Sunday, January 19, 2020

{Stencil Sunday} Stenciled Background Fun with Shirley

Happy Sunday, STAMPlorations friends! Ready for a fresh batch of stencil inspiration. 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 Shirley used two stencils to create eye-catching backgrounds for her CAS cards.


Hello! I've been using stencils to make backgrounds for CAS cards, and because only part of the background panel is stencilled, you can make two backgrounds at once.

Just add your stencilling down the centre section of a double-sized panel, then cut in half. This pair uses the Tribal Triangles stencil along with Little Monsters, Big Monsters and Everyday Sentiments.


You can change the orientation of the finished card too. This card uses the Dots and Dashes stencil, Skinny Sentiments and Sweet Cravings.

You can easily personalise the cards with diecut letters. I've used Uppercase Alphabet, Lowercase Alphabet, Baby Bump and Heaven Sent.

Pop on over to my blog to see how easy it is to create these backgrounds, and leave a comment on both blogs for your chance to win a $15 gift code.


Shirley's cards are simply adorable you need to pop over to her blog for a closer look. For a chance to win a $15 gift code to the STAMPlorations store, leave a comment here and on Shirley's blog by February 8. We'll announce the winner in the January winners post on February 10.

Did you enjoy today's featured post? Next week it's Sue's turn to share her projects :o)


  1. What fun cards, so creative and tons of inspiration....Thank you Shirley x

  2. Super sweet and fun cards! Awesome inspiration.

  3. These are all just darling and sweet. I've been trying to use my stencils lately and always appreciate the inspiration.

  4. Love those cute little monster way toooooo cute....tfs

  5. Those background using the stencils are perfect with those images you chose to use on your cards. I like all of them.

  6. The monsters are very cute! Love how you used the stencils for your backgrounds!

  7. Shirley you always have some great idea these are fun

  8. Fun and cute cards with the stenciled backgrounds.

  9. Fabulous cards! Love those fun monster/bot cards!

  10. These cards are super cute! I love the beautiful blends of color!
    Crafty Hugs!
    Michele K. Henderson

  11. Lovely design and fab stenciling. Wonderful cards.

  12. Cute cards and
    great use of the
    Carla from Utah

  13. I LOVE part stencilled cards and these are no exception, but I really love the top two! Wonderful cards.
    Cath x

  14. šŸ’œ. How the stencils were used. The colors and images made these some really fun cards!

  15. The little monsters are so cute! Awesome stencilling!