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Sunday, July 14, 2019

{Stencil Sunday} Beautiful Inked Backgrounds by Sue

Happy Sunday, STAMPlorations friends! We are back 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.

Kicking off this month's Stencil Sunday feature is STAMPgirl Sue with two cards with beautifully ink-blended backgrounds.


Here's Sue with her projects:

For this rainbow-inspired card, I added color with distress inks (barn door, spiced marmalade, mustard seed, mowed lawn, salty ocean) applied with an ink blending tool and the Prim Triangles stencil. I intentionally tried to overlap the colors a bit to add more colors. The stencil easily dictated where to change colors. For the sentiment, I used one of the stickers in the New Day clear stickers pack, which I cut into two pieces so it fit on my white circle die cut. To complete the card, I die cut a yellow scalloped circle to mat the white circle and added a 0.75" red horizontal strip. 


I created the background by applying tumbled glass and salty ocean distress inks randomly with an ink blending tool on a piece of A2 cardstock. I placed the Some Birds stencil and stenciled the birds with hickory smoke distress ink and an ink blending tool. The sentiment makes use of one of the stickers in the New Day clear stickers pack. I trimmed the A2 panel a bit horizontally and added blue cardstock to frame the panel on the top and bottom.


Aren't Sue's cards beautiful? For a chance to win a $15 gift code to the STAMPlorations store, leave a comment here and on Sue's blog by August 5. We'll announce the winner in the July winners post on August 10.

Did you enjoy today's featured post? Stencil Sunday will be back next week with 4 projects from STAMPgirl Shirley so you won't want to miss that post!


  1. Great cards with these pretty stencil designs!

  2. Lovely cards with
    colorful inking!
    Carla from Utah

  3. The stencils used for the background are fabulous - I have the one stencil so I can a card coming in the future -- like the layering of the colors on the other stencil - thanks for sharing!

  4. Love how colorful the first card is. And always happy to see some birdies!

  5. Sue these are gorgeous! I love the rainbow one and that pattern then the birds are stunning!

  6. Simply wonderful! Great inspiration!

  7. Love the Indian-inspired card.
    Beautiful color combination.
    The birds are fantastic with
    their different sizes.
    thanks for sharing

  8. I like the colors on the first and the pretty birds and sky on the second.

  9. Gorgeous cards! The birds stencil is fabulous! TFS!

  10. Cool cards Sue, some fabulous stencils out there now so one can create awesome backgrounds or a feature - thanks for the inspiration

  11. Both of these are fabulous! The first so bright and colourful, the second gorgeously serene. xxx

  12. Oh, I really love the tribal look of the Prim triangles in rainbow colors!

  13. Love the colorful tribal pattern and the simplicity of the stenciled bird card. Both are just wonderful!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  14. Both of your cards are pretty but I love what you did with the tribal pattern. The colors are so vibrant. TFS!

  15. these cards are awesome - thanks for sharing

  16. wow, so beautiful, I love the sentiments!


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