Design Team Tips With Dawn McVey

By August 18, 2017Design Team Tips

Today, Dawn is sharing on her blog some great tips and tricks for using stencils in other ways than just for an all over background design:


"We all know what great backgrounds you can make with stencils, but with the launch of the new Stencil Basics line in the August release, I’ve been enjoying using them in even more ways.  I’ve used them today with the help of a little washi tape, by inking the stencils in smaller strips, directly on the card front, to serve as an accent for the focal point, rather than an entire background.  It’s a great way to keep your cards lightweight and easily mailable, yet still super stylish!"

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  • STAMPS: Big Hugs
  • INK: Tropical Teal, Cocoa Bean, Canyon Clay
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Tropical Teal, Cocoa Bean, Canyon Clay
  • DIES: Big Hugs
  • OTHER: Stencil Basics: Dots, Ranger ink blending tools

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

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  • 1
    linda c says:

    Love these cards!!

  • 2
    Becky Green says:

    Heather, we DO FORGET that we don’t have to cover the whole piece of card stock with the stencil & sponging. LOVE what you’ve done here! 😉 AND I LOVE the gradient coloring you did with the sponging. (Did I call it the right name? LOL) 😉

  • 3
    Wendy says:

    Well, in reading the comments Becky Green has said exactly what I was going to say 🙂 The partial stenciling and gradient coloring is gorgeous and so fun <3 Thanks for all the inspiration ladies <3

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