Saturday, June 14, 2014

Guest Designer Stencil Card

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog. I am starting off my weekend with my 2nd post as the month long Guest Designer for the Crazy 4 Challenges!

Peggy is our hostess and here is her challenge to us: "Seems that using stencils has taken off in the papercraft world. You do not have to run out and buy a stencil for this challenge. You can use die cuts, punches or stickers to make a stencil. Let’s see some stenciling creativity"!
I have several unused stencils so I decided to use one of those instead of creating one from a die cut. The one I chose to use is the MFT "sun-ray" stencil.
I had this idea brewing in my head for making a graduation card with it. Needed a grad card for my friend's son. The school colors are red and white.
I sponged some Ranger distress wild honey and squeezed lemonade inks on the stencil sun rays. 
I used a Spellbinders circle die and stamped my sentiment in real red ink. The sentiment is a single stamp from the Stampin-Up Wordplay set - "dream". 
My grad cap (H166) is from Great Impressions Stamps. To complete my card I added a few die cut stars using the Verve "starry die".
That's my card for this week's challenge. Drop over to the Crazy For Challenges Blog to see what the rest of the talented design team has created.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: WordPlay (Stampin' Up), Graduation Hats-H166 (Great Impressions)
Ink: Real Red, Wild Honey, Squeezed Lemonade
Paper: WW, real red
Accessories: MFT sun-ray stencil die, Spellbinders circle dies, Verve starry die

I am also entering:
1.  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge is "stencil it"
2.  Word Art Wednesday has an anything goes challenge.


  1. what a fabulous sentiment....fabulously 'framed' by the rays of the sun.....fabbo

  2. Ooooh - now this is a stencil that actually appeals to me. Wonderful card, with a wonderful sentiment.

  3. What a fun design for a graduation card! Very cute! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog for our Stencil It! Challenge!

  4. Hi, Mary! What a fabulous card, and I am delighted that you have taken the time to stop by and share your art with us. I feel SO lucky to have such lovely people like you participate in our challenges and share their God-given talents with us. I hope you are having a blessed week, and I invite you back SOON! God bless your week.
    Word Art Wednesday

  5. I love the sun rays with the sentiment! A nice subtle reminder to always keep your head up! Wonderful card!

    Hope you are doing well!!



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