Cardmaking with Stencil & Video Tutorial - New TCW Summer Release!
Thursday, August 4, 2016
Hello friends! I am so excited to have the newest release of stencils and other goodies from The Crafter’s Workshop to play with! It seems like I have been making the equivalent of a card a day for the past month, so I thought I would just keep it up!
I had this idea in my journal for a while about this technique. I was inspire by some cards Jennifer McGuire did on her blog using a stenciled background visible under a phrase die-cut into a panel on top. I am so happy with the way it turned out, but may just use the stencil with the rainbow blended ink all on its own!
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I started with the 3 new stenciled above. I chose them because of the varying sizes and intricacies of each pattern. I knew I wanted to have them behind a smaller die-cut phrase, so I needed to pick stencils that would have more area to be stenciled. I pre-cut all the phrases using my Silhouette Cameo. I also filmed my process and you can click on the video below or go to my YouTube Channel HERE!
I used the large version of this lacey stencil and taped it down to my non-stick mat. I used a smooth white 85lb. cardstock that takes Distress Ink really well. I started at the top with red and worked my way down the card with finger daubers and Distress Inks, overlapping them slightly to blend more evenly. I sprayed some marshmallow Tattered Angels glimmer mist over the white die cut cardstock. I added lots of dimensional adhesive to the back so that it would create a nice shadow and really show off the colors. The glimmer mist was a little clumpy so you can see a bit larger splotches, but it reminded me a bit of rain drops!! I also trimmed it down a good bit, allowing the stencil to create a border around the edges. For the next card, I used the new size of stencil that is a 6×9. It is going to be a great size for projects in between the 6×6 and 12×12 and for the pages of an art journal.
This is the “Rejoice” stencil and was perfect for my sunshine die-cut! I used several colors of yellow, orange and peach to ink this background, misted the die-cut phrase with glimmer mist and added dimensional adhesive.This is probably my favorite card because I think the stencil pattern is easier to see with the large letter font. It is so bright and cheerful!
Finally, I had to use the stars from this ‘Cactus’ 6×6 stencil. I also decided to stencil the die-cut itself and back it with a solid cardstock, so you could really see the stars.
I used these 3 colors of Distress Ink in blues and purples and moved the stencil around a bit to get the stars closer together. I added some Wink of Stella clear glitter brush pen to the stars to give them some shine too.
I chose a metallic teal colored cardstock from Bazzill Basics that was shared with the DT members. Using the dimensionals again, I mounted both to a black card base.
I hope this inspired you to think about layering your stencils in different ways to add color and imagery to your projects!