Sunday, 15 March 2020

STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday

Hello, I'm over at STAMPlorations today with a Stencil Sunday Project for you.

I used Infusions powders, which are water-soluble dye particles mixed with walnut stain, so you get a grungier colour than some other types of powders.

Using this method, you get two 'prints' out of the process.  After sprinkling the powders over the Prim Patterns stencil, spritz with water then leave it a few seconds for the water to do its work.  I used my normal cardstock, and the water sits on it for a little while before soaking in, giving colours time to mix.

Carefully lift the stencil off the card, then flip it down onto another piece of card.

All the ink that had collected on the stencil transfers straight onto the card.

So you end up with a positive pattern and a negative pattern.

I added a car to one for a male birthday card, above, using a sentiment from Deepti's Balloons and Banners.  For the other card I added a butterfly from Layered Butterflies, with a sentiment from Feathery.

I repeated the press with the Honeycomb Delight stencil and different colours.  This is the second step, flipping the stencil onto another piece of card.

And here's the two side by side.  I love the mottled patterns.

I added a bird from For The Birds, with matching die, Helenium Large and a sentiment from Trendy Feathers 2.

And on the final card I used a diecut butterfly from Flutter Zen 2 and a sentiment from Trendy Feathers 2.

I hope you've enjoyed seeing how I made these cards.  Leave a comment here and on the STAMPlorations blog for your chance to win a $15 gift code.  If you're shopping at the STAMPlorations store, don't forget to use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY for 20% off.


  1. Awesome technique and super cool backgrounds! Fantastic cards!

  2. These are such fun backgrounds!
    I like the multicolored look from the
    powdered inks.

  3. Pretty effects with these powdered pigments! Great background ideas!

  4. I like the unique backgrounds!

  5. WOW! These are SOOOO COOL! I love this new technique to me! Fun colors too!

  6. Hi Shirley these are very lovely stencil card creations - TFS your work - nice job here! Like that CAR one very much!

  7. Great technique to make these backgrounds.

  8. The background for the car is my FAVORITE!! So cool

  9. I adore the bird on a flower card!
    Great idea to use the powders and get two backgrounds.

  10. These are so fun!! What a great technique using these fabulous stencils!

  11. wow, these are all so beautiful! A fun technique looks like. Of course, being a bird nerd, I adore that card the best. But the butterfly comes in a close 2nd!! LOL

  12. Great having a closer look at the background process.

  13. Wonderful cards! Each one is so unique and pretty!!!!! They make me want to escape to my safe room (alias craft room) and play with my stencils. :)