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Technique Tuesday - Using stencils on cards

Hi Everyone.  Happy Tuesday night.  Welcome back to another Technique Tuesday.

Several of you have asked me to create a video on how to use stencils on your cards.  Here are a couple of examples where I have used this technique. 

Marina Birthday

Just for You

It's really simple to do.  My favorite stencil right now is the Mostly Vintage stencil from the 2010/2011 catalog.  Yes, it can be used for vintage....but I love it's bold graphic qualities that work really well with more contemporary, clean lines.  As you can see from the examples above.

Quick note on the video.  If you find that you get the red curtain and no video - just press the arrow key and it should reveal.  This technique should work if you get sound and no picture.... just reload the page by clicking on the arrow.

Screen shot 2010-10-23 at 6.08.04 PM

You will have to forgive the umms a little.  I made this video, and a couple of others, after just getting the news about my *mom* (my surrogate mother, actually.  She's my best friend's wonderful mother, who "adopted" me when my parents died in my 20's.  *Mom* was diagnosed with breast cancer and I had just heard the news.  Consequently, my mind was trying to do the videos, but was also at home.

On a personal note:

Lou and I are still enoying our two weeks together.  It's wonderful to be able to just spend time and relax, read books and just chill.  It's been a long year for both of us and we are really loving this time together.

Prayers for all of you who need a little lift today