Hi everyone! Meghan here to show you how to create your own stencil. Take a file from the Silhouette Store, your download card, some stencil material and your favourite ink [I used Mustard Seed Distress Ink] and you’ve got a stencil you can use over and over again to create so many different cards. I downloaded this file and created a stencil. I always like to do a double cut to be sure that the stencil cuts completely. This doesn’t hurt your mat at all!
Here is my first card using my new stencil:
I like to adhere my card front to my work surface with respositionable adhesive. Then adhere your stencil to your card front with washi tape. Use a make-up sponge, a sponge dauber or a Ranger Ink Blending Tool and Foam to spread ink in the opening portions of your stencil. I used a heavier hand in when starting on the center portion and then went lighter as I blended the ink. I love the way the ink pools near the center of the sunburst without any extra effort on my part! I downloaded this seriously adorable swim suit clothesline and cut the swim suits out of different Hello Sunshine papers. I used the Hello Sunshine stamp set for the clothesline and the stars, hearts and sentiment. I matted the finished card front on some coordinating card stock like this. Then I adhered the entire card front to a card base and you’re done! Easy peasy!
Here is a second card I made with the stencil:
I created the sunburst the same way as I did with the first card but used a speech bubble from Chit Chat popped up on foam squares to create a totally different tone for this card. One stencil, two or [probably so many] more uses! If you want to check out more stencil files in the Silhouette Store go here.