Saturday 17 April 2021

Less is More - Challenge #441

Hi there

At Less is More today it's the start of another fortnightly challenge and we're back with the One Layer challenge and here's the cue word...

This card was so quick to make and I love this shifted stencil technique, you really can create some great effects...

On a blue card base I used low tack tape to position the stencil and masked off a section before inking through it with blue Distress Ink.  I cleaned off the stencil and then repositioned it, but this time slightly offset, and then inked through it once again but this time with white pigment ink.  I find this works best by 'pouncing' the inking tool, rather than swirling through.  All that was left to do was stamp the sentiment...simple!

Materials used:
  • Stencil: Skull and Cross Buns - Diamond Harlequin Large
  • Ink: Distress Ink - Faded Jeans; Hero Arts - Unicorn; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Stamp: Paper Smooches - Sentiment Sampler
  • Coloured cardstock from stash

Challenge entries:

Happy Little Stampers - April Stencil Challenge - Anything Goes
STAMPlorations - April Stencil Challenge - Anything Goes

If you need some inspiration for one layer creations, please do take a look at the main LIM challenge post as my fellow teamies are sharing some great projects for this theme.  Thanks as always for visiting today, I hope you have a lovely weekend.


  1. Gorgeous and another technique for me to try! Thank you for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Stencil Challenge.

  2. This is absolutely fantastic, Anita! It's truly an optical illusion. Looks like your diamonds are done with a cover plate. This is really stunning, yet so very simple. I love it!

  3. Outstanding Anita! had to come by and tell you so!!!!

  4. TOTALLY LOVE THIS!!! The faux dimension is amazing. Thanks for joining in at HLS Stencil Challenge again.

  5. Love this card... had to pullout the stencil and create x

  6. Anita, This is just brilliant !! It looks as if the card had an additional dimension in the place where the template works and so beautiful light-shadow was created. I love this effect and thank you for all the tips.
    BożenA xx

  7. I really love your card with the technique you used in those diamonds. It was hard not to CASE it for the challenge!

  8. Wow. . Your inkblending is so beautiful and 3dimensional. . At fist glance i thought its a die cut but its ink blending. . Lovely. .
    Thank you for joining HLS stencil challenge, be safe n get crafty. . Dt Swapna

  9. Simply beautiful Shifted Stencil Technique, Nita. TFS your technique steps too. So pleased you joined us at STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge. Hugs...Nancy

  10. Fabulous trompe l'oeil ! Even though I know it's a one-layer card, your stenciling is so well done that it gives a magnificent effect of dimension and depth. Love it !

  11. The beauty of a perfectly CAS card Anita - super simple yet so effective and beautiful to boot! This challenge has made me think I need more stencils in my life ...


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