Hello there! Today I'm sharing a set of cards that I made using stencils. I mentioned in one of my recent posts that I haven't done any blending or stenciling lately and I really wanted to just have fun with the technique. I sat down and made a few different backgrounds, then turned them into super CAS birthday cards. I never seem to have enough birthday cards on hand and these background pieces are perfect for teen boys, WOOT (well, two of them are!).
On my first card I used the Grid stencil by My Favorite Things. I stenciled once, then lifted the stencil and slid it over a bit to fill in all of the white spaces, then stenciled again. Does that make sense?? If you look at the top row I first stenciled with yellow, then moved the stencil and stenciled with green.
On this next card I used the MFT Chunky Herringbone stencil. Instead of lifting and moving the stencil, this time I flipped it over and used the reverse side to create a chevron. The second time I blended with Distress Inks I tried to use a lighter hand for some variation in color.
On this last card I used the Diagonal Strip stencil, also by My Favorite Things. This time I stenciled once and then flipped the stencil upside down and stenciled again so my stripes were going in the opposite direction.
I had a blast playing with stencils! What's your favorite technique/product right now? Leave me a comment and maybe I'll make a card set using one of your favorites!
Have a great week!