Framelits as Stencils

We made this card at my free monthly event, Sip & Stamp, where we make a single card in a single hour and have loads of fun!  The hearts on this card are not actually stamped–the ink is applied over a stencil made from a frame lit.  I love the versatility of the Big Shot, and making stencils from our framelits gives even more life to our already much-loved and much-used framelits.

This is a very fun card to make!  I used the heavy white card that comes in our DSP packages to make my stencils.  That way they have enough heft to make them easy to use and also to use them more than once.  This was today's card at Sip and Stamp which occurs every 3rd Thursday, 1-2 PM at the Garden Tea Lounge (in the back of Craftiques Mall).  The crafting is free and you can get a pot of tea and/or lunch, chat with us, swap creative ideas, and get inspired!  It's on my full events calendar at  You are always welcome to join us!

This card has a heart theme and could be used for Valentine's Day.  But it could also go in lots of other directions, too.  My heart smiles when I think of every person in my family!  (The words come from Suite Sayings in the Occasions Catalog) So just pick someone in your life and send them a card!  They will feel so special:)  This is what we do, and it has great power to bless people.

Heart Smiles



Below are the items I used in this card.  You may wonder why there is Blushing Bride ink listed.  But I used Blushing Bride on my large heart when I first began sponging.  Once I got that color laid down, I added some Calypso Coral around the edges.  Using the 2 different inks gives the color more depth.  I only used the Calpyso Coral on the little hearts as when applying ink to darker colored card stock you get a different effect.  In that case, the addition of Blushing Bride would not have shown up and made a difference.  I left the center of the heart blank, and it makes it look a bit like a highlight, where some light is shining on my heart.

I hope you will look at your Mini Treat Bag Thin Lits in a different way and see how many stencils YOU can make and what awesome creative possibilities they open up to you!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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