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Sunday, April 11, 2021

{Stencil Sunday} Artsy Stencil Fun with Leslie


Happy Sunday, STAMPlorations friends! It's time for another Stencil Sunday post. We have new guest designer in the next 3 months. The talented Leslie Turner will be sharing her creations that feature ARTplorations stencils. Make sure you comment on this post for a chance at a $15 prize code. Every month, we draw 7 winners, with the winners randomly drawn from all posts published during the month. The more posts you comment on, the more chances you have.


Here's Leslie with her projects:

Hi STAMPlorations fans! Leslie here from Love To Scrap 2 and I'm super stoked to be a Stencil Sunday guest designer for the next three months! I have several fun projects to share with you today, so let's get started! 

My first project is a congrats note card using the ARTplorations Almost Tetris slimline stencil along with the CUTplorations Bravo word die. 

I did some basic ink blending with distress inks, splattered with black gesso on a fan brush, and embellished with black cardstock strips and black gemstones. 

I carried the ink blending to the inside by using a strip trimmed from the inked panel on the front, and since this is a note card I left the panel blank to write a custom message.

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My second project is an anniversary card using the ARTplorations Almost Shattered stencil, a CRAFTplorations Spring Florals A2 Card Front, and the STAMPlorations Beautiful Place To Get Lost stamp.

I masked off the florals in both corners and inked the background through the stencil with distress ink. I heat embossed the bold sentiment in the center of the panel and added several iridescent gemstones.

I embellished the inside with a leftover narrow card front strip and a slightly wider black cardstock strip, and stamped the sentiment from the STAMPlorations Better Together stamp set. 

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And my third project is a mixed media art board using the ARTplorations ART happens mask and Circles Flexi-Template, and STAMPlorations Art Is stamp set. 

I sprayed glimmer mists with mica flakes over the mask and circle flexi-templates, randomly stamped images/sentiments and flicked gold paint over the Gessobord background.

I used the same process for the 'R' on the small square EcoArtBoard. I added a CRAFTplorations Funky Arrows #2 and then edged the Gessobord and EcoArtBoard with the gold paint. 

I hope you are inspired to get crafty and pull out those stencils! Thanks so much for stopping by - we'll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,


  1. Beautiful cards and mixed media piece! I love the way you used the Flexi-Templates on your art board project!

  2. Thank you for showing us a way we can use your Craftploration pieces. I have some, but don't know what I should do with them. I would love to see many, many more examples of possibilities...

  3. Great creative ideas with your fabulous cards, Leslie!

  4. These are all just fabulous! I love the stencil you used on the first card - takes me back to the ONLY video game I ever loved to play: Pac-man! lol And the last project is really great and is the perfect compliment to anyone's craft room!

  5. All so creative and fun - thank you!!!

  6. All your projects are beautiful, love how you decorate inside the cards toođź’ś

  7. Such fun stencil projects! I love the Tetris card!

  8. These are great samples for stencil projects. I like the small added details inside.

  9. I love all of these projects. I have so many stencils I need to use.


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