Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Offset Stenciling

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas.  It was extremely quiet here but still a very good day.  I've spent a lot of time in my craft room working ahead in my DT assignments and just plain playing.  Today I'm sharing three cards I created with what I'm calling offset stenciling.

This technique is similar to offset stamping but with the use of a stencil.  It's definitely easier to show than to describe.

I started with a background stencil, a panel of kraft colored cardstock and white pigment ink, applying the ink to the panel and allowing it to dry.  I cleaned off the stencil, placed it back over the panel at an offset to the original placement and then applied a layer of dye ink.  I really love the look this gives.  

In order to achieve the same color for my sentiment panel I swiped the white pigment ink onto a piece of the same kraft cardstock.  Once it was dry I then ink blended the dye ink over top, creating a perfect color match to the background.  I die cut the notebook card and heat embossed the sentiment in white.  I added a bit of twine, popped it up on the stenciled panel with foam tape, adhered it all to a white card base and then finished it off with some clear droplets.  

I created two other backgrounds using a darker dye ink but followed the same technique as above.

I switched out the notebook die in lieu of one that resembles a label.  In the first example I added a stacked gold die cut sentiment along with a heat embossed sub-sentiment.  In the card above I heat embossed my sentiment in gold.  I popped up the background panels when adhering them to white card bases and used gold pearls as accents.  

I really love these cards two of which I have already parted with, very reluctantly I might add.  Letting go of my favs is very hard for me.  LOL!

Hero Arts - Leaf and Berry stencil
Paper Trey Ink - really (really) old label and notebook dies 
The Stamp Market - Beyond Grateful stamp and die set
Technique Tuesday - Ali Thanks stamp set (sub-sentiment)
Fun Stampers Journey - gold pearls
Ranger - super fine gold embossing powder
white pigment ink
The Stamp Market - dye inks in Tropical Teal and Navy

Stay safe and healthy my friends!  


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Happy Crafting!



  1. These are beautiful! Your offset stencilling looks amazing.

  2. Well done, Julie! All three are fabulous, but I'm especially partial to these done in navy!

  3. Love the depth this offset stencilling gives on the darker examples! Brilliant!