Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Running Stencils through a Cuttlebug

It occurred to me that I've never tried running a stencil through my Cuttlebug, so I gave it a try. The results made my artist mom up pick the panel (not yet made into a card) and say, "Oh, pretty!"

Here's the card.

Sadly, the photos don't really capture the three-dimensional effect, but it's lovely in real life. I inked the piece with Tim Holtz distress inks and the inking tool. The rhinestones are Swarovski crystals that have been in my stash for over a decade. They were just the right blueish purple for the card. How awesome when that happens!

It's also awesome to realize that an old supply (stencils) can be used in a new (well, new-to-me) way.

What is your favorite "new" way to use an old supply?

Mercy, grace, peace, and love,

stamps: Papertrey Keep It Simple Thank You
ink: Archival black, Tim Holtz distress inks
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: Swarovski crystals, stencil, Cuttlebug, inking tools


  1. I've never tried this but I have a lot of old stencils and I'm going to give it a try--once I locate the stencils. Thanks for sharing your idea with us.

  2. So were the trees pressed into the cardstock and the blue parts that you inked were raised? I'm trying to visualize how you did the inking. Thanks.


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