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Sunday, April 19, 2020

{Stencil Sunday} Partial Stenciled Backgrounds by Helen


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 Helen shares some ideas on how to use stencils partially to create fun backgrounds.

  

  

Have a look at Helen's projects:


On this first card, I used the Crisscrossed stencil with silver texture paste. After the stenciled panel dried, I die cut it with the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies. The framed flower and sentiment are from Faith Expressions.

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On the second card, I created the partial stenciled background using stamping with stencil technique. Stencil I used was the Nestled Circles stencil, the flower and sentiment are from Blossom Overture.

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On this third card, I used the Leaf Prints stencil for the background. I sprayed some art spray paint over the stencil and dabbed some of with paper towel. Then I cut it with the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies. The stamp set I used is from Faith Expressions.

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On the fourth card, I used the Dream Flower stencil on a watercolored backgroud, After that, I die cut it with the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies. I used the Anywhere There’s Coffee and the Mixed Media Elements stamp sets.

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Those backgrounds sure are stunning! For a chance to win a $15 gift code to the STAMPlorations store, leave a comment here by May 8. We'll announce the winner in the April winners post on May 10.


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

26 comments:

  1. Fantastic cards! I love how the stenciled backgrounds ground the focal images.

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  2. What incredible stenciling! I love the softer colors and the sentiments to go with your great backgrounds!

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  3. Beautiful stencil designs to show off those main images.

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  4. Beautiful backgrounds - love me some stencilS! TFS

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  5. Great ideas using stencils...such great background...tfs

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  6. I am recently in love with stencils, but haven't nailed the techniques yet - still practicing. These are b-u-t-ful (that's beautiful, Not butt full ).love the contrast of colors and texture. Gonna steal that "frame" idea from dies. Thanks and please stay healthy!

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  7. Beautiful backgrounds on all of these cards.

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  8. Beautiful cards
    with the stenciling
    in the backgrounds.
    Carla from Utah

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  9. Beautiful work - loving the multi-coloured card at the end :)
    Stay safe
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  10. I have been doing some partial stenciling lately, too. I used to always use the entire stencil, but sometimes it just looks cool to use part. Thank you for the inspiration. I like to learn about different ways to use my stencils. These background look great--the colors look wonderful with the designs.

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  11. I really need to work on my stenciling! These are all so beautiful.

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  12. Beautiful stencilling, Helen! Love your cards!

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  13. Beautiful stencilling and cards! I need to get my stencils out to play tomorrow!

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  14. Oh, wow!! These are so gorgeous!! I really love the first two!

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  15. FABULOUS cards Helen!
    LOVE your variety of designs, especially your second card - WOW!
    I confess, don't have much experience using stencils, definitely need to work more with them as they make for wonderful backgrounds and focal points too :)

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  16. I love the choice of colors in the fourth card

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  17. Beautiful cards. It's also nice to see a sympathy card featured, because I find those very difficult to create.

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  18. Beautiful cards!!! I need to do this because it really added to the depth and emotion of the cards! From subtle to full rainbow, they are all so pretty!

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  19. Very beautiful cards. I really love the gorgeous backgrounds.

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  20. stunning projects, I just love Helen's design!

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