Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Happy Birthday for Young Man

Hi, Friends......

I am here with a stenciled no-stamping birthday card for the Unstampabelles Stencil Play Challenge with optional twist of Use Sprays....which I did! :)

I used another of my DCWV 12x12 patterned paper with a large silhouette image. This was perfect for the tall-format card size that I like to make. These fit in a standard #10 envelope (business size). I stenciled stars with Distress Ink in Black Soot and then heat embossed them with clear powder. I put a roughly cut mask over the image and pulled out my box of sprays and mists to start making a mess!! I used 3 different sprays to spray, splatter, and dot.

For my sentiment, I used my trusty Epson electronic label maker. I LOVE this little workhorse!!! I received it a long time ago from a very generous crafter in a stash-busting prize. (Not sure if Sabrina Alery is still around or not....but THANKS, Sabrina!!)  Among a million other fabulous things, she sent the new-in-box machine and a variety of label tapes. I ordered some of this clear background tape for customizing cards without stamping. It worked perfectly for adding a sentiment to this card. 

Supplies used include:
DCWV patterned paper
Epson Label Maker
Black on Clear background label tape
Winnie & Walter - Scenery: Big Bang Classic Star Creative Screenings
Distress Ink in Black Soot
Goosebumps Clear Texture Spray
Tsukineko Walnut Ink Antiquing Solution
Heidi Swapp Color Shine - White

Hope you liked this no-stamping card. I had a lot of fun making it. I think it will make a great card for a pre-teen or teenaged young man.


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Unstampabelles July Challenge #91 - Stencil Play w/ opt twist of Use Sprays (I did the twist.)
2. Dare2BArtzy July Challenge - Masculine BD
3. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #94
4. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #396-#397 - Anything Goes
5. Crafty Hazelnut's July Patterned Paper Challenge
6. Stempelgarten Challenge #82 - Summer
7. Crafter's Castle July Challenge #19 - AG
8. Stamplorations Mixed Media Challenge


  1. Beautiful card, great way to not stamping!!

  2. Fabulous. Unique and different yet still bedazzled.

  3. Cool card and I like how you used the label maker.

  4. Absoultely a fab card for a teen. Love your use of stencils and sprays. Thanks for joining us at Unstampabelles again this month.

  5. Awesome card!! Thanks so much for participating in our UNSTAMPABELLES challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  6. Love it! Perfect of a teenage boy. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
    Hugs... Janie
    Crafter's Castle

  7. Wonderful project! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge. Hope to see you again.


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