Friday, March 5, 2010

Stenciled Wonderful Friend

Today I noticed on (Stampin' Up!'s CEO, Shelli Gardner's personal blog) that the challenge for March is to use a stencil for a project. Love that idea! I bought a pack of the Folk Flowers Decor Stencils from the Occasions Mini Catalog a while back and have only used them once or twice. In fact, I hadn't used this pattern at all yet. So I was excited to get it out and play! This time I sponged Whisper White ink onto only certain parts of the design to get this look.

I added a few extra touches with the Scallop Trim edge at the top and some piercing and dotted grosgrain at the bottom. I really wanted a Melon Mambo brad for the center of the top flower, but since there aren't any I decided to just punch out the center of the flower with my 1/8" hold punch so the paper shows through.

The one part I'm not sure about is the dots on the "friend" piece. I think that might be a little over the top for my simple design. What do you think? I may just make another one just like it but leave the dots off and glue it right on top. I'll wait to hear from all of you though!

Stampin' Tips:
  • Only want to use part of a design in a stencil? Block off the other areas with strategically placed sticky notes. Have a smaller area to block off? Either tear the sticky note, or try using one of those sticky note flags that are really small.
  • Have old In Colors and not sure what to do with them? Why not try combining them with a current In Color for a fabulously unique color combo! (Shown here are Marigold Morning and Melon Mambo)
  • Don't have a brad in the color you need? Try punching a hole instead and allowing the paper to show through from behind!
  • Want to see more Decor Stencils? Click HERE to see SU's entire collection!
I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by today. Feel free to go play along with Shelli's challenge- I'm sure she'd love to have you!

PS- If you are ever in need of Stampin' Up! products I'd be glad to place an order to be shipped directly to your door. Feel free to contact me at stamp_for_smiles(at) embarqmail(dot)com

SUO Supplies
Stamps: Wonderful Favorites
Colors: Melon Mambo, Marigold Morning (retired In Color), Whisper White, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Folk Flowers Decor Stencil, Paper Piercing tools, Small oval punch, Melon Mambo dotted grosgrain, Scallop Trim border punch, 1/8" hole punch, sponge


  1. wow, I really like how this turned out. That piercing is just the perfect added touch too.

  2. This is totally fabulous! LOL, I'll probably be odd man out, but I really like the dots around the sentiment! :)

  3. This is so cute! Great job, as always!

  4. How would it work if I started ordering stuff from you. My Stampin up supplier here stopped selling.

    So, I could order from you and you could ship it here???

  5. so wonderful! love the spring colors and that angle is so eye catching!


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