Three Fun Ways to Stretch Your Layering Stencils

by Virginia Lu

Hello, Altenew friends! This is Virginia here! You may have seen how amazing our new Flower Bunch Simple Layering Stencil Set is from yesterday's blog hop. There are countless ways to use this set of stencils. I have come up with three projects to give you some extra ideas. You can use some of the inspiration with this stencil and make it your own.

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First Card

No Stamping required. By following the guide, I was able to stencil each layer step by step.

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It is best to start out with the stems and leaves. That way, you are able to see each section much more clearly.
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I love mixing up shades of yellow/orange (Warm Sunshine, Snapedragon and Marigold), pink (Pastel Sunrise, Pink Diamond, Razzleberry, Fuchsia), and purple (Enchanted Garden, Andromeda). For the extra shading, I added Espresso and Mahogany Bark. This is the time to get your ink out and play!

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Once I was happy with the stenciling, I added the die-cut sentiment (Simple Greetings Die Set and Sweet Moments 6×6 Paper Pack). After adhering them to the cardstock, I noticed that the top part didn't quite line up. I took out the Floral Lace Die and covered it up. This is what we called “design element” (wink!).

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Second Card

Have fun with stenciling, die cutting, and fussy cutting.

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Since it is stenciled, that doesn't mean that the card has to be flat. I stenciled a bunch of flowers and then cut them out.

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This didn't take long as the flowers were easy to cut out. To complement these lovely blooms, I created a very striking background.

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Have you tried dry-embossing on vellum and then inking it up with alcohol ink? That was exactly what I did. I ran the vellum with Mod Square 3D Embossing Folder.

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With the Artist Marker Refill, I added a few drops of Desert Night and Sea Glass and let it blend with Alcohol Blending Solution. Thanks to the embossing folder, the inky effect was pretty awesome! I completed the sentiment with Fancy Celebrate Die (die cut from Gilded Ombre Washi Tape).

Third Card

Experiment with inks and stencils. Less is more.

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This time, I wanted to share an example of using part of the stenciled design. I kept the stenciled card fairly simple. Thanks to the inks, the floral image looks so pretty without much effort at all.

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The inks really speak volumes here in this card. For the coral/pink, I used Pink Diamond, Coral Berry, and Martian Terrain Crisp Dye Ink). For the blue, I used Silver Lake, Glacier Caves , Nimbus, and Arctic Mountain.

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And because I am so in love with Floral Lace Die Set, it is only right to use it for this card! The sentiment from Friendship Blooms Stamp Set fits in perfectly with my design.

The following are my take-aways with using this layering stencil.

  1. Remove bits of stencil pieces (specifically, the buds) before use.
  2. Mix up multiple shades of the same color family.
  3. Work each section (stems and leaves, flowers, and then the buds) separately will make it an easier task.
  4. Be creative with stencil paste and glitter and use them for accents.
  5. Feel free to trim/cut the stenciled image. You can use it for borders, focal point, edges, or corners!

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What do you think? This stencil set truly is amazing! I know I could create more versions with these layering stencils because it is super fun and versatile. I hope that you are inspired to give this stencil set a try! Thanks for stopping by!

Flower Bunch Simple Layering Stencil
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Altenew Floral Lace Die Gorgeous…
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Mod Squares 3D Embossing Folder
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Fancy Celebrate Die
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Altenew Simple Greetings Die Set,…
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Gilded Ombre Washi Tape
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Altenew Northern Shore Oval Set, Blue…
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Enchanted Garden Oval Set
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Altenew Martian Terrain Crisp Dye Ink…
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Obsidian Pigment Ink
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Sweet Moments 6×6 Paper Pack
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Desert Night Alcohol Ink
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Sea Glass Alcohol Ink
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Mountain Mist Metallic Shimmer Ink Spray
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Altenew Crafter's Essential Ink…
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Sequins – Satin Gold
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Real Gray Cardstock (10 sheets/set)
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Vellum Translucent Paper (25 sheets/set)
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9 comments

Cindy C. February 18, 2021 - 10:23

My wish list just got longer after seeing your beautiful creations Virginia!!

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Lindsey Fabian February 18, 2021 - 10:50

Thank you for the lovely ideas. I must have that die to cover up my mistakes!

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Nurse Ratchet February 18, 2021 - 10:53

These are so beautiful! I love the colours you chose💖💙💜

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Linda BL February 18, 2021 - 12:40

How beautiful! All three of your cards are stunning. I really like how you used small pieces of the floral lacy die. Really adds so much to your card. The stencil set is a must have for me, but may have waited to long to order it. Your cards show how many different looks you can get by placement of the floral elements and by using different colors.

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Maureen R February 18, 2021 - 13:30

Wow!!! Really Beautiful cards!!! Thanks for all the ideas!!!

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Tara Prince February 18, 2021 - 13:41

absolutely beautiful cards!!

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Geri S February 18, 2021 - 15:16

Beautiful and great tips! Thanks.

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Marilynn d-r February 18, 2021 - 20:56

Beautiful cards, love the colors. Great new products, stencils and dies.

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Dale February 21, 2021 - 00:08

Beautiful designs

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