One Stencil, Two Cards

It’s Lindsey back today with you, with two birthday cards featuring one Picket Fence Studios stencil – Waffle Squares. I have to admit, this stencil stumped me a bit when I first tried to use it… despite the name, it’s a circular stencil that doesn’t fill the entire card. As I learned more about ways to use stencils, though, I decided there were lots of ways to use it! Here’s my first example:

To start, I masked off the top and bottom of my card with some masking paper, then lightly ink blended a mix of three distress inks. Then I put the stencil over top and ink blended the same three colours, resulting in a tone on tone background. I couldn’t resist using my Snarky Cats again, and thought this one paired perfectly with the sassy sentiment from My Favorite Things.

For my second card, I used the stencil in a more traditional way:

Another thing I learned as I used stencils more on my cards: mask everything! 😀 If I hadn’t masked all around the edge of this stencil, there would definitely be a smudge somewhere. I added my sea critters, an embossed sentiment, and some bling from my stash for another fun and bright card.

Don’t forget you still have a few days to comment here and on Scrap ‘N Stamp’s design team blogs for a chance to win some Birthday Bash prizes! Thanks for checking in today, and I hope I’ve inspired you to have some stencil fun!

Supply list:
Picket Fence Studios Waffle Squares
Tim Holtz Snarky Cat
My Favorite Things Sassy Pants Birthday Greetings 2
My Favorite Things Beach Buds
Distress Inks: Squeezed Lemonade, Carved Pumpkin, Twisted Citron, Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire
Versafine onyx black ink
Copic markers
Neenah Classic Crest Solar white cardstock
Wow clear gloss embossing powder

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10 Responses to “One Stencil, Two Cards”What You're Saying

  1. Kim Heggins says:

    Wow….love both of your fabulous cards. What an amazing stencil too!!! Just love those sharks.

  2. Lindsey these are amazing!I think I can’t wait to play with that stencil next time we get together!

  3. Carla Hundley says:

    Cute cards and great
    looking backwards
    with the stencils.
    Carla from Utah

  4. Carla Hundley says:

    Fun cards and
    love the stamps!
    Carla from Utah

  5. Carol Wortman says:

    I love those snarky cats a lot and this one is adorably snarky! Cute. I just recently got a couple of stencils and cant wait to play…..masking tape by the bucket ✔. Thanks. I really like that wonky blue edge highlight!

  6. Marisela Delgado says:

    What beautiful cards! Awesome job with the stencils.

  7. Marisela Delgado says:

    Beautiful colors.

  8. Marisela Delgado says:

    These are super cute! Including the shark.

  9. Marisela Delgado says:

    I love the funny sentiments!

  10. Carol says:

    One stencil used two ways = a duo of fantastic cards! LOL at the cat and sentiment on the first; mega watt smiling at the cutie-patootie undersea creatures. It’s those faces! Adorable!
    hugs~c

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