Friday, July 12, 2019

diy stencils with essentials by ellen & glimmer paste

I can't seem to remember to pick up a wave stencil but it's ok because now I've made a DIY wave stencil that is perfect for using with my beloved glimmer paste!
Before we talk stencils, I should mention that we are having a little hop today to share the latest Essentials by Ellen release (peek at the whole awesome release HERE)! If you are hopping with us, you should be arriving from my wonderful friend Mindy Baxter's blog!
Today's DIY stencil really solved two problems...
  1.  I can never remember to order a wave stencil but now I don't need to!
  2.  And this stencil is reusable but I won't feel too bad about staining it with dark ink or not quite getting all the glitter off. If it becomes too much of a mess, I can toss it in the bin and make a new one! 
Here's quick video about creating the stencil and using it to create these inked & glimmer paste backgrounds...




Your next hop stop is the sweet & talented Emily Midgett's blog. And EH is also giving away prizes!!! One random & lucky commenter will win $25 to the EH shop and one will win the whole July Essentials by Ellen release!!! To enter for a chance to win, make sure to leave comments at each stop along the hop! Comment before Thursday, July 18th at 11:59pm PST. Winners will be notified by email.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!
Carly


supplies:
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Essentials by Ellen Leading Gentleman (for "hey girl..." sentiment)
Essentials by Ellen Beach Lady (for "bon voyage" sentiment)
Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass & Cracked Pistachio inks
Avery Elle New Moon ink (my fav Copic-friendly ink)
Copic Markers RV04, RV06, RV09, YG41, B0000, B000, B00, B12, B32, B24, C1, C3 & C4
Moonstone Glimmer Paste
Acetate
Bristol Cardstock
Palette Knife

68 comments:

Kelsey Thomas said...

Adorable cards! :)

Karthikha said...

Fantastic cards! Love them! :)

Good Kardma by Jules said...

Great cards! Thank you for the DIY tip with the stencil. I just love the punny sentiments included in this release. Beautiful coloring!

Brenda McKinley said...

I just love the new sets! Adorable! Thanks for your tips!

Billie Sue Woolley said...

Cute cards and the tip about creating the stencil is so helpful.

Unknown said...

Thanks for the stencil tip - cute card!

Mona said...

Cute cards! I love all the colors!

Cat Craig said...

Great tip on the stencil. Your card is darling.

Maureen Reiss said...

Soooo Fun and cute!!!

Christine_sz said...

Fun cards you created! I love that you make your own stencils! I always forget to buy "staple stencils" too!

Janet D. said...

Cute cards, thanks for the stencil tip!

Cyndi said...

Wonderful, clean cards. I love the colors and your coloring is amazing. This is such a terrific release.

MadeByMeghanK said...

SOOOOO CUTE! I love how you did the water! I love the submarine and the octopus with that sentiment is too cute!

KimC said...

Your cards are so sweet, love the glittery water background. Thanks for the tip.

Joyce said...

Love these fun cards.

Unknown said...

I really like your use of the glimmer paste!

Jenny K. said...

I need that octopus!

Jana said...

I love you card and great techniques Thank you

BetsyTurek said...

Very cute cards. Love the colors! I do not use my glimmer pate enough. And love you diy stencil

Brebda said...

The cutest cards, wow! Thanks for the wonderful tip about creating your own stencils.
Brenda West

Claudette S said...

Very cute. Thanks for the stencil tip.

see mary stamp said...

The glimmer paste works perfectly on these beautiful cards.

SmilynStef said...

lovin' that sparkle ... and the pinks are so vibrant

Edith Demshar said...

Such a great tutorial on the stencils and glimmer paste! Cannot wait to try that technique! Love your cards! Thank you so much for sharing!

Sue D said...

Cute and sparkly. Thanks for the tip on making your own wave stencil.

Denise Kitts-Wadlow said...

Great cards and tutorial about creating the stencil for your waves. TFS

FD91354 said...

What great ideas and creativity! Love the ideas.

Jennifer said...

Super ideas! Love the sparkle

Denise Bryant said...

Love these fun sea creatures and the sub! Such awesome designs! All the creations along the hop are delightful!

Kristen Snoozy said...

Really fun cards, I think the Octopus is my favorite character of the release! You did a great job creating darling cards

Gab said...

These are so cute!

Debbie Rumpza said...

So so cute! I'm loving all the cards on this hop... so much fun and silliness!

Renee M said...

That glimmer paste is really pretty on your fun cards, and thanks for the tip about making your own stencil!

mom2five said...

Love the cards! Great use of texture

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the glitter on the cards.
They are wonderful cards.
thanks for sharing
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Patti H. said...

Super cute cards! Love the homemade stencil idea! Thanks so much for sharing that.

Kim Heggins said...

Too darn cute...love your sweet cards.

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Cool idea to make stencil , I loved the glittery bg too ! Your cards are wonderful !

Susan B. said...

Beautiful card! I love the glimmer paste water. Thanks for sharing your ideas/tips.

Nora Noll said...

Glimmer paste!! Your water totally ROCKS!

Brenda said...

Cute, cute, cute cards! Love the sub card, but that octopus card had me smiling with that cute sentiment and the cute octopus. Hugs, Brenda

Teri S. said...

I got such a chuckle out of the saying on your octopus card. Both of your cards are colourful & such fun & I really like the addition of the glimmer paste in the water. What a great look & a great tip. This is the best release in my mind as for the first time, I can say I want it all.

Anonymous said...

Marisela Delgado said: Super cute cards! So cute. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

JulieP said...

Super cute Carly! love how your sparkly personality always comes through. Oh... and I finally got my hands on some moonstone glimmer paste! 😄

Kim Potts said...

Adorable cards Carly! Love how you made your own stencil. I need to try that!

Karen B said...

The glimmer paste is a wonderful underwater background!

Deb Selby said...

Very nice card. the glittery paste looks great.

wilson.marie65 said...

Just beautiful

Amy C. said...

I like the simple stencil you created and all that fun sparkle! Cute cards!

Lieschen said...

Adorable card! Great idea about making your own stencils! Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us!

~amy~ said...

awwwww...this duo is perfect.

Lagene said...

Awesome release! I love your creations, especially love your video on how to make your own diy stencils!

Julie said...

Love the cards and the how to make your own stencils.

Cheryl Rigney said...

Such cute cards!! Love the tip of using acetate and dies for stencils. Enjoyed your video. Thank you for sharing.

Lisa Byers said...

Very cute cards!! Great designs!! Love the bright colors and adorable sea critters!!

K. Eley said...

Such fun use of the glimmer paste! Beautiful and fun cards, thank you for sharing!!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh so fun, thank you for sharing!

Susanne Haller said...

I am in love with the sparkly water/sea background. Such a fun idea! 💙💙💙

DJ said...

What cute cards. I just love the idea of using glimmer paste for the background like you did. Gorgeous!

Cynthia Cole said...

Wonderful cards and really like how you colored your submarine a different color than yellow.

Mary-Anne V said...

Thanks for the helpful stencil tip...love it. also the cards look fabulous with the glimmer paste.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

just so cute! Love your colors!

Kathy Dippner said...

Super cute cards! I had the same idea to create my own stencils. Thanks for showing how you made yours.

Laurie said...

Really sweet cards!! That glitter with the oxide colors is awesome!! Thanks for the DIY stencil tip too!

LIZARD said...

What fun cards! I thank you for the stencil idea!

Jeanne Beam said...

Such adorable cards!
Thanks for sharing...

Andre M. said...

These cards are so sweet, thanks for sharing the technique.

Lauryne Cunningham said...

I love your cards! Great tip about creating your own stencil!