Friday, January 9, 2015

1 stencil - 2 unusual ways!

And one more post for today before I go into my weekend:

The Curtain Call Challenge is about to close, and I created a really simple card for it. But before I share the final product with you, I would like to introduce you to my new technique: 1 stencil - 2 unusual ways!

This is my stencil:

The idea was to tape the stencil to some craft card stock & fill the gaps with white pigment ink (which is very juicy compared to ,let's say, Distress inks). I've done that in a rather 'messy' way as I wasn't going for a perfect result, but rather an arty and individual background.
Once I had enough color on my paper I removed the stencil and let my card stock dry.

And then?

Then I had a ton of white ink on my stencil... and I found it a shame to simply wash it off.
So I grabbed another piece of craft card stock and simply pressed it on the top side of my stencil.... see this cool result - I love it!!

See on the left my initially intended background.
And on the right the 'left-over-ink-result' = )

And here is my final creation:

Supplies used:
- SSS stencil
- white pigment ink
- Cleary Besotted Happy sentiments
- a very ancient rabbit stamp (this is probably 30 years old)
- woodgrain paper & white vellum

Please go and try this technique for yourself, I'm sure you will love the results!

Yours, Steph

P.S.: I am also participating in the SSS Wednesday Challenge 'Something New' and the SSS Monday Challenge 'Old and New' with this Card, the 'Fresh Start' Challenge from Inspiration Journal and Case this Sketch.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge BlogSimon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog


  1. Great stencil work. It's fun to see it used both ways. Thanks for sharing with us this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

  2. Fabulous stenciling! Thank you for sharing with us at the Curtain Call!

  3. Fantastic background. Love the pretty stencil. Thank you for playing along with us at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.

  4. hi Steph! wow, I luv this card, super cute design and technique.....thanks for the inspiration! so glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    add a little glimmer to your life....sparkle & shine! ~

  5. Fabulous cards and such a clever use of the stencil! Thank you for sharing your project and for joining us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! :)

  6. I love the 'sprinkled' effect you got from your stencil! This makes for such an awesome interpretation of the inspiration, and you're right - it can be whatever the inspiration speaks to you that works! Thanks so much for playing to find a Cure For The Monday Blues!

  7. Great cards and a great technique, with no waste, it's perfect!

  8. Love white on kraft!
    Thanks so much for playing at CAS(E) this sketch!

  9. Oh, what a great technique! Your card is fabulous! Great take on the sketch!

  10. fabulous use of the stencil Steph...thank you for sharing your project over at Inspiration Journal...hugs kath xxx


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