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Sunday, January 26, 2020

{Stencil Sunday} Color Play with Sue

Happy Sunday, STAMPlorations friends! It's time once again for some 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 Sue shares two delightful and colorful CAS cards:


Here's Sue with her projects:

For this card, I used the stencil in the traditional way, I adhered the stencil to a white A2 card panel with post-it tape to prevent the stencil from shifting. I decided to offset the bloomdala towards the lower, left corner. I applied colours with distress inks (mustard seed, carved pumpkin, candied apple, wilted violet, salty ocean, mowed lawn) with an ink blending tool. I stamped the sentiment in the upper right corner using Hero Arts Soft Granite ink.


Supplies used: Perched BirdTrendy Birds 2

I die cut the perched bird from a 4"x6" repositionable label. I placed the negative on an A2 white card base. I lightly added colour with distress inks (carved pumpkin, mustard seed, mowed lawn, salty ocean) with an oval makeup brush. I then temporarily adhered the stencil over the bird and added more colour with a heavier hand using the same distress inks and an ink blending tool through the stencil. I feel it adds more interest and dimension to the bird.


Lovely makes, wouldn't you say? For a chance to win a $15 gift code to the STAMPlorations store, leave a comment here and on Sue's blog by February 8. We'll announce the winner in the January winners post on February 10.

That's it for Stencil Sunday this month. Check back again next month for even more stencil inspiration from Sue and Shirley.


  1. Love these, but especially the bird. That's a great way of making a One Layer Card! Thanks for the inspiration.
    Cath x

  2. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration and extra loving the bird project, which looks fabulous and so creative...I love it x.

  3. I love the rainbow colors especially with the bird!

  4. Pretty stenciled designs and I like the colors.

  5. Such beautiful stenciling. Thanks for sharing these inspiring creation.

  6. Wonderful stencil designs. I really like that bird.

  7. What beautiful work - love the double stenciling on the bird!!

  8. These are both so pretty and full of color! That
    flower is really beautiful and of course, being a
    birdie addict, the bird is my fave. I need to use
    my stencils more.

  9. Great stenciling and wonderful cards. Love the colours.

  10. Beautiful! Fabulous and happy colors with wonderfully clean card designs. I love the double stenciling of the bird.

  11. Beautiful!! Love the bright happy colors on this gloomy winter day!

  12. I love the simplistic of the bird design. The colors are so soft and subtle!

  13. Beautiful, colorful and cheerful. I love these cards!