Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Spellbinders Technique-Reverse Stenciling Tutorial & a New Shape Card

Today I want to share with you a New Spellbinders Technique called Reverse Stenciling. Michelle Klomp, one of the Spellbinders DT members came up with this fun & easy new technique. This is a technique that I did on the birthday card from my last post.

As I'm sure a lot of you already know with the Spellbinders dies you can Cut, Emboss & Stencil. If this is something that you didn't know here is how you would do the stenciling, after you cut &/or emboss you turn the die over to the smooth side, then you can use ink & a sponge to do the stenciling. Doing this will add even more detail to your die cut.

Here is a picture of basic Stenciling. To do the Reverse Stenciling first you make one pass through the Wizard to do the cutting. Then you remove the die cuts from the die. Placing the die with the cut side up (ridges) ink the inside part of the die. After you are done with the ink put the die onto the white cutting mat & then carefully place the die cut back into the die. To protect the mats from getting ink all over place a piece of scrap paper on top of the die, then the tan embossing mat & another white cutting mat and put it through the Wizard.

Here is a picture showing three different styles of the die cuts.
1. Cut & Embossed 2. Cut, Embossed & Stencil 3. Cut, Reverse Stencil & EmbossJust as a note, you can also use Copic markers and airbrush system to do the stenciling. Like I said this technique is really fun and easy but I love the different effect it gives the die cut. What do you think?

Yesterday I was finally able to have a fun play day and let me tell you it was way over due! Last week I got a package from Spellbinders with lots of fun new dies & yesterday was the first chance I had to open them up and play around.

Here is one of the cards that I made yesterday.In my package I received the new MegaNestabilities which are long rectangles, classic and scalloped. I used the largest scalloped rectangle to make a shape card. These are really easy to make, take a piece of fold CS and let the die hang over just a bit on the folded edge and run it through the Wizard. When you are doing this you might want to run it through twice since it is cutting through two pieces of CS. These cards will fit perfectly into a 3-5/8 x 6-1/2 envelope.The stamped image Celtic Goddess is from RubberNecker Stamp Company. I cut out an oval using the large classic oval nest and before I removed the CS I stamped the image using Graphite Black Brilliance ink. The wings are from the ATC card die. I used Cryogen White CS for both the oval and the wings. I really love the little bit of shimmer this CS has, it's not too overpowering. If you look at the close up picture you can see the shimmer on the face of the goddess image. The crown is Grungeboard from the Elements Swirls set. I used distress inks and some metallic silver ink to color the crown and then added some silver stickles around the swirls and some rhinestones for bling. The sentiment is from Hampton Art Stamps.

All of the coloring was done using Copic sketch markers and the airbrush system. Here are the markers that I used.Supplies
Stamps-RubberNeckers-Celtic Goddess Celestial Dreams 1107SO, Hampton Art Stamps-Art Soul
Paper-Cut Card Stock-Curious Iridescent Cryogen White, SU-Night of Navy, Almost Amethyst
Ink-Brilliance-Graphite Black, Ranger-Distress Ink- Weathered Wood, Worn Lipstick, Dusty Concord, Encore-Ultimate Metallic Silver
Spellbinders-Wizard, Universal Embossing & Die Cutting System, MegaNestabilities-Large Classic (S4 142) and Scalloped (S4 143) Rectangles, ATC Card (S4 073), Classic Large Oval (S4 110) Nestabilities
Copic-Sketch markers as shown above and the ABS
Other-Ranger-Silver Stickles, Joann's-Rhinestones

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and if you make any cards using the Reverse Stencil Technique I would love to see them so please leave a link to your card in the comments. Have a Terrific Day!!



  1. Wow. What a great tutorial. I love the card made with the new nesties. Great color choices.
    Retired Heather

  2. thanks for the great tutorial

  3. Wow, your stuff always amazes me...i love what you do. Great job showing the technique too.


  4. Cool tutorial thanks for sharing that. Beautiful card too! Love all your intricate details. Have fun with your new nesties, they look pretty awesome! :)

    Have a good weekend. :)

  5. I can't wait to get my own Wizard and try this! I love the card, too!

  6. Thanks for the tutorial!! Amazing!! Just LOVE the card!! Gorgeous!! I so much want copic markers now!! :) TFS!

  7. Just an amazing tutorial Heidi - thanks. These copic markers are astounding - and wow those long Nestabilities are going to be a must-have I think! Lol Lynn x

  8. Hi,
    Good talking with you this afternoon. Your work and demonstrations are excellent. The best to you! Lu

  9. WOW you do some amazing stuff!!!! Thanks for sharing them!

  10. WOW! This is just stunning! Love every detail!

  11. You explained the technique so well, Heidi! The card is just beautiful.

  12. OMG your cards are just GORGEOUS! Lovely job! :)


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