Tuesday, July 8, 2014

All Occasion Stenciled Card

It is Tuesday so I'll be sharing some stenciling ideas today with you using Artistcellar stencils.  I wanted to make some heart cards with my new Dina Wakley stamps and I thought it would look great to showcase them on some stenciled paper.  Here is the first one that I did.  If you keep reading you can see the short tutorial on how I achieved it.

I started with a sheet of 140# water color paper.  I used gesso with TCW's Bubble Doily stencil to begin with then  I added one of my Aristcellar Quasicrystals stencils called Penrose into the stencil mixture.  When the gesso was dry I sprayed Dylusions Vibrant Turquoise and Fresh Lime through another stencil called Chevron.  I blotted off the excess inks with a roll of paper towels.

I cut the base for the card to measure 5" by 7" then I cut another section to measure 2 1/2" by 3 1/2" to make some ATCs at the same time.  The first ATC I made had a lot of gesso on it so I stamped a large heart using Jet Black StazOn ink.  The heart is from Dina Wakley's new collection called "Collaged Hearts".  I stamped it directly onto the dry gesso.  The ATC was mounted on to a piece of black card stock.

I wasn't totally happy with the result so I stamped the heart again on a piece of acetate and allowed it to dry.  When it was dry I cut it out and glued it directly on top of the first stamped heart.  I allowed it to overlap on the right side of the ATC.  Now it pops a little more.

To finish it off I pulled out my Pocket Stencils Creative Words for an inspirational word.  Believe.  We all need to believe, some times more than others.  I used Midnight Blue StazOn ink and a cosmetic sponge to add my word to the card.

Ink the edges with the Midnight Blue ink before gluing it to a black mat, then the panel is attached to a white blank greeting card.  This is the first in a series of inspirational word/heart cards, more to follow.  I'll just keep mixing it up with different words, colors and stencils using the same process.

There is no limit as to how many stencils you can use when creating your cards and back grounds.  I love all the texture my cards and other projects have when they're done.  You just want to run your fingers over the nubby surface!  I invite you to get out your stencils and just go for it, have fun.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I always appreciate your visits.  Next Tuesday I'll have more stenciling projects to share with you.  In the meantime, take care.  Stay cool.  Hugs ~ Renee xxx


  1. Hi Renee! Thank you for your sweet comment!
    I love your new project! The lime with turquoise look amazing together.. It's so fresh! I really like your focal point too. All the texture...gorgeous! I browsed around your blog a little too and there's not one piece I could fault. You truly are a talented lady! Thank you for the inspiration! Ingrid xx

  2. I have said it before (after my class with you in Westford), but it bears repeating, Renee: Layering stencils produces dramatic results! It was something I had never done before our class, but will do often in the future. Now, to this piece today, I like both hearts! I especially like the one stamped directly onto your surface, as it is not a perfect impression! But, of course, the second rendition is lovely, as well! Thanks, as always, for taking the time to give us the details!! Stay cool!

  3. Gorgeous Renee! I love both of the heart designs- before and after! Your pieces are always so bright and colorful!Love them!xo

  4. You are the stencil Queen! I can't wait to get some in the mail!
    Fabulous! Off to make a mess ;D
    Dreaming about my new creative space. Right now kitchen table and bed-lol No, seriously I have art spread out on my bed~

  5. What a great effect with the acetate. Such pleasing colors too.

  6. Stencil yumminess! What a gorgeous card!