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!