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Clean and Simple Stenciling


Hello everyone!!  Kymona here today to show you how to create a clean and simple stenciling card!!

When you think of stenciling you don’t think clean and simple in the same sentence.  That’s because stenciling requires inks, brushes, blending tools, paste and other supplies that might be messy, but not always.

I’m going to show you!

Remember this formula when you think of Clean and Simple (CAS) cards:

Plenty of white space + a simple design that can be repeated with ease + little to no embellishment = Clean and Simple!

Take a look:

clean and simple stenciling

Gather all of your supplies.  I used the following:

Here is how I created my card:

Tape down the cardstock so that it doesn’t shift.

Then tape down the stencil where you want the design to appear on your cardstock.

taping down the stencil and inks used


Use the ink blending tool to add the ink color to the bottom portion of the card.  Blend the colors creates a great effect.

Do not ink up the entire card front.  Remember we want to create a Clean and Simple card!

Stamp your sentiment right above the stenciling leaving the top nice and white.

I have to confess, I wasn’t going to add any embellishments but some of the black ink from the sentiment must have been on my finger and it appeared on one of the flowers.  So I needed to cover it up.  I really didn’t want to make another card, so I used the sequin to cover up my smudge.

It all worked out!!

Take another look:

clean and simple stenciling

What do you think? Will you join us and challenge yourself and create a Clean and Simple card using a stencil?  Let me know below.  I would love to hear what you think about this technique.

The Hero Arts items I used for my cards are out of stock at this time but you can request a special order at the a2z Scrapbooking Store.  If you would like to purchase any of the Hero Arts supplies I used please head on over to the store and use the coupon code KYMONA15 to get 15% off your purchase.

Thank you so much for stopping by!


Author: Kreative Kymona

Kymona is a quilter, crafter, and writer who has been blogging at Kreative Kymona since 2013. By day, Kymona works full-time at a hospital and has a background in public health. In addition to quilting and sewing, she also dabbles in photography, web design, and knitting. Kymona has been making cards and papercrafting since 2004 and has been published in Craft Stamper Magazine and was a monthly contributor for Die Cut Crazy Magazine. As a frequent collaborator with quilt industry businesses, Kymona is a BERNINA Ambassador and an Aurifil Artisan. Kymona is a proud single mother of two beautiful children.

6 thoughts on “Clean and Simple Stenciling

  1. I love this pretty,bright, happy card!!! Thanks for sharing the instructions!

  2. I love the clean and simple style you created with stencil. Lovely and sweet card, Kymona.

  3. Kymona, love your fun + happy card!

  4. I’m usually not into yellows, but I love this – sunny and cheery and summery. Love it.

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