Sunday, May 19, 2019

{Stencil Sunday} 4 Techniques = 4 Awesome Cards by Jane

Happy Sunday, STAMPlorations friends! We are back again with another helping of Stencil Sunday goodness! On the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Sunday of the month, the STAMPgirls are sharing their projects that show off how to creatively use ARTplorations stencils. And each month, we'll pick one winner of a $15 gift code -- the winner will be drawn from all comments left on the Stencil Sunday posts for the month, as well as from the designers' blogs.

Today, the fabulous STAMPgirl Jane has 4 awesome cards wherein she used 4 fun techniques!



Here's Jane with her projects:

Welcome to another Stencil Sunday post. It's Jane here today to share some ideas and techniques using the brilliant ARTplorations stencils.

I worked with these 4 stencils: Anchors Away, Hearts All Over, Flutterby and Bold Florals.
As I am primarily a card maker I made all 4 of my stencilled backgrounds into cards.

First up is a nautical themed male card using Anchors Away. For this I used distress ink sprays through the stencil and achieved the background on the left. By using the remaining sprayed ink on the stencil I also got the 2nd print on the right, so a real 2 for 1 technique here. I never like wasting my inks!

I stamped the lighthouse and ship from the True North set and added a birthday sentiment from Party Time to finish my card.


Next is a blended distress ink technique using Hearts All Over.

I stamped Enough from the Say It Big series and the heart and patches from Romantic Expressions 1 to finish card No 2.


My 3rd stencil technique uses crackle paste through the Flutterby stencil. Once dry I added some distress ink shading.

I stamped one of the sentiments from the Trendy Butterflies 2 to finish this card.


And my fourth technique is the alcohol ink "lift off "using the Bold Florals stencil. I used the sentiment and image from Blossom Like a Butterfly to complete my final card.

If you would like more details of my stencil techniques you can find them over on my blog here.
I hope I may have inspired you to try some new techniques with these wonderfully versatile stencil designs. Have fun playing!

Thanks for stopping by.
Bye for now,


Now those were great techniques that Jane used to create beautiful cards! For a chance to win a $15 gift code to the STAMPlorations store, leave a comment here and on Jane's blog by June 5. We'll announce the winner in the May winners post on June 10.

Did you enjoy today's featured post? Stencil Sunday will be back next week with a couple more projects from STAMPgirl Vicki!


  1. These are all such lovely stenciled
    cards! Great techniques! I really am
    drawn to the last card, with that amazing
    background, showcasing the alcohol lift-off

  2. Beautiful cards! I especially love the Trendy Butterflies 2 design!

  3. Great samples and inspiration, thank you x

  4. HI Jane - I do like those stencil techniques - tfs your lovely art work! and for that great inspiration to use stencils!

  5. Jane, those are all so wonderfully done. I especially love the Bold Florals design with those gorgeous colors.

  6. Awesome techniques used. Love the crackle on the butterflies!

  7. You did an awesome job using those 4 stencils...the cards all turned out fantastic...thank you for sharing your cards and it gave me great ideas to try some out..well dne

  8. Haven't done much stenciling but
    I love the results. The
    purple with the butterfly is
    my favorite. next would
    be the anchors. thanks
    for sharing.

  9. I love that you used Crackle paste with the butterfly! And I never heard of the alcohol LIFT off technique! THANK YOU!!!

  10. Fabulous cards and techniques. My fave is the lighthouse card.

  11. All of these are absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for the beautiful stencil inspiration!

  12. Completely stunning cards!! Im really loving the last card, beautiful!! Amazing techniques.

  13. Gorgeous!!! What a great way to show off some fabulous stencils!

  14. thanks for sharing your fabulous techniques - love the alcohol lift technique - so pretty

  15. Fabulous cards, all of them! But my favorite is the one where you used the crackle paste. The colors are sodt and dreamy.

  16. oooh! Love how your stencil did double-duty with your nautical card background.

  17. Amazing techniques, I love all your cards.