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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

{Spotlight Project} Vicki Uses Focal Stenciling

Today I am focusing on using a portion [in different colors] of your stencils. Here is my finished card:

To color your stencil images with different colors, just takes tape and post-its.

Tape down the stencil [Bold Florals] over the card panel, and then using post-its, "frame in" the image you want to sponge first. Then just move the post its around to the different images. See? Really easy!

Once I stenciled, I then stamped over the top using Bloom Sketches.

For a finishing effect [and to add a pop of color], I added one of the awesome birds from Small Birds. Because of the sketchiness of these images, they just scream partial coloring with water coloring.

Here is the finished card again:

Hope you enjoyed my "focal" stencil coloring tutorial.

See you next time~

Products Vicki used in today's project:


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  1. Awesome card! LOVE the sketchy feel and adorable bird! ♥

  2. Love the bright POP of yellow! The background is awesome, love it and thanks for showing me how!~kim

  3. wooow Vicki
    you always have a great IDEA
    I LOVE this and my alarm CASE ing is ringing hehe
    love your card today Vicki

  4. Looks wonderful and thanks for sharing the how to steps. Love that sketch kind of chick!

  5. The layered floral look is outta this world!

  6. Gorgeous. Love the bird. Great colours and technique. Hugz

  7. What a cool idea. LOVE the fun colors you used on this card.

  8. This is gorgeous! I love the background with the pop of bright yellow for the fabulous bird! xxx

  9. This is drop dead fabulous, Vicki! The colors are so bright and happy and what a fun technique. Love the new bird stamps and he looks perfect on this card!!

  10. Another innovative way to use stencils and stamps! Other than the bird, I have the supplies to do this! Watch out for a CAS-ing!

  11. This is a really cool look and the colors are dynomite! Nice card!!

  12. Amazing layers and incredible depth Vicki's created. Plus it has one of my favorited birds on it.

  13. Amazing layers and incredible depth Vicki's created. Plus it has one of my favorited birds on it.

  14. Amazing layers and incredible depth Vicki's created. Plus it has one of my favorited birds on it.

  15. Beautiful card, love the layered florals and how the colors pop!

  16. What a fascinating background you created. Love the colors too.

  17. Wow! Extremely beautiful Vicki! I love how you incorporate the stamping with bold florals, love the color scheme too, a cheerful creation and inspired very much!!!

  18. What an awesomely vibrant, bright and amazing card!! Your focal stencil technique is really cool!! Thank you for sharing it with us!!!

  19. What a cool and vibrant card!!! Always love your new techniques!!!

  20. Such a pretty card and technique! Love the stenciling. :)

  21. Love the bright yellow of the bird !!!
    it´s an eyecatch for sure
    CU hellerlittle

  22. what a great technique and I love the vibrant colors on your card!

  23. Bright colorful Vicki card. Thanks for sharing the technique.

  24. Love how you made this bright, cheerful card:)


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