Layering Stencils 3 Ways

As many of you know stencils are one of my favorite things to play with in my craft room! They are cheap and so versatile. I love to come up with fun and different ways to use them and I have some easy ways to layer stencils to share with you today. Three different ways to be exact! You can keep reading below for all the info on each card!

My first card is super simple and I only use inks to layer up the stencils. I started with the Stone Increase stencil (12 x 12) and ink blended a light purple ink through it onto a white cardstock panel. Then, leaving that stencil in place, I layered the Plaid Fringe stencil (6 x 6) over the top. I ink blended through both stencil with a darker purple ink for a tone on tone look! This is such a cool background and super easy to do! All together it takes less than then 5 minutes to pull this background together and maybe 15 minutes for the entire card!

My second card is a bit more complicated, but only in the sense I added in a little heat embossing. My first step was to ink blend the “background” again using inks and my make up blending brushes. Then, I removed that stencil and overlaid the Pineapple stencil and smooshed my Versamark ink pad through the stencil. After removing the stencil, I heat embossed with Metallic Berry MBoss to for a fun tone on tone look to the entire card design!

My third and final card is the most difficult, but I LOVE this effect! To start this background I used the 12 x 12 Follow Joy Stencil and positioned a large flower on the panel. Then I smooshed through Versamark Ink. For my first layer I used Champagne MBoss and I did two layers of embossing powder for a smoother look. After re-positioning the stencil I layered a wood grain stencil from the Cookie Stencil line over the top and using a sponge I smooshed through more Versamark. I used Copper MBoss for the second layer of embossing powder. I LOVE how this melts together and create such a solid image!

I should mention, too, don’t mix Cake & Cookie stencils with your normal stencils unless you are 100% sure you won’t be using them in any food projects!!


This is why I absolutely LOVE stencils! I only shared 3 different ways to layer your stencils, but there are so many more ways you could use this technique with different mediums!

If you are interested in any of the TCW supplies I used today, you can find them all listed and linked down below! Until next time, Happy Crafting!!


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