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Hello. I am really excited about today’s techniques! I show a few ways to add coloring with stencils on dark cardstock. The results are vibrant and such fun!

Stencil Coloring Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[All supplies are linked in the text below and in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.]

Stencils are a great tool for cardmakers – they are inexpensive and can be used in many ways. Today I show how to add coloring with stencils on dark cardstocks. There are a few methods for you to try!

This first technique was SO much fun to do. It reminded me of coloring with templates when I was a kid! I started by stamping the Simon Says Stamp You Matter Stamp with Hero Arts Soft Sand Ink on kraft cardstock. (You could skip this step but I love the added layer.) I then positioned the new Simon Says Stamp Harvest Stencil on top and colored in all of the openings with colored pencils. I used my Polychromos Colored Pencils but you can use whatever pencils you have. I put the color on thick so it would be vibrant.

Stencil Coloring Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I added a large “thank you” white heat embossed sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Thank You Flowers Stamp Set. (This stamp set is part of the new Simon Says Stamp Thank You Card Kit. I do recommend checking out this kit – it has many very useful tools included.) I also added a few tiny white heart die cuts.

Stencil Coloring Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

My next card is very similar, but shows the results on an even darker cardstock. The color “glows” more in real life – I wish it showed in the video! I used the Simon Says Stamp Mod Stripe Stencil – such a unique stencil!

Stencil Coloring Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

This sentiment has to be one of my new all-time favorites. It is from the Simon Says Stamp Spiritual Sentiments Stamp Set. Love! The message is silver heat embossed.

Stencil Coloring Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

If you want even more intense color, I recommend first applying a layer of white pigment ink over the stencil before adding the colored pencil. Here, I started with black cardstock and added Hero Arts Unicorn White Ink over the Simon Says Stamp Mod Stripe Stencil. After heat setting it, I layered on color with my Polychromos Colored Pencils. You can see how the colors are more intense.

Stencil Coloring Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I added greetings using the Simon Says Stamp Great Things Stamp Set and Sentiment Labels Dies. I also added a fun message to the envelope using the Simon Says Stamp Thank You Flowers Stamp Set.

Stencil Coloring Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I enjoy taking the time to color in the patterns of the stencils. However, if you want to add color quickly, you can do so with Distress Oxide Inks (or pigment inks). I started by applying Hero Arts Unicorn White Ink over the Simon Says Stamp Harvest Stencil on navy cardstock. I then added colored Oxide Inks.

Stencil Coloring Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

The “kind” die cuts are from the Simon Says Stamp Kind Script Die. This is also included in the Simon Says Stamp Thank You Card Kit.

Stencil Coloring Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

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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 with an asterisk or SSS branded. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to Simon Says Stamp.

Simon Says Stamp Harvest Stencil
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Simon Says stamp Mod Stripe Stencil
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Simon Says stamp Thank You Card Kit
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Simon Says Stamp Envelope Addressing…
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Simon Says Stamp Kind Script Die
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Simon Says Stamp Thank You Flowers…
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Simon Says Stamp Great Things Stamp Set
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Simon Says Stamp Great Things Dies
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Simon Says Stamp Spiritual Sentiments…
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Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Labels Dies
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Hero Arts Hearts Infinity Dies
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Simon Says Stamp You Matter Stamp
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Polychromos Colored Pencils
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OfficePre Electric Pencil Sharpener
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MISTI Stamping Tool
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MISTI Creative Corners
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MISTI Mouse Pad Insert
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MISTI Bar Magnet
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Tim Holtz Tonic Glass Media Mat
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Gina K Connect Glue
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Neenah Desert Storm Light Kraft…
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Therm O Web Purple Tape
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EK Success Tweezers
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Tim Holtz Trimmer
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Anti Static Powder Bag
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Hero Arts Heat Gun
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Embossing Powder Scoop
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Gina K Fine Detail White Embossing…
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Hero Arts Ultrafine Clear Embossing…
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VersaMark Ink
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Hero Arts Unicorn White Ink
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Ink Sweeper Dauber
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Distress Oxide Inks
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Mini Ink Blending Tool
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VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
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Design Master Clear Finish Matte Spray
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White Craft Foam
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3M Foam Adhesive
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