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Sue Duffy
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Showing posts with label Stenciling. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Stenciling. Show all posts

June 2, 2019

Freshly Made Sketches #390 with STAMPIN' UP!'s (NEW) SAILING HOME BUNDLE

Hi, Stampers!
     This is my entry for this week's Freshly Made Sketches Challenge, FMS390:
If you get email notice of my posts, the details are on my blog - just click "Read in browser," in your email.  Click either of the images above to head on over to Freshly Made Sketches to see all of the wonderful samples submitted for this challenge.

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

May 22, 2019


Ahoy, Stampers!
     Some time ago, I saw an image similar to this on Sarah G.'s blog at Funky Fossil Design's (UK).  I thought the design was so unique I just had to try something similar with SU! stamps.  FFD, a UK shop, designs and sells mostly stencils.
     I used stamps from three separate SU! sets, one of which is retired:  Wherever You Go (retired), High Tide and Sailing Home, in the new Annual Catalog.  The sailboat and birds in the water drop on both cards, if you want to call it that, is from Sailing Home, the compass, GO sentiment and single bird on the blue card are from Wherever You Go.  On the aqua card, the sentiment is from Sailing Home and the birds at the bottom are from High Tide.
     I used Distress Inks with two stencils: Lightbulb Aperture over Messy Rainbows.
     For a Stitched Rectangles Dies Tip, stamp sets and other SU! supplies, click "Read in browser."

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

May 17, 2019


Hi, Stampers!
     More from my May DSP-focused Stamp Camp.  We turned our Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty DSP into a stencil!  The key to not tearing this delicate open-work design is to pounce the color on with your sponge, don't swirl or go back and forth, like we usually do.  There are two advantages to this technique of sponging:  this background looks like it was spritzed and the other, I'll show you later, so be sure to "Read more..."

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~  


Pineapple Punch CS – 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, scored at 4-1/4; 2 pieces Whisper White CS - 4 x 5-1/4 OR die cut one piece for the front with largest of Stitched Rectangles Dies; Bermuda Bay (or any color) scrap + a scrap of Basic Black to die cut “Happy”; roughly 6x6 piece of Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty DSP

  • Using Washi tape or other removable tape, tape a WW layer to scrap sheet of paper or a Silicone Mat and lay 6x6 piece of Delightfully Detailed DSP (from an all-over pattern sheet) over the top of the WW piece and add a couple of pieces of tape to that, as well.
  • Ink a sponge with Melon Mambo, for example, and pounce sponge onto DSP/WW layers in a few random locations; then move on to remainder of colors you choose or, if desired, use just one color. We used Melon Mambo, Pineapple Punch, Lemon Lime Twist (or Granny Apple Green), Bermuda Bay and Highland Heather.
  • Remove "stencil," but don't discard.  Sponge edges of WW if desired and adhere to Pineapple Punch card base.
  • Die cut a Happy sentiment from Bermuda Bay CS and a second from Black CS and layer together, offsetting Black a little, and adhere to card front with bottom of word approx. 1” from bottom of base and to the right of center.  Use glue dots or liquid glue - sparingly.
  • Add desired additional word stamped directly or on a strip of WW or small label to complete card front, add a decorated WW piece to inside of card and that’s it!
Read on for the bonus!

March 19, 2019


Hi, Stampers!
    I have a new stencil (from Funky Fossils) and although that is not the name of the design, to me it screamed skyscrapers, urban, big city, etc.  I knew exactly how I wanted to use it and the The Paper Players Challenge 433 - One Layer Wonder - fit the bill, as well.
     I sponged the stencil on Whisper White CS with Pacific Point and also thinly around the edges.  The "congrats" is die-cut from the Sale-a-Bration Grapefruit Grove Foil with the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits and the sentiment is from the Stampin' Up! set, Lift Me Up.  The card base is Grapefruit Grove CS. Products on my blog or below.

ANY of the cards you see on my Blog can be purchased!  Far less $ than in a store.  If anyone is interested, post a comment and I will set a general price.

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

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