Lately, I have been trying to get as much use out of my supplies as possible! I am embarrassed to admit this, but the first time I saw a stencil I did not know what to do with it. Was I suppose to trace it? Dab paint through it? After receiving one in a kit over two decades ago I just tossed it aside and moved on with my crafty life. Three years ago I became fascinated with them. Stencils look cool, but I was still intimidated by them. I started to buy them. Finally, I set out to learn how to use them!
The May 2019 Stamp of the Month from Close to My Heart is darling! It pairs well with a Prima stencil I had. I set out to create some cards using it as the background. Here is a video I created on five different ways a stencil can be used:
Up Close Pictures
The set was suppose to be pinks and grays. However, I forgot that as I colored in the images. Thankfully, they turned out lovely. Cards sets that flow and not perfectly matched are my style!
The next time you play in your craft room with stamps, challenge yourself to use the set at least five times. Do the same with your stencils! You will be amazed at what you create.
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!