Stamping in Stencils

As I mentioned in a previous post, I’m taking the Stretch Your Stamps 2 class from Online Card Classes and today’s card set is inspired by Day Three of Class. My sweet friend Stephanie Klauk shared a technique where you stamp inside of a stencil. Here are the cards I made using that technique…

My spin on this technique was to mask off the image once I was done stamping inside the stencil and pull color out from the design, giving it a shadow effect. Stephanie pulled ink inside her stencil image on top of her stamping, to give a clear definition of the shape. I wanted to try and reverse that to see what it would looked like and I like the result. 
Let’s take a closer look at each card…
This was the last card I created from the set and I didn’t have a large star stencil so I created one. I drew out a star shape on an acetate notecard using a sharpie and cut out the star. I kept both the negative and positive pieces because I needed both to create this look. I used the negative space as a stencil and stamped the You Rock Sentiment repeatedly in Green Hills ink onto some Hero Arts Layering Paper. Then I laid the positive star piece mask over the stamping and used Mowed Lawn Distress Ink and pulled the color from the edges of the star mask, creating a shadow. The “dude” sentiment is from Paper Smooches and the remaining stamps are from Neat and Tangled. I finished it off with a few enamel dots, some glossy accents on the stars, and adhered the entire piece onto a Hero Arts Notecard.
I used THIS fun stencil by Heidi Swapp for this card. I love how the positive and negative pieces are included. It makes this technique so easy. I repeated the same process as the last card but I stamped THIS greeting in THIS ink inside the butterfly stencil. Then I used Dusty Concord Distress Ink to create the shadow. I finished it off by stamping THIS sentiment in black on a purple banner and adhering that to the center of the butterfly along with a few sequins scattered around. I adhered the panel to a Hero Arts purple notecard that I stamped with THIS background. 
This card uses another stencil by Heidi Swapp that can be found HERE. I repeated the same process as the other two cards but used some Splash Ink to stamp THIS greeting. I used Peacock Feathers Distress Ink to create the shadow around the heart and stamped THIS sentiment in black directly on top of the previous stamping. I finished it off with some yellow enamel dots and adhered some wood veneer hearts. I changed the look of the hearts by putting black enamel accents on top of them. Once that was dry, I rounded the corners and adhered it to a yellow notecard from Hero Arts. 
I hope this inspires you to give stamping inside your stencils a try. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend! 

1 Comment

  1. Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady
    August 9, 2014

    Love your take on that technique! Great cards! I love those OCC classes!


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