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Sunday, February 16, 2020

{Stencil Sunday} Shirley Creates Cards Using 4 Techniques with 1 Stencil

Happy Sunday, STAMPlorations friends! We have a new batch of stencil inspiration today. 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 has created 4 stunning cards using just one stencil.



Have a look at Shirley's projects:

I've used one stencil (Peeking Dahlias) to make four cards using four different techniques. This first one uses blending brushes and Distress Oxides,

and a little Stickles bling. Extra detail from Art Marks 2 and Sketchy Alphabet.


My second card was made using undiluted watercolour brush pens, which give a very intense colour.

I watercoloured the background and blotted some of the colour off, then added a butterfly (Fluttery and coordinating die) and a sentiment from Skinny Sentiments.


Here's the third card. I sponged Distress Inks then after removing the stencil I scribbled some outlines and added a sentiment.

Extra squiggles along the base of some of the petals and in the centre helps to add interest.


For my final card, I blended Distress Oxides onto dark card. The opaque colours show up really well on dark card.

I kept this one CAS for maximum impact, and just added some white pencil and a sentiment from Everyday Sentiments.


Fantastic cards showcasing 4 different techniques with one stencil! For a chance to win a $15 gift code to the STAMPlorations store, leave a comment here and on Shirley's blog by March 8. We'll announce the winner in the February winners post on March 10.

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


  1. Beautiful cards...gorgeous design.
    Valerija xx

  2. Love the use of stencils - TFS your art

  3. Yes, beautiful cards and you did a great job using the stencil...tfs

  4. Beautiful work with stencils! I must confess that I don't use my stencils nearly enough! I enjoy the inspiration here, thank you!

  5. I love your cards and that is one of my favorite stencils too.

  6. These are STUNNING! I love the little glitter accent you did!

  7. So lovely. Love the different colors used, but the first one is really unique.

  8. I like the different techniques you used.

  9. Beautiful!! And awesome how all 4 were created with the same stencil!

  10. Such beautiful stenciling. These cards certainly show the many ways this stencil can result in such creatively designed cards. tfs

  11. What fabulous and unique looks using the same stencil.

  12. Stunning cards and thanks for showing us all the different mediums you can use with a stencil

  13. Stencils have really been of interest to me lately. This a an example of why. Look at the varied looks and unique concepts that you can create with just one stencil! The potential is amazing. Great job, Shirley.

  14. Love this stencil and the cards are beautiful!

  15. I LOVE these cards and the variety of techniques used to show them off. What a versatile stencil!
    Cath x

  16. Great color combos! Love this pretty dahlia stencil design!

  17. Wow you are always so inspirational Shirley and today is no exception. Fabulous blending and colours and amazing creations .....Thank you x.

  18. Great cards! Love how different they look with the same stencil:)