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Faux Letterpress Stencil

Faux Letterpress Stencil

Hello and thank you for stopping by! I LOVE stencils - they are so versatile, and so many wonderful techniques involve stencils. Today, I am sharing a card I made using a faux letterpress technique. All you need for this is a stencil, a die cutting machine with a sandwich for embossing, and some ink! We are also going to step it up a bit and add some glitter glaze!
To start with, I taped the stencil to my panel, I only used a piece along the top edge which creates a hinge. 
Lift up the stencil and do direct to stencil inking with your ink pad. I used two different colors here and overlapped a bit - I put the lighter color down first to prevent transfer onto the second ink pad. 
Once you have the stencil all inked up, you can close the stencil back over the paper and put it through your die cutting machine. Be sure to check with your machine instructions for the proper sandwich for embossing. (PS - Do you see my cute little boy's face sticking out from under the paper? That's Ralphie. I have my pets pictures on my glass mat and they're so cute!)
Look how cool that looks! It isn't a perfect impression with the ink but I think it gives an awesome texture and a cool look. It is harder to see in the picture, but the stencil leaves a debossed image on the paper. 
Now since we have that hinge on the stencil, we can put the stencil back down in the same place and add some glitter glaze! This Sunshine Yellow glitter glaze is so pretty and cheerful!
To finish off this card, I used a large sentiment, the You are my Sunshine die with a vellum shadow. I love this sentiment because it is a great focal point but still lets your background shine through. I also added a couple little flowers from the Hooked on You stamp set. 
I hope you enjoyed this card today - have a wonderful day!
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