Memory Box Garden Flora Stencil and Flower Dies…

by Pam Sparks

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The NEW Garden Flora Stencil from Memory Box…

On this card, I laid the stencil on top of a piece of white cardstock and taped it down with removable tape.

Using the Colorbox pigment Queue called Surfs Up, I applied the ink, all the colors, randomly, all over.

I removed the stencil and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

Using the rubber stamp Mail Definitions,  Ranger Archival Black ink and a Stamp a ma jig, I stamped   the panel, starting at the top and moving down, inking and stamping three times.

Heat up your craft iron. Lay the heat embossed and stamped panel face down onto scrap paper, I use a piece of newsprint folded in half, and iron off the embossing.  Be sure to protect your work surface from the heat.

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I used some Antique Linen Distress ink and the ink blending tool to add some color to the white areas.  The areas that were heat embossed, still pretty much resist the ink.

Mat the panel with black card-stock and the Perfect Layers Tools, add your die cuts, washi tape and mount to a Parchment notecard.  I used the Kylie Stem and hello script dies.

I’m linking up my hello card  to the CASology Challenge – Contrast

This next card I used the same Garden Flora Stencil and Mail Definitions stamp but the text is in the background instead of on the flowers and stems.

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I taped the stencil to the white piece of card-stock.

Inked it all with Tumbled Glass Distress ink and the ink blending tool.

Stamped it three times with Ranger Archival Black ink and the Stamp a ma jig.

Then removed the stencil.

I spritzed the panel with Glimmer Mist Dazzling Diamonds Spray.  I wish it showed up in the photos but it’s really pretty, shimmery IRL!

I die cut the NEW Zinnia Bouquet and Zinnia Bouquet Background dies from white cardstock.  I inked the three background pieces with Tumbled Glass Distress ink and the ink blending tool.

Glue the background pieces to the Outline piece.

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Adhere the flower to the card with mounting squares.

Tie on Hemp cord.

Add the sentiment ‘FLOWERS’ from the April Showers Bring May Flowers stamp by mounting it to a piece of the Contempo Circle Border die.

Mat the panel with Black card-stock,  the Perfect Layers Tools and adhere it to a Kraft notecard.

There are so many techniques to try with the NEW Stencils and dies!  Can’t wait to see what you all come up with too!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy stenciling!   I’m linking up to the Online Card Classes Stenciled that just started today.

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Supplies I used for my cards…

29 Comments to “Memory Box Garden Flora Stencil and Flower Dies…”

  1. These are both fabulous! Wonderful colors and patterns!

  2. Oh Pam….I’m running out of words to say. The cards you make using MB dies are just gorgeous!
    Love ‘em all!

  3. Wow! Great cards, great techniques! Love the way you created that first card. I had to re-read your description a couple of times to make sure this OLD brain understood, and now, I can’t wait to try this! Guess I need a stencil….lol! Thanks for sharing – you always inspire me!

  4. Very, very and very striking colors!! The flower dies are awesome. The stenciling is sooooo gorgeous. I am going to try my first ever stenciling this weekend. You really have a mad talent! Thanks for sharing with us!

  5. Beautiful cards. Really so excited about trying some stencils. I love everything Im seeing.

  6. Wow, your cards are so beautiful! Thank you for sharing!!

  7. These are stunning! I have never gotten excited over stencils until these cards. Some of them were really beautiful, but just didn’t inspire me at all. You come up with the most amazing things! Your imagination & creative genes must never stop!

  8. Delighted to see this stencil in use – it’s one that I’ve had my eye on! Love these especially because of the text you added to your design!

  9. Dang it Pam…. You make me want too much. LOL Love all the new things you have been posting. XOXO
    Sorry for not leaving replies more often but I do look at all of them.

  10. Both of these versions are gorgeous!

  11. I’ve been looking at some of these stencils – wow what a beautiful job you have done with them. You are going to get me in so….much trouble $$$$,

  12. These are beautiful cards, and some awesome techniques that are new to me! Loving these new stencils too. Got some on order. TFS & have a great weekend.

  13. Oh these are quite stunning! Love them Pam!

  14. Two beautiful cards Pam. Love the way you’ve stenciled and then stamped on top. Both version are so different and fabulous! Thanks for recommending the course to me … I’m having fun! :) Loll xx

  15. WOW Pam! These are so neat! I love the idea of using the newspaper print! How clever you are! Nancee :)

  16. Ok, that’s it… no more caviar for the cats. Stop it, Pam, I mean it! I will have to declare bankruptcy!

  17. Extremely interesting technique with stencils. I haven’t used stencils for years but you have inspired me to try them again. Thanks! Your cards are real beauties.

  18. Wow, Gorgeous backgrounds to compliment the Beautiful dies, thanks for sharing the details on how you achieved that!

  19. So glad you explained this…I was trying to figure it out…what a great effect with all the embossing etc. Very COOL!

  20. Beautiful cards Pam.
    I’m not following some of the directions for the first card. Are you saying that after applying the surfs up colors you then add versa mark ink (with stencil still on) to make embossing powder stick then heat and then stamp the areas that are left white? What is the purpose of ironing the embossing off? Thanks

    • Hi Debbie! The Surf’s up Queue inks are pigment ink so they stay wet to hold the embossing powder… so no Versamark ink is needed.
      Ironing off the embossing powder gives it a mat finish instead of shiney. It’s a neat look and the camera doesn’t capture it good. boo.
      Years ago we did this a lot. There were several years in the early 2,000′s that were really technique driven for stamping. I can’t remember who started this one, if it was Judikins, US Artquest or Suze Weinberg.

      We did it with stamps too! Wish I’d thought to go through old cards to find some to post!

      Maybe it would be something I should make a video on!
      thanks for commenting!
      Pam

  21. Pam my goodness you are one talented lady. I am just in awe of you. Hugz, joann

  22. Just wanted to say the same: nice to see you in class too! :-)))
    Wonderful card, as ever Pam, and fabulous examples on how to use (Memory Box) dies.

  23. PS: I love to see again and again all your videos…

  24. The newspaper print is a great idea! Your cards are just lovely. Thanks for sharing Pam. =^_^=

  25. Wow! Both cards are just so full of technique! Love the colour combination you used! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

  26. Great techniques and cards.

  27. This got by me – I don’t know how but it did! It’s not my favorite but it is light years away from what I can do!!!
    Sandy xx

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