How to dress up a stencilled background in a few easy steps…I love stencils, but how do you create a bit more interest when using them? Well, you layer of course. Just adding a few extra details is all it takes to make your stencilled image a bit more interesting.
TIP: Remember to carefully apply the ink with repeated tapping or small circular movements to avoid pulling the ink sponge off the base.
Use a stencil design and blend different ink colours over the inked background. I used Memento Paris Dusk blended with a finger dauber and then layered the second colour using Memento Rich Cocoa.
Use a white gel pen and outline some of the flower images to highlight them a bit more than the rest of the stencilled images.
TIP: you can place your stencil on the background over the original stencilled image and just trace the pattern, or draw around the image freehand using a white pen.
Using a Kaisercraft stamp and die-cut set, stamp the image and colour using the same ink pad colours you used for the background.
Use the corresponding die-cut to cut out the image and adhere it to the card. Dress up the cupcake strawberry by adding a layer of dimensional glaze and a light sprinkle of glitter to finish it off.
Add a sentiment to the card and finish off with diamante.
And there you have a ten-minute card dressed up with a layered stencil and a cute image.
- KCDD911 Kaisercraft Cutting Die & Stamps – Sweet Friends
- TME-800 Memento Ink Pad – Rich Cocoa
- TMD-608 Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad – Paris Dusk
- TML-404 Memento LUXE Ink Pad – Angel Pink
- C8 SM4519 Beautiful You Mask – Succulent Garden
- ADCO 723623 Couture Creations Sponge Daubers (6 Pack)