Thursday, June 30, 2016

{Spotlight Project} Stenciling Made Easy with Cornelia - Part IV

If you are looking for our 3rd Birthday Celebration Blog Hop, the hop starts here.

Hi, everyone. Cornelia here today with the last installment of my stencil class. Just in case you missed it:

  • Part   I - click HERE
  • Part  II - click HERE
  • Part III - click HERE

Three cards, all made with stencils, but using them slightly differently.

Lets start with card #1

If you want to create a subtle background pattern, you can use a stencil and it gives you a nice impression, the same way an impression plate does, just with less depth.

You make your sandwich just the same way you do when you use an embossing folder or impression plate and run it through your machine and then you have your background:

Card #2:
You can use your stencil to stamp with:

I used distress inks and water color paper. Inked up my stencil and sprayed it with a bit of water.

You can see the ink beading up in the close-up.

And then you flip your stencil onto your paper. 

I thought it looked a bit dry, so I lightly sprayed it some more, but forgot to take another picture. Le it dry, of course....

Card #3:
Make your own stencil.
You can use any die cut for this, or you can use punches. I just decided to use plain circles here to illustrate my point.

 I sponged with distress inks in a rainbow color scheme,

but since there aren't any good distress greens, I used some other inks to sponge with. I like all inks for sponging. They really all work just fine.

And then I finished my cards:


Sponged the new CUTplorations Birthday word die (don't you love that font?!) in pastel rainbow colors. The way I did it that I did not ink up my sponges, just used the residual ink that was still in there. Added strips of PP. The diagonal one is an envelope liner. Added Skittles - LOVE those - fab pastel colors and clear. don't they look super cool?


 Used a strip of PP on the side. Cut the new CUTplorations Thanks word die twice - white fun foam and black card stock and mounted it a bit off set onto a piece of purple fun foam. I love fun foam. Easy to cut, light weight and mails well. 

Card #3:

Just added the black CUTplorations Thanks word die and some black splatters. Rounded the bottom right corner.

My supplies:

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Remember if you try out any of the techniques from our Spotlight posts and hook your project up at our Spotlight Project Showcase  you have a chance to win a $15 gift certificate (random drawing) OR your choice of 5x7 stamp set + a Spotlight Project guest designer spot (randomly drawn from the Top 3 picks).

Hope you liked this!


  1. I love the idea of embossing with your stencil - that is very clever! These are great tutorials. Xx

  2. All three of your cards are colorful and fun!

  3. Cornelia - So impressive and such super good and fun ideas!! You rocked the stencils and I can't wait to try out some of these cool ideas!!

  4. I LOVE all 3 of your stencil technique cards Cornelia! Your cards really showed off the new CUTplorations dies. I love the font and size. They are a must have for sure! Hugs, and thank you for Inspiring us with your Spotlight projects and tutorials. Hugs, Nancy

  5. I love the card with the circles of colour made with making your own stencil with different sizes. Looks bright and colourful. Love those new die cut words and how you got the soft colour on the 'birthday' word and arent those skittle wonderful.

  6. Thank you for the techniques today. Great ideas and loving the colours you've used. I have enjoyed learning more about using a stencil through all your lessons...Thank you x

  7. LOVE these fun stencil techniques, Cornelia!!! Thank you for sharing.

  8. I call Cornelia the Stencil Queen in my head. She is such a master of them and this series has been so enlightening.

  9. Awesome cards - love them all! Thanks for the tutorial!

  10. Lots of great ideas! I haven't tried embossing with my stencils yet... love that technique!

  11. oh was für schicke Karten !!!
    Das mit dem Embossen muss ich noch versuchen ....
    ansonsten kenne ich die Techniken.... danke fürs erinnern
    LG hellerlittle

  12. Thank you for sharing how to use stencils in so many different ways. Really inspired me to have a go at making my own stencil!!!

  13. Thank you so much for this tutorial Cornelia - I have enjoyed the whole series

  14. Thanks for the the card with the sentiment inked with many shades!

  15. A trio of WOW, my friend! And...more items added to my wish list! Your stenciling classes: top notch! Thank you!


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