Cardmaking Charlene Stamps


December 28, 2020

Hey Friends! It’s EK and I am back with a few mixed media cards. The holidays may be over, but it is time to send out thank you notes to all those who blessed us with their kindness. So today, I pulled out my gel plate and several of Ilse and Charlene’s stencils and stamps to create these thank you cards.

Step One: Using a gel plate, brayer, and some paint in tones of beige, prep the plate. I used Distress Paint in Antique Linen and Vintage Photo.

Step Two: Lay the Dot Dot Dot… stencil over the beige ink. I was able to make four prints from this process. The first is the cleaning of the brayer, the second is cleaning off the stencil, the third is a piece of paper laid on both the plate and stencil and the fourth is the paint left on the plate after the stencil was lifted.

Step Three: Repeat step one and two this time using green paint and the Waves stencil. I used Shabby Shutters and Cracked Pistachio Distress Paint.

Each piece of 5.5×8.5 inch piece of cardstock was treated with the exact same techniques as the first time.

Step Four: Repeat steps one and two with red paint and the Dot Dot Dot… stencil again. I used Festive Berries and Abandoned Coral Distress Paint.

Step Five: Die cut two of the prints with the Stitched Hexagons die set.

Step Six: Die cut the second two prints with the Stitched Rounded Rectangle die set.

Step Seven: Using the left over prints, stamp the sentiment from the Journaling Elements stamp set in black water resistant ink.

Step Eight: Die cut the sentiment with the Fitted Fishtails die set. The tails will be trimmed off, but the shape and size were perfect for the sentiment.

Step Nine: Prepare two more prints using the Make Your Mark stencil. I used Bundled Sage and Cracked Pistachio Distress Paint.

Step Ten: Stamp four times some holly from the Oh the Joy of Christmas stamp set.

Step Eleven: Add red liquid coloring to the boys. I used Distress Stain in Fired Brick.

Step Twelve: Fussy cut out the holly.

Step Thirteen: Prepare four A2 card frames. Blend ink around the edges of the card frames. I used Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxides. Using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, adhere the die cut prints onto the card frames.

Step Fourteen: Stamp an image of a girl onto the prints. I used the Funky Chicks stamp set.

Step Fifteen: Using a liquid adhesive, adhere the fussy cut holly to the card frame. I used Kids Choice Glue.

Step Sixteen: Using three dimensional tape add the print with the sentiment to the card frame.

Step Seventeen: Add some liquid color to the eyes and lips of the stamped girl. I used Peeled Paint and Fired Brick Distress Stains. Add a highlight of white to the eyes.

Do you create mixed media cards with both stencils and stamps? What are your favorite to use? Let us know in the comments below. Until then, Happy Crafting.

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