colors.

  2. Oh the Solar Flare Glitter Gel looks amazing on this background, the colours are so pretty.

  3. Love that you created your own paper and then used the black soot and the Solar Flare glitter gel! Stunning!

  4. I was hoping to play with the Solar Flare for my project today but my order was delayed and it is due tomorrow so I will have to play with it then! I love what you have done with it and now I want to play with it even more!


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