Check out this super simple way for how to use stencils for card making.
There are lots of ways for how to use stencils for card making and we love the ways that are super easy and quick without too much fuss. Today Allison is showing us one of those and we have to say we love how she’s deliberately allowed the stencil to do all the work and hasn’t tried to make it all “perfect”.
Let’s take a look at the making of this pretty card that you can do in endless color combinations.
First, Allie used the second largest die from our Nested Deckle Rectangle dies and cut a pane from white card stock.
Then she used our new Swirls stencil and her favorite blending brush to buff some soft blue ink through the stencil onto the card stock. You will see that Allie did NOT try to apply the ink evenly nor did she take the ink to the very edges in every section. This “imperfect” application yields the beautiful antique-y, almost distressed looking background that is the perfect foil for her flowers.
Allie then stamped the flowers from our new Sweetest Sunrise set, colored them in with her markers and then cut it out with our coordinating Sweetest Sunrise die. She then popped it up over her stenciled panel with some foam adhesive. Next she stamped her greeting on a scrap of white card stock, trimmed it to a tidy rectangle and added it to the card with double thickness dimensional adhesive.
We hope you try this tip out yourself! Oftentimes, people think they need to give heavy ink saturation through a stencil, getting into every corner. Yes, there are some looks that need that but this method of how to use stencils for card making takes away all that pressure and looks amazing!