Thursday, June 25, 2020

Stencils and Critters Monthly theme hop

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I am excited to be a part of the "Collected Crafty Collabs" hop. Once a month I will be participating in the hop (June-December 2020). Each month there is a different theme. This month the theme is "Critters/Stencils."  The idea is to use up products that we don't use on a regular basis. I enjoy using stencils, and I have several of them, but I don't always get to use them. Also, I have critter stamps from stamp sets that I receive on a monthly basis from the Stamps of Life. I don't always get to play with these stamp sets because I have other commitments and not enough time to use them. I was happy to make these cards and I will send them to friends who are celebrating their birthdays in July!

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For my cards I used the Stamps of Life "Dolphins2Stamp" and the Brutus Monroe dolphin stencil.

For the card below, I used a black alcohol marker to create a silhouette of the dolphins. I really like the way this one turned out. 

The inks that I used to create the backgrounds are Tim Holt Distress Oxide Inks - colors Mermaid Lagoon and Peacock Feathers. 

I used Bristol Smooth paper to ink blend the stencil background. 

To color the stamped images, I used Ohuhu alcohol markers

These cards were fun to make and a great way to combine stencils with cute critter stamps!

There are lots of creators participating in this hop. Please make sure to check out all the stops in the hop. Next up is Marie at:

Thank you for visiting!

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  1. Your cards are so cute, Tracy! Great combining of critters and stencils.

  2. Your cards are great ! Really nice designs !

  3. I love the cards. Its so adorable 😍😍

  4. So lovely cards, Tracy! That stencil and inks you chose are just perfect and the dolphins are the cutest ❤️

  5. Tracy your cards are awesome! I love the background you made for these adorable dolphins!!! I can't pick a favorite, but I flippin' love the sentiment on the colored version!!! I need to get that set for the sentiment alone! Super glad that you could join us in the hop and I can't wait to see what you come up with for the next prompt! 😁

  6. Wonderful pairing of your images and stencils! Love that stencil background on all your cards :)

  7. Totally beautiful. The background is unique!!!

  8. I totally love that silhouette card, Tracy! Such a simple idea, but a very impactful result! :)


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