Hello! Kimberly here on the Maker Forte blog to share a few different ways to use the Layered Change of view- Desert Stencil set. I absolutely love the sunglasses! There are so many ways you could use them with and without the layered desert inserts. These are the three slimline cards that I am going to share with you today:

I wanted to show you that you can use the glasses with more of your stamp sets and stencils than just the layered inserts. As you can see, the “Fiesta” card uses the layered inserts, but I also added the Party Like There’s no Mañana stamp set. The “Thank you for your service” card uses the Layered Camouflage stencil and Love a Hero Stamp set. Finally, the “Love, Hope, Strength” card uses the Love Hope Strength Stamp set that is a collaboration with Varada Sharma. The possibilities are endless and you can really get a lot of miles out of this stencil set!

For this first card, I taped down the outside of the glasses on a white slimline panel. Then, I used magnets from my Make Art Station on the the inside stencil piece leaving just the rim part of the glasses open so I could blend Pumice Stone distress ink for the frames. Next, I removed the inside of the glasses and replaced it with the rim piece So I could focus on the inside. Using the desert inserts, I stenciled the sunny sky by laying down the positive of the mountain insert. Then, I blended Gathered Twigs and Pumice Stone distress oxides to make the mountains, using three of the mountain negatives. Next, I blended Rustic Wilderness distress oxide through two of the cactus stencils to finish off the desert scene.

On the other side of the glasses, I heat embossed the sentiment from Party Like There’s No Mañana with black embossing powder. Then I blended Squeezed Lemonade distress ink over it. I used a towel to rub the distress ink off the black embossed sentiment. To finish off the glasses, I fussy cut the glasses out of the panel and added foam tape to prepare it for assembling the card.

I used the tequila image from the stamp set to random stamp it over a 8″ x 3 1/4″ white panel. I colored the images with Copics then glued it to a 8 1/4″ x 3 1/2″ piece of English Mustard cardstock. To finish the card, I adhered the yellow panel to a 8 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ slimline card base and added the glasses that I had popped up on foam tape. For a little bling, I added Before the Storm Crown Jewels over the card front.

To make this card, I did the same process as above to blend Pumice Sone distress ink through the stencils to make the rim of the glasses. Using the flower layers from the Love, Hope, Strength stamp set and some ink in my stash, I made the floral centers. Next, I stamped the largest floral outline on Gina K. masking sheets and cut it out. I masked the flowers off and blended Tumbled Glass distress ink over the flowers. Then, I heat embossed the center of the flowers with Walnut Stain embossing Glaze. Using the layers for the leaves from the stamp set and ink from my stash, I stamped the leaves. Then, I fussy cut the glasses and the leaves out.

For the words, I mixed 2 parts Black Hole Holographic Sugar Sparkle with 1 part clear embossing powder and put in an empty Maker Forte square lidded storage jar. I stamped the words on vellum using Color Hive Clear embossing ink, and heat embossed it using my Sugar Sparkle embossing mix. Then, I trimmed them down.

To assemble the card, I glued an 8 1/4″ x 3 1/2″ piece of English Mustard cardstock to a 8 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ slimline card base. I added an 8″ x 3 1/4″ patterned paper piece from the Flower Power paper pack to the English Mustard. I popped up the glasses on foam tape and arranged the leaves. Then, I glued them all down. To finish the card I attached the vellum words and Before the Storm Crown Jewels. A little tip with vellum, I put liquid glue behind the letters of the words so the glue would not show through once attached.

For my final card, I stenciled the frame of the glasses the same as above. Using the Layering Camouflage stencils I blended Rustic Wilderness and Gathered Twigs distress oxide ink through the stencils. Then I went over the camouflage with Antique Linen distress oxide to get rid of the white space. I cut out the glasses and heat embossed the image with black embossing powder.

Using Color Hive Clear embossing ink, I stamped a different image from the Love a Hero stamp set all over an 8 1/4″ x 3 1/2″ piece of British Racing Green cardstock to give it the watermark look. I adhered that to an 8 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ card base. Next, I popped the glasses up on foam tape and adhered that to the card. Then, I stamped a sentiment from the Love a Hero stamp set on a piece of Ultra White cardstock using Color Hive Eclipse Black ink. I trimmed it down and layered it on a piece of Eclipse Black cardstock. Finally, I added a few black epoxy dots to the card from my stash. I hope you like the cards and are inspired to create something today!!