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Creating Stencils with Die Cuts

by Janette Kausen March 26, 2019 10 Comments

Hello there, Creatives! It's Janette here today to share a little about stretching your dies by creating stencils. Dies can be pricey, so making the most of the investment makes my crafty heart smile!

To begin cut the Flower Garden Fancy Die from a masking paper or large full stick postie notes. Place mask onto A2 sized (4 1/4" x 5 1/2") panel of Hero Hues Arctic cardstock. Then ink blend with Mint Julep and Indigo, leaving a highlight in the middle for a glowing effect.

Carefully peel away masking and color in a few flowers and leaves with colored pencils. Be selective or color them all, your choice!

Die cut Hello Message in Hero Hues Dove White. Coat bottom half of Hello with liquid Precision Glue. I used one of those old triangle shaped makeup sponges (that's a blast from the past, right?!). Sprinkle on chunky Snowfall Glitter and then adhere sentiment to slightly trimmed top half of a card base. By trimming off just a smidge, the white strip across the bottom of panel from the back side of the card shows. A fun little surprise detail!

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Janette Kausen
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10 Responses

Jan Hansen
Jan Hansen

April 10, 2019

I LOVE this fancy die and I’ve found one person who has made a card using the Flower Garden Fancy Die (Jennifer McGuire) but I would love to see additional ideas on how I can use that die in different greeting cards. I’m going to try the stencil card for sure! I have a Cuttlebug and I found that I needed to run my paper backward and forwards several times in order to get a good cut. Its an absolutely beautiful die.

GLenda M Sultan
GLenda M Sultan

March 30, 2019

You are so clever. I like how you colored in just a few flowers.

Lauren Z.
Lauren Z.

March 29, 2019

Great idea to use dies as stencils. I’ll have to try it. This is a very pretty card. I love the glitter on the bottom of “hello”.

Barb Oliver
Barb Oliver

March 26, 2019

lovely card, Janette! Great way to stretch the use of your dies. Thanks for the inspiration!

Carole Lohr
Carole Lohr

March 26, 2019

What great idea with succinct and easy instructions. A helpful post😀.

Kathleen
Kathleen

March 26, 2019

gotta love ways to save money! I haven’t tried this with paper yet but I have taken stamps and stamped on whats called stencil banks and made my own stencils the stencil blanks are usually available at your local craft store. It take a bit more time but you have a permanet stencil.. I did experiment with running the die and stencil blank thru my die cut machine but wasn’t successful. so I ended up cutting it by hand

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

March 26, 2019

So clever, and the result is incredibly pretty!!

Helen
Helen

March 26, 2019

What a wonderful card…and great idea for stenciling, Janette. This die is going on my wish list! tfs

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

March 26, 2019

That’s so beautiful!! Lovely technique!

Henriétte
Henriétte

March 26, 2019

Gorgeous card Janette and a great idea to use our dies to make a stencil. Thank you so much for sharing.