Sunday, January 19, 2020

Stencil Sunday Feature

Hello!  I'm on the STAMPlorations blog today in the Stencil Sunday spot with these four cards.

Stencils are so versatile - you can add layers and layers to build up patterns, or you can do some selective stencilling for a Clean and Simple look, which is what I've gone for here.  For an even quicker result, I made each pair of backgrounds in one swoop.

I placed my Tribal Triangles stencil over a double front sized card (European A5 in my case), did some partial stencilling with Distress Oxides, then cut the card in half.

I had a couple of Little Monsters in my stash so I coloured them with coordinating inks, then added sentiments.

This one uses the Everyday Sentiments dies, and the next one uses the sentiments from Big Monsters.

For a feminine version I used the Dots and Dashes stencil with pink and yellow inks.

As before, I chopped the piece of card in two to make two card fronts.

I like to personalise baby cards, so I cut some letters from some smooshed card using Uppercase Alphabet Plate and Lowercase Alphabet plate, lined them up and secured them with some washi tape before adding glue to the backs and gluing them in place.

This one is for the ready-made stash.

I channelled my inner Maria, using offcut negatives for a bit of tone-on-tone texture.

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  1. Fabulous stenciled backgrounds and awesome cards! Love the fun birthday character.

  2. Pretty stencil designs! Love your cards! I need to use my stencils more often!

  3. These are all just darling! The monsters are so silly & cute.
    And I adore the baby card and the pretty coloring and stencil

  4. The monsters are very cute! Love how you used the stencils for your backgrounds!

  5. Great technique - I am off to use some stencils - love how you created these beauties! TFS

  6. Fun and cute cards with the stenciled backgrounds. I like the colors too.

  7. These are so awesome!! What a great idea to use the stencil in the center of the panel and cut it into two! Two cards for the time of one! Love it!

  8. I love how you positioned your stenciling so you were able to get four fun and beautiful cards out of your play day. TFS my friend. Hugs..Nancy

  9. This is really cool idea, and a fun way to use your stencils to create background color and design! Thanks for the great idea!
    Crafty Hugs!

  10. Lovely design and fab stenciling. Love your wonderful cards.
    Valerija xx

  11. Cute cards and
    great use of the
    stencils and stamps.
    Carla from Utah

  12. What a great way of getting more out of the stencil - two in one! Wonderful. I love all these, but especially the top two. Gorgeous work.
    Cath x

  13. The combos of the stencils, colors, and images made these some really great cards!

  14. Awesome stencilling! The little monsters are so cute!

  15. super sweet and great design!