Sunday, February 17, 2019


Hi everyone!  There is a new class going on over at StampNation called Stencil pARTy!  Ingrid shared the first lesson on Wednesday and I was inspired to give it a try.

Here are my first cards using the dark gray card stock in the Smoke & Mirrors card stock pack.

I forgot to take a picture of the whole sponged piece before I cut it into strips.  I sponged white pigment ink through the stencil first, let that dry and then moved the stencil over a bit and sponged using Fiesta Blue, Flirty Fucshia and Lime Rickey inks.

I added a stamped sentiment from the Spot On stamp set to coordinate with the colors in the strips that were cut out.  I love how the sentiment pops against the muted colors that were blended on the dark card stock.

Here are the same colors blended on a piece of white card stock.

This card was super simple to create.  I stamped the sentiment on the stenciled piece and then cut it out using a die from Papertrey Ink.  Added it to a Sand Dunes card stock piece and done.

I have another card to share with you all using the leftover ink that was on the stencil after creating the above card.  There was quite a bit of ink on the stencil, so I spritzed it with water and then used it as a stamp on another piece of card stock.

I love the subtle texture this gives in the background.  I kind of wished I would have spritzed with more water, but it's ok.  Next time.  

I am adding one of the above cards to Seize the Birthday: Anything Goes.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

A list of supplies I used can be found below, just click on the picture below to be taken to where you can get the product.  I do use some affiliate links when I can, this means I will get a small commission if you choose to purchase the product using my link-this is at no cost to you and helps with the running of my blog.  I really appreciate your love and support!


  1. This technique looks very interest and it makes a great and easy looking card. Thanks for joining us in the fun at Seize the Birthday.
    Barbara DT member

  2. Perfectly gorgeous! I love the inking on the dark backdrop! And so wise of you to use the inky stencil to make yet another card!


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