Tuesday, August 25, 2015


Hey everyone, it's Michelle here. You guys might know this already since I did a whole series on it, but I love stencils. They are a great way to add interest to a background, or to created your own "patterned paper," but you can also get some cool effects when combined with stamping - which is what I'm going to show you today!

To start off with this technique, you'll want a very basic stencil  I used a star, but think along the lines of circles, squares, hearts... one solid shape! Oh, and you'll want the "positive" part of the stencil, meaning it is the actual shape rather than the shape cut out of something. This is easy enough to get ahold of if you make your own stencils out of clear plastic like I do (check out a tutorial for how to do that with a Silhouette Cameo here)

Then I used the Petal Pushers stamp set from The Alley Way Stamps and tried to stick to stamps that had more solid stamping area. This helps to define the edge of the stencil. Even though this technique is pretty simple, I have some more tips and tricks I share along the way in my video, so go ahead and watch it below! :)

Hi. Lexa here today sharing this superhero thanks card using Happy Hero and Penguins on Parade. The moon on his back is sort of complete his performance. I hope you enjoy today's card.

Hello! Dana here with a card featuring Penguins on Parade! I gave him some ear muffs and then gave him a friend from the Chill Out stamp set!

Hi all!  Angel here with a card using the FREE when you spend $40 set called Unique Peek.  I totally love this flower, can you tell??

Hello, Emily here sharing a flashback card.  On this card, I used several older sets: Seeing Spots, Mrs. Rogers Neighborhood, and Making Holidays Bright.

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Celeste Goff said...

What great cards and I love the tutorial using positive masks!

Taunya Butler said...

Great cards - all so fun!! And I loved seeing the video - got some great ideas and tips from it!! Thanks!!