Under the Stencil Masking

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Last week my hubby and I went to Virginia Beach for an overnight road trip. It was a lovely drive and we enjoyed it... but it was so cold and windy on the beach we didn't spend much time outside. We did eat some great plant-based food, enjoy a lovely sunset, and get some ocean mist in our faces! When we arrived back home my lilacs were in full bloom! 

Seeing these beautiful blossoms inspired me to share a fun technique with you... Under the Stencil Masking. I love this technique because you can use so many different products from your stash that you already own. To start with, and see this technique in action, here is my video demonstrating what I am talking about...

Now that you've seen how easy and fun this technique is I hope you pull out some ink pads, your favorite stencil (the green butterfly stencil I used in the video is from Dollar Tree), and get busy creating.

The card I made has the following measurements:
  • Card base - 5.5" x 8.5" folded in half to create an A2 sized card.
  • Gold paper layer - 5.5" x 4.25"
  • Stenciled layer - 5.25" x 4"
  • Sentiment gold layer - 1.25" x 2.75"
  • Sentiment layer - 1" x 2.5"

A few other little tips:
  • I adhered the gold layer to the card base using double-sided adhesive so the adhesive would not show or "bleed" through inside the card.
  • The stencil layer was embossed using an embossing folder.
  • I adhered the stencil layer with liquid adhesive so that it would stick well to both the texture of the gold paper and because it was "lumpy" from the embossing.
  • I mounted the sentiment using foam tape.
  • The butterflies are adhered with liquid adhesive but only on their bodies... not the wings, this allows their wings to lift up and appear more airy on the card.
Of course this card was inspired by lilacs... but all colors and stencils can be used for this technique.

If you decide to create something using this technique I would love to hear about it! You can tag me on Instagram @papergluefun or leave me a comment below!

Thank you again for visiting my blog. I am not sponsored, affiliated, or selling anything... I simply want to share some paper crafting fun! Wishing you a wonderful crafty day...

Happy Paper Crafting,


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