Monday, October 14, 2013

AIRs Artists Choice::Kaleidacolor and Stencils!

Stencils seem to be everywhere in the crafting/art world right now.  There are so many styles and choices to choose from.  The Crafters Workshop (TCW) has always been one of my go to companies for stencils.  Good sturdy quality and a lot of designs, something for everyone.  Before it seemed like I could only find the tiny brass ones or the big goofy ones that go on the wall in a kid's room, now stencils seem very sophisticated!

For this all occasion card I decided to use one from TCW called "Climbing Vine", it measures 6" by 6".  I incorporated some wooden pieces and a laser cut word to complete it.  "Believe" is a powerful word that fits most any occasion or event.  I have included a supply list and a short tutorial if you're interested in making something like this for yourself.

From IMAGINE Crafts and Tsukineko
IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko ®Memento Luxe™Inks Olive Grove, Pistachio, Peanut Brittle, Gray Flannel & Rhubarb Stalk colors| IMAGINE Crafts®/Tuskineko®Delicata™Pigment Ink full size pad  |IMAGINE Crafts® Embossing Powder ™Clear & Iridescent | IMAGINE Crafts®InkBlushers™| IMAGINE Crafts®GooseBumps™Shimmer Texture Spray
Other Supplies
The Crafters Stencil TCW391 Climbing Vine 6” by 6” size | pre-cut word “Believe” | one blank card 6 ½” by 5”| black card stock | one piece of glossy card stock measuring 5 ½” by 4 ½”|Wooden Pieces | a stenciling paint brush

Cut glossy card stock to measure 5 ½” by 4 ½”.  Tape stencil with removable tape onto the card stock.

Using InkBlushers™ and a stenciling brush, pounce different colors on top of the stencil making sure to blend the colors onto the glossy card stock.

Remove stencil, apply IMAGINE Crafts® Embossing Powder ™Clear color and heat set it.

 Color the wooden pieces with IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko ®Memento Luxe™Inks.  Use Peanut Brittle and Pistachio on the snowflakes and Gray Flannel on the word.  Apply IMAGINE Crafts® Embossing Powder ™in the Iridescent color to the word and melt it with a heat gun.  When it is dry apply IMAGINE Crafts®/Tuskineko®Delicata™Pigment Ink randomly on the word.

Mat the Vine stenciled card stock to black card stock and adhere the panel to the card.

Using a strong adhesive adhere the word and the snowflakes to the card.  Apply IMAGINE Crafts®GooseBumps™Shimmer Texture Spray to the snowflakes.  Allow to dry thoroughly.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I always appreciate the visit.  Take care ~ Renee


  1. A wonderful tutorial.
    It is true that the word Believe fits so many occasions, a word that will appear on a DT sample I will be sharing soon.
    The background is amazing.

  2. Thanks for the step-by-step directions for this beautiful card, Renee. I love TCW stencils and I think, now, this is one I must have! Thanks also for your visit to my blog and your lovely comment. Just joined to follow! ;-)

  3. I love leaves and this does offer the hope! Oooh, pretty~

  4. Thank you Renee for your tips (always precious) on the technique you used on this card, it makes a change, and that's really beautiful !!! xx

  5. Love that stencil! Need it! The color is amazing and your directions too!

  6. Those colors just pop right off the screen... love your treatment of the letters.