Wednesday, September 15, 2021

"Stenciling Fun" Blog Hop Collaboration | Picket Fence Studios & Waffle Flower Crafts


Sharing a love for stenciling, the Picket Fence Studios' Design Team is happy to be hopping over on Instagram with the folks from Waffle Flower Crafts to showcase their NEW Stencil Mats along with our stenciling products! Hop along with us for wonderful inspiration and chances to win some awesome prizes! @waffleflowercrafts is giving away their ENTIRE NEW RELEASE on their account and Picket Fence Studios (@picketfencestudios) will draw 1 random winner from comments left on this Instagram Hop to receive two (2) $25 gift certificates (1 for each of our online stores)! Here's where you get started on the hop: 

Waffle Flower       @waffleflowercrafts
Nicole Petersen     @nicolepetersendesigns
Karen Reategui     @_littleblessings_
Sandi MacIver      @sandimaciver
Erica Burke           @erica_cacacraft
Michelle Lupton    @michelle_lupton
Rachelle Oltean     @redcre8s
Daniel West           @delandartie
Julia Piksaykina    @julia_pix
Lisa Tilson            @lisatilson
Larisa Hohman     @scrappychic17larisa
Sara Sherlock       @muchlovesara
Ilina Crouse          @ilinacrouse
Amanda Garrett    @thelittlepinkcaboose
Lydia Fiedler        @understandblue
Picket Fence Studios    @picketfencestudios

For my card, I placed the NEW Waffle Flower Stencil Mat down onto my glass mat and it grabbed solidly onto the surface. A piece of Neenah 100# Solar White card stock was fitted into the top right corner and Picket Fence Studios’ Slim Line “Rainbow” Stencil was placed on top and secured with a couple of pieces of tape. I was able to put a couple of Distress Oxide Ink containers right onto the mat along side of the card stock and they stayed securely in place while I picked up ink color using my “Life Changing Blender Brushes!” I easily dabbed the excess ink onto the mat and blended my colors together before adding them to the stencil and clean up was a cinch with just a damp paper towel. This silicone surface really grabs/holds items in place and I like the fact that the surface is white because I sometimes the colors I’m working with tend to get ‘lost” on my black glass mat.

I blended “Twisted Citron”, “Salvaged Patina” and “Peacock Feathers” Distress Oxide Inks, spritzed the panel with pearl mist, and spattered it with multiple pearl watercolors. This panel was set aside to dry in a heavy book, trimmed to 8.5” x 3.5” and attached to a slim line card base. 

I barely dipped my media knife into the “C” container of the NEW Paper Glaze Ombre “Nutcracker Ballet” Lux and wiped it into a section of my plastic palette. I diluted this with a small amount of water, gave it a quick stir and randomly painted it onto a small piece of black card stock. This dried in about 10 minutes and was cut with the “Escape” word die cut. I backed this an additional black die cut and attached this stack onto a white card stock shadow cut. I really like how the Lux color and glitter flash across the word die and this was so simple to do!

I stamped the NEW Torch Ginger Tropical Flower image with “Worn Lipstick” Distress Oxide Ink, water colored it with the no-line painting technique and fussy cut the image. The lily pad image from the “Pond Scenery” Stamp Set was stamped, watercolored and fussy cut along the outer edge.  Here are the Torch Ginger Tropical Flower Stamp Set and the coordinating dies - I love how you can mix-n-match the die cut word "escape" with the rest of the stamped sentiment for lots of different looks!

To create my Zen water lily scene, I adhered the lily pad onto the stenciled panel and popped up the flower with foam tape. The word die cut stack was glued beneath and I added a few sequins from the “Spring Fling” Sequin Mix to finish up this card!

Thanks so much for hanging with me today for this post and I hope you'll head over to Instagram to join our Blog Hop!


Take care and happy crafting!


  1. A brilliant background for the beautiful tropical flower and Lily pad,the colour and glitter on the sentiment is stunning

  2. I need another word for Wow! All your cards are Wow but this is WOW! Totally gorgeous. Love Dawn x

  3. Rachelle, this is so beautiful! OH boy do I covet that mat - and your ability! lol

  4. So beautiful,love the colour combo

  5. Stunning slimline card Rachelle! I love that awesome rainbow stenciled background and that gorgeous tropical flower, beautiful coloring as always!!
    Hugs, Tammy

  6. Such a stunning card and flower Rachelle, thanks for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' ;) Viv DT xx

  7. Gorgeous card. I love the color combo. Great to see you in the ATSM gallery. Hope to see you again very soon! Nandini, DT