Monday, May 25, 2015

Stencils and Embossing Paste - STAMPlorations Blog Hop

Whoa. You guys. You guys. YOU. GUYS! You are not going to believe just how incredibly clean this card I'm about to spring on you is. Not only is it clean, it is PURE white (unlike my heart). Somebody better take my temperature because this card is the antithesis of what I normally design. 

But before I jump right in, I should tell you that STAMPlorations is kicking of another stencil hop. Our hop will be filled with techniques and tricks you can do with stencils and, of course, there are TONS OF PRIZES up for grabs! 


Plus, at the end of the hop, we'll ask you to link up your stencil creations for even MORE chances to win. 

For my card, I busted out some texture and then added a little more texture. 

First, I used the ARTplorations stencil: Christmas Reindeer and a little bit of embossing paste. 


If you've never used embossing paste (also known as texture paste, or whipped spackle) it's a really great way to add texture and dimension to your projects with relatively little mess. It's got the consistency of shaving cream and comes in many different colors. You can also use things like gelatos or reinkers to color the white paste. 

Smooth it on your stencil and make sure to scrape the paste flat, then return any excess to the jar. 

As I warned you, I decided to go white on white on white for a crisp, clean look. 


If you squint your eyes hard enough, you'll be able to see that my deer head looks extra textured. That's because I added some glittery white flocking to it, to give it a little sparkle and some extra glamor. 

I'm going to send this card on over to the following competitions:
AAA - For the guys (CAS)
Cardz 4 Guyz - World Wildlife
Addicted to CAS - Animal


As for you, check out what the rest of the team made! You'll find links to all our projects here.
We're giving away more than 10 prizes during the hop!! That's a crazy good chance to win!

And in case you thought my mind was permanently CAS broken, stop by again for day 2 of the hop tomorrow, where I'll be getting all sorts of messy with gelatos and stencils. Thanks for popping by!

71 comments:

  1. Love paste and glitter -- your all white card is awesome! Thanks for joining in at AAA and ATCAS too~

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  2. SHOCKING...just shocking. Seriously, though, GORGEOUS. But still SHOCKING!

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  3. Very nice Becca! I love the white on white. The deer stands out loud and proud!!

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  4. Very nice CAS, Becca! I love the white on white.

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  5. Crisp, clean, and gorgeous! Love all the white!
    Lynn

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  6. I just got this stencil and what a great idea for using it. I adore the white on White look x

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  7. A regal stag indeed, you can see the glitter when you give it a good look, so difficult to photo it's splendour. Thanks for sharing this lovely card with us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

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  8. Beautiful CAS card, Becca! I enjoy white on white but find them to be challenging. You've aced this one!

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  9. I tried to leave a comment earlier but t'internet was in go slow so I'm here now to say what a fabulously clean and simple card this is, you have out done yourself! Looks just as if the stag were cut from felt, all soft and scrummy. :)

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  10. Love this white on white. I have never used a stencil and paste. Looks like fun.

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  11. This is so gorgeous!! The white on white is fabulous!! I love the extra texture you added to the deer!! It looks amazing!! Beautiful card my friend!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  12. WOW Becca...a fabulous WOW card, love the shimmer you've added to the deer. Carol x

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  13. Lovely details on your white on white card. So glad you joined us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

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  14. What a cool card! I love the colors.

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  15. love the white on white and the added bit of glam to the deer head

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  16. White-on-white WOW, Becca! LOVE the way you've let this stencil take centre stage!
    Hugs~c

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  17. WOW! This is really stunning!! Love the white on white and that glittery paste is so cool! :)

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  18. Stunning card, classy and elegant!! I love white on white designs xx

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  19. I LOVE stenciling and the Blog Hop is going to be AWESOME!
    TFS your amazing white on white idea
    CU hellerlittle

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  20. Fantastic card Becca love the embossing and texture paste x

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  21. Beautiful use of stencil. Super card.
    hugs,
    Bozena

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  22. lovely card and wonderful texture!

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  23. Mouth is wide open.... Thais is stupendously exciting!!!! Mad soooooo beyond beautiful. I ADORE it. I want to DO this!!!! And yup! I can see a swing back happening if you're anything like me!!!!! Looking forward to what's next!!!!!

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  24. Gorgeous card! I love this and that touch of sparkle on the deer! Awesome job!

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  25. I love your white on white card-It is magical and I do see the extra texture on the deer. Can I say you inspire me. I love the textures you do with your cards so I thought of you when I made my card.

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  26. LOVE your white on white. I thought you had flocked this because it looked kind of fuzzy. The texture rocks!! Thank you for the inspiration!!

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  27. That is so effective - what a great design.

    Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

    Helen x

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  28. I think this is the first time, I am seeing an all white card on your blog, and you just nailed it, the background is perfect for the front panel, looks very elegant Becca!

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  29. Becca this is so so cool, love the white or white and all the yummy texture!

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  30. Oh I love it Becca!
    Thank You for including the pictures of your creative process.
    They make me want to have a go at it right now ;)

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  31. Terrific card Becca! The white on white is striking!

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  32. gorgeous gorgeous Becca - very classy!!

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  33. Gorgeous! LOVE all white cards and that is a FABULOUS stencil ♥

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  34. Gorgeous card, Becca! I love that you chose a stencil for your focal point...so pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATCAS!

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  35. Gorgeous, I really need to try this texture paste..what a great card you've made with it. White on white is not easy to pull off in an interesting way, but you've done it!

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  36. Never thought I would see a white on white card on your blog, Becca! I absolutely love this....your embossing is perfect and crisp. Definitely one for a white Christmas :)

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  37. That is so cool! I have embossing paste I haven't tried yet!

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  38. Stands out because of its lack of colour, such a super card. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

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  39. really cool white on white card Becca
    looveee the way you use this stencil and great BG embossed paper
    hugs, Monika

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  40. It looks great. I love simple color combination - white on white :)

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  41. ha..ha..you are right Becca ..very unlike your style ,W-O-W !! Loved it..its very Elegant !

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  42. I love this Becca...gorgeous white on white.

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  43. This is fabulous, Becca! Love the bit of sparkle and all the wonderful texture!

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  44. The deer head looks so cool and I love the white on white, it makes quite a statement!!

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  45. Fabulous white on white Becca, so different from your usual style! Love the sparkle too

    Thanks for joining us at cardz4guyz

    Joan

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  46. Wow! This is beautiful; great technique!

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  47. Where am I? WHO AM I? So outside your normal niche but sometimes it's fun to play with a new style - love the glittery flocking!

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  48. Wow, Becca! You made it look so easy creating this white on white beauty, fab card. X

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  49. Love all that yummy texture.

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  50. I never use my flocking, but now maybe I will! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration, Becca--love your beautiful white card!

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  51. White on White is so difficult....your card looks awesome!!!

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  52. Love the flock on top of the stencilling, and the embossing behind the stenciulled panel - awesome card!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  53. Fab card Becca, love the texture and sparkle, hugs Carole Z X

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  54. Your white on white card is simply stunning, Becca!!! Love the dry embossed bg for the lovely deer!!!!

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  55. Wow, Becca, I'll bet this is magnificent in person with that fabulous deer! I'm glad you warned me that you were stepping outside of your comfort zone, because you sure did! You should do it more often, my friend! This is stunning!! Hugs, Darnell

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  56. Absolutely gorgeous! And the extra flocking on the reindeer really makes a difference!

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  57. You do white on white on white VERY well - this card is stunning and I am super impressed with you!!

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  58. Wow - this turned out sooooo incredible. Love the all white. j.

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  59. Wow - this turned out sooooo incredible. Love the all white. j.

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  60. Wow - this turned out sooooo incredible. Love the all white. j.

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  61. A cool and wonderful white on white creation!

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  62. Those are the difficult ones, the CAS ones, but you did an incredible job!

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  63. Love the white on white look and the texture paste! Thanks for playing over at AAA Card Challenge. xx Justine

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  64. Becca, so gorgeous! I saw this at the AAA challenge. I thought the dear was a die cut. Wow --- love it!

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