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Cardmaking Techniques: Stamping, Stenciling & Mixed Media

Cardmaking Techniques: Stamping, Stenciling & Mixed Media

Hello, Sizzix friends!  Vivian here to share with you a few card projects - the first provides a satisfying way to use up your mixed media paper scraps, and the last gives some bold graphic results that are super fast to create.  You will see how a little play with the same dies can create wildly different results!

Cardmaking Techniques: Stamping, Stenciling & Mixed Media

So here are a bunch of paper scraps that I love.  Despite the need to clear my craft table, I can't bear to throw many of these juicy little bits away.  They get thrown into a little bin at the corner of my table and patiently wait to be used.

Cardmaking Techniques: Stamping, Stenciling & Mixed Media

I decided to make several die-cuts using the new Perfect Labels Thinlits set, and layer the pieces for a very bohemian, happy final result.  Check out all the dies you get in this one set - I included a pencil in the photos so you can get a sense of scale.  These dies are fantastically scaled for cards, and several of them are nested, so depending on your mood, you can create simple framing elements or dramatically multi-layered ones.

Cardmaking Techniques: Stamping, Stenciling & Mixed Media

This project shows yet another example of how useful the Magnetic Platform is - my scrap is pretty small.  I position the die on top using the Sizzix Sandwich above, and thanks to the Magnetic Platform, everything stays in place.

Cardmaking Techniques: Stamping, Stenciling & Mixed Media

Layering a few random die-cuts, placing a white one in between two more vibrantly colored ones makes the whole arrangement pop.  The sentiment was stamped using the Hello Darling stamp set.  This stamp set comes with pretty floral designs and useful sentiments -perfect to use on cards for folks with whom you'd like to keep in regular contact.  Over the next few weeks, I'll be mailing all the cards I'm sharing today to my aunt and uncle - they're going through some major challenges and I know my cards brighten their sometimes stressful days.

Cardmaking Techniques: Stamping, Stenciling & Mixed Media

Because this card is going to be rather colorful, I decided to go with a white cardstock for floral embellishments, die-cut using another Lori Whitlock Thinlits die set called Mix and Match Flowers.   Lovely intricate blossom shapes in a nice range of sizes in this one!  Did you know that you can use the dies as a stencil, too?  Simply ink through the holes as I did above and your die-cuts take on a whole new dimension.

Cardmaking Techniques: Stamping, Stenciling & Mixed Media

Using seemingly mismatched scraps, you can create a spritely, feminine, result.  The large mat behind all my die-cuts was embossed using the Roses Embossing Folder.

Cardmaking Techniques: Stamping, Stenciling & Mixed Media

For my second share today, I wanted to show you how these dies make awesome stamps, too!

Cardmaking Techniques: Stamping, Stenciling & Mixed Media

I really love the detail in one of the smallest blossom dies in this set and I thought it would make a really graphic stamp.  Instead of cardstock, just send self-adhesive fun foam through your Sizzix Big Shot using the same Sizzix Sandwich as above.

Cardmaking Techniques: Stamping, Stenciling & Mixed Media

Adhere to a stamping block and stamp away.

Cardmaking Techniques: Stamping, Stenciling & Mixed Media

By stamping a second and third time without reinking, you get a result in which shapes seem to move in and out of focus.  These shapes look almost like something I'd see under a microscope!

Cardmaking Techniques: Stamping, Stenciling & Mixed Media

I loved the bold pattern that resulted from making a fun foam stamp out of the die above!

Cardmaking Techniques: Stamping, Stenciling & Mixed Media

Tiny holes in a die-cut translate to larger eye-catching dots in a stamp.  This imprint reminded me of lights on Broadway, so I'm going to send this card to my talented aunt who is an actress.

Cardmaking Techniques: Stamping, Stenciling & Mixed Media

Bold, simple, graphic.

Cardmaking Techniques: Stamping, Stenciling & Mixed Media

Wildly different effects using the same dies.  There is so much that can be done with a single set of Sizzix dies - I hope these inspirations motivate you to try new things with yours!

-Vivian

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