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Sunday, February 23, 2020

{Stencil Sunday} Stenciling on Beautiful Backgrounds by Sue

Happy Sunday, STAMPlorations friends! It's time for another helping of stencil inspiration this month. 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 used stencils over beautifully blended backgrounds to create her cards.


Here's Sue with her projects:

I started this card by creating the background by applying distress inks (salty ocean, twisted citron, mowed lawn, candied apple, wilted violet) randomly with an ink blending tool to cover an A2 card panel. I let the panel dry completely. I then covered the panel using an embossing buddy to prepare the panel for heat embossing. I covered the panel with the Art Flowers 1 stencil and used Versamark ink and clear embossing powder. I heat embossed the image. For the sentiment, I used a scrap of lime green cardstock and adhered the sticker sentiment. I cut it into a fish tail banner and popped it up with dimensionals.


For this card, I started with a 3" circle mask cut from a repositionable label adhered to an A2 white card base. I added distress inks (mustard seed, spiced marmalade, festive berries, picked raspberry, faded jeans, chipped sapphire) trying to replicate the colours of a sunset. I then used the Bloom Silhouettes stencil and black soot distress ink, applied with an ink dauber to add the blooms. I carefully removed the mask. For the sentiment, I used a clear sticker applied directly to the A2 white card base.


Those cards are stunning, right?? For a chance to win a $15 gift code to the STAMPlorations store, leave a comment here and on Sue'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? Sue will be back next month for more stencil inspiration.


  1. Very cool technique! I'm always up for new stencil inspiration, thank you!

  2. The first one is really unique and pretty cool. And the colors used in the circle are gorgeous.

  3. So pretty! Thanks for sharing the techniques!

  4. You have really made some gorgeous cards with the stencils and I love the bright colors.

  5. Great technique! I love the floral card...so pretty!

  6. Yeay!! More stencil inspiration!! It's always fun to see different ways stencils can be used!

  7. I love these great examples of how stencils can be used on a card. Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. What fabulous use of the stencils on these stunning cards

  9. Just love your cards...wonderful colours!
    Valerija xx

  10. Oh so colorful. Love stenciling...you're designs inspire me. tfs

  11. I LOVE your stencils. I just used one of them for the first time the other night. It looks so cute!!!! Your designs are different from other companies, and I adore them. These look wonderful. They are so artsy.

  12. Beautiful backgrounds!
    I love all of the bright colors!

  13. Lovely colorful cards! Great way to use stencils:)

  14. Two delightful cards Sue, lovely bright colours and subtle stenciling on the first, and then a cool floral silhouette on the pretty sponged circle, Robyn

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