New Technique - Stacked Stencils

We’re over the Monday blah’s, so let’s get into a fun Tuesday! Today I’ve got a new technique – stacked stencils – to share with you! It’s easy and fun to do, and you probably already have all the supplies you need. Let’s get started!


So the basic supplies you need are: a panel of white cardstock, 2 coordinating ink colours, 2 stencils, low-tack adhesive tape, and blending brushes.  That’s it for doing the technique! Then, you can choose whatever you like to finish off your panel, to create your card.

Choose your first stencil – it should have more open spaces than the 2nd stencil. I chose a diamond pattern, retired from Stampin’ Up!.  Attach it to your white cardstock panel from behind, using a low-tack adhesive tape. I like the Thermo Web Purple Tape for this. It has easy removal without tearing your cardstock.

New Technique - Stacked Stencils

Next, with your lighter ink colour, use your blending tool to apply it through the stencil. I chose Spun Sugar Distress Oxide, applied with a Tim Holtz Blending Tool.

Once your first colour is applied, lay your second stencil over the top – leaving the first stencil in place. Your 2nd stencil should have a smaller pattern, one that will be seen through the openings of the first stencil. The 2nd stencil I chose is called Wisteria, from The Crafter’s Workshop. Use more of the Purple Tape to  hold this top stencil in place, and apply your 2nd ink colour, which should be darker than the first. I chose Picked Raspberry Distress Ink.

New Technique - Stacked Stencils

In the photo above, you can see that I’ve taped down the Wisteria stencil over top of the diamond patterned stencil. As the Wisteria also has some leaves at the top, I added a bit of Shabby Shutters Distress Ink in those areas. Once your second ink application is done, gently remove both of the stencils.

stacked stencils


Voila! Above, you can see both the diamond  pattern, and the Wisteria leaf and petal patterns! Because the wisteria flowers hang down at different lengths, not all of the diamonds have the additional pattern in them, but I think that’s okay.


Now that you’ve created your background panel, it’s time to use it on a card! I wanted to show off the pattern, so I simply added a die cut sentiment, layered on top of a strip of ribbon.

stacked stencils

Use the Concord & 9th Fabulous Phrases die, and die cut the words 3 times. Twice from white cardstock, and once in silver cardstock. Layer the 3 together, with the silver one on top. Attach your stenciled panel to a dark pink cardstock panel, and then wrap the dark pink ribbon across the bottom 1/3rd of the front. Hold it in place in the back, with tape. Now, tie a length of silver cording to the left side of the ribbon, and attach it vertically along the left side of the front panel. Again, use tape in the back to hold it in place. Now you can attach the stacked sentiment die cut with foam tape, cut to small pieces to fit. Finally, attach the whole card front to a light pink card base.

New Technique - Stacked Stencils


It really is easy, and fun! Just take a look at your stencils, and see what will work! Have fun playing – because that’s why we craft, right? To have fun while we’re creating 🙂 If you’re looking for some more supplies, I’ve attached links below, for online ordering. I hope you had fun reading today’s post – be sure to come back tomorrow!

New Technique - Stacked Stencils

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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

2 thoughts on “New Technique – Stacked Stencils

    1. It is a fun technique, Buffy – and easy, too! I’m looking forward to seeing what you create 🙂

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