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

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

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

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


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