Monday, February 6, 2017

w&w 3rd Birthday Bash | Stencil Challenge with Kelly


Hi Folks! I'm thrilled to be celebrating yet another birthday with Winnie & Walter today! Shay runs one of my most adored stamp companies around. As part of the festivities I have a challenge for you:

Make a project using a stencil.

Simple enough, right? One of my recent favorite ways of using a stencil is to provide a background for your focal point. Usually this involves stamping your image, covering it with a mask, and then stenciling around it. An example of this is one I shared on my blog from the recent release:

For this card I extended the stenciling all the way to the edges of the panel, however, recently I'm liking where you just stencil ink in the center portion of the panel around your focal point. 

Here's another card from my blog where I used two stenciling techniques: 1) stencil from the edges of the card up to and around your focal point, and 2) layer a second stencil (the stars) on top of the first stencil (the triangles). 

Finally, here's a new card I made for this post with yet another technique, stamping through a stencil. This card uses "Congrats" and "awesome" from The Big, the Bold and You. The stencil is Scenery: Classic Diagonal Creative Screenings. Some of the diagonals I sponged the same color ink on, and some I just left with the "awesome" word stamped repeatedly to fill the space. I like how "awesome" is a design element, and it is also a more hidden part of the sentiment.

These are just a few examples of using stencils for a jumping off point; there are so many other ways people have used stencils in card making. I enjoy using them because they are so versatile and very affordable. You can also just make your own out of thin packaging and die cuts you already own. Free!

I sure hope you're inspired and will give this challenge a try! I can't wait to see what amazing things you all come up with!

Thanks for looking,


Link up your take on this challenge for a chance to win a $75.00 gift card (gift code) to the w&w shop.  One random winner will be chosen.

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  1. I don't use stencils as much as I should, considering the number of stencils I have gathered in the past few years. Thanks for highlighting a few of the ways we can stretch our stencils. Love all three cards!

  2. Interesting techniques of using stencils ! Loved the cards :)

  3. Beautiful cards! Love the versatile use of stencils

  4. Beautiful cards!! Love the techniques you have done with stencils!! Layering is very beautiful!

  5. WOW - WONDERFUL cards!
    LOVE them ALL, especially your elephants with the triangles and stars!
    SUPER EXCITED and INSPIRED, can't wait to stretch my creative limits and join your challenge :)

  6. You're always so creative, Kelly! I especially love the card with the stars stenciled over the triangles--never thought to do that! Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. Pretty ways to use pencils in these different projects.

  8. Fabulous birthday bash celebrations and amazing inspiration from the team x Thank you x

  9. Very happy for this stencil challenge because I do not use mine nearly often enough!! Thank you, Kelly, for your inspiring samples. I am in love with the gentle stenciling on your cards. So beautiful. Thank you again for this fun challenge!!
    <3 J

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