Sunday, August 23, 2020

{Stencil Sunday} Blending Cards with Stencils and Two Color Inks

Happy Sunday, STAMPlorations friends! We hope you're all continuing to stay safe. Today we have a stunning batch of stencil inspiration for you. All throughout our summer break, our guest designers are showing 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 guest designer Gloria Hayoung Lee shares three cards featuring beautifully blended stenciled backgrounds.


Here's Gloria with her cards:

Hello everyone! This is Gloria. I am so excited and happy to be a guest designer for Stencil Sunday. I like to use stencils as the background of my cards. Today, I made three stencil background of cards by blending two colors of ink.

Card 1
Picked raspberry, Spiced marmalade Distress Oxide inks, Memento Tuexdo Black ink

To make the background, I fixed a white card stock with masking tape, and the inner part of the flower was blended with orange and the outer part of the flower pink. The two colors were blended repeatedly in the overlapping part to blend naturally.


Card 2
Peacock feathers, Salty ocean Distress Oxide inks , Memento Tuexdo Black ink

I really wanted to make a plaid with this stencil. The stencil was fixed with masking tape, blended with peacock feather ink, and then rotated 90 degrees to blend with salty ocean ink. I stamped Floral Bliss clear stamp and colored with Prisma color pencils and I fussy cut the flowers with my Cutter Bee scissors.


Card 3 
Fossilized amber, Spiced marmalade Distress Oxide inks, Memento Tuexdo Black ink

I put the stencil horizontally long and cover both sides with masking tape so that only two lines are blended, and then I blended one line is yellow and one line is orange. After blending both lines, the masking tape was removed, and the masking tape was attached so that only the next two lines could be colored. And then I blended them in the same way.

I think the beautiful shape of the stencil and the bright color of the distress ink created a beautiful background. 

I hope it has given you a good inspiration for creating backgrounds with stencils. Thank you so much for stopping by! Happy crafting!


Don't you just love Gloria's stenciled backgrounds? For a chance to win a $15 gift code to the STAMPlorations store, leave a comment here and on Gloria's blog by September 8. We'll announce the winner in the August winners post on September 10.

Did you enjoy today's featured post? Our guest designers will be back in September for more stencil inspiration!


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  1. Great looking cards using the stencils....thanks for sharing your cards.

  2. Pretty cards! I especially love the All Blooms stencil you used and the colors you chose!

  3. Beautiful cards! I absolutely love your stenciling!

  4. Gorgeous!!! I especially love the yellow card. Playing with stencils is my fav way to make backgrounds!

  5. Beautiful stenciled
    backgrounds. Great
    Carla from Utah

  6. Gorgeous cards and the stenciled backgrounds are
    all lovely. Adore the flowers and that color combo.
    And I'm always a sucker for plaid.

  7. Wonderfully vibrant and happy cards! Beautiful stencil backgrounds and lovely compositions.

  8. Gorgeous trio of floral cards... I mostly love floral Stencils rather than geometric ones. So I like that 1st card with flower stencil. I love the way u blended flower shades❤️đź’›

  9. These are so gorgeous with the stencils!! Love different ones so am in awe of this variety!!