Hi crafters! I’m happy to take part in the first Stencil Theme Week from Pretty Pink Posh during which all stencils are 15% off! Just visit the stencil section on the Pretty Pink Posh website. There are so many fantastic stencils to choose from and no shortage of techniques to use with stencils.
The technique I chose to use was embossing powder. To begin, I inked a background panel with various blue inks from Altenew: Arctic, Caribbean Sky, Persian Blue, Sapphire, and Ocean Waves. After that was dry I used my anti-static tool on the panel and used the Pretty Pink Posh Snowflakes stencil to apply Versamark Embossing Ink with an ink blending tool. I then applied Wow Embossing Powder – Singing In the Rain and heat set it and sprayed with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz.
Note: I almost did it. I Pixie Sprayed the stencil to hold it down and immediately realized that when I pulled it up there could be a sticky residue, which wouldn’t be good for embossing powder. Best to tape the panel when going with this technique.
After the panel was complete I stamped out a couple of Santas from the Pretty Pink Posh Holiday Signs stamp set. I wasn’t sure if I wanted the Santa in red or a coordinating blue, so I did both. In the end I went with blue. I then used white embossing powder for the sentiment.
Copic Colors: B28, B26, B24, B21 (clothes). T3, T0, 0 (beard and moustache). C0, C1, C3, C5, C9 (clothes and shoes). E13, E11, E01 (skin). E49, E47, E59, E57, E37, E33 (wood sign).
From a panel of white cardstock, I used the curved stitched die from the Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 1 set. Lastly, I adhered everything to a white card base and popped up Santa using thin foam squares.
Be sure to head on over to the Pretty Pink Posh website and check out the deals in their Stencils section! You get so much bang for your buck with stencils.
PPP Products Used
- PPP Snowflakes stencil
- PPP Holidays Signs stamp set
- PPP Holiday Signs coordinating die set
- PPP Stitched Borders 1 die set