A Touch of Whimsy Release Video Hop – Gradient Layered Stenciling Tutorial

by Lydia Evans

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Hello everyone and a very happy Friday. Lydia here. I'm so excited to be the start of the video hop. Today, we are continuing our celebrations for our Whimsical Wonder Release with our A Touch of Whimsy Video Hop over on our YouTube channel.

Add a touch of whimsy to your projects with this charming release! The stamp designs feature enchanting hand-drawn florals, a sweet tea set, an adorable sleepy cat, and unique stamps to help you create your own tie-dye patterns. These sets are accompanied by coordinating dies, mask stencils, and simple coloring stencils for your convenience. A layering stencil set, five 3D embossing folders, and two amazing paper packs are also included. You'll love showing off your crafting pride with our new decal set, and our washi tapes will be the perfect finishing touch for any project. To top it all off, we have a lovely Craft Your Life Tote Bag you can use to store all of your new goodies!

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Check out our new stamps, dies, stencils, embossing folders, washi tapes, patterned paper, tote bag, and decals HERE!


Today, I'll be sharing a beautiful gradient stenciling technique using Meadow Bush Simple Layering Stencil Set.

20210326 113709 2 I stated by stenciling through the leaf layer of the Meadow Bush Layering Stencil Set using Bamboo, Parrot, and Olive Crisp Dye Inks. For the first layer of the flowers, I used Baby Pink and Dew Drops, only going halfway over the stencil with each color. The second layer was colored using Fuchsia and Aqualicious Inks, again going halfway with each of the colors. Then, the last layer was done using Magenta and Teal Cave Crisp Dye Inks. I then stenciled the flower layers again using the same inks, but where I added the blues the first time, I added the pinks and vice versa. Once all the stenciling was done, I added a little extra detail to the leaves and stems using Shadow Creek Woodless Watercolor Pencil.

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These images were then die cut using the coordinating dies. To add a little extra texture, I embossed a 4″ x 5 1/2″ piece of white cardstock using Diamond Stars 3D Embossing Folder and added this to the card base.

I then added the full stenciled image into place on the card base using foam tape. And adhered the other little die-cut flowers into place. The sentiment is from Circled Sentiments Stamp Set and was stamped using Obsidian Pigment Ink.

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To see how this card came together please watch the video below. Or over on YouTube:

Thanks so much for stopping by!


$200 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away a $25 gift certificate to 8 lucky winners. Please leave a comment on the Altenew video and/or each designer’s YouTube video on the hop list by 4/21/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw random 8 winners and announce them on the Altenew Winners Page on 04/23/2021.

Video Hop List


Erum Tasneem

Verity Biddlecombe

Nicole Watt

Jenny Colacicco


Tricia Schaden 

Amanda Baldwin

Teresa Litchfield

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Patty A Eifert April 16, 2021 - 10:04 AM

I love these video blog hops so I can see how they actually made their awesome cards!

barbara lassiter April 16, 2021 - 11:00 AM

This is a beautiful card. Love the look created with these layering stencils. Guess I need to find out more about this technique!

Maureen Reiss April 16, 2021 - 11:16 AM

Really Beautiful !!! Layering stencils is my new obsession!!!

Jill Rauenhorst April 16, 2021 - 11:55 AM

Love the Meadow Bush stencil set! Sooo beautiful!

Pam Boedeker April 16, 2021 - 12:39 PM

I’m getting together with a friend on Monday to craft. Your video give me the project I need for a fun afternoon. The colors are awesome! Thanks, Lydia.

Silvia Hutchinson April 16, 2021 - 12:53 PM

So pretty!! I LOVE the layered stencils!!

Sarah B April 16, 2021 - 1:53 PM

Such a great idea with the shading and variations on the beautiful Meadow Bush. Thanks for a great video

Nandini April 16, 2021 - 2:09 PM

The card is beautiful. I love the new release!

Vickie S Davis April 16, 2021 - 2:21 PM

WOW! Great card & video. This is a wonderful stencil set.

Sue D. April 16, 2021 - 8:49 PM

Such a gorgeous card… the colors are absolutely beautiful. Loved seeing how you accomplished your look in the video. I am so impressed with the layering stencils… would definitely like to give them a try. TFS!!

Mary Ann Reilly April 16, 2021 - 10:47 PM

The Meadow Bush Stencil set is my favorite item from this lovely release and you did it justice! Wonderful tip about adding the gold ink to the center. Thanks so much for all the inspiration.

Bonnie Johnson April 17, 2021 - 11:44 AM

HI from Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. Beautiful card, as always.

Sue McRae April 17, 2021 - 8:12 PM

Such a pretty card! Love the charming blooms and the colors you chose!

Dee Earnshaw April 18, 2021 - 1:15 PM

what an amazing hop – so many talented artist and so much inspiration

Mel H April 19, 2021 - 2:12 PM

What a beautiful card for spring with such gorgeous colors.

RobiW@aol.com April 19, 2021 - 7:38 PM

Gorgeous card! I’m really loving the layering stencils! Also love the video hop.

Inkin' Chickie April 20, 2021 - 2:33 AM

Really appreciate all the time and effort that goes into the videos. Thanks for the project shares.

Monika Davis April 20, 2021 - 8:59 AM

Gorgeous layering stencils! I love how easy it is to add layers! Lovely floral image! The coordinating die is awesome! Thank you for the inspirations ladies!


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