Monday, February 24, 2014

Use Your Cricut as a Stencil

Bitten by the Bug 2 challenged us to our cricuts as a stencil...and wow, that was a hard challenge for me! I went through stencil upon stencil, cut with Paper Lace cartridge. Finally realizing that cutting a stencil from transparency paper was better than paper because my mists were leaking, soaking, and spilling through to my cardstock, making the image very blurry.

Do I like my card? No. I feel like a need a lot more practice! And maybe a larger stencil would help? In the meantime, I will wait for a sunny day, probably tuck those feathers in better and take a straighter picture this week.

Hopefully these tips help you create something amazing...don't forget to link up!


  1. Yes, yes I love your card Laura!!! I also love all the samples on your desk, to me the stencil pattern doesn't have to be crisp and clear, so I like the ones that aren't too. Use those puppies on cards, I know they will look fabulous! Hugs!

  2. Your card is lovely Laura. I think you did a great job with your stencilling. I'm with Brenda, stencilling doesn't have to be crisp. x

  3. Your card is beautiful I love the sweetness of it and the background made from the paper lace. Have a great day
    DIANA L.

  4. I love your card !!!!! I think its great , the design flows perfect with your image and feathers !!!


  5. Your stencils look AMAZING!!! Your card turned out fabulous - so pretty!!! LOVE!!!

    Have a great week!!!

    Mollie's Motif

  6. Laura, I think your card is so pretty and you did such a good job. I know that I feel the same way about my card "Yuck" was the word I used to describe my card!

  7. I love your card Laura!! I love the bg, the bird nest, the sentiment and those great feathers!!! :)

  8. What a lovely card! The birds nest is so pretty!

  9. Your card is great. I like the other stenciled papers as well especially the ones with three colors. I need practice was definitely a "challenge"this week for me too, that why I joined bbtb2



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