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Partial Stenciling for Halloween Cards

Sep 12, 2016 Hero Arts Info

Hello! More often than not, when using a background stamp or a stencil, I use the complete design to cover a card base. However, using only a selective part of a stencil to create a partially stenciled background can produce equally wonderful results. So today I’m sharing a pair of Halloween cards with stenciled spider web borders.

Spider Web Stencil by Jayne Nelson for Hero Arts

To create my card, I secured one side of the center panel of the Spider Web Stencil along the lower edge of a white card base. Using orange ink and a sponge dauber, I applied ink over the stencil onto the lower few inches of the card, creating a stenciled spider web border that is beautiful, seasonal and not-so-scary. Then, using the Happy Halloween sentiment dies from the new Halloween Trimmings Stamp & Cut set, I cut the sentiment from a piece of trimmed black cardstock. I cut the sentiment a second time from orange glittered cardstock and then positioned the sentiment into the black panel, securing the sentiment and all of the small, black “filler” pieces with tape. I really love how the inlaid sentiment looks and it was so easy to do!

Spider Web Stencil by Jayne Nelson for Hero Arts

After securing the sentiment panel to the top of the card, I added a watercolored pumpkin, a pair of playful bats, and a few clear gemstones. Then, I embossed a small sentiment from the Halloween Trimmings Stamp & Cut set onto a cardstock strip and added it to the card front. If you look closely, you’ll see that I also made a matching gift tag – but this time I used a portion of the intricate frame on the Spider Web Stencil to create the border.

Spider Web Stencil by Jayne Nelson for Hero Arts

I made a second card using the same supplies but this time I secured the stencil to the upper edge of the card. I inked over the stencil with green ink and then die cut the sentiment with green glittered cardstock. I also replaced the pumpkin with a green watercolored leaf.

Spider Web Stencil by Jayne Nelson for Hero Arts

If you weren’t smitten at first glance, I hope that you’ll take another look at the Spider Web Stencil and the Halloween Trimmings Stamp & Cut set. The web stencil has beautiful designs that can be used to create a full spider web, a webbed frame, or partial lace-like patterns. The Halloween stamp and die set includes a variety of images and sentiments for creating fun autumn cards. Plus, I’ll be using the “happy” word die for birthday and anniversary cards throughout the year.

Wishing you a wonderful, crafty week! Thanks for stopping by,



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