No-Line Stenciled Backgrounds & Envelopes

Hello Friends and Happy New Year! Emily here (@popsofpaper) and today I’m sharing a fun way to use your stencils to create customized backgrounds and envelopes. No-line Ink Stenciled Coloring! 

For today’s cards and envelopes, I used the Leafy Green Stencil, Streamers and Autumn Thanks stamp sets and for a little extra glam I added some gold foil cardstock and washi tape from my stash.

When I first envisioned my card, I wanted to have a vibrant multi-colored leafy design but I knew I didn’t want to spend time masking and blending each little leaf of the stencil. So instead, I applied no-line ink with a blending brush across the entire Leafy Green stencil to a white cardstock panel. After I had the stenciled pattern applied to the white cardstock, I colored over the no-line ink with several colors of Copic markers (BG05/23/34, B12/21, BV01/02/04, G000/03, YG06, Y08, YR02, RV04/55 and V04). To create the matching envelope, I used the same no-line stenciling method but placed the envelope diagonally across the stencil with a diagonal mask on the top of the envelope. I slipped a piece of scrap cardstock into the envelope to prevent bleed through and colored the leafs with the same Copic colors. For a little extra glam, I added gold striped Washi tape.

I liked the look so much I created a second card in the same way but instead I used teal, aqua and blue Copics (BG10,11,15,32,34,53; B00,60) for a “minty” version. For the envelope, I followed the same diagonal processing but this time instead of coloring each leaf I ink blended the pattern to the envelope. 

To finish the cards, I stamped the sentiments to circle stacked die cuts (white card stock and then gold foil cardstock) and adhered to the center top of the card. 

So there we are friends! A new to me way to use my stencils to create colorful stenciled background and matching envelopes. I hope you enjoyed my projects today and it inspires you to use your stencils and stamps in new ways!

Big Paper Hugs!

Emily