Video: Lydia’s Crafty Corner- Color Blocking With Stencils

by Lydia Evans

Hell everyone and happy Friday! It's Lydia here with you and today I have a video sharing 3 fun ways to do color blocking with added stenciled details.

For the first and second cards I used the same technique but took the second one a little further:

I started with a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ panel of white cardstock and secured this down to my work surface, laid over the Leaf Burst Stencil and attached this to my work surface at the top to create a hinge so I could flip the stencil up and down without it moving place on the cardstock panel. I then used some Post-It Tape to mask out a triangle shape and inked this using Mountain Mist Ink, then I flipped the stencil down and inked over (within the masked triangle), using Volcano Lake Ink. I flipped the stencil back up and removed the tape. I then repeated this process of masking out an area inking it with a lighter color, flipping the stencil down and inking in the darker color. I did this 4 times to create the four color blocks using Mountain Mist and Volcano Lake for the turquoise, Limestone and Silver Stone for the gray, Buttercream and Mango Smoothie for the yellow and Rose Quartz and Puffy Heart for the pink.

For the first background panel I left the process here.

For the second panel though I took it a little further and took a black fine line pen and drew through all of the images on the stencil. This gives a much bolder look compared to the first card.

For this third background I add a gradient to the color blocking. To do this I masked out an area using re-positional tape, I then inked through this using two colors, the darker on one end of the shape and the lighter on the other end and blended them together in the middle. I repeated this process with different color blends to cover most of the panel. Again I used the same ink colors as the first two panels: Mountain Mist and Volcano Lake for the turquoise, Limestone and Silver Stone for the gray, Buttercream and Mango Smoothie for the yellow and Rose Quartz and Puffy Heart for the pink. Once I had completed the background I placed the Leaf Burst Stencil over the top and inked through using white pigment ink.

To keep the backgrounds the star of the show I finished all of the cards quite simply. I stamped a few sentiments from Circled Sentiments Stamp Set using Permanent Black Ink and cut this out using the coordinating die. Before I attached these into place using foam tape I added some black cotton twine underneath.

To bring in the black sentiment and twine in a little more I took the enamel dots from the New Day Card Kit, but as I didn't have any of the black ones left I colored some of them using a Jet Black Artist Marker before adding them into place on the card.

For all the details on how I made these cards please check out the video below or over on our YouTube Channel:

Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you again real soon!


Leaf Burst Stencil
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Circled Sentiments Stamp Set
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Circled Sentiments Die Set
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Circled Sentiments Stamp & Die Bundle
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Mountain Mist Crisp Dye Ink
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Volcano Lake Crisp Dye Ink
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Limestone Crisp Dye Ink
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Silver Stone Crisp Dye Ink
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Buttercream Crisp Dye Ink
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Mango Smoothie Crisp Dye Ink
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Rose Quartz Crisp Dye Ink
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Puffy Heart Crisp Dye Ink
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Permanent Black Crisp Dye Ink
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Lagoon Cardstock (10 sheets/set)
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Classic Crest Solar White (25…
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Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine
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3 Pack Glue Tape
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New Day Card Kit Enamel Dots
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Artist Markers Green Fields Set
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Geneviève May 19, 2018 - 08:43

I totally love the look and the little supplies required. I thank you for making these amazing tutorials

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barbara lassiter May 19, 2018 - 10:22

This is a really neat idea! Lovely cards.

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Patricia Wilson May 19, 2018 - 11:10

These cards were very interesting. The stencil didn’t really appeal to me until you did your technique and can see how you can make something beautiful with a different kind of stencil. Lesson learned: don’t rule anything out until you’ve tried making something with it……

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cyndi morris May 19, 2018 - 11:25

Beautiful cards, beautiful colors. I love this technique — can’t wait to give it a try.

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Dina May 19, 2018 - 11:38

Love these! Great inspiration !

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Kathy P May 19, 2018 - 12:08

Gorgeous! Love the different techniques with this fun stencil, and your video is so clear. I think I can do this! Thanks for sharing your wonderful inspiration with us here.

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Henriëtte May 19, 2018 - 12:37

Great idea, love to pop a few colours in and certainly a great idea for a men’s card. Thank you Lydia.

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Maureen Reiss May 19, 2018 - 14:27

Really Beautiful cards!!! I love all the different looks you got from just 1 stencil!!!

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Seema May 20, 2018 - 08:05

Wow – I totally love this idea and the contrasts of colour!!!!

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Karthikha Uday May 21, 2018 - 03:14

Wow! Wonderful cards!! Creative takes on stencils!

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Maureen Chandler May 22, 2018 - 09:15

This is such a cool technique and produces amazing cards – thanks so much for your video!!!

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Stephanie Beck May 23, 2018 - 09:47

Very creative! These are beautifully done.

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