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Thursday, September 1, 2016

stencil weaving...EDITED...



EDITED...
I just got this coupon code for a
 special labor day discount...



the code to enter at checkout is LD2016

and...

it IS already available...

for those who have asked about getting the lace border stamp as a single wood mounted stamp,
you'll find it here...




first of all...
don't look at my dirty, well loved stencils...
DEAL?
I was hurrying to get this post going & off the TO+DO list & didn't take time to clean them...

here's the card I made that sparked 
the "stencil weaving" idea...

I used this
used to create a sympathy card...

I chose this sentiment, because I think it works for people & pets too...

anyway...
here's what I discovered...

see the vertical thin tree branch archival
stripes in the background?
an oldie, but a goodie...
I use it frequently...

obviously the stripes can be vertical on the surface or horizontal...
or we can combine them to make a plaid...

oh...and I've had several ask where to find 
it's on the left side of the set...

vertically on the left...

this is the direct link...
to the wood mount lacy border stamp...






and here's my card...
using the "yikes...stripes" stencil...



I discovered that
if you weave the cardstock thru the stencil...
we can now stencil wide stripes!


they can be horizontal...
good for journaling...
or just a basic background...
or vertical...


this is 
exactly what I LOVE...
more than one way to use a product!
I have more ideas brewing...stay tuned...



that got me to looking for what other stencils we have that might be changeable...

another oldie...
it too can be used 
to create borders with thicker stripes...

I used the stencil with watering can archival for the sample to create the thin stripes borders at the top & bottom of the sympathy card...
but it's easy to weave the cardstock thru to create wide stenciled stripes...
and it's a good way to use up some scraps...




now we have MORE WAYS to use 2 of the stencils we already have,
 in another unique way to...

make art!
wendy
ps...
try it & show me!

4 comments:

Alyce said...

I really like this card. The sentiment is really nice. It's always great to find an additional way to use the things we have. Hoping to be able to see you at the show in Madison, WI in November!

Wanda Hentges said...

Very Cool!!! P.S. I'm counting down to Ankeny... 15 days.

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous card, and brilliant way to use the stencils! Thank you for the idea! xxx

Jenny Marples said...

Oh my goodness! How simple and effective and obvious when you see it! Yet again Wendy you've shared such a clever idea xx