On last week’s Wednesday Night Live over on Facebook I shared how to create a negative stencil using Stampin’ Up!’s Artistic dies, part of the Artisically Inked bundle. If you didn’t catch me live you can view the replay at the end of today’s post.

I first saw this card shared by fellow demonstrator Laura Seki and thought it would be a great way to use my blending brushes.

This technique using the “negative” portion after you cut out a die to create the stencil.

I started with a regular basic white card base and and die cut the front panel with the large intricate flower from the Artistic Dies. The negative space then became my stencil. I love how there’s no need to tape it down and no risk of the stencil moving while you’re blending. I used blending brushes to lay down different colours keeping in mind what would show through after I add my die cut back in.

Once I’d finished blending I cut the back panel off the card base and adhered the die cut with multipurpose liquid glue.

I decided to keep the card simple and let the beautiful die be the focus. I stamped the Hello from the Artiscally Inked stamp set in Polished Pink directly onto the panel and layered on a Polished Pink mat. Of course I had to add bling so a few of the new In Colour jewels were perfect.

I decided to make a second card while I had all the tools out. This time I used the blending brushes with the same colours to colour the die cut itself.

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