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Rotated Stencils + GIVEAWAY

Hello! Thanks for stopping by. Today I am sharing a way to get new looks from your stencils simply by rotating and layering with ink.

Rotating Stencil Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Multiple stores are also linked in the parentheses following the product name. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.]

Some of the most effective techniques are the easiest to do! My video shares many examples of getting “dimensional” backgrounds by rotating a stencil and applying layers of ink.

My first example features the Altenew Deco Wallpaper Stencil (SSS | ALT). I first inked the stencil with Altenew Pink Pearl Ink (SSS | ALT) and a Mini Ink Blending Tool on peach cardstock. I then rotated the stencil 180 degrees (half a turn) and inked it again with white pigment ink. Check of the cool pattern you get…

Rotating Stencil Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I added several silver glitter cardstock Altenew Create a Wreath Die Cuts (SSS | ALT) and a Grafix Platinum Vellum heart die cut. The sentiment is from the Altenew Birds of a Feather Stamp Set (SSS | ALT).

Rotating Stencil Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

For my pink card, I used the Altenew Scallop Builder Stencil (SSS | ALT). I inked it once with Altenew Coral Berry Ink (SSS | ALT)… rotated 180 degrees and inked again. I then inked the stencil twice with white pigment ink in the other positions. I love the new look this gives for that stencil!

Rotating Stencil Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I used scraps of old glitter cardstock for my leaf die cuts. You could also use cardstock covered with glitter embossing powder.

Rotating Stencil Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

This next background looks complicated and time-consuming… but can be made in minutes. Using the Altenew Leaf Burst Stencil (SSS | ALT), I inked with green ink. I then rotated the stencil just a tiny bit… lined it up and inked with white pigment ink. Cool, huh? I added Altenew Script Words (SSS | ALT) “love” die cut and sentiment strip.

Rotating Stencil Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I most enjoy making rainbow cards, so I had to try it with this stencil technique. I used the new Altenew Warp Speed Stencil (SSS | ALT) and inked with red ink. I then rotated a little bit and inked with orange. I repeated this rotating and inking until I completed the card with a rainbow of ink. Finally, I applied Tonic Moonstone Glitter Paste (SSS | EH) for a bit of sparkle.

Rotating Stencil Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I created a simple sentiment using the Altenew Script Words “love” die (SSS | ALT) and Altenew Everything About You Stamp Set (SSS | ALT).

Rotating Stencil Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

The new Altenew Classy Stripes Stencil (SSS | ALT) is great for making plaid backgrounds. I decided to use it for a subtle background by inking with Altenew Aqualicious Ink (SSS | ALT) and white pigment ink… rotating for a layered look. I again used the Altenew Script Words “love” die (SSS | ALT) and Altenew Everything About You Stamp Set (SSS | ALT).

Rotating Stencil Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

BLOG HOP

Today I am part of the Altenew March 2018 Release Blog Hop. I like that this release has so many stencils! Stencils are inexpensive and can be used for many techniques.

You can find it all HERE at Simon Says Stamp or HERE at Altenew.

The next stop on the hop is the blog of Virginia Lu. (You can always 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 here by 11:59pmEST on 3/15/18 telling me your favorite of these new Altenew products. (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, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Head to the Altenew Blog for details.

SUPPLIES

Want to find the products I used? 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 or with an asterisk. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.

Altenew Deco Wallpaper Stencil
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Warp Speed Stencil
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Scallop Builder Stencil
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Classy Stripes Stencil
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Leaf Burst Stencil
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Script Words Dies
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Create a Wreath Die
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Everything About You Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Birds of a Feather Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Halftone Circles Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Coral Berry Ink
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Pink Pearl Ink
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Orange Cream Ink
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Maple Yellow Ink
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Parrot Ink
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Aqualicious Ink
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Lavender Fields Ink
[ ALTN | SSS ]
*Tim Holtz Tonic Glass Media Mat
[ SSS ]
*Tim Holtz Tonic Mat
[ SSS ]
Therm O Web Purple Tape
[ SSS | ELH | THR ]
Mini Ink Blending Tool
[ SSS | ELH ]
Hero Arts Unicorn White Pigment Ink
[ SSS | ELH ]
Tonic Moonstone Glimmer Paste
[ SSS | ELH ]
Palette Knife Set
[ SSS ]
EK Success Tweezers
[ SSS ]
Grafix Platinum Vellum
[ SSS ]


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601 thoughts on “Rotated Stencils + GIVEAWAY”

  1. I love the new stencils. Using these stencils the regular way they are beautiful but the way you have show us to try are absolutely gorgeous.

    1. Everything is so lovely! I like the warp speed stencil because it’s versatile. You can dress it up, make a children card, christmas, summer, male, female…just by changing it’s color or material.

  2. I’m really having fun with stencils right now. The new versatility of rotating them for new looks inspires lots of creative ideas. The Warp Speed Stencil is my favorite because of its uniqueness.

  3. I love the deco wallpaper stencil and the beautiful wide washi tape. Thanks for sharing this technique for creating unique backgrounds with stencils.

  4. What a great technique. I’ll have to dig out all my stencils and see what I have that will work with this. As for my fave from the release, that would have to be the Poppy stencil, I absolutely love poppies and that stencil is wonderful. Thanks for sharing this with us. You are such an inspiration.

  5. Hi Jennifer. I’m a recent and new big fan, and this is my first time leaving a comment on a blog. I watched a lot of your videos, most recently on rotating the Altanew stencils this whole week, while watching my husband at his bedside at the hospital. Your tutorials and videos help me so much in getting though the days/nights. My favorite is the stripes stencil that you made into a plaid backdrop, I thought it was very clever & it looked amazing with the color you picked and using the white pigment ink too, the card looked amazing and something i’d Love to do someday soon.
    Thank you for all the fun things you and your friend Kristina Werner share and teach, you help and cheer so many people in more ways than you can imagine. You’re both my inspirations.
    xo ronette

  6. My mom is starting to use more stamping on her cards and she called me to discuss how to figure out what inks would work well together. I remember you discussing how altenew has a four pack of inks that are designed specifically for the stamp layering techniques so we went to the altenew website and we’re just blown away by all the colors available. I would love to win and give the inks my mom. And since her birthday is March 15th that would be a sweet birthday gift.
    Thanks, we both love your Technique videos and send them back and forth to one another via email and texting. And when we get together we try some of them out. And now we have my daughter hooked and she’ll come over and start grabbing my supplies and play one of your videos to do something she was captivated by.
    Give a hoo rah for generational stampers!

  7. These cards are interesting. I have to check my stencils to see what I have available. I have to try this. Thanks for your time and talent.

  8. Such beautiful cards & techniques❣️ I used this stencil technique this weekend–it made one of #thedailymarker30day card fronts come to life-thank you😊

  9. A spectacular array of gorgeousness, Jennifer! Love the colors used & the amazing stencil work.
    My favorite is the classy stripes stencil. They are all so beautiful ! I want one of everything!

  10. The warp speed stencil is simply amazing. It is a clean stencil and would add a wonderful effect to any project.

  11. My favorite is the wall paper stencil, but its a difficult pick. I really need one of each !Thanks for sharing this technique .

  12. I always love your designs. I come here when i need crafting inspiration. Thank you for all your great tips and videos. Keep them coming!

  13. GREAT CARDS! Love the colors you used!! My favorite is the classy stripes stencil. ! I want one of everything!

  14. These are just gorgeous cards! this release is amazing and full of lovely products. My favorite is the washi tape and stencils. Thanks for this new technique and for the inspiration.

  15. I need to get more stencils!
    My favourite is the warp speed stencil It’s so pretty!
    Thanks for the inspiration Jennifer!

  16. Loved this tutorial. Tried it with a round stencil that has a single divider line. Turned it ever so slightly and the greatest pattern was created. Thank you for teaching us another way to stretch the products we already have!

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