Hello TCP Friends! It’s Christine here today and I’m bringing you a couple of designs that are created with Stencilling. It’s all the rage right now in card making and I love the customized look you can get.
I’m kicking it off with these cuties from the retired stamp set Yeti to Party. Their fun and silly expressions and eye(s) always make me smile. I started off by colouring them up with Copic Markers, and using the coordinating dies to cut them out.
Using my magnetic Make Art Station, I stencilled the Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide Ink on the diagonal.
Then I used Wild Honey Distress Ink on the diagonal, and added the tiny stripes with Copic markers. I don’t think plaid will ever go out of style in cardmaking. It’s the perfect way to tie in colours!
I wanted my golden yellow stripe to match a little better to my orangey monster, so I went over those lines with a golden yellow Faber Castell Coloured Pencil to give the colour a bit of a orangey boost. And arched frame gives them a place to peek out of. They’re ready to party!
But what if you don’t have a stencil? Did you know its easy to create a stencil with dies? For this lovely Folk Art styled card using TCP’s Folk Art Flowers (also retired), I used the coordinating die to create a stamped shadow for some of my flowers.
I used my coordinating dies for this set on some sturdy 110 Lb cardstock and then gently stencilled the Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide ink on the background. Paper will start to deteriorate so the more ink you add, so you have to be a little more careful, but it created a great soft blue-green shadow layer for my stamped images.
I used a circle die to create a window on the CAS design and embossed the sentiment from the set onto vellum.
Makes for such a soft and lovely spring flower garden design!
Thanks for joining me today! I hope it inspires you to use stenciling in a creative way in your cardmaking!