Wednesday, 20 February 2019

DT Inspiration ....... Using your stamps with your stencils

Happy Wednesday ......

It's Linda here, with a little bit of  midweek inspiration for you.
I'm going to be showing you a closer look at one of the cards from last weeks fabulous new product release.

I hope you all enjoyed the Birthday celebrations, and the new release.  Did you manage to get a hold of your favourites and add to your Uniko stash?  I do hope so.
If you haven't joined in with any of the party fun then there's still plenty of time.  The closing date for the Birthday Linky Party, the HUGE Birthday Giveaway, and the Birthday Blog Hop and Treasure Hunt is Thursday 28th February.  Check out the links for all the details, and you could be one of our prize winners announced on March 1st.

OK ........ a couple of my favourites from the new release were the brand new Abstract Triangles stencil, and the new Background Block - Graffiti Texture.
Two great additions to your craft stash ..... and I love how well they work together

Here's a really quick and easy card, using the stencil to create the background design, then adding some detail using the stamp.

I placed the stencil over a piece of white cardstock and secured with low tack stencil tape.  I then added the colour by using Distress Inks and a stencil brush ...... starting at the bottom with Shaded Lilac and moving on to Wilted Violet as I worked my way up to the top, creating a sort of ombre look

I removed the stencil and cut the card down to size leaving a thin white border around the edge. The stencil used in full, is the perfect size to fit a 6x6 finished card.

Using low tack stencil tape I then masked off the edges of some of the triangles before using the Graffiti stamp to add the detail.  To keep all the colours co-ordinating I used Wilted Violet  again for the stamping, only this time I used the Distress Oxide version.  If you haven't tried the oxides for stamping with, give them a go, they stamp beautifully!

I pleced my stencil back over the design before adding a few spaltters of black ink here and there for a little more interest.

The sentiment is from the new Birthday Wishes set, stamped in black and then die cut.

With the metal die still in place, I used the Distress Inks to add the colour around the edge, and then attached it using foam pads for dimension.

I do love this new sentiment set ..... great for the outside of your cards but also perfect for using on the insides too .....

And you don't always have to use all of the stencil design ...... a bit of masking before applying the ink means you can use just part of it to add a little matching detail on the inside.

Look at your stencil designs and see which ones you can use alongside your stamps.

Thanks for popping by .... have a great day.

Cheerio until next time ......


  1. Linda, you always make amazing cards and this one is no exception, love how you used the stencil and also masked to create such a beautiful background! Anne x

  2. Brilliant card...clever masking and lovely sentiments.

  3. Purple heaven! I've been looking forward to finding out about your process for creating this card, great tutorial! And I've not used oxides for stamping, will be trying them out now.

  4. Fab card Linda, love the choice of colour and you're so good with the ink blending. :)


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