3 Inking Techniques with Stencils

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3 Inking Techniques with Stencils 5 Hello my friends!  Last week, Maureen Merritt was a guest designer here on the blog and I was completely smitten with her card.    Here is a peek at it.

PartialStencilingCU I love the stenciling and the border stamp at the bottom!  (See the full post here).

Her card inspired me to set out for a bunch of inking fun with my stencils and to pull out some border stamps to see which ones coordinated with the stencils.

In the process, I tried a few different inking techniques, check them out in this video tutorial!

3 Inking Techniques with Stencils

When choosing stamps and/or stencils to layer over each other, I like to choose a graphic pattern for one and an organic (flowers, leaves, flourishes, etc) on the other.

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For the first card, I made my own border of flowers and leaves using some stamps from The Perfect Reason Stamp Set.

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The stitched border stamp from the Best in You stamp set was a great accent for the Mod Flower Stencil.  and my personal favorite part of this card?  The use of “Best” from the large chalkboard style sentiment!

3 Inking Techniques with Stencils

Vines and diamonds – yes, please!

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Vines and the wavy circle border went together well!

Mod Flower Watercolor Card

Here’s another card I made a few months ago with the Mod Flower Stencil and the same technique I used with the Perfect Vine Stencil in this video!  I didn’t use a border at the bottom, but I love this ink and stencil technique!

What stamps and stencils do you have in your stash that you can pull out right now to try any of the above techniques?


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  • Maggie B August 29, 2017, 5:14 pm

    Hi CP ~ So much awesomeness in this one video!! I love these stencils and the graphic stamping coordinates perfectly. Thanks so much for sharing. ~HUGS~

  • Avra N Williams August 29, 2017, 5:25 pm

    I love the one you did with the Mod Flowers stencil! But I also want to try “stamping” with my stencils – looks like fun!

  • Vivian August 29, 2017, 5:31 pm

    Favorites? All of your cards are beautiful and fun! I do, however, love the leaf background!!

  • Dixie August 29, 2017, 9:54 pm

    I like the “Best Wishes” card the best. All the black sentiments and borders really pop on these cards. Well done!

  • Dawn T August 30, 2017, 2:00 am

    Awesome Love the leafy one with the sponging and the wavy border. It’s my favorite! But all of them are so pretty

  • Diane Loughrey August 30, 2017, 6:02 am

    So I think they are all awesome but the Best Wishes is a fav.

  • Karen Kreider August 30, 2017, 7:59 am

    Hard to pick a favorite…they are all great! Love the Best Wishes and Happy Everything most!!

  • Connie Brooks August 30, 2017, 9:00 am

    Diamonds and vines is my favorite. I wasn’t so sure…but it turned out awesome.

  • Leanne in Cali August 30, 2017, 11:39 am

    Love all of the cards, but especially the happy everything and you did it cards! Nothing wrong with a little extra sparkle!! Beautiful backgrounds. Thanks for the great video!

  • Marcia Hill August 30, 2017, 11:45 am

    Awesome cards Catherine…thanks for the inspiration!! :0)

  • Patricia Wilson August 31, 2017, 4:44 pm

    I really liked the one where you were just experimenting as it seems so unique. Just goes to show you that you should try new things as sometimes they are a “treasure” when finished. Thanks for sharing.

  • Pamela F. September 5, 2017, 8:45 am

    I think the Happy Everything card is my fave but I love them all!

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