Thursday, June 9, 2016

Fran's Metal Stencils--Be Our Guest!

This week's Stampendous Theme is Fran's Metal Stencils.  I have to tell you that when I first saw the silverware stencil, I immediately thought of my trip to the Be Our Guest restaurant at Walt Disney World.  In fact, this card was inspired by that restaurant.  I am planning on using both of these stencils on a scrap book page of that experience one day.  I will make several pastings of the silverware and have them "dance" up a border.  Meanwhile, I will probably use the Fleur De Lis Stencil around all the edges.  I guess I will have to wait and see.....But, I digress.  This is the card I made for today:

Here is how I made it:

Removable Tape
Stamping Details Rubber Mat
Scrapbook Adhesives E-Z Runner
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
My Colors Card Stock in Black Suede, Caribbean Sea and Sea Foam
May Arts Ribbon
Manual Die Cut Machine

1)    Fold a piece of 8 ½” by 5 ½” paper so that the fold is on the side.
2)     Tape the Silverware stencil face up on the black card stock. Use one large piece across the top of the stencil initially.  It will be a hinge later.  Tape all the way around.
3)    Remove the embossing paste from the container with the palette knife and place on the paste spreader.
4)    Place the paste spreader on the top of the stencil and pull down towards you, filling the holes and keeping contact with the stencil at all times.
5)    Replace any extra paste into the container.
6)    Remove the tape from the bottom and sides of the stencil.
7)    Using the taped top as a hinge, carefully remove the stencil.  Let the paste dry.
8)    While the paste dries, tap the entire back of the Fleur De Lis stencil with the Versamark Ink Pad.  Then put the stencil, inked side up, on the bottom plate of your manual die cut machine.  Place the Caribbean Sea card stock, face down, over the top of the stencil.
9)    Cover the card stock with the Stamping Details mat and then the upper cutting mat on top.
10)                      Run the project through the die cut machine.
11)                     Pour clear embossing powder over the top of the embossed card stock and shake off the excess.
12)                     Heat set the embossing powder.
13)                     Use the Fitted Frames Die and your manual die cut machine to cut out some seafoam card stock.
14)                     Cut out the embossed silverware, trimming close to the images, but leaving a little black.
15)                     Trim the embossed card stock and adhere to a 5 ½” x 4 ½” piece of Caribbean Sea card stock.
16)                     Adhere the background to the folded card.
17)                     Stack and adhere the silverware, and attach it to the frame.
18)                     Tie the May Arts Ribbon around the silverware and frame.

19)                     Use the foam squares to raise the silverware above the rest of the project.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Here are the rest of the posts for today:


  1. I needed this stencil last week for a card I was making.
    Love the utensils.
    thanks for sharing.

  2. LOVE this for a table setting or teaching kids to set the table properly! TFS!