Flipped Stencils

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!


Melissa said...

WOW! Your cards are STUNNING, Maureen!! I need to give this technique a try. Thanks for the inspiration!

Michelle W said...

I love each and every one of them Mo!

Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE these, Mo!