Monday, February 17, 2014

Big Deal Stencil Techniques--Part One





If you're a Lite member, your Big Deal kit leaves the warehouse today and it includes this fun pattern stencil. I came up with at least four ways to use the stencil, and I can't wait to share them with you!

Big Deal Lite Stencil
One stencil, four ways!

To create the awesome stenciled backgrounds shown above, there's a little prep work that will need to be done first.

Preparation
1. Use a card stock scrap or old credit card to spread white acrylic paint over the stencil as shown in the photo below. Do this step on a total of three 4.25x6.25" black panels and one 4.25x6.25" white panel.




 2. Set panels aside to dry, and clean the paint from the stencil.


Here are two great techniques you can use on your newly-created stenciled panels. (Stay tuned for my blog post tomorrow when I'll share the other two backgrounds I created.)

One Heart Highlight

1.  Select one heart to color with a marker. (I used Faber-Castell's Big Brush colors.)


2. Use a craft knife to cut around the bottom half of the heart.


3. Insert a stamped sentiment beneath the bottom edge of the heart.


4. Further embellish with mists and layer onto a 5x7" card base.

Sentiment from Big Deal Collection UM

Stamped On Stencil

1. Stamp the prepared panel with a small text image and India Black ink.


 2. Try a variation by stenciling onto a white panel with black ink. Stamp the text image with White Pigment ink. I used the Up, Up & Away Collection UM plate for the perfect text image.


 3. Add a sentiment from the Big Deal Collection UM and layer onto 5x7" card base.



Did you know that today is Random Act of Kindness (RAK) Day? We want to celebrate by encouraging our readers to participate in a RAK today, too! Do you know someone who needs some cheering up, a hug, or a note to say you are thinking of them? It only takes a moment to brighten someone's day!

As our RAK for YOU, we're giving away two $25 gift certificates to one lucky random drawing winner: One for the winner, and one as a RAK for someone they know.

To participate in the giveaway, leave a comment below, naming who you'd pick to receive the RAK gift certificate, and why. If your comment is chosen, you'll receive a $25 gift certificate to our online store for yourself, AND a second $25 GC to give away. Comment must be submitted by 11:59pm Central today (Monday, February 17). Winner will be announced here on the blog on Wednesday, February 19. *****Please make sure we can tell who you are in your comment in case you're the winner!*****

Enjoy,
Kay at Club Scrap




33 comments:

  1. I would RAK the other to Toni Burk becasue she is going through a very tough time and still helping to take care of others.

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  2. I have a friend Sharon who has had some health and financial problems. She has not been able to participate lately in our church card ministry and I would like to encourage her with this RAK.

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  3. I would RAK my friend Mary Schofield. She was diagnosed with breast cancer and is scheduled for surgery on Friday.

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    1. Sorry, I accidentally pushed the delete button. I'll try again.

      I would RAK my friend Ellie Fannin who is struggling with terminal brain stem cancer. I've been papercrafting with her to lift her spirits, but she is very lonely and bored because she can't do much.

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    2. Oh, and BTW, this is Toni Burks (tburks).

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  5. I'd have to share with mom of course!

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  6. I would RAK my friend Chris. She is a singe mom and avid paper crafter raising two kids on a limited budget.

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  7. LOVE THIS STENCIL!! Thanks for the Tutorials Kay!!

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  8. wow that stencil makes some BEAUTIFUL backgrounds. I love the striking contrast of the white paint on the black paper. Not something usually get with stencils and ink. Lovely.

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    1. And I forgot to mention who I'd RAK. Sheesh. My friend Jenn - I haven't seen her in a long time and it would surprise the heck out of her. And it would make me feel good to RAK her.

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  9. What a nice thing to do CS!

    I'd RAK to my friend Kathleen who I haven't seen in ages, and likes CS as well!

    pat-czap

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  10. OOooh, i love these stenciled backgrounds! I need to go through my other CS stencils and see what I can do... did I mention that the current NBUS challenge on the CS Forum is making a stenciled background? :) Thanks for the gift certificate giveaway. I'd give one to Bay in TN. Haven't heard from her in a while and it would be such a surprise!

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  11. RAK to dear daughter Janet of course! Love that stencil!
    Beth M

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  12. I am sooooo in LOVE with this stencil. Guess I need to order myself a lite kit! I really love the new stencils, so good for use with Gelli plates and art journals. Thanks CS!
    I would share with my good friend Steph in NE. Haven't seen her in so long and she could use some cheering up as she is handling a difficult personal situation.

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  13. I would choose Lynn Borders, she is one of the most caring friends I have supporting me with hugs and cards that show up just when I need them.She has made Club Scrap be so much more than just as paper company, but a true friend who shares so much of herself.

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  14. I loved the stencil techniques used to make the backgrounds, I think I would RAK, Knitter Pam, because she is such a CS cheerleader, I'd like her to be surprised

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  15. I love that stencil! Pretty card and thanks for directions

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  16. Thanks for the fabulous ideas for using stencils! I would send the RAK to my friend Gail. We used to work together and I turned her onto Club Scrap. Since I lost my job with that company and am now temporarily working in Chicago, I haven't seen Gail in more than a year. She has faced some difficult challenges, and a GC would be a great way to lift her spirits, keep her crafting with CS, and letting her know I miss her.

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  17. Thanks, Kay, for these great techniques. Looking forward to Part 2!

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  18. Love stencils and these are great techniques.

    I figure RAKs should truly be random, so, while I'd want the extra one to go to my best friend Alice Rolfe, if I won I'd want mine to go to Toni's friend Ellie Fannin (neither of whom - meaning Toni and Ellie - I know). Don't get me wrong...I'd love a gift certificate for CS, but, on RAK Day, I'd rather give them both away.

    Thanks for a possible opportunity,

    Roxane (bossann)

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  19. There are so many people that I know to choose from. After giving this considerable thought I'd choose Lucy G because she loves CS and is always sharing from her stash.

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  20. I'd choose my cousin Karen, who's not a CS member, but loves all my stuff (and I share whenever I can. :)

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  21. I love your cards, Kay!! I would RAK to my daughter, Kristen. She has been having abdominal pain since October and I would like to cheer her up a little. She's been through the mill with tests and surgeries. Now the other day, she found a large lump near her left breast. Now more tests and possibly surgery again

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  22. I always forget to use my stencils this way! Love how your cards turned out Kay. I would RAK my daughter Rachel. We love doing things together.

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  23. I love the white acrylic paint with this stencil and the word stamp just makes it pop. I would RAK my friend Kathy Parrish. She moved to Georgia due to her job and away from all her friends. She could use a little cheering up.

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  24. I would RAK my neighbor Karen, a scrapbooker and card maker but not a CS member (yet!). She has been so much more than her neighbor - there for us in the worst of times. I'd love to be able to surprise her.

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  25. Love this stencil and I love these techniques! I'm going to echo Pam and say this would be fantastic for her stencil challenge and even for the card sketch challenge this month (hint, hint...)

    As for the RAK, I would surprise my friend Colleen who scrapbooks her family's Army life adventures. I have a couple of Club Scrap friends who would always love a little treat, but as most of us have a mini-Club Scrap warehouse in our basements, I'd like to gift it to someone who doesn't know the joy of CS yet!

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  26. Great stencil techniques! Looking forward to playing with the stencil.

    Generous RAK offer. I would give a GC to my oldest daughter who is going through a difficult time. She's been taking a lot of photos, but she doesn't do anything with them other than share on FB. :-)

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  27. I would RAK a co-worker, Angela, who is a beautiful card maker, but is not a member of ClubScrap.

    Love the stencil techniques!

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  28. Love the stencil backgrounds Kay. I would RAK my friend Mari, who has taught me so many techniques and is so generous with her stash and her support.

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  29. The Stencil is great! I would RAK my best friend Jules, she is a scrapper like me, but has had to tighten the reigns on her craft budget due to limited funds.

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