Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Stamping Sisters Mini Card Camp - #3

This is the third day of our 4-day Stamping Sisters Mini Card Camp. So far, I've been having a lot of fun and I hope you have, too.

On Monday, Kelly gave us some creative specifications with her C.A.M.P. Bold Color - No Color theme.

On Tuesday, Darlene had that fabulous tutorial on making our own designer paper. (WOW! Did you see her blog post?) 

Tomorrow Barb will have something awesome for us, too, I am sure - but none of us know yet what it will be.

Today is my turn - I am today's Camp Counselor.

My theme is...

Modified Stencil - Modified Silhouette

Simply put, the idea is to use a die to make a stencil for your card and create your own silhouette image, too. 

Clear as mud, right?

Let me try to clear things up a bit.

To make your card you'll need a die that can be used to create a stencil and a stamp image that you'll color with a black marker to turn it into a silhouette.

I used the Sizzix Globe die and a little space ship stamp from the Cat's Pajamas Space Cadet stamp set.

Step 1 - Cut out the die shape; then use it to sponge/blend/spritz or whatever method you prefer so long as you get ink or some medium onto the card using the die as a stencil.

Step 2 - Color your stamped image with the black marker, turning it into a silhouette. (I really like silhouettes and don't own many so this technique solves that dilemma for me.)

Step 3 - Make your card any way you want with whatever additional supplies you'd like to use.

Sizzix Globe Die
My Favorite Things Stitched Mod Rectangle Die
Cat's Pajamas Space Cadet Stamp Set
Stampin' UP!  Places You'll Go Stamp Set
Ranger Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Ink
Accent Opaque 120# White and SU Misty Moonlight CS
DP Scrap
Eyelet Outlet Glitter Enamel Dots

I also made two other cards just for fun:

The Cowboy was the first card I made. 

Our Daily Bread Quilted Background Die
Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics Die
Sparkle Cowboy Josh Stamp Set
Ranger Fired Brick Distress Oxide Ink
Accent Opaque 120# White, Recollections Black, 
and SU Poppy Parade CS
Silicone Coaster
SU Oval Punches
Jot Puffy Dots

When I made my Cowboy card I was going to include a third aspect to my theme - asking participants to use a found item to add a second element to their background piece. After seeing Darlene's theme to create our own designer paper with items from a scavenger hunt, I decided there was no need to include that with my tutorial so I eliminated it from my final plan.

That's why if you look closely to my Cowboy card, you'll see little black shapes on top of the stencil. Those were created by inking a silicone hot pad and placing it on top of the stenciled piece.

My third and final card was an afterthought. I wondered what it would be like to stamp the image that becomes the silhouette directly on top of the sponged/blended piece... so of course I had to try that.

I quickly discovered that the image I chose was entirely too busy for a silhouette so I left the leaves uncolored. I also added some punched circles to the centers of the flowers to make it more obvious they were flowers. 

Sizzix Mixed Media Die
My Favorite Things Wonky Stitch Rectangle Die
Deep Red Stitched Flowers Stamp Set
Illustrated Faith Pink Ink
Accent Opaque 120# White and Stampin' UP! Pixie Pink CS
Stampin' UP! Circle Punches
Stampin' UP! Ribbon

Okay, that's all I have for you.

We would love for you to join us in the fun of Card Camp - it's free AND bug-free, too.

Here's the schedule of camp counselors so you can check out the right blog early each morning to see what the lesson of the day is just click on the name and it will take you right to her blog...

Kelly - Monday
Darlene - Tuesday
Me - Wednesday
Barb - Thursday

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!


Barb said...

WOW--I love these cards and the creativity in making the stencil. I think the cowboy card is sweet but I love the globe card the best. Awesome idea--now I am thinking of what to use!

Darlene LeTavec said...

Holy cow, Jeanette!! This is going to be so much fun! I can't wait to try it out! I'll be back online later today and will let you know what happens at my stamping counter!

jimlynn said...

They're ALL great!!! Love the way you used the die for a stencil.

Aracelli Merla said...

Wowza, Jeanette, these are all amazing. I too love silhouettes and have very few. I love the idea of creating your own. I have done that, but it was always in response to covering a big mistake. It was never done on purpose. Duh! Now, I can see it's o.k. I love your die cuts turning into stencils. Great idea, and one I will have to play with sometime soon. Thanks for the inspiration!

MiamiKel said...

Aw fun times! What a great concept to create cards with a bold silhouette and a fun background - each one is perfect! Fun class today!

Darlene LeTavec said...

Such a fun and creative tutorial, Jeanette! The possibilities are still spinning in my little brain.

All of your cards are so unique and special. I think the first one with the globe stenciled is my favorite!

Shout out for the silicone hot pad!! I love it!

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Very nice cards. Especially the cowboy silhouette

kiwimeskreations said...

What a great challenge Jeanette - Love your results, and your stamping with the hot pad is fabulous. Great alternate use of die cuts too.
Stay safe

Lynn McAuley said...

I certainly do love this and plan to give it a try! It didn't work out for yesterday and today will have less free time, but I do plan to do it, Jeanette!! I'm really looking forward to it!