Saturday, May 23, 2015

A Favorite Stencil Technique

When I needed some special birthday cards recently, I decided to try a new technique that I learned about in a Jennifer McGuire video here. It is easy to do and the results are beautiful. It stretches the uses of our stencils because it results in a totally different look that just sponging with one color. I taped a TCW floral stencil down with temporary tape over a light blue piece of cardstock and sponged the openings of the stencil with pigment white ink. I heat set the white ink, then moved the stencil slightly and sponged with a blue dye ink. The result is several shades of blue where the inks mix and where they don't. I layered the strip on a white cardbase and attached the "birthday wishes" die cut sentiment from Tonic Studios.  Then I added a floral button embellishment and some black pearls to complete the card.

I am entering this card in the "Stencil It" challenge at Simon Says Stamp and the Anything Goes challenge at 613 Avenue Create.


Rahmat said...

Wow Karen gorgeous stencil use and the shades of blue here are just so cool!

Rahmat said...

Wow Karen gorgeous stencil use and the shades of blue here are just so cool!

Penny Light said...

Karen, what a cool idea/technique and the card is great! Thanks for sharing something new that you learned. I love that!

Creative M said...

Gorgeous card!!!
Have a wonderful day,
Crafting With Creative M

Shelly Schmidt said...

I always love to try a new technique- I love the effect of the different shades of blue. Great card!

Pysselbus said...

Hi Karen!
Thank you for visiting my blog! So happy that you did as it lead me to you :-) I've been skipping about here and seen so many beautiful creations. Thank you for the inspiration!


Brenda said...

This is a beautiful card Karen! I too love the ideas and techniques that Jennifer McGuire teaches us. She is so fun to watch and she makes everything look so easy. Hugs, Brenda

Teresa Kline said...

hello Karen! stunning background, luv the cute flower too! so glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

sparkle & shine *~*

Maxine D said...

This is such a great technique that gives stunning results - love your card Karen