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Less is More #367 – OLC Stencils

Bonjour !

Comment allez-vous ? Déjà mi-mars et c’est un nouveau défi qui commence aujourd’hui chez Less is More. Ce n’est peut-être pas le préféré de tout le monde car il s’agit du fameux OLC (One Layer Card = Carte à une seule couche) mais vous verrez qu’il est beaucoup moins “méchant” que les précédents puisqu’il s’agit d’utiliser des pochoirs !

Hello !

How are you ? It’s already half March and a new challenge starts today at Less is More. This may not be everyone’s favorite because it is the famous OLC (One Layer Card) but you will see that it isn’t as “nasty” as the previous ones because it’s about using stencils !

Nous retrouvons aussi notre sponsor du mois de Mars qui n’est autre que STAMPlorations et Shery nous rejoint encore comme invitée créatrice pour cette dernière quinzaine.

We meet again our sponsor of the month of March who is none other than STAMPlorations and Shery joins us again as a creative guest for this last fortnight.

Pour mes deux premières cartes j’ai utilisé des pochoirs de chez STAMPlorations .

For my first two cards I used stencils from STAMPlorations.

1/ Happy Birthday

En ce mois de Mars, un certain nombre de défis demande du vert, alors j’ai utilisé un pochoir avec des triangles et j’ai fait une carte d’anniversaire plutôt masculine.

In this month of March, a number of challenges require green, so I used a stencil with triangles and made a rather masculine birthday card.

Sur la double carte blanche j’ai fait une large bande avec de la bande de masquage puis j’ai posé le pochoir dessus et j’ai joué avec trois tons de vert.

On a double white card I made a large stripe with some masking tape then I put the stencil on top of it and I used three shades of green.

J’ai retiré la bande de masquage et afin d’ajouter un peu de dimension à la carte, j’ai utilisé un matrice pour délimiter la bande avec un motif point de croix.

I took off the masking tape and to add a little bit of dimension to the card, I used a die to delimit the inked stripe with stitched cross point pattern.

Pour finir j’ai tamponné le sentiment avec de l’encre noire.

Finally I stamped the sentiment with black ink.

Stamp: Uniko “Simply said blocks” – Stencil: STAMPlorations “Broken Glass” – Inks: Distress “Lucky clover, Cracked pistachio, Twisted citron” – Die : MFT “Basic stitch lines.
Challenges
Cards in Envy : Green things
The card concept #88 : Monochromatic green
Simply create too #136 : Use green
SSS Work it Wednesday : green

      

 

2/ Simplement Merci

Comme je le mentionnais pour une précédente carte (voir ICI), j’adore la combinaison de couleur Bleu sarcelle et Or. J’ai donc repris cette combinaison pour faire cette carte toute simple.

As I mentioned for a previous card (see HERE), I love the combination of teal and gold color. So I took this combination to make this very simple card.

Sur une double carte blanche j’ai délimité une large bande avec de la masking tape, j’ai posé le pochoir, j’ai masqué juste une partie du pochoir et j’ai mis l’encre avec un applicateur en mousse.

On a double white card I defined a wide stripe with masking tape, I put the stencil, I just masked one of the part of the stencil and I put the ink with a foam applicator.

Puis j’ai enlevé le masque sur la petite partie en forme de feuille où j’ai appliqué l’encre couleur or en ayant pris soin de protéger tout autour pour ne pas déborder.

Then I removed the mask on the small leaf-shaped part where I applied the Gold ink taking care to protect all around so as not to spill out.

J’ai attendu que l’encre soit bien sèche et j’ai mis de la masking tape pour faire les 2 fines bandes couleur or. J’ai tamponné le sentiment dessous avec de l’encre noire.

I waited until the ink was dry and I put masking tape to make the 2 thin gold stripes. I stamped the sentiment with black ink.

Stamp: Simply Graphic “planche remerciements” – Stencil: STAMPlorations “Ethnic organic 1” – Inks: Distress Oxide “Peacock Feathers”, Tsukineko Delicata “Golden Glitz”.
Challenges
STAMPlorations Never-ending Anything Goes Challenge
Make my monday challenge #66: Gold or Silver
Addicted to Stamp challenge #162 : Thank you

    

3/ Celebrate today

Comme vous le savez déjà, notre ancienne et talentueuse coéquipière Sarah Gray de Funky Fossil Designs crée sa propre gamme de pochoirs (vous pouvez les trouvez ICI) et j’ai craqué sur le suivant (entre autres !).

As you already know, our former and talented teammie Sarah Gray from Funky Fossil Designs creates her own range of stencils (you can find them HERE) and I splurged on the following one (among others!).

Cette fois-ci j’ai fait un peu différemment, j’ai d’abord embossé la double carte blanche avec le pochoir avant de le colorer. On voit un peu mieux l’embossage sur la petite photo.

This time I did a little bit differently, I first embossed the double white card with the stencil before coloring it. The little picture shows a better view of the embossing.

Une fois le pochoir remis en place, j’ai coloré ce magnifique motif avec plein de couleurs à l’aide de mini applicateurs en mousse et des encres Distress.

Once the stencil was put back in place, I coloured this beautiful pattern with lots of colours using mini foam applicators and Distress inks.

Pour finir j’ai tamponné le sentiment en noir.

Finally I stamped the sentiment in black.

Challenges
Time Out #105 : quote

4/ Hugs across the miles

Prise dans mon élan, je n’ai pas pu m’empêcher de faire une quatrième carte pour faire un de mes exercices préférés : combiner plusieurs défis !

While I was at it, I could not help but make a fourth card to do one of my favorite exercises: combine several challenges !

CAS Colours & Sketches propose le sketch (voir ci-dessous) et AAA Cards veut un Ombré.

CAS Colours & Sketches proposes the sketch (see below) and AAA Cards wants Ombré.

J’ai posé le pochoir dans un coin de la carte et après avoir masqué autour, j’ai mis l’encre bleu en faisant un dégradé. J’ai recommencé sur l’autre coin.

I placed the stencil on a corner of the card and after having masked around, I blended the blue ink doing a gradient. I did it again on the other corner.

Puis j’ai tamponné le gros sentiment en faisant aussi un dégradé (j’ai enlevé un peu d’encre avec un chiffon avant de tamponner sur la carte). L’autre partie du sentiment est tamponné à l’encre noire. Pour finir j’ai utilisé un autre stencil pour faire les petites bulles.

Then I stamped the bold sentiment also doing a gradient (I took off a little bit of ink with a cloth before stamping on the card). The other part of the sentiment has been stamped in black. Finally I used another stencil to make the small bubbles.

Update: Happy and honoured to be one of the winners at CAS Colours & Sketches!

Stamp: Uniko “Big & Bold hugs” – Stencil: SSS “Waves”, Kaisercraft “Bubbly” – Inks: Distress “Mermaid Lagoon”, Versafine “Onyx Black”.
Challenges
CAS Colours & Sketches #263
AAA Cards #110: Ombré
Simon Says Stamp National Craft Month: Any Craft project

    

Et voilà ! Vous voyez, avec des pochoirs rien de plus simple pour faire des cartes à une seule couche ! Alors maintenant à vous de jouer ! J’espère que vous aurez été inspirés par mes cartes et par celles de mes coéquipières. Vous trouverez leurs créations sur le blog principal ICI et surement plus de surprise sur leur blog !

And Voilà ! You see, with stencils nothing is simpler to make One Layer Cards ! It’s your turn to play now ! I hope that you have been inspired by my cards and by my teamies’ ones. You will find their creations on the main blog HERE and surely more surprise on their blog !

Merci pour votre visite et n’hésitez pas à me laisser un commentaire, je suis toujours ravie de vous lire. Bon WE et à très bientôt ! 😉

Thank you for your visit and feel free to leave me a comment, I am always delighted to hear from you. Have a nice weekend and see you soon ! 😉

 

 

 

 

25 réflexions au sujet de « Less is More #367 – OLC Stencils »

  1. Wow, Izzy. I’m finally here and it was worth the wait! Four amazing stencilled cards. Love those shades of green in the geometrics. The teal and gold is a gorgeous combo and I very nearly used that stencil myself! And the rainbow of gorgeousness using Sarah’s stencil is so fun. Great inspiration xx

  2. These are all wonderful, Izzy! I adore the green, graphic strip on the first card! The single, golden leaf on the second card is brilliant and has so much impact! I always enjoy rainbow colors so the third card makes me smile and the ombre waves on the fourth card look awesome and go so well with the sentiment. Love the symbolism there! A visit to your blog is always so inspiring!

  3. Oh My! You were really on a roll this week Izzy….and all I can say is “Bravo! Les sont tous magnifique!” I struggled to make a masculine card (actually, I failed) but you made it look so effortless with your first, geometric look card. I was totally wowed by the gold ink on the second – such a small thing to do with such an enormous impact! Then you provide so much more inspiration with the embossed stencil (I broke my stencil last time I tried that) and the wonderful ombre look. Superb xx

  4. Izzy tu as cree des cartes marveilleuses! Tres chic et CAS. J’aime toutes les idees mais surtout la carte en or. As-tu utilise de l’encre? C’est vraiment magnifique! Merci de partager. Bises

  5. Wow Izzy, all your stencil cards have such wonderful CAS designs and colors!! This whole post is filled with eye candy. 🙂 I love the different hues of blue and green and the small touches you’ve added to your cards look amazing -love the stitched edge in your first card and the golden details in the second card. Super work! Have a great weekend!

  6. Well you have really shown how versatile stencils can be here, Izzy! Thank you so much for using my stencil….I love the texture of the embossing and fabulous colourful inking. It is so pretty x

  7. OMG!!! Izzy, you are absolutely amazing! I was ready to be awed with your usual trio of cards, but then you blew my mind with a fourth! These are all so beautiful and so well thought out. Love your colour choices and the different designs, Always inspired when I come visit. Great job, teamie! xx

  8. Completely blown away by your ingenuity and stunning creations Izzy. WOW, WOW and more! I have never used gold and teal before but that’s a winning combo and I will most definitely have to try it. I love the colours on your first card too and that’s a gorgeous stencil … I’ve got one similar and it’s always a ‘go to one’ for me! I’m swooning over the floral one using Sarah’s stencil and how you’ve explained the process makes it well worthy of trying too. Lastly beautiful blues and big hugs. Fantastic ideas and hope you’re well. Hugs xx

  9. Four fabulous cards! I love the patterns in the various stencils you’ve used on them. I especially like how the stencil used on the “hugs across the miles” card resembles ocean waves, which seems to work well with the sentiment. 🙂 Thanks for making CC&S part of your crafting time!

  10. Love the different ways to use stencils, Isabelle! I love the third one most, it looks so pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S, hope you can join us more often.

  11. Wow, Isabelle … what a fantastic collection! A cool, graphic and stylish look with those shades-of-green triangles … and a fantastic sense of movement and flow in that gorgeous teal with the touch of glisten-y, eye catching gold, it’s beautiful! Delicious monochrome blues on your last card … such wonderful ombré blending! Your mandala is bold, texture-y and brilliantly vibrant … so crisp, fresh and colourful against all that glorious white! Thanks so much for playing along with us at our 4th birthday celebration at Time Out! Bises & hugs, Anita 🙂

  12. A beautiful collection of cards, Izzy! I love how you were able to add so much dimension to your one layer designs and how you played with all of your lovely stencils! I love them all, but my fave is your ‘Merci’ card with that touch of gold on the leaf…so clever! Thanks so much for sharing all of the creative ways to use our stencils…I’m inspired!!!

  13. I am always inspired when I pop in to your blog Izzy. Such fabulous cards, all so different and all so beautifully CAS. Love your colour choices and the embossing on your third card adds further interest, which is fabulous x

  14. WOW! You’ve been busy. Don’t you just love the Oxide inks? I really love all of your cards using the stencils. Thanks for playing along with us at Cards in Envy on card #1.

  15. wow Izzy you really are fab at using stencils, all wonderful designs. I do love your Time Out card with the changing colours and the off set image-wonderful to see you celebrating with us at Time Out

  16. Isabelle, wonderful and inspiring cards! I love stencils, but sometimes forget to use them. You demonstrated very creative ways of using them.
    Your card for AAA Cards gallery is amazing! Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

  17. Wow ! Elles sont magnifiques toutes les quatres ! De superbes couleurs à nous mettre de bonne humeur !!!
    Ta technique des pochoirs et des masquages est du plus belles effet !
    J’aime, tout comme toi, l’association de couleurs de ta deuxième carte.
    Bravo !
    Bises.

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