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

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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


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


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


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


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


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.)


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.


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

  1. Jennifer, I have now watched this video twice, it is so inspiring, can’t wait to try some of the techniques. You are really a great teacher? Thanks.

  2. Love all your cards and these stencils are so amazing!! Love Altenew products so easy to use .

  3. I used to use stencils to simply trace, but you have opened up a whole new world to me since watching your videos and reading your blogs. Thank you. You are an artist!

  4. Love using the grid stencil for a quick simple card or to layer other images over. It gives such a great textured effect. I love your posts. I alwayers learn so much from you. You have such creative ideas.

  5. I haven’t used any stencils yet, but you got me wanting to try them out. Thanks for another great video.

  6. Mind blown…..so beautiful. I want all of these stencils. I am currently experimenting with glimmer paste and stencils…I am new at this so, this video gave me tons of ideas! Thank you!

  7. I love the many ideas for my current stash!! My favorite thing to do with stencils right now is to place them on top of watercolor paper. Grab some waxed paper and place it on top. Then rub the waxed paper on the stencil. This makes a wax resist that isn’t perfect like if I used clear embossing powder. I like the variation and imperfections as a background so that there isn’t as drastic of a contrast between the white of the paper and the watercolor.

  8. I love using stencils to create texture on my projects. Whether I use glitter, shimmer or paste, anything that you can see and feel. These examples give me so many options to experiment with.

  9. I don’t have many stencils. I’m still kind of new at crafting but i do use my Dahlia layering dies as stencils. I just them out and use on backgrounds. These new ideas are great.

  10. Love the layering stencils and alphabet dies. My favourite is the calligraphy set. Best technique is the stencils with nuvo mousse

  11. Wonderful cards! The dahlia ones are so pretty, and I love the cube builder, grid and splatter stencils! I’ve only used stencils once with Minc medium, but I love the look of the Tonic Nuvo Mousse! I’ll have to try that next 🙂

  12. I am blown away with the different uses of stencils in this video. The cards you created are just beautiful and oh so inspiring.

  13. Such beautiful cards and fantastic ideas! I just received my first stencil yesterday so I don’t really have a favourite way to use them. However, I have been anxious to try using embossing paste with them but now I want to try your techniques shown here today also. Thanks for the great ideas!

  14. I still love using embossing paste with stencils, but I want to try these techniques. Thanks for the chance to win!

  15. I haven’t used many of my latest stencils much yet. But boy thanks to your videos I have lots of new ideas to try with them. I just haven’t had the time lately. Tomorrow I will be at a scrapbook convention I am hoping to try to find this new cube stencil. It is super. .

  16. I love the new Altenew stencils, especially the layered ones. And the techniques you have shown are fun! I love using stencils. My favorite technique is stencils with glitter which I picked up from you.

  17. Typically I use stencils with some sort of paste to add texture. I have also used them on tags and cards to make fun backgrounds. I cannot wait to try out these new layering stencils. The flower ones look so beautiful. You always provide us with such amazing inspiration and products. Thanks for the chance to win!

  18. I usually use embossing paste or use sprays, but lately I’ve using ink with the Clarity Stencil brushes which is something totally new for me and loving it! Just a totally different look!

  19. I still can’t believe all the beautiful things you can do with these simple stencils❣️ It is amazing what your talent has come up with to share with us❣️I’m loving all of them??

  20. There are so many ways to use stencils, I can’t really pick a favorite, I just like to use them in general! Especially loving the new cube stencil!

  21. Wow ! Didn’t know what you can do with stencils until now. So will have to get some new stencils and give it a try, I usually use paste or ink them. Jennifer you amazing on what you have shown since I found your site, thanks for all the wonderful ideals you have shown over the years. Sure learned a lot by watching your video’s. Do love the cube stencil!

  22. I actually have never used stencils but you have inspired me to! Hopefully I’ll win so I can go buy some ?

  23. Altenew has done it again! These are wonderful stencils and I love what you’ve done with them on your cards!

  24. I only have a few stencils and really haven’t used them very much; when I do, I just use ink. You’ve given me some great ideas today!

  25. Firstly, thank you for the wonderful inspiration. Coming from Australia, I’m very limited to what I have access to over here. Looks like another international order is coming up. What to get tho … I think the stencils are in order … I already have the letter dies so I think I’ll give those a try. Thank again.

  26. Wow, such fabulous ways to use stencils!! And you always do such a great job of explaining the techniques you’re showing us. These cards are beautiful!!

  27. As always you made gorgeous exsamples from these stencils. I love working with stencisl and if I could pick one I ‘m going for the Layered Dahlia A and B or the Cube Builder Stencil, by both (I see A + B as one) there came popping up al lot of idee’s wat to do with them, so beautiful ! Hope my english is good enough to understand what I mean, I am from the Netherlands an so not a native speaker.

  28. I like to use stencils to create a beautiful background. It adds so much to a card. Different colors, different textures, but always pretty. Thanks for such a helpful video.

  29. I am new to this so I don’t have a favorite way to use stencils but love the Altenew products and would like to give the methods you showed in the video a try!

  30. Love using layered stencils (my experience is mostly with Club Scrap, but those Altenew stencils look amazing!). I generally just ink with them, but I definitely want to try running them through my BigShot for that cool texture. I also have been experimenting with texture paste, so I think I need some of that Nuvo Mousse on my table ASAP. 🙂 Thanks for the chance.

  31. I haven’t used stencils yet but would love to try your techniques. Thanks for the tutorial. I love the idea of layering stencils.

  32. My favorite way to use stencils is for creating backgrounds for cards. I like using bits and pieces of multiple stencils on one card for a unique look! Love your cards!

  33. I will use stencils anyway I can and am thrilled to be able to learn new ways to use them from your videos!

  34. I like to layer inks and embossing paste when using stencils. I am going to try sending my stencils through my Cuttlebug. Thanks for a new technique to try.

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