Use lots of different colors of ink with your stencil for a super cool background!
Today we’ve got an eye-popping birthday card made for us by Julie to show us how to stencil using multi colors of our awesome Color Fuse Ink. We just love how the colors pop on their own and here and there blend together to make gorgeous new shades. Let’s dive right in and get Julie’s tips!
Julie started with our Geometric #1 stencil and several sets of Color Fuse Inks (see the table below for the ones she used) plus her favorite sponge applicator. Julie started by lining up the stencil at the bottom of a piece of white card stock and starting with the lightest color, sponged her inks through the stencil randomly to create fabulous little mini color blocking effects. As she added her new colors of ink, she allowed just the teeniest bit of an overlap to create those new blended shades.
Because the stencil is a 6″ square, it wasn’t quite tall enough for the entire panel of this mini slimline card, Julie inked up to where she knew she would add her banner and then shifted the stencil up, lining up the stencil with the topmost inked sections and continued adding her inks. SO EASY!
When she was all done stenciling with all these gorgeous colors, Julie cut the piece with one of the dies from our Mini Slimline Tabbed Deckle set. Then she stamped “Birthday” onto a scrap strip of white card stock with Dreamer Color Fuse Ink from Set #9 and adhered it over a slightly wider strip of turquoise card stock. She adhered this over the “seam” on her stenciled panel and then cut it again with the same Mini Slimline die to make the banner edges match the panel. Now she popped the whole assembly onto a mini slimline card layer sized piece of the same color turquoise card stock and added that to her mini slimline card base.
Next Julie used our Happy Script With Shadow die set, cutting the script twice – once from white and once from rose colored card stock – and the shadow once from the same color turquoise card stock. Julie adhered the two script die cuts together with liquid glue, offsetting them to create a white shadow, adhering them to her shadow piece. This went onto the card front with more liquid glue, allowing the bottoms of the letters to swing down over her banner. A few little gems and this fabulously colorful birthday card was ready to wow a lucky person.
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We hope you try this tips on how to stencil using multi colors with your own favorite colors and your favorite stencil – the opportunities are endless!