Friday, October 1, 2010

Decor Stencils - Vintage Frames

Remarkable Holiday Madness Blog Tour - Day 7

Today is the last day of the tour, wow this week went by fast!  So many wonderful ideas have been shared by my fellow demonstrators and I want to publicly thank them for their wiliness to be involved with this tour and sharing their talents with you, my friends and customers.

I will be presenting to other demonstrator's this evening at a training event so, I thought I would end the tour by sharing with all of you what I will sharing with them.

When I first received my Vintage Frames stencil I was surprised at how big it is!  The size printed in the Holiday Mini Catalog (page 22) is 8.25" x 8.25"  However, that is just the size of ONE of the stencil images, the Ornate flourish shown in the bottom right corner.    This thing is AMAZING and I totally loved playing with it.  I hope you enjoy my samples today.

First is a card made with the stencils center image.  I used VersaMark ink pad directly over the image to transfer the design.  Then simply embossed with SU's Gold embossing powder (IB&C page 196)  Added my greeting (Many Merry Messages IB&C page41) in black ink stamped on Whisper White card stock with the edges sponged in Real Red ink.

When My husband saw the card he thought it needed just a little something more so he added the Glimmer Brads from the Holiday Mini (page 36)...nice touch 'eh?

This next card I use just part of one image.  I just put tape over the parts I didn't want to stencil and sponged on the Baja Breeze ink.  You can see I used the marker/mat technique I told you about the other day on the sentiment too....also a small portion of the stencil to tie it in.  I love a monochromatic card.  This stencil can be used for so many occasions I know I will be using it for more than just the Holiday.    

I really wanted to stencil on my walls, but since we still are in the process of preparing them for painting (yep, we even bought the paint last week!) that I thought my sweet hubby might not like it if I made more work for him.  But I am pretty sure that I am going to use this stencil around pictures in my living room...I can't wait!

This last sample is so cool....I used joint compound (for you walls!) mixed with More Mustard & Pumpkin Pie re-inkers then just smeared it over the stencil and carefully scrapped off the excess.  It's pretty easy but on the larger hole areas you do need to be sure not to scrape away too much of the design. 

You may notice that the line on the right is longer than the stencil.  I just waited for it to dry, then re-applied the stencil lining up  the design and added in more little dots and flowers.  Wasn't it nice that my mother's is wearing a Not Quite Navy blouse with a jacket that has More Than Mustard trim.  SU has so many colors that it's easy to match almost any photo for you scrapbook layout!

Below the photo helps to show the dimension it created on the layout.

This weekend I am attending three different training events presented by my Stampin' Up! 'upline' who has come to Michigan from PA just for this purpose!  I will have many of my Stampin' Up! 'downline' team with me and I can't wait to share all that we learn next week.  Be sure to come back to my blog next week to see what awesome things Jan, and the other demonstrators, will have shared with us!

Until then....enjoy the last day of blog tour!

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