Sunday, December 9, 2018

Create Interest and Textures with a Stencil

Hello friends!
It is my turn to share a project over Altenew Card Blog today! Also, you can find out if you are the winner of the Marker/Embellishment Release Blog Hop (announced at the very end of this post).
 I am delighted to share an easy and fun stenciled project.  You might already know that stencils are quite the trusty supplies for card-making.


You can use a stencil as is, or you can tilt, layer, emboss, dry-emboss... etc.
I am using Wavy Grid Stencil as an example. This might help you see the endless possibilities of using a simple stencil.


 I started off by sponging the two lightest shades of Gentlemans's Gray onto the tilted Wavy Grid Stencil. Starting from the center, I inked up the grey toward the outer circle in one direction. This prevents the ink become blotchy and uneven.


 In the same manner, I then slightly offset the stencil and applied Pink Diamond and Pinklicious ( Cherry Blossom Oval Set). To add more textures, I decided to add embossing paste over the stencil.


 As you can see that the paste is slightly gray. That is because I mixed the Gentlemans's Gray with the white embossing paste! I really love the textures that the embossing paste gives!


The stamped images ( 6x6 Celebration Paper Pad)  from Christmas Stockings were perfect with such a warm and fuzzy background. I carefully popped up the stocking images with foam and embellished with enamel dots and silver thread. One secret: the Gray Card Stock will make any designs look amazing!  I strongly encourage you to try out your stencils in various ways! I know you will be pleasantly surprised as to how many creative ways that you can come up with. Thank you for stopping by! ps: Today is my birthday! If you really like my posts, I would truly love to hear from you!

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Here are the 3 cards I made with this card kit!
Last but certainly not the least....
 #43Dawn Turley said...
I really love these two cards Virginia. Your sweet pea card is totally amazing. 
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Nora Noll said...

This is so pretty!! I love that used the grid on an angle and aI adore your little stockings!! GREAT card!

conil said...

Weren't you clever with stenciling. It almost looks like a plaid with the tinted embossing paste over it. You've created another technique to put on my to-do list and this one is fabulous.

Denise Bryant said...

I love your stenciled background and those adorable stockings! Darling card!
Happy Birthday to you, Virginia! I hope you have an extra special day!

Harriet said...

Happy all dsy, Virginia!

Through reading your blog daily, I've learned to use my stencils more and in an interesting way too!

I like your card especially gray and pink....great colors!

Dana M said...

Happy Birthday Virginia, hope it's an amazing day! Super cool background, fantastic card.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Another fabulous card, Virginia!

MaryFran said...

Happpppppppy Birthday Dear Virginia...Happy Birthday To You!

Linda BL said...

Hope you had a great birthday!
Love the gray and pink color combination for your background. Great card.

Chandhini said...

Happy birthday Virginia.
I love your creations and I am your new follower. Love this card with stencil, the color combination is great.
The cards you have made using Sunlit flower kit are cool, love your coloring.
Have a great day.

Purple Princess said...

Gorgeous texture!!

Teresa Doyle said...

Awww Virginia, how sweet is this? Love the texture and colour you used on this and those stockings are way too cute.
Congratulation to Dawn as well.