Hello, Altenew friends! This is Virginia here.  Layering Stencils are super fun and versatile and they are all the rage these days. From beautiful floral layering stencils to wonderful geometric, Altenew stencils offer endless possibilities. These assorted stencils really push your artistic ability to the next level.

Here are 5 top tips to elevate your stencil designs!

1. Pick Your Colors

Whether you like a monochromatic or a colorful one, you can easily do so with stencils. Here, I chose a few colors (pink, green, and yellow) to ink up Fancy Sweater Stencil Set (2 in 1).

03102022-Fancy Sweater Stencil-Fancy Yay Die-Dotted Tile Debossing Cover Die (2)

2. Shift That Stencil

Once I placed the first stencil with Satin Masking Tape, I can easily apply ink with the Small Ink Blending Tool.  I chose Teal Cave, Sweet Leaf, Just Green, Chamomile, and Baby Pink. With the change of each color, I shifted the stencil to create one of a kind color combo and pattern. By shifting the positions of the stencils, you can open up many possibilities!

03102022-Fancy Sweater Stencil-Fancy Yay Die-Dotted Tile Debossing Cover Die (4)

3. Add Textures

Stenciled cards do not need to be bland and flat. By adding textures, your stenciled card becomes much more eye-catching. Here, I used Dotted Tile Debossing Cover Die to add special touches to my stenciled background.

03102022-Fancy Sweater Stencil-Fancy Yay Die-Dotted Tile Debossing Cover Die (3)

4. Be Bold

Choosing a bold statement is perfect for a design like this. The Fancy Yay Die offers not just the sentiment but visual interest also. Any large word dies will work beautifully with a stenciled background.

03102022-Fancy Sweater Stencil-Fancy Yay Die-Dotted Tile Debossing Cover Die (5)

5. Embellish and More!

Let's not forget the embellishments. I dressed up the sentiment die with Elegant Foil Stripe Washi Tape. Simply apply a piece of washi over the white cardstock and then die cut it! You've got yourself a FANCY die! The Antique Gold Sequins are just icing on the cake!

I hope you find my 5 top tips to elevate your stencil designs helpful. I appreciate that you stopped by today!

SUPPLY LIST
537699a3 d500 4873 a0f4 2b5a75a275ab

You may also like

2 comments

Deborah Bryant March 10, 2022 - 14:38

Thanks for your 5 stencil ideas! I love that stencil and have it along with cover die. I’ll continue to play!

Reply
Linda BL March 11, 2022 - 01:06

Great stencil tips. Never would have thought of stenciling over a cover die but yours looks great.

Reply

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.