Create a One Layer Background with Stencils – Neat & Tangled

Welcome back everyone! I have summer on the brain and put it on a card. Join me today as I create a one layer background using stencils from Neat & Tangled.


I have a video that you can view down below or HERE on my Youtube channel showing how to put these stencils to work!

I stamped my images from To The Stars and Beach Day onto Neenah Solar white card stock with Gina K Designs Amalgam Ink. Then colored with copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I wanted to show you how these cute fairies can be used for more than just night time skies.

Now, I did say one layer background with stencils. The card itself is not one layer because we will be adding the die cut images. To create the one layer background, I’m going to use the Landscape Duo Stencil. This fits together like a puzzle and is great for masking off areas.

A super easy way to hold down your stencils, especially intricate ones is spray Pixie Spray onto the back of the stencils. This is a temporary adhesive from Thermoweb. After spraying, let it sit for a minute and the back of your stencils will be tacky enough to hold down to the card stock but won’t rip the paper when you remove it. It’s amazing. I sprayed the back of my stencils with the Pixie Spray.

Then, I ink blended Antique Linen and Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide inks with a Life Changing Blender Brush. I squished my Gathered Twigs onto my glass media mat, spritzed with water and flicked on specks of the color. This adds a fun texture and more interest to the sand.

Next, I added in the other piece of the Landscape Duo stencil. This piece will fit right on top of the sand, masking it so we can ink blend some water right above it. I ink blended Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feather Distress Oxide Inks. Then added the Rice Paddies stencil over the top and applied more Peacock Feathers to add interest to the water. I removed the stencil to reveal my beach scene in-the-making.

Using post it tape, I masked off my beach and ink blended Scattered Straw and Fossilized Amber for the sky. This adds such a nice, warm Summer feel to the card. I’m in love with how this is turning out!

I finish off my card by adding my images. I die cut Summer from Peacock card stock and layered up three times for dimension.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration. Don’t forget to visit the video HERE walking you through the steps. Thanks for joining me today.

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