Create Interest and Textures with a Stencil

by Virginia Lu

Hello, Altenew friends! It is Virginia here. I am delighted to share an easy and fun stenciled project. You might already know that stencils are quite the trusty supplies for card making. You can use a stencil as is, or you can tilt, layer, emboss, dry-emboss it, etc. I am using the Wavy Grid Stencil as an example. This might help you see the endless possibilities of using a simple stencil.

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I started off by sponging the two lightest shades of Gentleman's Gray onto the tilted Wavy Grid Stencil. Starting from the center, I inked up the gray toward the outer circle in one direction. This prevents the ink from becoming blotchy and uneven.

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In the same manner, I then slightly offset the stencil and applied Pink Diamond and Pinkalicious (Cherry Blossom Oval Set). To add more textures, I decided to add embossing paste over the stencil.

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As you can see, the paste is slightly gray. That is because I mixed the Gentleman's Gray with the white embossing paste! I really love the textures that the embossing paste gives!

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The stamped images (6×6 Celebrations Paper Set) from Christmas Stockings were perfect with such a warm and fuzzy background. I carefully popped up the stocking images with foam and embellished with enamel dots and silver thread.

One secret: a Gray Cardstock will make any design look amazing!

I strongly encourage you to try out your stencils in various ways! I know you will be pleasantly surprised as to how many creative ways that you can come up with. Thank you for stopping by! P.S. Today is my birthday! If you really like my posts, I would truly love to hear from you!

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Giselaine Ellison December 9, 2018 - 10:27

Hello from Athabasca, AB.
Another December baby, mine is in 9 days.
I love this card. Happy Birthday Virginia. Have an awesome day!

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Virginia Lu December 9, 2018 - 12:50

Thank you, Giselaine! Wish you an early happy birthday, too! Hugs to you in Alberta!

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barbara lassiter December 9, 2018 - 10:28

This beautiful card reminds me to get out some stencils and use them as I finish up my cards. Thanks for the inspiration. Oh, and Happy Birthday Virginia! :)

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Virginia L. December 9, 2018 - 12:51

Thank you, Barbara! I am so glad that you are inspired! :)

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Patricia Mello December 9, 2018 - 10:43

Happy Birthday Virginia! Your card is beautiful.

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Virginia L. December 9, 2018 - 12:52

Thank you, dear Patty!! :)

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Sheila H December 9, 2018 - 11:05

So pretty – love the colors, texture and design.

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Virginia L. December 9, 2018 - 12:53

So glad that you stop by, Sheila!

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Sandy Mcallister December 9, 2018 - 11:18

Happy Birthday Hope it is wonderful. Thanks for the inspiraion Love the colors

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Virginia L. December 9, 2018 - 12:54

Thank you for your kind comment, Sandy!

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Denise Bryant December 9, 2018 - 11:46

Love those adorable stockings against the stenciled background! Sweet card!
Happy Birthday, Virginia!

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Virginia L. December 9, 2018 - 12:55

Happy to hear that, Denise! You are the best!

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memalagene December 9, 2018 - 12:00

WOW! awesome background and the added texture paste is great! Happy Birthday!

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Virginia L. December 9, 2018 - 12:55

Thank you kindly! :)

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Vikki H December 9, 2018 - 12:26

Always enjoy your posts, Virginia! Blessings on your birthday celebrations today!

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Virginia L. December 9, 2018 - 12:56

Your comment makes me smile BIG! Thank you, Vikki!

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Jody V December 9, 2018 - 12:56

Wishing you a very happy birthday! I check your blog daily for fresh new ideas. Thank you.

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Virginia L. December 9, 2018 - 12:58

I am so pleased to hear that, Jody!! :)

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Helen December 9, 2018 - 13:20

Great card, Virginia. I love working with stencils for card background so this design and the suggestions you shared are so appreciated. tfs

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Virginia L. December 9, 2018 - 13:38

Thank you for the positive feedback, Helen!

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Patricia Wilson December 9, 2018 - 13:21

This gives me more uses for my stencils which I don’t use very often. Happy Birthday to you and many more!

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Virginia L. December 9, 2018 - 13:39

Thank you, Patricia. Happy to hear that this post is helpful.

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Henriëtte December 9, 2018 - 15:06

It’s lovely Viginia and whe often forget that whe can achieve such awesome background with our stencils as you showed. Thank you so much for the inspiration.

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Virginia L. December 9, 2018 - 15:30

Thank you for the wonderful feedback!

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Mel H December 9, 2018 - 15:24

Happy Happy Birthday!!!

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Virginia L. December 9, 2018 - 15:31

Thank you, Mel! Off to celebrate now…. :)

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Michele December 9, 2018 - 16:04

High five on that grey cardstock, girlfriend! This is fanTABulous!!

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Michele December 9, 2018 - 16:05

WAIT!!!! Happiest birthday, sweetie… today is my MIL’s birthday, too!! xoxo

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Virginia L. December 9, 2018 - 23:33

Michele, thank you for stopping by! Hope your MIL had a great birthday, too! I do think of you whenever I use Grey! :)

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Sue D December 9, 2018 - 16:32

Great background. Your projects always inspire me. Hope you are having happy birthday.

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Virginia L. December 9, 2018 - 23:33

Thank you, Sue! Your kind comments always make me smile!

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Annette Reed December 9, 2018 - 17:34

Happy Birthday!!!! I love that background and am going to have to invest in that stencil!

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Virginia L. December 9, 2018 - 23:35

Thank you, Annette! Glad to help you out with the “investment”! You will love Wavy Grid Stencil!

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Kirsty Vittetoe December 9, 2018 - 18:19

Very cute card!!!

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Melissa Friedrich December 9, 2018 - 23:18

Super pretty card, love all the texture from the stenciling and the texture paste. Happy Cake Day Virginia!!! Enjoy!

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Virginia L. December 9, 2018 - 23:37

Thank you for stopping by, Melissa! xo

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Virginia L. December 9, 2018 - 23:36

Thank you, Kirsty!! xo

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Melissa Smith December 11, 2018 - 06:28

I love your card! It reminds me of getting the house ready for Christmas and it looks like you laid the stockings on a beautiful quilt. I’m definitely going to have to try using paste with stencils! I hope you had a wonderful birthday and I hope your new year is very blessed!

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Virginia L. December 11, 2018 - 11:03

Hi Melissa, thank you for the share and feedback! Wish you a blessed holiday season and happy 2019!

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Cynthia G. December 16, 2018 - 15:22

Happy Birthday Virginia! I love the colored stencil background (the grays and pinks). Thanks for sharing.

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