Die Cut template - Spellbinders™ s4-204 Fleur De Lis Pendant, S4-189 Labels Three, S4-213Fleur De Lis Borderabilities®, Papertrey InkCardstock - Papertrey Ink (Dark Chocolate, Spring Moss, Kraft)Ink - Clearsnap (Colorbox: Citrine,) Staz-On (brown)Stamp - Papertrey Ink (Autumn Abundance,)
I’ve actually been wanting to share a tutorial on the reverse stenciling technique for some time. Some of you have asked about it, so here it is!
Reverse Inking Technique
First off, you will need a scrap piece a paper to lay your die template cut side facing up (I used the accent piece from the Fleur De Lis Pendant set.)
Secondly, ink your die with an ink pad that is very moist. One that is quite dried up will not work so well.
Thirdly, lay your magnetic pad on your plate and lay down another scrap piece of paper just to keep your pad from getting ink all over it. Then you want to place the paper that you are wanting to cut face down on to the die (my paper happen to be white cardstock.)
After running your die template through your machine, you can see that the embossed area is still white. Normally this is the area that you would add chalk or ink on to in order to create the ‘stencil’ look.
This time, however, the color has been added on to the area that is not embossed…thus the reverse stencil. Fourthly, before removing paper from die template, you can run it back through your machine with the embossing pad to create a more defined embossed area.
I layered my die template on to a Labels Three Spellbinders Nestabilities® that I inked the edges on. I then turned a Fleur De Lis Borderabilities® upside down to create a fun little border above my ribbon. After a bit of layering of my cardstock, I stamped my sentiment and was down quicker than quick.
Hope this was a helpful tutorial for some of you. There’s still time to enter in the RAK posted below if you are interested.