Subtle Stencil Background for Cards

Hello friends!  I am excited to share a couple cards that I created in my annual production of greetings to mail to my children during summer camp!


I chose a couple 6×6 stencils that had a fairly small, compact design that would transfer well to a small space.
I used some 3 dimensional adhesive on the small images I inked and then colored with Copic markers.

Below are the two stencils I used in my project.

The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project.  The opinions I share are solely my own.

I was very inspired by a recent post from Kristina Werner.  She used a couple stencils to create a blended background for some colored die cuts as the focus of the card.  She also added some of the blended stencil on the edge of the envelope to match the card.

I wanted to create a small circular area for a die cut image I colored to be adhered to the card, adding a sentiment underneath the image.

Using this repeating concentric circle stencil, I added Distress Oxide Inks with my stencil brushes, adding a light layer of pink and purple, overlapping the colors a bit.

After finishing the card, I used the same stencil and Distress Inks to brush a small area on the left side of the envelope, coordinating to the card but leaving space for the recipients address.

Next, I created utilized the same technique to create a card that is a little more masculine, for my son. 

I started this card by using a ‘mask’ I made with a piece of cardstock and a large circle punch.  I really had intended to compose a loose circular shape, so the mask wasn’t as useful as I had planned.In this card, I used two different colors of Distress Oxide Inks, in a yellow and blue shade.

As in the previous card, I added an image that I colored with Copic markers, fussy cut and added dimensional adhesive to the stenciled area.  I also added a sentiment underneath the image.

I also stenciled a portion of the same 6×6 stencil to the mailing envelope to match the card as well.

Supplies Used:

TCW757s – Doodling Templates – Circle of Jewels

TCW780s – Doodling Templates – Botanical Dreams

Thanks for stopping by the Blog today!  With the vast inspiration of Pinterest, Instagram and all social media, there is an endless collection of ideas to apply the use of stencil to!  I hope this post challenges you to see inspiration everywhere!  Share your stencil creations on our Facebook page or by tagging The Crafter’s Workshop on Instagram, Twitter or Pinterest!

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3 thoughts on “Subtle Stencil Background for Cards

  1. Wow!!!
    Fabulous cards and I love both……
    Great idea to match up with envelops by stenciling with same design.
    Thanks so much for sharing this inspiring work…

    Hugs
    Dr Monika Tripathi Shukla
    UrooCreations

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