AECP: Another Reason to LOVE Stencils

May 28, 2019 | Friendship Cards | 19 comments

AECP: Another Reason to LOVE Stencils

May 28, 2019 | Friendship Cards | 19 comments

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If you don’t already love stencils, you will…

I am seriously in love with these cards and seriously addicted to how easy they are. Don’t be surprised if you see some variations pop up here sooner rather than later. The bonus? I didn’t have to buy anything new! I love a serious multitasking craft tool, and I think stencils have topped the list!

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Class #4: Stenciled – Multiple Ways

I’m circling back around to a stencil class – the latest in the Altenew Academy! It literally just finished on Sunday 😀 Did you know that Altenew publishes a new class every month?! There’s no end to the learning! Perhaps when I become an Educator, they’ll ask me to do a class! What do you think? I girl can hope!

Anyway, in each lesson, Laurel shares different ways that you can use stencils. She has an outside-the-box approach that will have you flipping and turning your stencils, wondering how you can use them differently than originally intended! I also love that she shares her oops moments along the way and how she fixes them to come up with a successful card. Hey – we’re not perfect crafters! 

My Project

I didn’t think this would take the monochrome white twist that it did, but once I saw my embossed result, I couldn’t hide this beautiful panel behind anything else!

The Technique & Design

This technique is super simple and yet another way that you can use stencils! I love that this already versatile tool just got another use 😀

Like I said, I just couldn’t cover up those patterned panels and thought that a dramatic white with a simple sentiment would be the most amazing look. So, there they are – no spatter, no ink, no graphite shadows, no metallic thread swirls. Just something that you will want to run your fingers over, over and over again!

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5-minute Card Video

These cards are so simple to make, you can do up a PAIR in 5 minutes! I share how in today’s video. Enjoy!

This journey is almost over!

Don’t be sad though! I’ve got one more AECP Level 3 project on Saturday! Then, I’ll be doing a live class to complete the Educator process. I’m working on some new projects to fill in for these Tuesday & Saturday posts, so stay tuned!

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