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.

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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.

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Change the sentiment to fit an occasion.