What are the most versatile products in your craft stash?  In my humble opinion, one of them has to be stencils.  There are so many things you can do with them – use them with ink, embossing paste, embossing powder, glitter paste, markers, glitter, dry emboss with them.  I dug out the stencil from the Hedgehog Hollow November box again this week and tried something a little different again – triple stenciling.  Essentially I re-positioned the stencil twice more after the initial impression!

The fun of this technique is you don’t know what you’re going to get – it’s all down to how you reposition it – which makes for a lot of experimentation!   For this card, I first ink blended the initial impression in pale pink ink.  I then lifted the stencil off, moved it around and re-stenciled just around the top and fading down towards the center using a pale blue ink.  I then re-positioned once more and used a purple ink, fading down from top to a third down.

I die cut the word ‘Sweet’ (an early HH die) from the purple cardstock in the October box, and then four more times from white cardstock and adhered them together, and then onto the main panel.  I also stamped the ‘Make a wish’ sentiment from the September box in black ink. I thought the colors I used were quite ‘birthday’-esque, and this die is perfect for coordinating with the candy images in one of the stamp sets from the November box.

I stamped the strip of candy from the box in embossing ink and then heat embossed using the Coppertone Shift WOW! Powder from an earlier 2019 box.  I then colored them using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to match the colors in the stencil.  I fussy cut them out and adhered them to the die cut word at jaunty angles.  A few Sparkling Clear sequins finished the card.

Go ahead and dig out some of your lesser-used stencils – you’ll be surprised at the new patterns they can create!

Jenny x