The September Hedgehog Hollow kit has 3 amazing layered stencil sets. I have 2 top tips to share with you for adding dimension to your stenciled images.

This peppermint candy layered stencil is fabulous. I love that the bottom layer is a perfect slimline spotlight stencil and there are a ton of techniques you can use that for. I also see myself using this for beach balls on summer cards!

I decided to use this stencil set for exactly what it was created to be: red and white peppermint candy!

To start with, I placed the base spotlight stencil on my white cardstock cut at 3-1/2 x 8-1/2″. I then added the first layer of the pinwheel and inked it in Telephone Box Color Hive ink. I LOVE this red!

Tip 1: Add a light layer of the ink to the entire stencil area and then add extra ink along the outside bottom edge of each of the pinwheel fans to make the edges darker than the center.

I removed the second stencil and added the third stencil. This piece will mask the red areas you just inked and allow you to fill in the white spaces. I inked the outer edges of these areas with Color Hive Fog ink. I left the centers white, but added Fog ink to allow the white portion to appear white while also allowing it to stand out from the white card background.

Tip 2: In order for the white areas to appear white and stand out from the background, you need to add some color. I recommend a gray, light blue, or light lavender color. Keep the center area white! This will help to make the image look curved and 3D.

This panel was trimmed down 1/4″ on each end and then placed on a green mat that measures 3-5/8 x 8-1/8″. I then added this to the card base that was cut at 7-1/2 x 8-1/3, and scored and folded at 3-3/4″.

Three Celtic Green Crown jewels gems completed the card.

I also experimented with the red Kaleidoscope powder instead of the ink. To use the Kaleidoscope powder, you need to ink the stencil in Clear embossing ink and then brush on the powder.

I used a freshly reinked clear embossing pad from Maker Forte and the ink bled beneath the stencil. It wasn’t as neat and tidy as I would like, but I loved the end result. I die cut these with a circle die and create a quick and easy card with them.

The next time I use this medium, I will apply that clear ink with a foam blending tool to keep my technique tidier around the edges.

Aren’t the sentiments from the kit amazing? I love these sweet sentiments!!!

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