Create beautiful handmade cards using the layering stencil technique! Whether a butterfly card or a floral card, these stencil art ideas will take your DIY card designs to a new level! 

These easy stenciled cards pack lots of punch and they can be created in minutes! Stampin’ Up!’s new Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks (aka “stencils”) make layered card making images a breeze! 

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Layering Stencil Technique Video

Let me teach you how to stencil your DIY card making. Today’s stencil techniques are a real WOW!

Layering Stencil Technique






Layering Stencil Technique | Details

When I saw the Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks (also known as stencils) in the new Mini Catalog I knew I had to have them! Layering images provide for a beautiful 3D appearance that only requires ink and a Blending Brush.

handmade card

These rich colors are a combination Calypso Coral and Pale Papaya. Blending Brushes provide the perfect, soft surface to the color to blend that’s seamless when the stencil is removed. I used a ‘thinking of you’ theme, but this warm palette makes this card perfect for any occasion. 

beautiful handmade card

Layering Stencil Technique | Butterflies

Grab these butterflies because they are perfect for any occasion! While this stencil pack includes a customary butterfly overlay, I couldn’t resist using this daisy background to fill the wings. Mix and match stencils for unique backgrounds and patterns. 

butterfly card

This simply monochromatic card is accented with a few accessories. The Gorgeous Grape Sheer Ribbon and Opal Rounds provide both texture and added dimension. 

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handmade butterfly card

Add that sparkle! The Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems provide the perfect center for this card. While it’s the exact same layout as the purple card above, a simple change in colors and accessories make a huge impact. 

easy stenciled card

Don’t miss one of my favorite ribbons – the White Glittered Organdy Ribbon. This no-mess ribbon is flecked with sparkle and easy to use. With no ‘wrong side’ you’ll be tying the perfect knots and bows in seconds!

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Layering Stencil Technique | Flowers

This stencil pack is loaded with options! With 6 different designs you can choose to use the stencils by themselves or layer them as I have in these samples. The flowers stencils are stunning, aren’t they?

handmade thank you card

Check out that greeting! My favorite die cut greeting in the Mini Catalog is the Amazing Thanks Dies! These dies are designed to be used independently or layered as I’ve done here. Perfect for layered stencil cards for added dimension.

layered stencil card


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