Saturday, May 16, 2020

Stencil It!

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are 12 of us highlighting Stenciling.

This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique.

If you are coming from Cat’s Blog, you are on the right track!

Anyone who knows me knows how much I love Star Wars and dressing up. Star Wars Day is May 4th, and although I couldn't celebrate fully this year, I made up for it by scrapbooking photos from the Star Wars Ball two years ago. I had been holding off doing this page because the professional photographer had never gotten back to me, but I finally decided to give up on expecting those photos and just use what I had.

I knew that the Aurora paper would be perfect for Star Wars photos, and I found a starry stencil on my Cricut Artbooking set. This idea came into my head and I love how it turned out!

I started by cutting the stencil from White Daisy cardstock on my Cricut, and then I taped it in place with washi tape to a full 12x12 piece of White Daisy cardstock. 

I then sponged over the stencil using a combination of Peacock and Sapphire ink.

Here is how my sponged stencil template turned out!I love the dreamy tonal effect that sponging in two colours gave the stars, and it reminded me so much of the Aurora paper.

I really wanted to use both sides of this paper on my layout for both the constellation and the galaxy feel, but didn't want the trees at the bottom of the Northern Lights themed piece. Therefore, I had the idea to fold over the paper to show both the stenciling and the gorgeous galaxy paper, whilst still having the constellation paper as the feature piece. I also added some extra small stamped stars from the Shine Bright stamp set to fill in the white space. I love how my layout turned out!

I also cut some star shapes on my Cricut using the Aurora collection, and used some of the Aurora stickers and the Shine Bright stamp set to complete the look of this layout. I stamped the sentiment using White Daisy pigment ink straight onto the paper so that it could be seen but not detract from the stenciling.

Up close you can really see the beautiful mix of the two sponged colours and how well they blend together, just like the paper. This technique is great for creating any galaxy, northern light or space themed layouts and cards. 

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto Alyson's Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!


  1. I love what you did with the stencil and it's totally perfect for the theme of your photo! FABULOUS!

  2. All of your elements come together perfectly! Great layout!

  3. Love it, the papers & the stencil goes amazing with your photo & both of your costumes were amazing.

  4. Love your layout. Super stars! and love how you folded back the constellation paper.

  5. Great layout! Love the sponged stars with the folded down corner.

  6. The stencilled stars fit your layout perfectly - love that turned down page.

  7. Cute layout! Great touch with the stenciled stars.


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