Layered Stencil Technique: Americana Flag Card

Posted by Jennifer Snyder
Stenciling can be an easy and fast way to make a card or provide background texture. Combine different stencils and you're on your way to a unique project.

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Stenciling can be an easy and fast way to make a card or provide background texture to a scrapbook page, canvas or altered piece of home decor. Combine different stencils and you've got a unique and fascinating project in the making.

Blitsy's here to show you the basics of this technique with a versatile way to use stencils and an equally versatile example.

Jennifer Snyder has a short 4 min video to show just how easy this technique is by creating a quick "Primitive Style" card as an example to get those ideas flowing. Her card is classic Americana and is perfect for every occasion, just by changing the stamped sentiment.

Here's a look at the products used. You can create quite a bit of drama on your projects with some simple stenciling and ink.


Ranger Non-Stick Craft Mat

Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink -Faded Jeans, Vintage Photo, Antique Linen, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany, Walnut Stain, Barn Door

Foam Tape

Prima Stencils - Checks

Prima Stencils Dots

Cardstock - or pre-folded card

Ranger Blending Tool

Ranger Blending Foam Pads


Papermania Bare Basics - Canvas Heart


Stamp Sentiment


Here's a quick video showing the easy steps.

Here are some close-up images. You can see how just a dab of dimension added to a project can add interest. Subtle dimension can be created by backing your layers with thin foam tape or foam dots.

If you are concerned about mailing - then rest assured, you can still slip this card easily into an envelop and pop in the post without worry. It has interest but not bulk or weight.

Change the sentiment to fit an occasion.