I was inspired to try this technique when I saw Mindy Eggen post about it. I used the same stencil she did (Off the Edge Daffodil by Simon Says Stamp) and it’s such a pretty stencil. I will say, I’m used to Lawn Fawn stencils, which feel much more hardy/substantial, and this one was incredibly thin and delicate. But the design is still so pretty.
For this technique, you roll ink onto the back side of the stencil and then press it onto your card. So instead of inking up the “fill” area of the flowers and leaves, you’re inking up the lines that would normally end up white. Kind of like making your stencil into a background stamp. 😊 In the second picture you can see how the stencil ends up slightly embossed into the paper too. Here is the original link to the technique, shared by Jennifer McGuire:
Stencil Ink Press Techniques! + Giveaways
Ever since I made these cards I’ve kept thinking about how I could try this technique again and improve it. Hopefully I have time to try some things out in the not too distant future!
- Off the Edge Daffodil stencil by Simon Says Stamp
- Lawn Fawn inks: Sunflower, Peach Fuzz
- Nuvo glitter drops in White Blizzard
- Sunflower cardstock
- Scripty Hello
- Scripty Hugs