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Mica Stains and Stencils

Hello again!! It’s time for a brand new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  This week the challenge is

Stencil It

We are showcasing Tim Holtz Products this week.  If you have any of these products, we’d love to see them used, but it’s certainly not a requirement to join the challenge. 

As always, the generous folks at Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $25 voucher to one randomly selected winner to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store.  You can enter 5 times which means you can make 5 different projects following this week’s prompt and have 5 chances to win a shopping spree!! Sounds like a win/win to me!! I’ve linked all of the supplies that I used at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

I had a field day with mica stains this week. I’ve never used them before and was excited to try them out so I made several backgrounds. I used the same color on them because I wanted to be able to compare them. Can you believe that the top 3 and bottom right are all the exact same stains used, just different mediums?? I just can’t get over how different they look!! I used a Tim Holtz stencil called Flutter, Floral and Trellis for the top 3 and bottom right. The top left was done on Tim Holtz Watercolor card stock and the others I used Black Card Stock.

The bottom three I used another Tim Holtz stencil called Starry and Light Gray Distress Holiday Woodgrain Card Stock (black card stock on that third one).

These are the two backgrounds I decided to use for this challenge. The stains I used are Fortune Teller from one of the Halloween sets and Shiny Bauble from one of the Holiday sets.

I LOVE how this background turned out!! I used Translucent Crackle Paste and I love all of the colors that pop out of this and the pearlescent. I trimmed it down using one of my A2 Layers die. My sentiment is from Avery Elle and it’s called With Sympathy. I used Matte Silver Card Stock for the top layer of my sentiment and I cut it out two more times using the same card stock as my background. The believe the card stock is called Fired Brick and I had it in my stash.

The combination of the crackle paste and the pearlescent stain is just beautiful, in my opinion.

I popped my front panel up with some Craft Foam and tied some Burlap Twine around it a few times. I trimmed my background panel down just a bit so that I would have a white border around the entire card.

To finish off this card, I added a few Exotic Onyx Pearls from Studio Katia.

This card was done very similar to the above card. The only difference is I used Translucent Embossing Paste (no crackle this time) and my sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp, also called With Sympathy. My sub-sentiment is from the Tiny Words Stamp Set.

So now it’s YOUR turn. Happy Crafting!!    

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