Thursday, October 15, 2020

Plastic Patterns ! ~ October Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to our monthly hop showcasing techniques! This month we're featuring Plastic Patterns meaning stencils. We have some really great new stencil packs or tons of Cricut images that make wonderful stencils!

The hop is one big circle and the blog before mine belongs to Miss Carrie's Creations. Click on the links in each post to hop to the next blog. You are going to see lots of great ideas so sit back and have fun!

I decided to use one of our new stencils from Pack 3. I wanted a lattice look to my background and thought this would be a good choice to pair with flowers from the Operation Smile stamp set. 

For ink I used the Distress Oxide Inks. These inks are a hybrid of water based and pigment inks. They are so creamy and blend beautifully! Using the Mini Ink Blending Tool I created the background. I used The Nebula Glitter Gel on the stenciled background for a bit of sparkle and fun. This gel is applied over the stencil  or free hand using a palette tool.  I also blended a pattern of color for stamping the flowers which were stamped in Intense Black Ink. the flowers were fussy cut and some were popped up on foam tape. 

I continued with the Gold accents for layering the stenciled layers and sentiment, flower centers and thread just for fun.

I used the stencil with with the different patterns in a grid. The pattern I used in the bottom middle one. I did cut up that particular stencil knowing I would be using the patterns individually rather than as a whole 12" x 12" pattern. If I want to use more than one of the patterns I can still do that with the smaller pieces.

Operation Smile Stamp Set
With every purchase of this stamp set, $7 USD are donated to the life saving mission of Operation Smile™.

Other Close To My Heart products used for this card.
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Cardstock: White Daisy
  • Specialty Paper: Gold Foil
  • Exclusive Inks: Intense Black
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Mustard Seed, Seedless Preserves, Peacock Feathers, Peeled Paint, Shipped Sapphire
  • Mini Ink Blending Tool
  • Stickles Glitter Gel: Nebula
  • Palette Knife
  • Gold Glitter Gems, Gold Thread
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Now it's time to hop over to Max Wood’s blogMaz Wood’s blog for more great ideas! Have fun and thanks for stopping by!


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  1. Wow this is pretty, love how your background turned out.

  2. So pretty Michelle! I love the lattice and how you added the glitter gel!

  3. This is gorgeous - love how your background turned out!

  4. Stunning, I love the background....WOWZERS!

  5. Great card, Ilove the bold colors and how you switch colors for the background; the glitter gel and a great touch with all he gold accents.


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