Faded Background Stenciling

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Hi, it’s Maureen today sharing a simple technique using stencils.  Our Technique Toolbox:  Creative Stenciling & Mediums class has been so inspiring for me.  I hardly ever used stencils before preparing for this class and now I can’t seem to put them away.

My card uses the Faded Background Stenciling technique that Kristie highlighted in her Spotlight on Trends article.

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The Faded Background Stenciling technique is one of the most basic techniques that you can do with stencils.  You simply lay a stencil over your card stock and apply ink using a blending tool or sponge.  You will focus the majority of the ink in the center and gradually let it fade out.  This is a great way to add a subtle background to your design or to ground your focal point.

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All of the products I used on this card are from the Stamp of Approval Friendship and Young at Heart Collections.  I love how these products work so well together!

Our Young at Heart Collection is sold out and our next collection comes out in April!  Click here to learn more and get on the wait list.

Our Creative Stenciling & Mediums class is FREE for StampNation members!

Click here to learn more.

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Supplies:

1.  Stamp of Approval Friendship & Young at Heart Collections.

2.  Aqua Mist Ink & Card Stock (Papertrey Ink)

3.  Berry Sorbet, Melon Berry Card Stock (Papertrey Ink)

4.  Black Card Stock (WPlus9)

  • Sue Ivings February 18, 2016, 4:05 pm

    Really pretty card, I love the subtlety of the stencil.

  • Maggie B February 19, 2016, 3:50 pm

    Hi Mo ~ You and CP never cease to amaze me with your creativity. Love the soft, subtle background with the fun, colorful flowers. This card makes me yearn for spring!! Thanks so much for sharing and for continuing to inspire the rest of us paper crafters.
    #sharehandmadekindness

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