Tuesday, April 20, 2010

New Crafter's Workshop at Taylored Expressions

Taylored Expressions is hosting a blog hop today to showcase the new Crafter's Workshop stencils now available. You'll have the chance to see a few of the many opportunities for creativity in using these fun stencils today from the Baker's Dozen.

I used the Kasbah stencil for my two cards.  For my first card, I used the stencil itself as a stamp.  I put my stencil on a craft mat and sprayed it with Gold Metallic Maya Mist.  Once the stencil had a nice coating of mist, I picked it up from the craft mat and "stamped" it onto my black cardstock.  While the mist was still wet, I sprinkled clear embossing powder on it and heat embossed.  Using the stencil to stamp the pattern on the cardstock gives a distressed look since not every spot gets the same amount of ink.  Clear embossing adds a neat texture as well.  I embossed the sentiment "You Rock" in black.  It is from the You're My Hero stamp set. 

For my second card, I used the stencil to dry emboss with my Cuttlebug.  This is probably my favorite thing to do with these stencils.  I just LOVE the subtle impression it makes.  I stamped the sentiment from Faith and Hope onto white cardstock, die cut, embossed and sponged it.  Then I ran it through the Cuttlebug again using the Kasbah stencil.  I also embossed the pink cardstock using the stencil. 

You can see more creative ways to use these stencils by visiting these members of the Baker's Dozen:

Jami, Karen M., Sankari, Jeanie, Jackie, Alex, Karen G., Melissa, Jodi, Carolina and Taylor

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great day!

9 comments:

Danni said...

Great cards, love the first one!

Jami said...

Love the two so very different looks with the one template!

Karen Giron said...

You are so creative! Love the different looks and that gold on black looks absolutely fabulous!!

Karen Motz said...

Wow!!! These are both so pretty! LOVE the idea of using the template with a craft mat and spray as a stamp!!!

Melissa Sauls said...

Ooooh, the gold on black is such a stunner and the dry embossing looks equally as gorgeous!! Beautiful work!

Jackie Pedro said...

The first card is stunning, Charmie!! I had no idea you could dry emboss with a cuttlebug and these templates!! I'm so going to try that!!

Alex said...

that first card is just beautiful Charmaine, I love it!! And, you really showed how versatile these templates are with that super cute second card, can't believe it's the same template! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Carolina said...

Wow Charmine...just lovely!!! Love the elegance of the first and the dry embossing look on the second is such a nice subtle touch...love it!

Julie Masse said...

Fabulous cards - very fancy!! :)

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