VIDEO: Colorful Background Using Stencils

by Laura

Altenew-Cube Builder & Grid StencilHi there! Laura here and today I'll be showing you how to create colorful background using stencils. I have a couple of colorful projects to share featuring the Grid & Cube Builder Stencils. These gorgeous new stencils make creating colorful backgrounds so effortless!

Altenew-Cube Builder Stencil & Simple FlowersThis first project showcases the Cube Builder Stencil. I'm in love with this stencil! The results are amazing and yet it is so easy to create. I used several Altenew inks to make a rainbow pattern.

Altenew-Cube Builder Stencil & Simple FlowersThe sentiments are from the Simple Flowers stamp set.

Altenew-Grid Stencil & Baby ZooThis next project uses the Grid Stencil along with the Baby Zoo stamp set. For the Grid background I blended in Midnight Violet, Sapphire, Persian Blue, Caribbean Sky & Arctic.

Altenew-Grid Stencil & Baby Zoo Here's a video to show you how I created these cards.

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That's all for today! Thanks so much for stopping by!


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Tasnim Ahmed June 20, 2017 - 9:39 AM

Awesome cards! awesome video! you are just too awesome! ;)

Teresa Doyle June 20, 2017 - 10:14 AM

These are both such beautiful cards and I seriously would not have thought to use the diamond stencil in this way. TFS!

Isabelle June 20, 2017 - 10:34 AM

Life would be so sad without your rainbows, Laura ! Your cards are beautiful, thank you for the inspiration (cannot wait to receive my stencil… !)

Lagene June 20, 2017 - 10:46 AM

Awesome cards, I wondered how you made these cubes, You sure make it look easy!

Barb macaskill June 20, 2017 - 11:04 AM

The Cube Builder stencil reminds me of Qwerty, a video game I played when I was a kid! It was one of my favorite games! LOL My order arrived yesterday with the Cube stencil and I just had to play with it! Totally awesome!
Love both of these magnificent cards. The bright colors on the Cube card really showcases how awesome this stencil is and the critters on the blue card are adorable! TFS!

Tara Prince June 20, 2017 - 11:08 AM

Great backgrounds!!

Kathy S June 20, 2017 - 11:15 AM

Thanks for sharing the beautiful backgrounds.

Cyndi Morris June 20, 2017 - 11:24 AM

Both your cards are wonderful, but that Cube Builder stencil is amazing. As always, your colors are beautiful.

KimMJ June 20, 2017 - 11:24 AM

Love them all! The cube is amazing cannot wait to try it out!

Marian W June 20, 2017 - 11:50 AM

You are just a Queen of blending. Lovely cards.

Helen June 20, 2017 - 12:02 PM

Laura, these are great cards–especially like the cubes and the two ways you colored them. They just pop! I’ve been hooked on stencils lately and can’t wait to try these. TFS.

Jean Marmo June 20, 2017 - 12:23 PM

BEautiful cards!

Regina M Hamilton June 20, 2017 - 12:25 PM

Stunning backgrounds. I love the cubes. I will be purchasing that stencil for sure. Thanks for the inspiration.

Shelly June 20, 2017 - 1:24 PM

Oooh, these are awesome!

Carla Hundley June 20, 2017 - 1:42 PM

Both cards are so
lovely and the stencils
are fabulous!
Carla from Utah

Deborah Moss June 20, 2017 - 2:45 PM

Fantastic cards (as always)! LOVE LOVE LOVE the cube builder stencil and your card is possibly the best use of the stencil – drop the blender tool and walk away. heehee
Love your video too! Thank you for the inspiration!

Billie A June 20, 2017 - 2:50 PM

Wow one layer but looks 3D. Love love love

Rescue dogs are awesome.. just sayin

Karen cadorette June 20, 2017 - 3:28 PM

I bought the flower backgrounds,and the blocks.cant wait for them to come.

Anne Sturgeon June 20, 2017 - 3:48 PM

All hale to the “Queen” of blending…. These are gorgeous. I really think stencils are the new rage! Altenew has some great ones just out. Thanks for inspiring.

Maja June 20, 2017 - 4:20 PM

Fabolous cards! Thank you so much for sharing this video.

Gilda (McStamper) June 20, 2017 - 4:51 PM

Thanks for the video. Love the cards.

Barbara Ghigliotty June 20, 2017 - 8:37 PM

Really fabulous cards, Laura! I love both cards and I’m off to check out your video…Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Denise Ferguson June 20, 2017 - 11:42 PM

That 3D look is amazing! Thanks for sharing your cool techniques!

Kathy Ferguson June 21, 2017 - 2:05 AM

Love the new stencils especially the block one. Your cards were terrific and I loved watching your tutorial. You made it look effortless! Thanks.

Genevieve June 21, 2017 - 6:04 AM

Just received mine yesterday will have to find some play time
Never tired of your rainbows they are magical

Cynthia Johnson June 22, 2017 - 1:14 AM

I can’t wait to get my cube stencils now! Yours are so beautiful with all the rainbow colors! People will be ahhh-mazed!

Carolina A June 22, 2017 - 6:53 PM

Laura Bassen’s cards are stunningly gorgeous. I’m in awe!

peggy m June 23, 2017 - 10:28 AM

Absolutely gorgeous and looks simple enough! I’m in love with these new stencils! I just got the cube builder and the grid and cannot wait to use them! I can’t wait to eventually get this entire release!


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