Sunday, May 24, 2020

{Stencil Sunday} Carol's Love for Leaf Prints 2

Happy Sunday, STAMPlorations friends! It's time for a new 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.

Today, STAMPgirl Carol is sharing not two but FOUR beautiful cards. She got a little carried away ;o)



Here's Carol with her cards:

Hello, Carol here, warming welcoming you to my Stencil Sunday post where, once again, I'm sharing some simple ways to play with the wonderful array of stencils available at the STAMPlorations store.

Fourth post and guess what: four cards to share! I didn't have that as my intention but once I started playing...well, let's just say I carried on! I even titled today's post: LOVE for Leaf Prints 2!!

Today's cards have a common design, featuring a SINGLE stencil focus, Leaf Prints 2, and the same sentiment/embellishment base, Pierced Curly Frames/Tags Nesting Dies. Other products used are: Frames and Flowers, Thank You CoffeeDragonfly Layering DiesFlutter Zen 1 Layering Dies, and Flutter Zen 2 Layering Dies.

What sets the cards apart: the techniques use to showcase the stencil. Let's begin...

Card #1
Alcohol ink background + C Gina K Glitter Gel
In real life, this is wonderfully shimmery! 
Flutter Zen 2 Layering Dies butterfly in vellum


Card #2
Dry embossed background, then inked with Twisted Citron DI
Dragonfly Layering Dies - dragonfly cut from gold sparkle cardstock
Pierced Curly Frames/Tags Nesting Dies, lightly dusted with Spun Sugar DI


Card #3
I used a new-to-me product - Cosmic Shimmer: Opal Blaze Polish in Pink Blueberry.
It's a lovely product, easily applied with your finger tip (think 'dipping your finger into yummy icing!). Different hues depending on your paper; on black...oh myyyy!


Card #4
*Had* to include yet another foiled card - this time a gorgeous Brutus Monroe foil.
After foiling the card, I used Deco Foil Transfer paper, cut the dragonfly, then foiled it as well.

One stencil; one design; four different/same looks! It's all about how you 'breathe life' into your stencils! Hope I've given you a few ideas to use your stencils in new/different ways.


Aren't those cards sunning? Which one's your favorite? For a chance to win a $15 gift code to the STAMPlorations store, leave a comment here and on Carol's blog by June 8. We'll announce the winner in the May winners post on June 10.

Did you enjoy today's featured post? Carol will be back in in June for more awesome stencilled projects!


  1. OOOOO I love the leaf prints! The purple sparkle is my favorite!

  2. Nice show using the different mediums. I like the black and the gold dragonfly card combinations.

  3. These cards were fantastic...well done and thank you so much for showing how each were made...

  4. This is a beautiful background stencil. I love the different versions and of course adore the sparkles! I love that precious dragonfly. Thanks for the inspiration! Be safešŸ¦‹♥️

  5. How awesome of
    a job you did
    on all these
    lovely cards!
    Carla from Utah

  6. What a COOL background that stencil makes. I LOVE it!!! And the colors, especially the greens, WOWZERS!!

  7. Wow... wonderful the variety using single stencil..

  8. Beautiful cards with this pretty stencil design!

  9. Ooh what a beautiful variety of cards!! I love them all!! The top one is Card #4 :)

  10. This stencil work is so lovely. Like how the stencil can work to create such a diverse series of cards. tfs-stay well.

  11. these are amazing - loving how different the various stencil treatments make the cards look.'
    Stay safe

  12. Love this stencil and the cards are all beautiful.

  13. Wonderful stenciled backgrounds. My fave is #4.

  14. These are all so gorgeous!! I love the shimmery ones the best. Yum!!! Thank you for these great ideas.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  15. Wowzers, these all look amazing! I'm loving #1 and #3, gorgeous!

  16. These are glorious ways to use a stencil! Foils, shimmers, and all beautiful!

  17. Oooh gorgeous!! My favourite is the green/silver combo.


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