Friday, February 5, 2016

Duo Designs

It is always a great time hopping with Tombow USA and we are thrilled to be hopping over the weekend with them. Our design teams will be sharing some pretty awesome projects with products from our prizes list, you will not want to miss out on a single day!  So, you've seen the fabulous Stampendous Metal Stencil Duo Sets and our new Fitted Frames Die Sets, what you don't see are the wonderful Tombow products holding it all together!

For today, I've created two cards at one time with a fun Batik look using the Blossom Metal Stencil Due Set.  One card uses the positive of the stencils and the other card uses the spray-inked negative side of the stencils.  Here's the positive:

And a close-up that shows the sparkle:

Here's the negative side that utilizes the ink spray residue on the stencils by flipping the stencil and rubbing the ink onto a blank card front:

And, another close-up:

Here's what I used to create both cards:

Memories Mists™ in Mango Lemonade, Iridescent, Cherry Smoothie, Fruit Punch and Bright Gold
Jet Black Archival Ink™ Pad by Ranger®
African Daisy Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Roselle Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Watermelon 1.5" Sheer Ribbon by May Arts Ribbon®
Fuchsia 1/2" Solid Wrinkled Ribbon by May Arts Ribbon®

Here's what I did to create both cards:

Trim two pieces of white paper to fit as card fronts.
Lay down butterfly stencil while blocking off excess white space and spritz with yellow mist.
Pick up stencil and place on other card front and gently press down on stencil.
Repeat the same process once more with the yellow mist and butterfly stencil and then twice with the pink mist and flower stencil.
Spritz Iridescent mist on both card fronts (I used a heavier application on the "Amazing" card).
Splatter some of the Fruit Punch mist and then some of the Bright Gold mist onto each card front.
Stamp both sentiments onto a piece of white paper.
Tape dies over each sentiment and corresponding cardstock colors and run through a die cutting machine.
Spritz die cut sentiments with mists.
Trim cardstocks to create each in an A2 tent fold card base.
Using a small amount of Mono Adhesive on the back of each card front, attach ribbons.
Using additional Mono Adhesive, attach card fronts to bases and sentiments to their mats.
Using 3D Foam Tabs, attach sentiments to cards.

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Here's a list of my teammates playing along today:

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I'll have another post for your viewing pleasure on Sunday so be sure to come back by.  Until then, have a great weekend!



  1. Batik is fun. I've made quilts in batik but never cards. Quite creative to make a card. It's lovely.

  2. Beautiful Art work - so much to see and fraame!

  3. What a beautiful set of cards. I love the colors.

  4. Bold and beautiful!!! I love the colorful cards!

  5. I love that It's Late, It's Late but we can still celebrate stamp....I have to get that for my collection! The card is very pretty thanks for sharing!

  6. WOW! These are fabulous Lea! The colors are so cheerful and airy while they overlap in stencil patterns. Great job, thank you for sharing today!

  7. WOW!!! You design a Cheerful card with a wonderful saying..Awesome colors...

  8. Gorgeous cards using gorgeous colors. Love these new stencil duos.

  9. Oh my, these two
    cards are so pretty!
    Love the sparkle
    and colors.
    Carla from Utah

  10. Love the riot of colors on the cards.
    very pretty combination of colors.
    thanks for sharing.

  11. Gorgeous and sunny, brightening up my cold and overcast day :) love the shimmer X

  12. Great shimmer! I think I like the card you made from the negative best!

  13. I like how you were able to create two cards.

  14. Beautiful backgrounds! I love the shimmer!

  15. Wow.. This is absolutely beautiful! Wish I could see it in real life, I bet it shimmers just so much more. ♥♥♥

  16. Such yummy, shiny goodness! Love how those colors work together!!

  17. I love the designs on both cards and the colors you used. The Blossom metal duo is a really nice set.

  18. Great job on these cards. Very cool and artsy.

  19. Love the color combination for your cards. The stencil looks great on your card. Thanks for sharing.

  20. Love the cheerfulness of these seeing sunshine after a long winters nap!!

  21. Oh I love your Batik pattern! Love the cheerful colors :)


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