Wednesday, September 26, 2018

No Stamps Festive Card | Challenge Time at Create a Smile

How to make a festive card rapidly without using a single stamps? Make a splendid card in no time with three no sweat techniques.
No Stamps Festive Card with Create A Smile Blossom Stencil
Hello Everyone!
Today a new challenge starts at Create a Smile and we are challenging you to make a greeting card saying Hello.
No Stamps Festive Card with Create A Smile Blossom Stencil
There are three basic techniques that are simple enough for any card making experience level, namely, ink blending, stencilling, and multi-layered heat embossing.

If you blend inks through a stencil, creating a perfect ombre effect becomes a child play.

To make this card you will need:
  • a doily stencil. For my card I used Create A Smile Blossom Stencil (SSS | CRT)
  • several shades of inks to make an ombre effect. You can see all the inks I mixed in order of blending in the Supplies Used List below. 
  • a special effect paste to add dimension and interest. Over the ink blended doily I applied Tonic Studios Glimmer Paste. The shade I worked with has an amazing capability to adjust its glimmer colour to the colour underneath. 
  • a simple bold word die. I picked Cool Cuts Hello Twice by Create A Smile to fit our current challenge.
  • and one or two embossing powders to decorate the die cut word. To achieve super glossy look I heat embossed the die cut twice with a black powder and also melted in Seasonings Enamel (SSS | AMZUS) for a luxury appearance. HERE I blogged in details about this technique. 
No Stamps Festive Card with Create A Smile Blossom Stencil
Are you feeling inspired to make a No-Stamp card combining these simple techniques for a beautiful result?

HERE you can link up your creations to the current Create A Smile Challenge.
No Stamps Festive Card with Create A Smile Blossom Stencil

Supplies Used

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Create A Smile BLOSSOM Stencil scs30
[ SSS | CRT ]
Create A Smile HELLO TWICE Cool Cuts...
[ SSS | CRT ]
Vintage Cream Cardstock
[ PPR ]
Simon Says Stamp WHITE CARDSTOCK 120...
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#...
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SQUEEZED...
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Refill Distress Ink...
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad MUSTARD...
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Refill Distress Ink MUSTARD...
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad CARVED...
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Refill Distress Ink CARVED...
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad FIRED...
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Refill Distress Ink FIRED...
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad AGED...
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Refill Distress Ink AGED...
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BLACK SOOT...
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Refill Distress Ink BLACK...
[ SSS ]
Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS...
[ SSS ]
Ranger MINI ROUND FOAM REFILLS IBT40972
[ SSS ]
Tonic MOONSTONE Nuvo Glimmer Paste 953N
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Ranger Clear DISTRESS...
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz DISTRESS EMBOSSING INK...
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz DISTRESS EMBOSSING INK PAD...
[ SSS ]
Ranger Embossing Powder SUPER FINE...
[ SSS ]
Stampendous CHUNKY METALLIC...
[ SSS | AMZUS ]
Ranger EUROPEAN VOLTAGE HEAT IT CRAFT...
[ SSS ]
Ranger US HEAT IT CRAFT TOOL United...
[ SSS ]
Ranger UNITED KINGDOM VOLTAGE HEAT IT...
[ SSS ]
Sizzix BIG SHOT MACHINE Gray And...
[ SSS | AMZUK ]
Sizzix Big Shot Kick STANDARD CUTTING...
[ SSS ]
Sizzix GOLD GLITTER Standard Cutting...
[ SSS ]
325 Glue Dots MICRO Clear Adhesive 34700
[ SSS | AMZUS ]
9 x 12 WHITE FUN FOAM 12 Pack 118711
[ SSS ]
Ranger 4 ounce MULTI MEDIUM MATTE...
[ SSS ]
Tonic METAL PALETTE KNIFE 117E
[ SSS ]
Neewer Portable 5 in 1...
[ AMZUS | AMZUK ]

I am also sharing this card to the following challenges:
Words 2 Craft By #57 - When It Gets Crisp in the Fall
That's Crafty! - Forever Autumn Challenge
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Fall Is in the Air
Simon Says - Anything Goes
ModSquadChallenge - Fall Is in the Air
Creative Moments #153 - Autumn Colors
Crafty Gals Corner #175 - Anything Fall Goes
ATSM #311 - Anything Goes

May you have any questions, ask me in comments below. I will be glad to answer.

Thank you for stopping by! I hope to see your cards in our gallery soon. Have a great day!
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12 comments:

  1. I absolutely love this card. That stencil is AMAZING!

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  2. Well hello beautiful! Great stencil and you've used the perfect colors for this time of year. Love the added glam factor on the sentiment too.

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  3. Hi Ksenija
    Your card is beautiful, simple but stunning and bold.
    Thank you for joining us at That's Crafty! for our monthly blog challenge.
    Helen x

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  4. WOW this is gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Fall is in the Air’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    Darlene
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

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  5. Lovey use of stencils - this is really effective. Thank you for joining us at the Creative Moments Challenge. Leona xx

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  6. Beautiful stenciled card, love those colors....thank you for joining our challenge at The Sisterhood!
    Diane TSH DT {Nellies Nest}

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  7. What a beautiful card! I just love your use of that stencil and glimmer paste... sooooo pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at Words 2 Craft By. :)

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  8. gorgeous stenciling and love the glitters over it.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Addicted to Stamps & More. Hope to see you again
    Shylaa DT@ATSM
    Adhiraacreations

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  9. Love the glittery goodness of this card. The dimension from the texture paste is perfect and the black sentiment really pops.

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Anything Fall Goes challenge.

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  10. I already saw this card on Instagram ... but seing there once again makes me want to try this technique right NOW !! :)

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    1. Thank you, Laetitia. Try! You will enjoy it, for sure

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  11. Very nice!
    Thank you for joining us at Creative Moments challenge!
    Hope to see you again!

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