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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.