Have you been afraid to use Stencils?

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Have you been scared to try stencils, because they might be hard?  Well, you shouldn’t be!  And with this Technique hop, we will give you more than a few reasons why you need to try them!

You should have arrived here from Danielle’s blog, (if you didn’t start here!) and she always has great ideas!  If you started here, no worries!  You will get back around to her blog, as it’s a giant circle!

So, let’s get started on what I have to show you, shall we?

Isn’t this just an adorable card!?!?  (I hope you leave a comment below to let me know what you think!!)  I loved coloring this little guy!  I used my friend’s son as my model for coloring!  (I’m not the best at it, but I think he’s cute!)

Now, the stenciling part.  I started with his hoodie!  I masked his hoodie first, so that I could get an ombre effect on it (which I looooove how that turned out!) and then masked off his arms and pocket, so I could add stripes from the stencil.  I used the card front 3 bundle for the stripes.  (these are all done in bluebird ink.)

Then I decided I needed to make it a bit more!  So, I grabbed the thanks stencil from the card stencil pack 1, picked the upper case A, masked off around it, and used texture paste and silver embossing powder to make an A on the front.  (my model’s first name starts with an A).  I let the paste dry, then heat embossed the A, it gives it some extra dimension!

I took some white daisy cardstock, and stamped the headphones, pizza, cup, donut, TV, and laptop in linen ink to make the background less boring!  I stamped and cut the headphones and cup with their thin cuts, and the pizza I fussy cut (no thin cut for that one!)  I popped up my model, and he is super cute!

I decided I needed a bit more blue, and a bit more silver, as well, so I grabbed a strip to heat emboss the word Awesome in the silver embossing powder, and then the ‘you are’ in sapphire ink just above it!

I used most of the guys stamps, because they are so easy to mix and match!  I even used one of the girls!

To finish off the card, I used the same stencil and same ink (bluebird) to create the stencils on the card base.  I think it ties everything in perfectly!  Now, after you leave a quick comment, head on over to Lauren’s blog!  She has some great stuff!

Remember to leave a little love on everyone’s post!  We all love crafting, and we love to know that what we show you is appreciated!

Thanks!  And see you next time!

~Michelle

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7 thoughts on “Have you been afraid to use Stencils?”

  1. So many ideas! And, duh, I never remember that I can use part/smaller sections of stamps and now stencils, thanks!

  2. Dannii says:

    I’ve never thought to mask off my stencils for small things like an A. Thanks. Great card.

  3. Danielle Wagner says:

    The peekaboo of your stenciling poking out looks like printed pattern paper! Your coloring of your thincuts is so nicely blended. 😍

  4. Katy Taylor says:

    What an AWESOME way to use the stencils on his hoodie!!!

  5. Great card, I love the monogram on his shirt!

  6. Maz says:

    Oh love these tiny stencil details – they really make a nice details to the card

  7. Lauren Moore says:

    This is such a great boy card!

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