Stencil Fun…

…is what we had all afternoon on Friday, a week ago, when we got together for the Stencilology class!  We played with stencils and masks and distress inks and Inka Gold, and so much more!

Here are some of the cards we made…

We started with a leaf shape die cut from card stock (with a Silhouette, but any sort of die cutting machine will work), and we rubbed some fall colors with foam tools and distress inks to fill in the shape.  Then we stamped and heat embossed a flourish design.


These next two cards we made with a circle shaped die cut opening in card stock, and layered that over stencils of various patterned shapes.  We inked distress colors with foam tools over the two stencils, and then outlined the designs with fine tip drawing pens.  And finished with an assortment of embellishments and stamped and die cut sentiments.



This next card was done using a die cut negative, that is to say, the piece that provides you with a mask to ink your colors around.  I love this leafy die from Memory Box!  After applying color around the mask, we stamped the images and sentiments and heat embossed them.


Finally, it was time to get messy!  We used old, cut up credit cards to “smear” Inka Gold over the openings in some stencils.  SUCH a fun way to add a cool, dynamic background to layer some embellishments over!  (And let me just tell you, Lori has a GREAT selection of new colors of Inka Gold in the store, so DON’T miss out!)   The “thanks” on this first card was die cut from adhesive backed cork paper and the leaf die cuts were cut from copper foil paper and vellum.



For the last card, we layered up some stencils.  First we lightly stenciled a graphic background design with Tim Holtz distress inks and foam tools.  Then we positioned a floral, leaf design over top, and using a finger dauber, we inked colors over top the bottom layer.  The addition of a sentiment and a strip of coordinating paper is all it took for this card to be complete.


There were another couple of cards we made that were featured in this blog post here.

We had a super fun day, the ladies did amazingly well to get all these cards done in the time we had, and I hope, went home with an arsenal of ideas to use with their stencils!  Even I found a few new stencils in Lori’s store to add to my ever growing collection!

Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope you get a chance to get creative today too!

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