#1001 – Inking Stencils

Hello and welcome! Time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday challenge and this time we have the topping ‘Use a Stencil‘ from Vicki! Since the topping is always optional, you can just stick with our usual ‘Anything Goes‘ Birthday! The choice is yours!

And here’s my card –

I was very inspired by this card from Virginia Lu – her cards always wow me!!

I started with the card base. I used a gel plate with CrafTangles Mandala Reloaded stencil and distress inks. I first applied a light layer the inks on the gel plate, using a brayer to even out and blend the inks on which I used the cardstock directly. I then adhered the stencil to a side of my white card panel, reinked the gel plate with darker colors and carefully laid the stencil+cardstock on the inked gel plate. I did repeat the top most part by reapplying the ink, so taping the stencil helped. I did use the brayer each time to press the inks on the cardstock.

Setting the panel aside, I used Simon Says Stamp Blooming Meadow stamp for the flowers, fussy cut them out. I foam mounted the stencil panel on white cardstock and then arranged the flowers on top, with the sentiment from Winnie & Walter Sketchy Thoughts stamp set. For embellishing I used tiny orange sequins.

And that’s my card. I’m joining these challenges –

Retro Rubber Challenge #183: Anything Goes (I’ve used the Simon Says Stamp Blooming Meadow which is from Feb 2021)

Addicted to Stamps and More challenge #430: Die cuts and/or Stencils

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Anything Goes

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Checkout more stencil inspiration from all my talented teammates and our inspiring Party Guest Lorraine A in the Seize the Birthday blog.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

24 thoughts on “#1001 – Inking Stencils

  1. Doesn’t the gel plate make the most amazing backgrounds? Well, I think so anyway and you have demonstrated it admirably with this one. I love it. The lovely vibrant red on your flowers grasps the attention without detracting from that fabulous mandala stencil. Brilliant xx

    • Thank you so much for your kind words, Hilary! Gel plates are really great. And its a good tool to learn to work with colors as well. Loving it myself! šŸ˜„

  2. Gorgeous card Ashwini šŸ™‚ the stencilled background is fabulous and I love the bright colorful flowers, so pretty! šŸ™‚

    Hope you have a fabulous weekend šŸ™‚
    luv
    Lols XXX

  3. WOW!! Your stenciled background is just beautiful, it compliments those lovely and bright flowers perfectly.
    Thank you for playing with us at RETRO RUBBER.
    Stay healthy and safe.
    XO
    Maria/DT

  4. So pretty, Ashwini – love the color effects you got with the plate! What a fun technique! And your flowers are bold and gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing at Retro Rubber

  5. These colorful flowers look amazing on the stenciled mandala. It reminds me of a crocheted doily.

  6. Virginia makes fabulous cards, Ashwini, and you do as well! This card is gorgeous! Love the bold colors paired with your fun mandala background. Reminds me of a tropical island vacation! Well done!

  7. Such striking colours Ashwini, love the look of your gel plate stencil, perfect with those pretty red flowers, Cathy x

  8. This is gorgeous, Ashwini! Great use of the gel plate (must get mine out and start using it again!). Love the contrasting red flowers.

  9. WOW ! This is gorgeous. I’ve never tried a gel plate but it definitely makes beautiful backgrounds. Yours is no exception and it’s just perfect to highlight these wonderful blooms. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing at ATSM.

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