Thursday, April 9, 2015

Trending Now...."Stencil it" {Happy B-day w/MCT}

Good Morning everyone and welcome to another "Trending Now" with My Creative Time!!
Today we are focusing on "Stencil it" techniques using My Creative Time dies to make our own stencils! Then using those stencils to make backgrounds, focal points, etc.....

For my card today, I actually made it for a friend of my son who is having a birthday this weekend. I wanted my card to be fun and interactive as well as colorful and not too childish. I am pretty sure I accomplished all of the above and even received the thumbs up from my son too :)
This card was so fun to create and can be mass produced quite easily. The best thing about this, besides the fun star pattern, is now that I have the stencil made, I can reuse it tons more! So this is how I made my card.....
I took a piece of clear acetate that I picked up at the office supply store and I cut it down to a 5x6 size. The reason for the larger than card base size, is so I could lay it over the card mat and have a place to tape it down without taping on my card mat and running the risk of ripping the cardstock.
Next I laid out the star pattern I wanted and ran it through my big shot. I did the pattern 2 more times to fill in the whole sheet of acetate.
Next I laid the stencil onto my card mat and using my ink daubers, added my color to each of the stars. Once all my stars were colored in, I carefully removed my stencil~ cleaning off the ink so I could save it for another project, and I was left with some beautifully inked stars.
Then for my sentiment, I used the die cut from the Tag Die Layers set, remembering to save the insides of the letters. I added a scrap piece of acetate to the backside of the cardstock and then filled the window with some silver star sequins. Once I had the card mat placed onto my black card base, I took those letter pieces to fill in the sentiment. Some more randomly placed star sequins onto the front of the card and my birthday card was complete!

My Creative Time Products Used:

Other Products Used:
Ranger Die Inks~Classic Cherry, Lemon Twist, Lily Pad and Blue Ribbon
Ink Daubers
silver star sequins
fun foam
white & black cardstock

So what did you think of my card? 
You should really go through all your MCT dies and make some of your own stencils. The possibilities are endless and oh so much fun!!!

Make sure you head on over to My Creative Time to see what the rest of the DT made!
I know the inspiration is AWESOME!!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a GREAT Thursday!!!

Also don't forget about the newest release coming up!! All the fun starts this Monday!!!!
You are going to LOVE LOVE LOVE this new release!!!!!


  1. OMG Your card is Awesome definitely love the colors and what you used to make your stencil....WOW girl you really did an outstanding creative job and a shaker too....WOW yep a super fun card!! Cute story share!!
    YOU so ROCK!!

  2. Love your card! So awesome! Thanks for the great directions for how you created it!

  3. You absolutely accomplished all of your guidelines. Your sons bud is going to love this card. It's bright and happy and not too young. Thanks for that tip on creating the sentiment too, Jessica. Have a great day today! xx Donna K

  4. Wonderful card and love the die cuts and great stencil that you made. TFS and have a great day.

  5. This card makes me so happy! Love that you made your own stencil!

  6. Pretty card, love the fun colored stars against the white background! So awesome that you made your own stencil!

  7. What a GREAT birthday card! The bright, colorful stars are fantastic and then the pop pf black looks awesome! I love to have cards that come together easily especially when needing a lot and birthday cards you are constantly in need of! Great job on this Jessica!
    Hope your week is going well. Look forward to the upcoming release and all your amazing projects you are creating!
    Sherrie k

  8. Nice job on the Birthday card. The stars do make a great stencil...pretty sure I will try the stars. I did a stencil last month using the hearts and an acetate window I salvaged off of some packaging. Great idea adding a shaker with the sentiment the star sequins. Wonderful job.
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

  9. Your son's friend will love this unique card! Awesome job!

  10. Wow, you totally accomplished all you wanted with this card and more!! It's so creative and fabulous, Jessica!! I love the bright stars!! The shaker window is so awesome!! Love everything about this - I know the recipient will, too!! I can't wait to see what you have in store for the release next week!! Have a wonderful weekend my friend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  12. Super CUTE card! LOVE the Bright Fun Cheery Stars! :)

    Scrappers Anonymous

  13. Indeed a fun and cheerful card Jessica
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

  14. Jessica ~ Oh my ADORE this card! Such BRIGHT and FUN colors and great design! I almost used the Happy Bday too! Well aren't you the BRILLIANT one to make the acetate bigger! EEK I have to keep this in mind! Thanks for the tip!

  15. What a fabulous technique! I love this fun idea!

    Such an AWESOME card!

  16. I love the stenciled stars and the cutout happy b-day with the sequins inside came out great!!