Friday, January 31, 2014

Online Card Classes--Stenciled

I'm way behind in completing "homework" for Stenciled,
the latest Online Card Class that went by way too quickly for me. 
There was so much inspiration from the designers, but not enough hours in a day!



Truthfully, I bought some embossing paste but haven't opened them up yet. Why?
Because I think I'm either going to:
 a) make a total mess that will freak out my OCD hubby or 
b) fall in love with it and start embossing everything in sight.

So here's my very first stenciled card using  just ink and an applicator.
No paste was involved.


Jennifer McGuire reminded us that distress ink stays wet for a while
so I poured on some clear embossing powder which gave it some texture.
Just a bit but not enough to make it too bumpy to stamp over.
 

And do you see that awesome sentiment? It's a new one from Winnie and Walter
called The Big, The Bold, and The Happy. I just love the mixed fonts!

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In other news, I'm excited to announce that I've stepped down from the
Avery Elle design team...and I'm hopping over to the
AEI♥U Challenge Design Team!

Jamie will be making the announcement today on the Avery Elle blog.
Please visit and see who the rest of the team members are and I'm sure you'll see
some familiar faces, too!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


35 comments:

  1. What a cool idea to add the powder and this card is stunning. I love the bright pink and how the edge smudges off, and the big sentiment works perfectly.

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  2. I'd say you've aced the Stenciled class. Very chic card....can't wait to see what you do with the paste.

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  3. I am choosing "B" as my answer to the above!!! Oh you will LOVE embossing paste, and it's actually not as messy as you'd think! Your husband will never know ;) !! Gorgeous card, Donna and I LOVE those Winnie and Walter stamps too - I didn't even know you could buy them yet!!! Well, it looks like I'm going shopping...again!! So happy that we still get to see you at AE!!!

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  4. fabulous card, Donna. I had my two jar of embossing paste and have not opened yet :)

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  5. Wonderful card, Donna! I finally bought some stencils and embossing paste .. the mess stays pretty much confined, but I am not getting jaw dropping results!! But, like everything, practice makes perfect. And congratulations on another Design Team appointment. Be sure to stop by my blog tomorrow ... some happy news!!

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  6. Send DH out for a few hours then you can make as much mess as you want for a while! Love the embossed Distress Ink - not tried that yet.

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  7. Love the gorgeous inking....can't wait till you open up those pastes! I adore that new stamp set.

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  8. Love your cards, I adore stencils and I am doing the Stenciled class in a week or so. I couldn't join when it was live :( but I love the Online Card Classes. Cx

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  9. After seeing ur cards... my desire to buy stencils and embossing paste increases exponentially :) Gorgeous!!

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  10. Great card! Love the pink with the black sentiment!

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  11. Beautiful card! I think I will give this embossing paste a try, the results looks fab! TFS Donna!

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  12. Beautiful Donna. But you MUST try the pastes. You'll be in7th heaven when you do. Congrats on your new position

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  13. Way to Go on your first homework assignment, Donna! I adore the hot pink with your black sentiment...it's so striking! I think you're going to love playing with embossing paste, too...hubby will see that it's not that much of a mess, and with your design style, it's gonna look fab!

    Congrats on your hop over to the DT Challenge Blog! I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

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  14. Donna...you'll find the techniques from the class totally addictive :) This is absolutely gorgeous...keep having fun with the stencils! Congrats on your new DT appointment!

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  15. Eeeek, this is brilliant, Donna - I haven't even attended class once yet :( I hope I don't get eliminated due to truancy!

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  16. fab card!!!! i have loved this class :)

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  17. Wonderful card. I love your bright pink stenciled background. Congrats on your DT changes.

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  18. Absolutely stunning Donna! The hot pink with black is perfect and I love your composition! Congrats on your move as well!

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  19. Love this one...big time! I'm filing it away for inspiration. :) Love the lighter and darker shades of pink you created and adding the slight texture with the powder is brilliant. Though I will miss you showcasing all the AE products each release and throughout the month, I'm happy with your change as I assume it will be a better fit for you right now.

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  20. Beautiful card and congrats about your position!

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  21. Lovely card! Congrats on your new position!!

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  22. Love your stenciled and embossed background, Donna! I love how you paired up with that fab sentiment! Congrats on moving over to the challenge team. I think it's a great fit and you/we will all have FUN!

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  23. This is amazing! I really want to try out some stencils & embossing paste....you've got me inspired! And I just used that stamp set on my latest card too....it is such an amazing set, isn't it?! Perfect for heat embossing!!

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  24. Hi, Donna! I saw your card featured at The Papercrafter's Library. It's one of my favorite shaker cards ever! AND I received your amazing card (and sequins!) in the mail yesterday. Thanks so much!!! I LOVE LOVE it! Happy mail seems like an understatement.

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  25. Donna, I have been meaning to get back to you on this incredibly awesome (or rad as it has a great updated 80's vibe) card! It is simply stunning and I love your use of the stencil and ink to create such a dramatic background. Of course your use of The Big, the Bold, and the Happy stamp set is stellar!

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  26. That bit of texture is SO cook! Awesome card!

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  27. Awesome, my friend! I have yet to walk through the embossing paste doorway too ... afraid of what may happen to me : ) Your design and balance is just spot on. Nope, still can't figure out your secret. Love your w&w stamps here : )

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  28. I like that idea of the embossing powder on the Distress Ink - must try that! Love the rough edges and the perfectly placed sentiment!

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  29. Fantastic design, excited for you Donna!

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