Monday, October 15, 2018

Paste-fully Creative - CTMH Technique Blog Hop


Today I am participating in a fun blog hop showcasing one of CTMH's newest products: texture paste! I also played with our new shaker windows and shaker window thin cuts dies, which are equally as exciting!

You should have come from Vandra's blog, but if not, this hop goes in a circle and there are lots of Consultants participating with great ideas! So get comfy and ready to scroll, pin, and hop! :)

Halloween Cards Using a Cricut-Cut Stencil 3 Ways!

I had so much fun making these cards. I don't usually make Halloween cards but all the products are so cute and the shakers add such a fun element, so I thought it would be fun to make Halloween themed shaker cards for my kids' teachers.

This is the stencil I used for all 3 cards. I cut it just with plain cardstock using the Artbooking Cricut cartridge. CTMH also now has stencil sheets that you can use to make stencils with your Cricut, but I had already cut this a while ago. It lasted well enough for these 3 cards but then I had to throw it away. A stencil sheet would last longer.

Here is my process video for these 3 cards. Watch below or over on youtube. I also have still shots and more details written below.

Card #1: Texture Paste Through a Stencil

This first card is probably my favorite and is the highlight for this hop! I followed this tutorial from Jennifer McGuire for the Double Z-fold card. I used the transparent gloss texture paste that comes in the texture paste trio. I love the shiny pattern it adds to the background.

To apply the texture paste, I put it on one side of the cardstock, then dried to the touch with my heat gun. Then I lined the stencil back up and applied the paste to the other side of the cardstock. Then I let it dry on its own for a couple of hours. It is white when applied, but dries to this fun glossy looks like clear embossing!

I decorated the inside of the shaker window with stickers from the Hello Pumpkin Complements, added some silver sequin mix, black sequins from my stash, and some nectarine stars that I cut with the Shaker Window and Confetti Thin Cuts (this is a MUST-HAVE!) I used the Simply Said alphabet stamps to spell "BOO!"

Card #2: Inking With a Sponge Dauber Through a Stencil

For this next card, I used a sponge dauber with Nectarine ink to apply ink through the stencil. This was super easy, especially since the dauber is the same circle shape as the stencil I was using :) I like the tone-on-tone look of ink on cardstock. 

I used more stickers from the Hello Pumpkin complements, the same sequin mix, some scraps from the Hello Pumpkin paper packet, and black shimmer trim for some extra sparkle!

Card #3: Paint or Re-inker Splatters Through a Stencil

For this next card, I wanted to try splattering color through the stencil. This technique didn't produce as pronounced a circle pattern as the last two, but it still looks cool! It is good for those who like the look of splatters but want some control over how it looks.

I used black re-inker mixed with some liquid that I squeezed out from a clear shimmer brush to create a shimmery dark gray splattered background. (There is actually a black shimmer brush now but I don't have it.) I again decorated with Hello Pumpkin complements and added "BOO!" from the Simply Said alphabet stamp set. I added more shimmer brush to the cat's eyes to make them glow.

Here's one more look at all of the cards together. Aren't the shaker cards fun? I hope you enjoyed...let me know if you have any questions.

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Here's a complete supply list if you would like to create these cards, too!

 ctmh hello pumpkin paper packet




Valerie Marie said...

I LOVE the glossy black polka dots! Your cards are really fun. Thanks!

Vandra said...

I love the glossy black polka dots too... thanks for all the great tips on using a similar technique for a variety of finishes.

Maz Wood said...

Your Double Z-fold card is adorable & I love the glossy polka dots & I cannot wait to try the splattering technique - it looks interesting & makes for a great background on your card.

Jayma Malme said...

Thanks, Vandra! And you’re welcome! ❤️

Jayma Malme said...

Thanks, Maz! I look forward to seeing what you create with the technique! 🤗

Jayma Malme said...

Thank you, Valerie!

SunnyAZ said...

These shaker Halloween cards are just the CUTEST!!!! ...Love them...thanks for sharing your instructions and these awesome cards!

Haley D. said...

Fabulous cards and techniques!

Melissa Robinson said...

That polka dotted background...LOVE IT! I so need to get that paste and give it a whirl. FAB job on all of your cards!

Shirley Ross said...

Amazing cards as always. I loved how you shared more ways to use the stencils and paste.

Miss. Carrie's Creations said...

These are ADORABLE! You did such an amazing job showing how to create each one.

Tamara Sandwisch said...

I'm not sure which idea I like best: the clear, embossing-like paste or multiple uses for the stencil!

Catherine Nowak said...

I absolutely adore all of your cards!!! They are fantastic!!

Allison Bunt said...

Super cute Jayma. Great ideas here