VIDEO: Lydia’s Crafty Corner – Light & Dark Stenciled Backgrounds

by Lydia Evans

Hello there everyone! Lydia here. Today I’ll be sharing a few cards that show different looks. Just by switching out the background color, the Floral Garden Stencil can have a very different feel.

I started by placing the Floral Garden Stencil onto a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock. Then I added color using finger daubers. For the flowers, I used Rouge Ink, then Honey Drizzle Ink for the stamens, and Olive Ink for the leaves. I left the stencil in place and wiped off the excess ink before adding Embossing Ink over all of the images. After removing the stencil, I then added over Crystal Clear Embossing Powder and heat set. After cleaning the stencil, I turned it around and did the same technique to cover the whole piece with a beautiful pattern.

To create two different looks using the same piece, I cut the piece in half and inked over one of the 4 1/4″ x 5 1/5″ panels using Galactic Stream Ink. I then cut these panels at 3″ so I had more to play with. For the cards above, I simply added the 3″ x  4 1/4″ panel to a card base and added a sentiment strip using Sentiment Strips Stamp Set.

Then I went a little further with the two remaining panels. I used Bold Alphabet Die Set to cut the word ‘hugs’ into both of the panels. Then I added the die-cut panels onto a card base using glue tape and then added in the letters from the other panel. I just love how this looks. Again, I finished with a white embossed sentiment on a Jet Black Cardstock strip using Sentiment Strips Stamp Set.

Check out the video below to see how these cards came together or over on our YouTube Channel:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Floral Garden Stencil
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Sentiment Strips Stamp Set
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Bold Alphabet Die Set
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Rouge Crisp Dye Ink
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Honey Drizzle Crisp Dye Ink
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Olive Crisp Dye Ink
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Galactic Stream Crisp Dye Ink
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Embossing Ink
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Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder
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Crystal Clear Crisp Embossing Powder
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Classic Crest Solar White (25…
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Jet Black Cardstock (25 sheets/set)
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3 Pack Glue Tape
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barbara lassiter June 21, 2019 - 09:53

These are beautiful and I’m enjoying using that Sentiment Strips stamp set. The font is simple and a perfect size on cards.

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Carol Krup June 21, 2019 - 12:06

Lydia, this is a brilliant video!!! Not only do your get four cards, A2, from one stenciling/embossing session, but the designs and colors are beautiful, too. I am definitely going to buy that stencil! Thank you so much!

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Patricia Wilson June 21, 2019 - 12:06

Wow, this stencil is great! I loved how it worked and seemed very easy to work with. Thanks for sharing and your cards were beautiful, as usual.

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memalagene June 21, 2019 - 12:35

Love the combo of light & dark images!

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Henriëtte June 21, 2019 - 14:14

Gorgeous cards and great info. I love that you heat embossed the cards to make different backgrounds. Thank you so much for your video tutorial and great inspiration.

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Helen June 21, 2019 - 16:13

Lydia, thanks for sharing such lovely cards and the video tutorial for making them. Love the color combinations, especially when you add the dark background. Never tried adding the embossing through a stencil so I know I’ll be giving this a try.

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Tricia Podmore June 21, 2019 - 16:55

Love the techniques you have shown and the gorgeous results. Appreciate your sharing and plan to try them.

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