27 November 2015

Something Stencilled with Bubbly Funk

This week over on Daring cardmakers we have an awesome prize challenge!!

"This week we have a pre-Christmas treat for one of you - a beautiful crafty gift you could win, thanks to our lovely sponsor,
 Bubbly Funk
Recently celebrating 10 whole years selling crafty stash on-line, Bubbly Funk has had a slight change of direction and is now specialising in selling stencils and the paraphernalia that goes alongside.  You'll find a huge range of stencils and masks in many different sizes, plus the inks, paints, sprays, mixed media goodies and the tools you need too. 
Caroline, of Bubbly Funk has put together a special prize pack which includes
3 stencils to play with, plus chipboard mini albums and keychains,
 crystal flowers, ink and ribbon

Wouldn't it be good to find that little lot arriving at your door?  All you have to do to be in with a chance of it being yours is to join in with this week's challenge over on:

 - leave a link to your card and at the end of the week we'll use a Random Picker to select our winner.  We can't make it easier than that, can we?

The Challenge:
Something Stencilled
Just use a stencil in some way on your card. It's not a problem if you don't have any ready made stencils - you could use a die cut, or the die itself, a doily, or anything else that you can paint, ink or trace through.

 This week the DT were each sent a stencil of their choice from Bubbly Funk 

to use on our cards, so look closely to see all the designs we went for and check our blogs for more info about the ones we used

We're really looking forward to seeing what you make. 

Have fun, and Good Luck for the draw
OK back over to me! I went for a Christmas themed stencil from The Crafters Workshop called ''Twas the Night' you can get here, http://www.bubblyfunk.co.uk/crafters-workshop-6x6-twas-the-night-p-8465.html
The stencil is available in 12x12 too which would be great I think for anyone doing December Daily in an arty style!
I'm a total stencil newbie so if you are too then take heart in that I found this stencil genuinely very easy to use and I didn't attempt anything really arty. I had a little think about what I wanted to use and I decided on using ink and then going through my inks I went to my Versamark inkpad and then got to thinking of making some heat embossed images which when using glitter and/or metallic embossing powders I think are perfect for Christmas! All I did was to hold the stencil over the top of, in this case a tag I wanted to make the impression on and then dabbed the Versamark straight from the inkpad, (I used one of the mini cubes for precision) over the stencil. Then I sprinkled on the embossing powder, tapped off the excess and heated with my heat gun and job done! I think for me it actually looked neater than some of my stamped embossing I've done. I think I tend to be good at pressing too hard with stamps and that can sometimes feather of squish the ink more which when it's fine writing like this can look too splodgey so using the stencil worked better for me to make a finer impression for heart embossing.

I also made a little tag heat embossing with some glitter embossing powder and using the tree design. It's not here but I also experimented with stencilling and heat embossing on glassine bags, I got a bit obsessed with seeing what else I could stencil!
Don't forget to have a go at this weeks' challenge and be in with a chance of winning the goodies, http://www.daringcardmakers.blogspot.com

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