Friday, August 17, 2018

Stencil Girl & Emerald Creek Craft Supplies Blog Hop

Happy Friday! Today's blog post is exciting as I'm participating in a blog hop with Stencil Girl and Emerald Creek Craft Supplies. Both of these companies have fantastic products and I highly encourage you to go and check them out. If you've come from Emma's blog welcome or if you've just joined me, you'll also want to stop by Stencil Girl's and Emerald Creek Craft Supplies blogs. 


For my project, I combined a variety of stencils from Stencil Girl as well as stamps and embossing powders from Emerald Creek Craft Supplies to create my Happy Birthday Card. So, grab a cup of your favourite beverage and learn how I created my card. You'll also want to read all the way down to the bottom of my post as there is a giveaway as well as the next blog to visit. 


To start, cut a piece of cardstock that measures 4" x 5 1/4". Cut a piece of ephemera to the same 4" x 5 1/4" as the cardstock piece. Adhere the ephemera piece to the cardstock piece.


Paint a layer of Paper Artsy Midnight paint over top of the ephemera cardstock piece. With the midnight colour down, paint a layer of Paper Artsy French Roast Paint over top of the Midnight Layer. The last layer of paint to add is the Paper Artsy Claret Paint overtop of the French Roast layer. 


Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Kimilese stamp and stamp at the bottom of the now painted cardstock piece. Reapply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Kimilese stamp and stamp at the top of the now painted cardstock piece. Dry the ink.


Place the Paint Splatters stencil overtop of the piece of cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Ground Espresso Distress Ink through the stencil. Dry the ink. Move the stencil slighty to the right and then use a blending tool with foam to blend Potting Soil Archival Ink through the stencil. Dry the ink.


Place the Coffee Cup Rings stencil overtop of the cardstock piece. Use the Emboss It dabber and dab through the Coffee Rings. Take the stencil off. Sprinkle Salted Wine Embossing Powder overtop of the coffee rings. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.


Take the Emboss It Dabber and rub it along all four edges of the cardstock. Sprinkle Seth Apter's Baked Texture Embossing Powder in Ancient Amber around the edges. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.


Place the Text & Texture - Explore Stencil overtop of the cardstock piece. Use the Emboss It dabber and dab through the explore stencil as desired. Take the stencil off. Sprinkle Midnight Black Embossing Powder overtop of the images left from the stencil. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.


From the left over ephemera, tear a piece that measures approximately 1 1/4" x 3 1/8". Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Happy Birthday stamp. Stamp the Happy Birthday sentiment in the middle of the ephemera piece. Place the splatter stencil overtop of the ephemera piece and use a blending tool with foam to blend Potting Soil Archival Ink through the stencil. Ink the edges of the ephemera piece using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Wrap twine at the bottom of the cardstock piece six times. Adhere the Happy Birthday ephemera piece 1/2" from the bottom and right to the edge of the right hand side of the cardstock piece. Rub the Emboss It Dabber along the edge of the ephemera piece. Sprinkle Seth Apter's Baked Texture Ancient Amber Embossing Powder along the edge. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.


Cut a piece of black cardstock that measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".  Adhere the cardfront to the black piece of cardstock. Cut a piece of white cardstock that measures 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4". Adhere the black piece of cardstock to the cardbase.


Here are a few closeups of my Happy Birthday Card.




And here's my finished card.


Stencil Girl Products Used:


Emerald Creek Craft Supplies Products Used:

- Seth Apter's Baked Texture Embossing Powder: Ancient Amber

Other Supplies Used:

- Paper Artsy: Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic Paint - Midnight, French Roast and Claret
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Ground Espresso Distress Ink and Blending Tool with Foam
- Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink, Potting Soil Archival Ink and Emboss It Dabber
- Misc: White Cardstock, Ephemera and Black Cardstock

And we can't forget about the giveaway! Here are all of the details:

GIVEAWAY
One lucky winner will receive $50 in Gift Certificates to Emerald Creek
and 
StencilGirl® Products!
Enter to win by leaving a comment below.
Then be sure to visit the other blogs in the hop and comment to win.
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
One winner will be chosen at random from all blog comments!
(One comment per blog please.)


You have until Tuesday, August 21st at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.
Winner will be announced on
StencilGirl® Product's Facebook page and Emerald Creek’s Facebook page on Wednesday, August 22.

You'll want to head over to Vicki's blog next. Thank you for stopping by and I hope that I've inspired you to recreate my Happy Birthday Card.

Here is a list of today's blog hop participants: 

Katelyn Grosart (You are Here)

Day 1 Blog Hop:


Day 2 Blog Hop: 


 - Katelyn













49 comments:

  1. Cool card :) I love the dark on dark effect you got combining the different paints, inks and powders! Thanks for sharing your art.

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  2. Very nice card.The circles and the frame looks beautiful on the dark background.

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  3. Fantastic piece.
    Love the coffee rings on the paper
    and the splashes of coffee on the
    birthday sentiment piece. thanks
    for the detailed instructions.
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  4. Sophisticated and elegant card. Thanks, Katelyn!

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  5. Great tutorial, love your card! Those coffee stains on top of the dark looks fabulous πŸ–€πŸ–€

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  6. Lots of layers with an amazing result! The coffee rings are awesome!

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  7. Such fun layers, textures and colors!!

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  8. This is really different and I really like it! The dark background really brings out little areas of shine and sparkle that look amazing!

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  9. Wow, so many layers of color and texture. Baked Textures have a masculine edge that makes it perfect for "guy cards" which is a challenge for me, sometimes. Your card definitely has that covered!

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  10. Great birthday card using SG stencils and EC powders. Love how the embossing powders shine.
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  11. Excellent birthday card. The layers are perfect and I love the texture from the Embossing powder. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Beautiful birthdaycard! At first I thought very dark for a birthdaycard but the embossingparts are the candles on the cake LOL. I think correction, I know I will give this a try. Thanks for sharing this wonderful creation.

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  13. Such a very cool card! Was nice hopping with you!

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  14. So different for a birthday card and very cool. Love you combination of stencils and embossing powders. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. The salted wine on the dark background is stunning!

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  16. Awesome card! I love all the layering that you've done to create such an incredible background. The salted wine rings look amazing above it! This is a card that would be awesome to send to anyone! thanks for sharing!

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  17. This showed us a lot of layering techniques. Layered goodness that is. Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration. kcgoulet@gmail.com

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  18. Wow!!! Awesome project!!! Amazing technique!!!

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  19. A lovely card with some wonderful embossing . Tfs x

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  20. Wow, looks great! Now I’m inspired to get back to card making againπŸ˜€

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  21. I love the look of this card! And the instructions were great and so clear that I as a beginner cardmaker could actually do this..lol.

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  22. This is absolutely awesome! Pinned it for inspiration :)

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  23. Great card and very inspiring ! Got ideas for a card I have to do, thanks !

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  24. Fun and grungy card, Katelyn! TFS Maura

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  25. I love the subtle boldness in this project. No detail is lost and you made a powerful background. Well done and thank you so much for blogging with us!

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  26. So cool and I love the salted wine!!

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  27. Would love to receive such a beautiful card

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  28. Love the dark on dark effect!

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  29. I love the variety of colours of inks and embossing powders you used...great result!

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  30. Great card. I love the dark tone on tone

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  31. I just learned a lot... What a transformation! Thank you for the tutorial and the inspiration.

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  32. The salted wine effect on the coffee ring stencil looks incredible! Very striking on this dark card.

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  33. Really love the black on black!

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  34. Really like your selection of colors, bold and they are so smooth, this turned out great!

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  35. Great monochromatic technique! Thanks for sharing! beenebag (at) Yahoo (dot) com

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  36. All the dark colors on the dark background with a gilded edge are so very classy!!

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  37. The stencils and embossing combined are magical, love the effect you created on this project.

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  38. Very nice. The black with the pop of nearly white. Makes a nice statement.

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  39. I am always looking for new ideas for masculine cards. Love this one in it's simplicity.

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  40. Love this card! the Ancient Amber around the edge is my fave!

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  41. Wow, you sure know how to work the layers! Thanks for sharing. πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ

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  42. It looks very witchy, and I love it! Like, it may have cash in it, or you may be cursed for the rest of your life.

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  43. Perfect! Just amazing. The texture is gorgeous!

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  44. Loving this. It is such rich and strong in color. And those textures!!

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