I recently came across a new company (new to me anyway) called Artistic Flair Crafts
who specialise in stencils. I bought a couple to try out, fell in love and bought a few (ahem!) more. I'm really excited to be sharing over the next few days, a selection of the cards I've made using the stencils PLUS a fabulous discount offer, but first, if you've not heard of them before, allow me to introduce....
'Artistic Flair Crafts are a fresh new company that specialise in affordable luxury craft and cake stencils as well as wooden embellishments for all your creative projects. The company began when Rachel was working as a cake decorator. She often thought that she could make an easier and quicker way to decorate her cakes…so she decided to hand draw and cut stencils that she could use over and over again. Soon Rachel began to expand her range to include stencils for her other creative hobbies, like scrapbooking and card making…then Artistic Flair Crafts was born. All designs are still hand drawn and now intricately laser cut, always ensuring that they make high quality products with low price tags.'
I started by taping down the stencil over a 6" × 6" piece of white card with low-tack masking tape and used daubers to apply a selection of lush green Distress Ink colours. I then dabbed some FlitterGlu about and added some Lime Green Deco Foil highlights. You don't need a fancy laminator to use this foil, FlitterGlu works perfectly!!
This stencil is going to be brilliant for cards throughout the year as you can change the colours to match the season.
This is just another quick sample (which hasn't been made up into a card yet or been given a background colour). This time I used Liquitex Super Heavy Gloss Gel on the stencil and sprinkled flakes of 'glittery stuff' in it before it dried (sorry I can't remember what it's called). You could use glitter or embossing powder, anything you like. Just peel the stencil off and wash it before the gel dries!!! This makes a fabulous iced leaf effect, great for winter or Christmas cards.
I taped the stencil down again first and added colour with a rainbow of Distress Inks using daubers. I then added a shimmer of glitter with a Wink of Stella pen and a few sequins.
I hope you will come back tomorrow as I have so many more samples to share with you. In fact these stencils are keeping me awake at night as my head buzzes with ideas on how to use them.
Before I go, here's an amazing offer for you.
JANEYSCARDS (UK Crafters)
JANEYSCARDSUSA (USA Crafters)
JANEYSCARDSEUR (European Crafters)
See you tomorrow.