Stenciled Backgrounds -Part 2

Stenciled Background 3aI have a couple more cards to share using the Stenciled Backgrounds Technique from my post yesterday: HERE.

Today’s cards have just a little twist from the ideas that I shared yesterday. I cut my own stencils for these cards using some of the framelits offered in the Stampin’ Up catalog.   I cut a piece of Window Sheet (#114323, p.148 AC) with the Striped Scallop Thinlit (#133734, p.172 AC) to create the stencil for this first card. I have a Whisper White card base and a Whisper White layer that I have created the stenciled background. I laid my “homemade” stencil onto the Whisper White layer, and used a spritzer tool with a little Soft Sky ink mixed with rubbing alcohol to apply the ink.  This is a much softer background compared to using a sponge or sponge dauber to apply the ink.

I added some circles in Silver Foil Paper (#132178, p.148 AC) and cut with Circle Framelits (#130911, p.173 AC). I used the Among the Branches stamp set (#139823, p. 39 HC) for the images on this card. The ornaments are heat embossed with Silver Embossing Powder (#109131, p.162 AC), and I added some Silver Glimmer Paper stars (#135314, p.149 AC) punched out with the Confetti Stars Border Punch (# 135861, p.166 AC) for some more shine.

Butterfly stenciled backgroundI CASED this card from Brenda Sprenger and it can be seen HERE. She used Chalk Board paper to create her card, but I just used Basic Black cardstock. This card also has a “homemade” stencil. I created this stencil with a piece of Window Sheet (#114232, p.148 AC) and the Butterfly Thinlits (#137360, p.172 AC). I started with a Tangerine Tango card base and added a layer of Basic Black cardstock. I used my butterfly stencil and applied White ink with a sponge dauber (you do need to keep the piece of window sheet that you cut the butterfly from around the cut-out butterfly, so that you do not get ink around the butterfly and just within the cut out). I added a little Tangerine Tango ink to the centers of the butterflies to give them a little two-toned color. I just LOVE the way this turned out. The white stenciled butterflies on the black cardstock is really striking!

Butterfly Stenciled Background2

Then I cut out the solid butterfly in Pumpkin Pie cardstock using the Bold Butterfly Framelits (#138135, p.172 AC) and sponged some Tangerine Tango ink onto the center of the butterfly. Next I layered the coordinating cut-out butterfly in Black cardstock, cut using the Butterflies Thinlits (#137360, p.172 AC), onto the Pumpkin Pie butterfly and added it to the card. I just love it!! One of my all time favorite cards, I think.

So, there are a couple more ideas for your inspiration today. I hope you give this Stenciled Background Technique a try. It gives a unique look to any card.  Thanks for looking and Happy Stampin’!


About StampinU

I am an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator in the state of Iowa. I have been in love with card making ever since I got my hands on my first rubber stamp many years ago! I have been a Stampin' Up! demonstrator since 2004, and it is great to be able to share what I love: new stamping products, new stamping techniques, and new stamping creations!
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One Response to Stenciled Backgrounds -Part 2

  1. Brian says:

    Miechelle, I love your project – what a great spin on this technique. Thanks for the shoutout on your blog. Appreciate it!

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