I 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.
I 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!
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’!