Cards using stenciled backgrounds

Hello Crafty friends,
I am Ranjitha Sathya. Hoping you are doing great. I am here with some quick, simple but unique cards inspirations for you. I’m sure every crafter would have some stencils in their stash. So today, I am here with some clean and simple ideas on how you can make beautiful cards using stenciled backgrounds
Before going ahead with today’s post I would like to remind you that, the theme for our Monthly Challenge is “Flowers or Womens day”. It would be fun to see you join the challenge.

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Today I am here to share with you a bunch of cards that I made using some stenciled backgrounds. These are quick and easy to make Absolutely beginner friendly. The best part is, one background can be turned into multiple cards.


For the first background, I used Craftangles swirly circle stencil and inked up shades of yellow and green distress oxides through it. I then turned this background into a card by cutting out a circle with it and then adding a black die cut of a bunch of roses and then a sentiment to finish up the card.

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For the second background, I used the chevron stencil and taped it onto a card base such that it covered only a third of it. Then I inked up blue and green distress oxides through it. I then turned this beautiful background into a card by adding a black die cut flourish and stamped a sentiment to finish the card.

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For the third background, I blended two different shades of pink onto a white card panel. Over this I layered up white pigment ink through a circle mask stencil .I made sure that I varied the pressure while inking and also changed the sizes of circles as I inked the white ink. This created a beautiful “Bokeh like Effect ” background.
I turned this background into two different cards. For the first one, I die cut the background into 3 small circles and then added them onto an A2 sized card base. Then added a black die cut butterfly and a die cut sentiment to finish the card.

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For the second card, I simply cut a rectangular piece out of the background and then layered it with a black die cut rose bunch.

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So these were my card inspirations for today. I have a detailed video tutorial for all these cards up on our channel. You can check it out here. Don’t forget to leave some love in the comments below. I would love to see you drop by.

If you were inspired and would like to create similar cards, I’m sharing the list of supplies I used below. Hope you would find it useful.
CrafTangles cardstock 12″ by 12″ (300 gsm) Classic Smooth White
CrafTangles 6″x6″ Stencil – Simply Chevron
CrafTangles 6″x6″ Stencil – Swirly Circle
CrafTangles Stencil Masks – Circles (Masking Stencils – Set of 6 stencils)
CrafTangles ink blending Brushes (Pack of 3 brushes)

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That is it for today. I will be back with some more card making ideas. Until then, happy crafting

Ranjitha Sathya.


Ranjitha Sathya

A Dental surgeon by profession, Ranjithais also a craft tutor for kids and art enthusiasts of all ages. An avid cardmaker, she also loves to dabble with one stroke painting, acrylic and watercolour painting, pencil sketching, sewing, crochet and anything DIY and Decor

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