Today's Quickie Video tip comes from a great little tip on page 44 of Stampin Up's Holiday Catalog: Create a stencil using the frameits!! WHAT!?!?!? How amazing is that? Why didn't I think of it before now!?!? Well check out how easy it is to create this beautiful card in my Friday Quickie Series Video:
Here are some stencils from the Leaflets framelits. I cut them from Vellum Cardstock--that way you can see through them to see where you are placing each stencil in relation to the rest of your card.
Notice, too that I used all 3 of my Friday Quickie technique Videos!! Haven't seen them yet? Check out the Marker Spritzing video and the making frames around your stamped images video Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube Channel so you won't miss any of these awesome Videos!!
I used a Gold Sharpie marker for the border on this card! GOLD is aweosme!!! You can get Silver Sharpies, too!! One more thing you can see in this picture is the Faux Suede technique (where you rip the cardstock apart and the middle is like suede--you just run your bone folder over your cardstock , back and fourth, over and over unil it separates. It adds a cool texture to your cards!
Here are some more projects I made with this technique:
This is the first one I did--Let's be honest it is not that great (especially when you compare it to the next several cards!! But a starting point is always good--you can always improve and get better--you just gotta start somewhere!
Here was the next one--a little more excitement here--more stencils used and I tried the leaf from Vintage Leaves (another great set that coordinates with these framelits!!)
Then I made this card--and I was super excited about how great it turned out!! This was one of our Club projects this month and I just love how beautiful those colors work together. I also think that while this is a Sympathy card, most any occasion would be great on this card.
Today, I came into my office determined to make some more cards with this technique and I was thrilled with these cards!! This one uses that Gold Sharpie and the color combo from yesterday's post! LOVE IT!!!! The greeting is from the set, Watercolor WIshes (it is the awesome card kit) and after I smodged it wth my inky fingers (see just above and to the left of the Y) I figured if I spritzed it with my marker, I would have camoflauged it!! PERFECT!!!!
Next came the one from the video, then this one--I knew greens would look awesome!! Old Olive, Pear Pizazz, and Garden Green with black! LOVE IT! Greeting is from August's Paper Pumpkin Kit.
Spritzing Looks Fantastic--and adds a great touch! I figured I'd add a little embellishment, too and the Vanilla thick baker's twine is PERFECT!
I then decided to change up my video design slightly--and loved how this one turned out with the black inked leaf (in place of the embossing) and I went a bit stonger with the sponging! Added a bit more of embellishing and loved how that looked, too! Greeting is from Tin of Cards.
And Finally, I thought, sheesh--i've got tons of framelits (and punches, too) I should see what else I can come up with...this is the answer to that!
I also decided I better quit so I can get the video shot and info posted to my blog before it is Saturday! I hope you like the projects and the tips I've shared! Please drop me a line on my blog and let me know your thoughts! I always appreciate orders and if you loved these cards and need some supplies, please click on the products below to shop my store! Make sure to use the hostess code, RPGXRD4N for rewards!! I've got an awesome tutorial for you and I love sending Thank You Cards!! I'll bet you get one of these! :) And don't forget to share this post or the videos with your friends to help me spread the word! Thank you so much for your support!