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DIY Embossed and Stenciled!

That is right! As I showed you in the last post, I managed to make my own stencil but now I’m also experimenting different ways to stencil… I’m in creative mood! Today’s card is thought for Hero Arts Birthday Challenge in the Metallic category. First of all, I’m honored to be able to join this challenge, because my first stamp set was from Hero Arts. And the sentiment I used for this card and the last one (DIY Stenciled Card) is precisely from that set! It feels like it was AGES ago! LOL

Anyways, I had to try something different and also test the durability of this homemade stencil. Let me tell you, it is really resistant. I have used it 4 times, with pigment inks and now distress embossing ink, and it’s all good!

I made sort of 3 color combinations. I used gold, silver and a mix of both to create a blended effect in some parts of the card. This powders work great even when blended, so try to experiment and maybe you’ll find it useful. Another thing I did is, I used lightly textured heavyweight paper to give the embossing a different effect.

To finish it I die cut a polaroid shape, using Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics and the largest of the Classic Square Small set. Finally I added a little gold ribbon bow.

Materials
Spellbinders:
– Butterfly Magic
– A2 Matting Basics
– Classic Square Small
– Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine
Ranger Distress Embossing Ink
Inkadinkado Embossing Powder: Glam Gold, Silver Starlight
Zap heat tool

Imagine Crafts: Sponge Dauber
Hero Arts: Friends are Treasures
Merletto Stickers
Bazic Double Sided Tape
1″ X 36 Yard (1296″)
Other generic Materials
Heavyweight cardstock: white
5/16″ gold ribbon
Vellum

Hope you like it and find it useful. Hero Arts thanks for having me!

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