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Sunday, June 28, 2020

{Stencil Sunday} Carol Does Partial Stenciling

Happy Sunday, STAMPlorations friends! June is just about over and we've got one last batch of stencil inspiration from STAMPgirl Carol. 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 Carol designed 4 stunning cards using a simple technique: partial stenciling.



Here's Carol with her cards:

Hello and welcome to my final June Stencil Sunday post where, once again, I'm sharing some simple ways to play with the wonderful array of stencils available at STAMPlorations.

My title for this round is "Partial" Stenciling, where I've departed from my usual way of using stencils on full panels. Three cards use dies to create the partial stenciling; one was done deliberately. Let's wander...

Card 1
Peeled Paint, Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry DI/DOX inks

Here, I was trying some double stenciling, but the results for the entire panel weren't entirely successful. This one 'nearly' headed to the recycle bin, until I realized that using a die from my stash would save the pretty sections. No sentiment as yet; I just wanted you to see the results 'as is.' Reminder: save all your 'mistakes'; they can be transformed!


Card 2
Peeled Paint, Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry DI/DOX inks

In reviewing previous showcases of this stencil, I've always gone full-panel, as I find the flowers to be a fabulous combination of whimsical loveliness. Here, just for something different, I used a die to change the focal panel shape and added it to a lime background. Again - no sentiment. I see plenty of notecard sets that are sentiment free, so this one falls into that category.


Card 3
Here, partial stenciling of the Tribal Weave stencil creates a pretty background for a floral cluster. Nothing 'original', but certainly a different look from me!


Card 4
In May, Leaf Prints 2 featured in my Stencil Sunday showcase. One of my 'attempts' didn't make it beyond the drawing board stage: alcohol ink blended background with a glitter paste Leaf Prints stencil overlay. I decided the leaves weren't visible enough, but I wasn't quite ready to give it the heave-ho. See what I mean....

Over time, I came across Sandy Allnock's Ethereal Alcohol Ink Tiles post and decided that dividing my 'messed up' panel into hexagons might salvage it. And so I did! While the full effect of the Leaf Prints stencil isn't discernible, its fine lines of glitter add a special touch to the hexagons. Again: when you set aside some of the mistakes, you can be sure a design innovation will appear at some point! 

I've had a TON of fun sharing 6 Stencil Sundays with you; I hope that you were able to find a few sparks of different ways to ignite your love for stencils. For all your kind comments; THANK YOU!!


Carol'a partial stenciling resulted in some stunning cards, didn't it? For a chance to win a $15 gift code to the STAMPlorations store, leave a comment here and on Carol's blog by July 8. We'll announce the winner in the June winners post on July 10.

Did you enjoy today's featured post? Next month, we have a couple of returning guest designers bringing their stencil mojo with them and inspiring us!


  1. I did this same sort of stenciling yesterday. I LOVE IT. Your flowers look so pretty. I especially like the one with the die cut oval frame. So pretty.

  2. Gorgeous inspiration! The florals are all lovely. The last card is my fave!! No mistakes in crafting. ;-)

  3. Such a lovely variety, I especially like the hexagons

  4. Great cards...especially like the hexagons as do others, I see. tfs-stay well.

  5. I love the soft colors and then hexagons! These are gorgeous!

  6. I love all of these cards. What a gorgeous result and a great lesson! Wow... The hexagons are so stunning! Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. Great inspiration to stretch and use our stash!! LOVE the flower stencils especially!!

  8. Wonderful ways to
    use the stencils.
    I love the Hexagon
    one. Great save.
    Carla from Utah

  9. Stunning batch of cards again - loving the first (resuced) panel, and the hexagon 'save' is spectacular!
    Stay safe

  10. I love the way these turned out! The tulips with dots card is a favorite!

  11. Great tips on saving backgrounds. I like the last share best.

  12. I love all of these fabulous floral stenciled cards! Great save on the alcohol ink background!

  13. Thanks for sharing these wonderful stenciled cards and all the tips.

  14. This is so interesting! I love my stencils and love learning new ways to use them!


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