I have had so much fun the last week or so playing with stencils from Cutting Edge Stencils and this is my favorite card so far. I love the Entwined stencil and the screen or panel card I learned how to make in the most recent Die Cut Crazy digital magazine. I will share some details and a few more pix of this and other cards, but I know you are here to find out who won, right?
The winner of the $20 gift certificate for stencils at Cutting Edge Stencils is: Berni Cuttino!!! Here is her winning comment: "I am back with my favorite stencil. There were a few calling my name, but I especially am fond of Houndstooth Card Stencil Template. I am following Cutting Edge on Facebook and subscribe to their blog."
I added a prize from me (and Cutting Edge Stencils) after I saw all the wonderful comments about my cards and the contest. The winner of the prize of a set of 4 rubber grip stencil brushes from Crafter's Choice and a butterfly stencil is: Robin who commented: "These are lovely cards! Thanks so much for a chance to win some stencils too. The one I liked the best is Lily Scroll Card Stencil Template. I really like the wall stuff too."
Berni- Cutting Edge Stencils will be in touch with you about your prize. Robin- I will email you about yours.
Here are a couple more pictures of the screen or panel card I made with the Entwined stencil. I sponged each panel with two colors of distress ink, and then decorated with various dies and stamps from Repeat Impressions and others. The panel is an 8 1/2" by 12" piece of card stock scored at 3, 6, and 9 inches, then punched at the top with a border punch and a label punch at the bottom. The last pix shows the card closed ready to fit into a business sized envelope to mail.
My second card features the same Entwined stencil but with a totally different technique. I attached the stencil to a piece of water color paper with temporary tape. Then I applied Versamark ink through the stencil openings, sprinkled on clear embossing powder and melted the powder with my heat gun. Then I applied three colors of Adirondack ink refills to the water color paper with watercolor brushes. I let that dry, while I heated up my iron as hot as it would go with no water for steam. I covered the colored piece with a paper grocer's bag and ironed it, which melts and removes the embossing powder leaving the clear smooth off white swirls. Then I used pieces of the sheet I created for the background behind the scalloped circle, the smile die (which is inlaid in the white cover piece), the butterfly and the side strips. I added a couple sequins to complete this card.
Here is the front and inside of my last stencil card (for today anyway:) I applied black 3D Stamp Paint from Viva in the openings of the Birch Forest stencil on a birch tree designer paper. The 3D Stamp Paint gives the front of the card wonderful texture which is hard to see on a photo. I tore some snow drifts, added some deer and a Santa and a beautiful - so true!- sentiment on the front and the inside.
I had so much fun designing with the stencils from Cutting Edge Stencils and hope you will visit them real soon to check out all their stencils for crafting and decorating your home. I want to thank them for the stencils and brushes I received and for the prize for our winner!
I am entering these cards in the Anything Goes challenges at Treasured Times and Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge.