Design Team Tips With Heather Nichols

By June 2, 2017General

Today, Heather is sharing on her blog some favorite design tips for creating custom stencils with dies to use on your projects:


“Stencils have definitely been gaining in popularity to use on paper crafting projects. They are great for adding a background design and can help add a lot of depth and texture to a project – especially with all of the mixed media techniques that are out there! I used some of my dies to create a few of my own custom stencils and had fun playing and experimenting what I could do with them on some projects that I am sharing with you today. I hope you enjoy them and are inspired to try out making your own custom stencils!”



  • STAMPS: Nesting, Keep it Simple: Baby
  • INK: Cocoa Bean, Classic Kraft, Prairie Grass, Olive Twist, Fresh Snow
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Classic Kraft, Aqua Mist
  • DIES: Nesting, Branching Out, Noted: Scalloped A1, Traveler’s Journal: Accessories
  • OTHER: Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops (Tonic), frosted plastic sheet



  • STAMPS: Wonderful Words: Baby
  • INK: True Black
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Classic Kraft, Spring Moss
  • DIES: Dangled Stars Die, Wonderful Words: Baby, Noted: Scalloped Square, Traveler’s Journal: Accessories
  • OTHER:  Prisma glitter, wooden stars, light modeling paste (Liquitex), frosted plastic sheet



  • STAMPS: Keep it Simple: Baby
  • INK: Fresh Snow, Pale Peony
  • PAPER: Classic Kraft, Pale Peony
  • DIES: Heart Prints, Noted: Scalloped A2 Vertical, Star Gazer
  • OTHER: bronze & white gold glitter (Martha Stewart), light modeling paste (Liquitex), white twine

Make sure to stop by Heather's blog to see more!

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