Have you used layering stencils before? There are a few out there, and they’re great for really letting the stenciled image be the focal point of a card. In the December 2019 Hedgehog Hollow box there is a fabulous multi-heart stencil, which includes both the negative and positive part of the stencil. You can use these alone, or, as I’ve done in my card today, use then both for a layered look.
To create my card, I first laid the outer part of the of the stencil over a panel of white cardstock, and affixed it with washi to ensure it didn’t shift. I then took a red ink pad (I used Rockin’ Red by Catherine Pooler Ink) and took it direct to the cardstock. I was looking for a super deep even color, but you could totally use an ink blending tool for this for a lighter blended look.
I lifted up the stencil to reveal a stenciled solid red image on the white cardstock. I left it to dry for a couple of minutes and then took the second part of the stencil. I overlaid it over the top of the red hearts, lining up the pattern before adhering it with a washi again.
I used Gina K Designs Glitter Glitz Gel in Silver on the second part of the stencil. The silver adds a nice neutral contrast to the red. I removed the stencil and set aside the panel to dry.
I heat embossed the Sweetie sentiment stamp from the December box onto black cardstock – I love the boldness and size of these stamps – I think they work alone as the focal sentiment perfectly. I trimmed out the sentiment and when the stenciled panel was dry, affixed it with foam tape in the centre of the heart.
As a finishing touch, I scattered a few black sequins and popped the panel onto a card base. What other ideas do you have for using with layering stencils! Be sure to let me know in the comments!