Sunday, November 24, 2019

{Stencil Sunday} Helen Stamps with Stencils

Happy Sunday, STAMPlorations friends! It's the last Sunday of November and we've got a couple of Sunday Stencil projects for you! You'll get to see 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.

STAMPgirl Helen took stencils to another level and used them for stamping to create beautiful backgrounds.


Here's Helen with her projects:

Today, I have a couple of cards to share with you that I created using the stamping with stencils technique.

I used Distress Oxide Inks on both of my cards. First, I added the ink on the craft mat, sprayed with water, and then I smooshed in the watercolor paper. I dried it with craft heater.

Next, I added the same ink with blending brush, sprayed it with some water and then I flipped it on top of the watercolored paper. I added a piece of paper towel and gently pressed.

I dried it with craft heater and then I cut the panel with the rectangle die. I added the first layer on a white card with permanent adhesive. I stamped the sentiment on the middle panel with VersaFine Clair Nocturen ink pad, and then I added it in the middle of the card with 3D foam tape.

I cut out a piece of black cardstock with the dragonfly layering dies and I added it on the card with permanent glue.


I used the same steps to create that background with stencil and Distress Oxide ink pad (I picked the rainbow colors...)

I stamped the coffee cup image with black ink on a white cardstock, then I fussy cut it with micro-tip scissors. I added it on the card with 3D foam tape. Then I stamped the sentiment with VersaFine Clair ink pad.

Stamping with stencils is one of the fun ways to create background and texture with stencil. I hope these cards inspired you all to get creative with stencils.

Thank you so much for stopping by!


Those backgrounds look delicious enough to eat! For a chance to win a $15 gift code to the STAMPlorations store, leave a comment here and on Helen's blog by December 8. We'll announce the winner in the November winners post on December 10.

Stencil Sunday will be back in December so we'll see you then! :o)


  1. I like the softness of these smooches- great fussy cutting!

  2. Two gorgeous cards from my sweet friend Helen! Love how she did the colored background and black and white image on that second one!

  3. Beautiful colours on these cards, great technique .

  4. Great technique (I wished my background look as good as Helen) and great looking cards..the black sentiment brings out the colors..well done

  5. Beautiful cards and a technique I had not heard of before.

  6. So very pretty! Love cards that show no coloring as inspiration.

  7. I love the dragonfly one and the rainbow... very cool backgrounds!

  8. Beautiful backgrounds
    on both cards! Love
    the second one.
    Carla from Utah

  9. Gorgeous cards! I love the light and sweet backgrounds.

  10. Gorgeous stencilling! Love the beautiful background and uncoloured image!

  11. Love both cards, especially the soft backgrounds.
    Very pretty!

  12. Another great post showing how cool stencils can be!

  13. BEAUTIFUL cards!
    The backgrounds are so pretty and ELEGANT!


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