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4 More Ways: Layered Stencils + Giveaway

Hi! Today I have a video sharing 4 more ways to layer stencils… and lots of examples! This post is also part of a blog hop with giveaways.

Layered Stencils Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

A few weeks ago, I shared a video with a few ways to layer stencils. If you missed that video, you can find it HERE. Today I have a few more ideas for you!

Layered Stencils Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

#1: INK AND IMPRESS

One way to layer stencils is to first ink over a stencil… and then make an impression with a stencil. To do this, it is best to have an inexpensive Tan Embossing Pad.

For my first card, I inked over the new Altenew Dahlia B Stencil on cardstock. I then lightly inked over the Altenew Dahlia A Stencil… and then impressed with into the cardstock with my Tan Embossing Pad and die cut machine.

Layered Stencils Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I created a simple sentiment using the Altenew Inline Alphabet Dies and Crafty Friends Stamp Set.

Layered Stencils Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

For these next two cards, I inked and impressed with the Altenew Grid Stencil. For the “awesome” card, I used the Altenew Inline Alphabet Dies and silver glitter die cut stars. For the “xoxo”, I used the Altenew Bold Alphabet Dies and Altenew Build-A-Flower Magnolia Stamp Set.

Layered Stencils Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Check out that texture…

Layered Stencils Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

For my last ink-n-impress example, I inked over the Altenew Kaleidoscope A Stencil, and then impressed with the Altenew Kaledioscope B Stencil and Tan Embossing Pad. I added a vellum heart with an Altenew Crafty Friends Stamp Set heat embossed sentiment. Love those Lucy’s Cards Ice Cube Jewels, too!

Layered Stencils Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

#2: INK AND HEAT EMBOSS

Another way to layer stencils is to first ink and then to heat emboss.

I first inked over the Altenew Dahlia A Stencil. I then inked with my Versamark Cube over the Altenew Dahlia B Stencil and added Altenew Golden Peach Embossing Powder. (NOTE: In the video, I referred to this embossing powder as a different name. I am sorry!) I added a Altenew Inline Alphabet Die Cut and Build-A-Flower Magnolia stamped sentiment.

Layered Stencils Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I really like the shine this card gives when you tilt it in the light.

Layered Stencils Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

For this next one, I used a sparkle embossing powder. And that die cut “hugs” was created with the Altenew Calligraphy Alphabet Dies.

Layered Stencils Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

#3: INK AND SHIFT

One easy way to layer stencils is to first ink, and then to shift the stencil and ink again. This works great with single stencils, too.

For my first example, I used the Altenew Cube Builder Stencil. This stencil is so cool! I first inked it with a light blue ink and then flipped it and inked again with a darker blue. The result? This fabulous cube background!

Layered Stencils Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I added a Altenew Bold Alphabet Die Cut “hi” and a Altenew Engineers Rule stamped sentiment. These big alphabet dies are great for layering. (Check out THIS video for more ideas using them!)

Layered Stencils Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

For this next card, I inked the Altenew Sketched Lines Stencil with light ink… and then just shifted it a bit and inked again with darker ink. Simple!

Layered Stencils Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Another great way to layer stencils is to ink once… rotate the stencil… and ink again. Easy peasy! And I really like that Altenew Crafty Friends Stamped sentiment.

Layered Stencils Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

#4: INK AND SHIFT

The fourth way to layer stencils is to ink the first layer and add another medium for the second. For my examples, I used Tonic Nuvo Mousse. This stuff is gorgeous!

For my first example, I inked over the Altenew Kaleidoscope A Stencil with purple ink. I then used my Mini Ink Blending Tool to apply Tonic Nuvo Mousse over the stencil after I rotated it a bit. I really like the texture and shine this gives!

Layered Stencils Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

The flower is from the Altenew Build-A-Flower Magnolia Stamp Set. Isn’t it gorgeous? The sentiment is from the Altenew Crafty Friends Stamps Set. I wish i could photograph that background better…

Layered Stencils Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

And last but not least, I used the same process over the Dahlia stencils.

Layered Stencils Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Here is a glimpse at that great shine…

Layered Stencils Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

BLOG HOP

This post is also a part of the Altenew Stencil Release Blog Hop focusing on their newest stencils. You can find all the new products HERE.

The next stop on the hop is the home of the Altenew Scrapbook Blog. (You can also start at the beginning of the hop at the Altenew Blog.)

GIVEAWAYS

How would you like to win a $30 gift certificate to Altenew? For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 6/20/17 telling me your favorite way to use stencils. (To leave a comment, scroll down to the bottom of this post and click the green “leave a comment” button. The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)

Altenew is also giving away a $50 gift certificate to FIVE lucky winners! Head to the Altenew Blog for details.

SUPPLIES

Want to find the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those from Altenew. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), etc.

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557 thoughts on “4 More Ways: Layered Stencils + Giveaway”

  1. I’ve always liked using inks and pens with stencils, but I’m going to try the embossing technique. That may be my new favorite!

  2. Can you tell me what color paper you used on your second example. The one you used the golden peach embossing powder. Thanks.

    1. [email protected] says:

      I have used stencils first on walls. I bought a design that was a 3 layered stencil turned out great. Then I was introduced to brass stencils I use the stencils with paste and color with oil based paints. My favorite is Dreamweaver stencils. I have lots. Maggie

  3. I loved your cards using the pretty pansies. I, also, like pansies as they make me think of my Nana. She always had pansies in her garden. They are such pretty flowers and Altenew makes their flowers look so realistic. Also, your swatches of the inks was amazing. Seems like they are improving on the colors quite a bit and plan on buying some of the cubes. Thank you for all you do!

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