Cardmaking, Essentials By Ellen

3 Of Carly’s Favorite Ways To Use Stencils

Are you looking for some cardmaking inspiration to jumpstart your weekend crafting? Maybe something with stencils?

The EH blog has been popping all week with amazing stencil ideas for your next handmade card and we couldn’t resist sharing a few more as we head into the weekend! Carly is here today to share 3 of her favorite ways to use stencils!

I love a stencil! I love them because they work so well with cardmaking techniques & products I adore like ink blending, masking and mediums like Glossy Accents & Glimmer Paste!

Today I’ve got a video for you with 3 ways I love to use stencils and the cards I create with those techniques…

Ink Blending

I just love to ink blend and it is such a fab technique to pair with stencils! My advice for ink blending with stencils is starts with my tips for general ink blending…

  • Test a few blending tools to find your favorite. I love pretty much all ink blending tools but I do prefer brushes for intricate stencils.
  • Find the cardstock that works best for you. Bristol is my fav with dye inks but I love using pigment or hybrid inks like Distress Oxide on Solar White.


I love to mask stamps to customize images and the technique works just as well with stencils! A low-tack tape like Pixie Tape is a super easy & effective way to mask areas you don’t want to stencil.

Glimmer Paste & DIY Stencils

Glimmer Paste is one of my most beloved crafting supplies! Oh the glitter!!! I love using it over ink blending and I like to create DIY stencils with acetate & dies for easy clean up.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


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1 Comment

  • Reply Surekha Galagoda June 11, 2022 at 8:18 am

    Dear Caly
    Thank u so much. I am learning and loved the tips on diy stencil and the acetate piece to see whether the sentiment is placed correctly. I am going to practice the stay safe

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