Tuesday, October 29, 2013

31 Days of Halloween - #29 - Stencil me this...

Smeared & Smudged
31 Days of Halloween
Day #29
Stencil me this...

One of my favorite rubber stamping techniques is to stamp over the old style stencils.  Yes, there are lots of nifty new patterned stencils on the market but I'm not talking about those.  You know the ones I'm talking about - the cheap chipboard stencils with big wide open areas.  They are perfect for this next technique....

I temporarily taped a pumpkin stencil onto a white sheet of cardstock; stamped all over the inside then used a variety of Distress Inks and my Ink Blending Tool to color the image.  Once it was dry I placed the "jack-o-lantern" stencil over the pumpkin and colored in the eyes, nose and mouth.
Finally I cut it out and layered it onto this card.
It's a fun and easy way to make a super looking image for any occasion.
A closer look at the pumpkin....

Stamp Credits: Stampers Anonymous

Be sure to check out my other post over at Altered Pages - One Bite...
Remember, you shouldn't always believe a guy in a black cape ;)

Have a Haunting Day!


  1. Cute! Stencils have so many cool uses in our 'craft'!

  2. Great technique! Love how that pumpkin came out. Also loved your Altered Pages project. xxD

  3. Very clever!
    You are the BEST to share your secret techniques.

  4. Great pumpkin. Love the way you stenciled it. Great job. And that Dracula, hhmmm...yummy.

  5. Amazing card. Thanks for the stencil tip, I love how this looks! Will definitely have to get that a try. Loved your bingo card over on Altered Pages too!

  6. Great technique and love the card too.

  7. Wow...awesome card Roni. Thanks for sharing your technique. Love it!

  8. what a cool pumpkin.. and a fun technique to try too!

  9. Cool technique! Thanks for sharing. Love how this turned out, wonderful card!

  10. What a stunningly fangtastic card! Love everything!

  11. Fabulous card! love the pumpkin stencilling, looks great! mo x

  12. Love both cards... fantastic pumpkin... So much fun... great colors!


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