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Good morning! Emily Midgett here with you today to share some inspiration using some of the fantastic new stencils from the Deerly Loved release. This release had SO many wonderful products released… including a bunch of new stencils, one of which is the focus of my blog post today! I used the new Poinsettia Background Stencil to create a pretty (and flat!) holiday card for today’s post, adding in Prismacolor details to create lots of color and dimension. Let’s get started with the details!

One of my favorite uses for colored pencils is creating a colorful image on a dark background. The “black magic” technique is particularly fun, and I’ve modified it a bit to make it work with the Poinsettia Background Stencil. I wanted to create a “framed”  image using the stencil, so I used some masking tape around the edges of my card panel, then placed my stencil over the top and blended white pigment ink over the top of the stencil. When I finished blending, I pulled away the stencil and the masking tape to reveal a smaller section of pattern.

After I’d revealed my stenciled pattern, I used my Polychromos pencils to color the stenciled images, just like I would have done with a solid stamped image. The white pigment ink acts as a barrier to the colored pencil, allowing it to remain vibrant instead of becoming muted by the dark card stock. After I’d finished coloring the images in traditional holiday colors, I added a die cut sentiment from the Merry Christmas die set, cut from plain white card stock.

I trimmed the edges down and mounted the black panel on an A2 sheet of red foil card stock. Nice and flat, perfect for mailing! I always do my best to make my holiday cards as flat as possible. Less money on postage=more money for Christmas stamps haha!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! If you haven’t already checked out the new Deerly Loved release, I highly encourage you to do so…. some absolutely darling new products! I can’t wait to dig in even further!

Have a marvelous day!

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3 responses to “Adding detail to your stencils!”

  1. Dana M says:

    Gorgeous card Emily!

  2. Andre M. says:

    I’ve never seen this technique before but the result is gorgeous.

  3. Shelley Banghart says:

    Love this card and your technique as well.