Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Fun with Stamps & Stencils!


Hi all! Today the Impression Obsession Design Team is whipping up some fun with the BRAND NEW IO Balzer Design Stamps! Hop around and you'll see the fun you can have when you use these stamps with  Crafter's Workshop Stencils/Templates!   Want to know what's fun about this concept? Each stamp works independently. Each stencil works independently. Each stencil has a matching stamp set and they can ALL work together. Think of all the fun possibilities!

For my creation, I used The Clear Stamp Butterflies Set along with the matching 6 by 6" stencil (you can see the bottom of this post for all the links!) When I saw the words Tell your Story and Journal and Create, I just knew I wanted to cover a journal with all of these pretties!

I started by covering my journal (just a $1 composition book I got at Target) with all kinds of aqua decorative papers. You can see in the top right corner, I used THIS Cover-A-Card Graph Paper background, stamping it in Memento's Teal Zeal. In the upper left corner, I just used the Layered Beads Template Stencil and some pearl acrylic paint that I sponged on. I have to tell you -- I love the glimmer this technique added. Photography really doesn't showcase it well enough. I think I will take an afternoon to make my own pearlized background papers thanks to these fun stencils!

For my focal piece on the journal, I used some of Impression Obsession's new dies. This one is meant to be used with the Shake It Pouches -- but I decided to be a rebel and use it for layering up this beautiful butterfly! This die is called the Circle Shaker Frame Die.  After I was done stamping my butterfly, I did accent the wings with a white gel pen.

Check out a few close ups!



On the butterfly above, you can see how I stenciled over the butterfly wing using the same pearlized acrylic paint!
And for the icing on top, I added these fun little butterflies to accent the ribbons I'll use to save different places in my journal. I just attached them to some seam binding ribbon thanks to a few glue dots. The butterflies are also a new die from Impression Obsession called Butterflies Die.
Want to see what the rest of the IODT whipped up using these fun new stamp and stencil combos? Hop on over and see.....

Julie Fei-Fan Balzer --- leave a comment here for a chance to WIN goodies!
Mitra Friant
Jeanne Streiff
Daniela Dobson
Laura Fulcher
Vicki Garrett
Jenny Gropp
Dina Kowal

28 comments:

nicoleqmullen said...

This is fabulous, I love all the shades of blue and love how you have used the stencils and stamps on it. The little butterfly seam binding book markers are just adorable!

dwright33055 said...

wow this was wonderful, thanks for sharing....

Maryu said...

Great project! The shades of blue are gorgeous and the elements and patterns are layered beautifully. A fun and interesting design.

Roberta said...

I love this idea! Now I am moving the stencil/stamp set to the top of the list! My head is spinning with new ideas! Thanks for the creativity jump start! I love the shimmer paint idea!

Craftyfield said...

The patterned papers have been beautifully coordinated and the new stamps and stencils look fantastic. The butterflies hanging on the ribbon... brilliantly cute !

Linda said...

This is such a wonderful and joyful cover-love it!!

April said...

Great job! I love the color combo. I think the butterflies are my favorite.

Lisa said...

Gorgeous journal! The stencils and stamps really worked nicely with your design.

Miriam Prantner said...

What a neat card! Love how you've layered the images and especially how you used the bead stencil. Great work!

Dottie said...

These stamps and stencils are so great!! Love your journal! I agree the butterflies make a perfect cover.

Holly said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Your style is beautiful and the colours are perfect. Thanks for sharing your techniques too.

Tammy Murdock said...

I love this cover!! Wonderful job!

Jan B said...

Super cute journal cover. Love the little butterfly markers, too. Thanks for sharing!

Miranda said...

Lovely work Julie, I can see that most of the team was also inspired by the butterfly! I know now what to choose for my prize at IO.......greet Miranda

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Wow another gorgeous creation ! I love your work with the stencils. The DT has really blown me away today and this is no exception, beautiful colours & design. Love the new stencils, I guess I'll be placing an order very soon :)

milkcan said...

What a cool project! Thanks so much for being a part of the hop!

barbi D said...

Love all the details on the card and the bookmarks are so sweet. : )

zehra said...

so fabulous, your colors go so well together and the design seems to flow, love the different textures created, great journal.

Heather said...

Butterflies, butterflies and more butterflies! It doesn't get any better than that! Love your project!

Katie said...

Really cool book cover! Love how you used the paint with the stencils, it adds so much! Also love the butterfly in the center and your bookmarks! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Celia said...

Love what you've done with the butterflies. Can't wait to get my hands on the Stencil & stamps. Must have all of them.

famillemarleau said...

I love your journal cover. Love the colors you used. Thanks for sharing, Johanne L.

karenelr said...

I love these stamps and stencils! How inspiring and inventive! I love your journal, too! I can't wait to get my hands on these S&S combos!

Prairie Scrapbooking said...

Beautiful notebook. That is my favorite colour!

Lynne Phelps said...

What a neat concept, the butterflies and birds are my faves! Gorgeous journal, what an upcycle for a humble composition book!

Wanda H said...

Fabulous cover!!!

Paula Huiras said...

These are stunning!
PH

April said...

Very nice! I love your technique.