Thursday, January 23, 2014

using Lifestyle Crafts dies as stencils

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Hello again!

Today I have a project to share with you that I created for Lifestyle Crafts for this month.

I really like the LC dies for quickly cutting shapes for projects but decided to change things up a bit this month and use them in a different way- as a stencil.

I chose the large butterfly punch since I'd planned to use butterflies on my page. This would further emphasize the theme of the layout. I simply laid the die down on my patterned paper (from We R Memory Keepers) and sprayed over the die with white Mister Huey mist from Studio Calico. I moved the die up the page to continue the effect.


After I finished with the "stenciling" I turned the die over and did kind of a stamping effect using up the spray mist that had accumulated on the back of the metal die. This helped to create a subtle but visually interesting backdrop for the fairy picture of my Aimee. 


Here are a few close-up shots where you can see the misted/stamped background as well as the butterflies I cut out of Lifestyle Crafts adhesive vellum using the same buttefly punch. 


The gold butterflies were cut from Lifestyle Crafts gold Shape N Tape washi paper, as was the word "today." I used the Shape Pocket Scrap "Today" die set for that word and Shape Pocket Scrap Starter Dies set for cutting the patterned paper cards behind the picture. 


The alphabet stickers are some of my favorite Thickers from American Crafts. The cork is also available from Lifestyle Crafts/We R Memory Keepers and cuts so easily in your diecutting machine (Evolution, Big Shot, etc.) 

And here is a look at the finished page:


What do you think of the stencil/stamp work I did using the Lifestyle Crafts metal butterfly die? 

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Have a fantastic day!

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3 comments:

Nina Yang said...

Such a cool effect, Becky!! I need to try it!!

Amanda said...

Beautiful layout! I love the colors you used.

Rach Norton said...

Love the subtle colours in this :)