Creating Custom Velum Stencils Is Easy
I love working with Velum to make stencils to use for backgrounds on my cards.
It is quick and easy and gives your card a unique look.
Materials to create your custom stencil:
- Punch or Die (that you want to create a stencil of)
- Velum Card Stock (cut a piece big enough to center your Punch or Die image on making sure you leave enough room around the sides of the image)
- Big Shot (if using Dies to create you stencil)
Materials to complete your card:
- Stampin’ Sponge or Dauber (used to apply color)
- Desired Ink Pad Card Stock (used to stencil your images)
- The rest of the supplies to put your card together.
1. Die cut or punch out your image in the center of your appropriate size of velum.
Making sure you don’t cut the Velum too small. You need enough room around the image so when sponging on color you don’t get unwanted color on your card stock.
2. Using your sponge (I cut my sponges into pieces and keep one wedge for each color) and chosen ink color begin by laying your stencil over the center of your card stock piece and sponge on color until you have the desired shade you want. Continue to move the stencil around your card stock working from the center out. Once you have completed sponging your card stock you are ready to assemble your card.
I used the the pumpkin image from a new set in the 2019 Holiday Catalog: Harvest Hellos. Harvest Hellos is part of a bundle with the Apple Builder Punch. You can save 10% by ordering the Bundle and get the coordinating punch!
The Pumpkin image was stamped using Pumpkin Pie Ink and Stampin’ Blends Pumpkin Pie to color it in and shade it. The leaves were stamped with Pear Pizzazz Ink and colored in with Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Marker
For this card I used the same images and sentiment and stamped it in Soft Suede Ink.
The Pear Pizzazz card stock was cut and run through the Big Shot using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder to give it a little texture. Hey There, Pumpkin sentiment is from the Harvest Hellos stamp set in the Holiday Catalog and
was stamped with Soft Suede and punched out using the Classic Label Punch.
Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo pack was used for the bows on each of the cards.
The pumpkin image is stamped differently on each card. Which one do you like better? I think that I like the Soft Suede stamped pumpkin on the card on top a little better. Also notice that I sponged the stenciled background a little darker on that card.
Leave a comment below and let me know which you prefer:
Card #1: Soft Suede stamped pumpkin
Card #2: Pumpkin Pie stamped pumpkin
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