Layered Stenciling + GIVEAWAY

Hi! Today I am sharing a way to get more from your stencils simply by layering. I also am playing along in a blog hop with giveaways.

[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.]

For my first examples, I layered the new Altenew Layered Medallion A and Altenew Layered Medallion B Stencils. I inked over the first stencil with Altenew Warm Sunshine Ink and an Mini Ink Blending Tool… and Ocean Waves Ink over the second.

I added dots with my white gel pen to make the pattern more intense… and adhered a die cut heart and sentiment strip.

For this next card, I used Altenew Coral Berry and Warm Sunshine Inks… along with a sentiment from the Altenew Hello Sunshine Stamp Set.

Such a simple design…

You can use a light and dark ink of the same color for the layering. (Or just use one color and apply light and dark. This is Altenew Frosty Pink and Coral Berry Inks.) This sentiment is also from Altenew Thinking of You Stamp Set.

You can really layer any colors. Here I used Altenew Caribbean Sky and Lavender Fields Ink.

For my next two cards, I layered two very different stencils – the Altenew Floral Drape and Halftone Stencils or Layered Medallion A Stencil. Such a unique look! I used Altenew Frayed Leaf and Forest Glades Inks.

These sentiments are from the Altenew Thinking of You and Wishing You Stamp Sets.

And one last card! I only used one stencil for it – the Altenew Tiny Bubbles Stencil. I just moved it a bit before adding the next color. Such a happy one!


This post is also part of the Altenew Stencils & Ink Sprays Release Blog Hop. Altenew just released stencils, adhesive, sprays and more. You can find the new products at Altenew HERE or Simon Says Stamp HERE.

The next stop on the hop is the blog of Lilith Eeckels HERE. (You can always start at the beginning of the hop on the Altnew Blog.)


Interested in winning at $30 gift certificate to Altenew? For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 3/16/17 telling me if you use stencils for cardmaking. (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!)

Also… to celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by 3/16/17 at 11:59pmEST for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on 3/17/17.


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. Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those with an asterisk or 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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836 thoughts on “Layered Stenciling + GIVEAWAY”

  1. I love using stencils on my cards. They are useful for adding subtle background designs in white spaces where you need a soft element. These layering stencils will definitely be something I will be interested in. Thanks for the demo.

  2. Hi! I’m new to your page, as well as a follower on YouTube. My mother recommended that I watch your videos, being that I’m still new to card making. The stencil work is beautiful! I’ve not tried it just yet, but do look forward to it. Thank you for all of the help you have given me so far! A sincere new fan, Shelley L. ☺

  3. Lovely cards – I especially like the lavender and blue one. I do have stencils that I usually use with embossing paste, but I’ll definitely be trying this technique! TFS. 🙂

  4. I have several stencils but have never thought of using them like this . Another great technique to try.

  5. I love using stencils on cards! They add an extra touch of “something” to a small space on a card or they make terrific subtle (or not so subtle!) backgrounds. As always, Jennifer, your creativity never ceases to amaze (and inspire) me! Thank you for an opportunity to win!

  6. I’ve used a stencil for cardmaking before. I love that by using stencils I can customize my background panel to match my stamped panel. It’s like I’m making my own pattern paper that complements my stamped image/design so well.

  7. I do not do cards but I love using stencils on my scrapbooking pages. I loved the layering technique and am going to try it on my next page. Thanks for all the videos.

  8. Great video and fantastic cards! Love the way the two medallion stencils work together. Sometimes it’s hard to know just how stencils will look before you buy them and start to play. Thanks for showing us these new stencils in action!

  9. I have not tried stencils yet, I just purchased some today and am looking forward to trying them. Thanks for the inspiration!

  10. Yes, though I only have half a dozen or so and I would love to get some new ones for variety! I love how many techniques you can use them with!!!

  11. I have several stencils. To be completely honest, they pretty much sat in my craft room until I started watching your videos on different ways to use them. Love using them with distress inks to make background. I just made a card set for a friend who does Cards for Cancer, and the stencils allowed me to switch up colors so she would have some for women and men. You changed the way I look at my stencils now 🙂

  12. GORGEOUS cards!
    LOVE the layered stencils … I’m EXCITED and INSPIRED 🙂
    … I confess, I do have a couple of stencils in my stash but I have only “played” with them, not actually taken the next step to create with them => will definitely take the leap now, can’t wait to see what they look like layered!

  13. These are so lovely! I do have a few stencils I use from time to time to make cards with my distress inks but I never thought of layering them!

  14. I have never layered stencils before. I really can’t wait to try after watching the video.
    So many ideas and so little time. Thank you for your inspiration!

  15. Fun cards! I like using stencils especially since it’s hard for me to find larger background stamps and easier for me to correct any miss-coloring when using a stencil. Thanks for the chance!

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