Create A DIY Simple Coloring Stencil Using Dies – Lydia’s Crafty Corner (Video)

by Lydia Evans

Hello there, everyone! Happy Friday! Lydia here. Today, I'll be sharing how you can create a DIY Simple Coloring Stencil using layered dies.20201126 110818 1 1First, I started by cutting all of the dies from Craft-A-Flower: Tulip Layering Die Set from acetate. I kept the positive parts for masks while the negative became my stencil. Once I had the stencil, I could then use this to create a layered ink blended image. I lined the stencil into place onto a 4″ x 5 1/2″ panel of white cardstock and inked through using an ink blending tool.

For the flowers, I used Canyon Clay, Burnt Red, and Mahogany Bark Crisp Dye Inks and Marshland and Sea Forest Crisp Dye Inks for the leaves and stems. When these were done, I used the DIY masks to cover the flowers and inked in a sky using Icy Water, Winter Lake, and Arctic Mountain Crisp Dye Inks.

20201126 110823 1For a little interest, I added Delicate Stripes Washi Tape to my card base. The sentiment is from Circled Sentiments Stamp Set.

20201126 110828 1To see how my card came together, please watch the video below. Or head over on YouTube:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Maureen Reiss December 11, 2020 - 10:42

Fantastic idea!!! I have all of the Craft a flower dies!!! I know what I’m doing today!!! Gorgeous card!!!

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Marie Andersson December 11, 2020 - 11:10

So great to be able to do more with your dies! Going to test it asap. Thank you Lydia, you really are the best instructior!

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Marilynn d-r December 11, 2020 - 12:15

Beautiful card with great colors.

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Karen Hale December 11, 2020 - 13:39

What a wonderful, crafty idea! Lovely card and can’t wait to try this technique with my own tulip layering die. Thanks for the inspiration.

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Jan Castle December 11, 2020 - 14:50

WOW….great use of your dies!!!!

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Patricia Wilson December 11, 2020 - 16:34

WOW! Wish I’d thought of that, making your own stencils and masks with products you have one hand. Certainly gives a whole different look that cutting out with the dies. Love this idea. Thank you.

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Margaret R December 11, 2020 - 17:29

This is such a great idea! The tulip is my favorite craft-a-flower set and I’ll definitely be trying this!

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Cindy C. December 11, 2020 - 18:50

Fabulous card, and so clever to use the die set like that!

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Helen Budz December 14, 2020 - 14:29

Great video and card, Lydia. Have this die set so you’ve given me a wonderful way to stencil with it. tfs-stay well.

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Sheryl Cahill December 17, 2020 - 12:27

What thickness of acetate did you use and where did you get it.

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KarenAnn December 17, 2020 - 19:41

Brilliant idea! So nice to be able to use those dies and inks in additional ways!

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Michele W March 11, 2021 - 19:49

Thanks for sharing this beautiful card and helpful video! What a brilliant way to stretch the use of our dies.

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