258 posts categorized "Stencils"


Wed 27

Love You
by Donna Sledzik


Good morning everyone, today I have a simple card using a combination of new and old products. 

I began by die cutting the Woodgrain Heart from white cardstock and used Distress Oxide Inks to add color to the heart.


Next, I created the background using a blender brush to apply ink through a stencil.


There was ink left on the stencil, so I spritzed it with water and placed it ink side down on anther piece of cardstock. I placed a dry paper towel over the stencil and pressed it into the paper. This way you get two backgrounds.


I intended to use the first background for my card, but I liked the second one better for this project.

Next, I glued the heart to the left side of the background and trimmed off the excess. Then I adhered the background to a black cardstock layer and used foam tape to glue it to a white card base.

I die cut the word love from black cardstock and glued it to my card. Next, I stamped the word "you" on a strip of black cardstock and white heat embossed it. Then I adhered it to my card front.


To finish the card I added a few sequins and that's it.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great week!






Fri 09

by Donna Sledzik


Happy Friday everyone! Today I have another fall themed card for you. The colors are very similar to my last card I posted. I guess I liked that color scheme. 

To create this card I started by using a stencil to dry emboss the card background. I used 110 lb. cardstock and ran it through my die cut machine as if I was embossing a die cut.  

Next I stamped the pumpkin and multiple leaves from the Halloween Pumpkin clear stamp set. I only used the leaves on the top portion of the pumpkin image. I used Copic Markers to color my images. Once they were all colored, I fussy cut them.

Copic colors used: B99, BG34, BG32, BG11, YG97, YG95, YG63, R27, YR07, YR04 and Y35.

I also colored a 1" strip of white cardstock with a Copic Markers, BG34 and B99. I stamped and gold heat embossed the word grateful on the strip. I also die cut the Scribble Leafy Branch Outline 3 times from white cardstock and colored them with the same color markers.

I placed my strip across my card front and and arranged my leaves and die cuts around it. Once I was happy with the arrangement, I went back and glued everything in place.





Fri 24

Distress Oxide Inks on Black Card Stock
by Michelle Bala


Hello there! Michelle here. This is my last card created with The Garden Party Release! I can't wait to start playing with the newest Christmas Release! I really love the stencil Leafy Jumble! I adhered it to a piece of black card stock and used distress oxide inks in shades picked raspberry, carved pumpkin, cracked pistachio and mermaid lagoon.  I splattered the stenciled background with white and gold paints.

I inked up some black card stock with the same distress oxide inks and die cut the sentiment die, Best Wishes Banner Script, and Scribble Leaf Die Cut.

I adhered all the die cuts to the stenciled panel and adhered the panel to a black card base. For a finishing touch I added some gems.

Thanks for stopping by for a peek!

Have a great weekend!

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Fri 17

Foiled Ornament Christmas
by Trina Pham

Happy Fri-YAY everyone.  Continuing with the Christmas in July theme, I have another Christmas card to share today featuring foiling with stencils.  I love the look of foiling on cards, but am not a fan of having to use a laminator.  So when the Deco Foil Transfer Gel Duo came out earlier this year giving the option of foiling without heat, I was all for it. 

Using a circle die from Circle Basics, a circle stencil was created from Cornelia Variegated Wide washi tape and adhered to a Bristol panel.


Placed the Ring Tile stencil from Birch Press Designs on top and applied the transfer gel duo with a palette knife over it.  Set it aside to dry and become tacky to the touch.  Once ready, removed the washi tape and added the foil with shiny side facing up.


Slipped it into a folded piece of copy paper (to protect the foil from my scratched up plates), and ran it through my Big Shot resulting in this.


To complete the card, the Vintage Varsity letters were die cut from silver foil and black cardstock and offset for a shadow. 


Created the attachment piece (between the ribbon and bauble) by die cutting a square from silver foil cardstock with the smallest die from Square Basics, then die cutting with the same circle die used in creating the stencil.  The pine branches were die cut from Bristol paper twice and stacked for dimension.  Assembled the card then matte it on silver foil cardstock before mounting to a white card base to finish.


I really like the no-heat option for foiling so while all supplies were out, I made a second card following the same process and design... just changed up the foil.


And that’s it for today.  Thank you for joining me.  Have a wonderful weekend.







Tue 14

It's All About The Stencil
by Michelle Bala


Hello there! Michelle here, showing off this beautiful stencil, Ring Tile Stencil. I inked it up on some Memory Box's Watercolor Paper....awesome paper!! 

I used distress oxide ink in victorian velvet....a perfect dusty mauve shade!  I stamped the sentiment in black ink. Than I adhered my stenciled panel to the card base.  I stamped and die cut the Peony Garden Corner Stamp. I really wanted the stencil to stand out, so I only used one Copic Marker to add subtle color. I used shade E41 and just added some shadows to the petals and leaves. 

I positioned the corner bouquet in the corner and adhered with foam tape.  Than I die cut some leaves using an oldie but goodie die, Scribble Leaf Bundle Outline. Adhere the leaves than add some paint splatters in black. For a finishing touch I added some glittery gems. 

Thanks for peeking!

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Tue 14

Let it Snow
by Donna Sledzik


Good morning everyone! I have another Christmas card for you today!

I started by stenciling texture paste through a snowflake stencil onto white cardstock.  I only used a portion of the stencil. Once the paste was dry, I used foam tape to adhere this to a white card base.


Next I die cut the Diagonal Stripe Collage from red cardstock and glued that to my card.  

I die cut the Scribble Snowman from white cardstock and the Scribble Outline from black cardstock.  I glued the outline to the snowman backgound and put this aside.  Next I added washi tape to the card and used foam tape to adhere my snowman on top of the tape.  To embellish the snowman, I hand cut a nose and hat. Then I used some epoxy dots for the eyes, mouth, and buttons.  I tied a piece of twine around his neck for a scarf.


On a strip of black cardstock, I stamped and white heat embossed "Let it Snow" and glued that to my card.

I added 3 buttons to my card for a finishing touch. It's a pretty simple card.


Thanks for stopping by today and have a great week!







Wed 08

Spotlight Stenciled Background
by Laura Fulcher


Greetings friends.  Today I want to share a stencil technique that I would like to share with you.  It is a way to use a stencil to create a partial background that acts as a spotlight for your focal image.  It involves using a stencil, some Versamark and some PanPastel chalks.

First, I started with white cardstock and sponged some dark and light green chalk (Chrom Oxide Green, Hansa Yellow Shade)

in the center:


Next, I placed a stencil over the chalk and sponged some Versamark ink on top using a cosmetic sponge.  I covered the entire chalk area as well as some of the area around the chalked circle.


You can see some of the Versamark on the chalk once you removed the stencil:


Next, I sponged over the versamark using the same two colors of PanPastel chalk.  You don't have to worry about being gentle when you do this step.  You won't smudge the ink.


One of the reasons I use PanPastels is because if I make a mistake, you can use an eraser to clean up the smudged areas.

To finish the card, I added a peony that I had colored with Copic markers and added a little bit of glitter glue to the center of the flower for extra sparkle:


Copic markers used- Y13, Y17, YR04, YG13, G09

Thanks for stopping by!







Tue 30

Hello Card
by Donna Sledzik


Hello everyone!  The inspiration for the background of today's card came from this video I watched by Mary Beth Shaw. 

To create the background I took a page from a magazine and placed a stencil underneath it. Next I used a sanding block to lightly sand across the the paper. 


I think dark images work the best and a light hand in sanding is key.  I ripped a few pages before I got the hang of it.  

I glued my image to a piece of cardstock and then trimmed it to fit on my card.  Next I mounted the background on a kraft cardstock mat, then glued it to a white card base.

Using kraft cardstock, I die cut 2 small circles and 1 medium circle from the Geodesic Circle Die set which I glued to my card front.


Next I stamped, watercolored, and die cut my flowers and leaves then glued them to my card. I spattered the card with gold ink and while this was drying, I die cut my word hello from gold metallic cardstock.  


To finish the card I adhered the word hello and added Gold Nuvo Drops to the center of the flowers.

That's it for today!  I hope you have a great week.







Thu 11

Emboss the Leafy Jumble Background by Jean Okimoto

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Let's make another card using one of the three Leafy Jumble Stencil backgrounds we created in my previous post.  It's the original Distress Oxide-inked sheet of Open Studio Watercolor Paper.  Hi there, Jean Okimoto here with the second of three cards we're making using a variation of a great Jennifer McGuire technique.  

Use the Leafy Jumble Stencil and a water-spritzed sheet of Open Studio Watercolor Paper to lift the inks from a heavily-inked sheet of watercolor paper. Repeat the lifting  with a second sheet of watercolor paper for another background.

Stencil VersaMark onto the original inked paper and heat-emboss it with detail clear powder to create the background for today's card. Cut it with the 3" x 4-¼" Rectangle Basics die.

Cut white cardstock with the large Poppystamps Flora Blooms die.  Attach a scrap of the yellow glittered cardstock from the 6"x6" Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pack behind the flower.

Cut Birthday Cursive Script Circle from yellow cardstock - leave the teeny dot over the "i" in the die until you're ready to attach it to the background.  

Stamp "greetings" - from the Cherry Blossom Wreath Clear Stamps and Die Set - on yellow cardstock with Shady Lane VersaFine Clair.  Dry the ink, then trim the cardstock with the smallest Rectangle Basics die.  Cut the excess off the short end with the side of a larger rectangle die for a nice trimmed edge.

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Attach everything to a top-folded white A-2 card - position the Birthday Cursive Script Circle so the dot over the "i" can be securely attached to an area that's not embossed and glossy.  Add ¼" punched circles of the yellow Twinkling Jewel glittered cardstock.

Looking for more fresh floral designs?  Both Impress Cards and Crafts - and Stamps and Memories-Hawaii are now selling my GARDEN PARTY GREETINGS card kits.   Here's a link to the Impress online store to place your order.  Call or text Stamps and Memories  at 808 484.9107.  Thank you!

We'll use the third background from this process on another card this weekend.  Thanks for visiting - see you again on Sunday.






Wed 20

Layered Stencilling
by Trina Pham


Hello everyone.  I don’t have my new Garden Party products yet, so I’m sharing another simple card made with more products from the Spring release.

My card was prompted by the Layered Stencilling theme over at CAS Stencil card challenge.  Started by die cutting a circle stencil from masking paper using Circle Basics die.  Adhered it to a Bristol panel and ink blended on Scattered Straw, Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserves distress inks (di) using blending brushes.


The Midnight Mandala stencil from Birch Press Designs was then layered over top and more of the same inks were applied over that stencil.  Removed the stencils and this is what resulted.


For some shimmer, the panel was spritz with a sparkle spray (couldn’t capture it in the photo, but it’s really pretty IRL).


Next, the Pretty Blossom Stem was die cut three times from Bristol paper and stacked for dimension.  The sentiment from Wild Rose Stem stamp set was black heat embossed directly on the panel.  Assembled the card onto a slightly textured A2 piece to finish.

 That does it for me.  Thank you for dropping by.  Have a wonderful day!