Saturday, September 23, 2017

CrafTreat Layered Stencils: GD Post 2 (Part 1) by Preeti Datta

Hi Dear Friends :)

This is Preeti Datta (aka Dutt Preety) and I’m so excited and honored to be on the Craftreat blog today, sharing my second Guest Design Post for CrafTreat Stencils. A big thank you to dear Priya for sending me these beautiful stencils, it was so much fun experimenting with them. The new concept of layered stencils is really cool because we get the benefit of multi-step stencils at an affordable price. The good thing about these stencils is that we have the option to use only the solid basic shapes to form silhouettes, when required or add the details to get a more defined image. I will be sharing projects with both these ways of using layered stencils. If you have not tried them yet, I would suggest definitely getting your hands on a few (there are lots of great designs to choose from) and trying them out for yourself. You will love them :) It is super easy to work with them and since it is a durable resource, once bought, they will last a long time (provided we take care of them). 

I have 15 projects in total, Cards and Mixed Media Projects. So to make it easier to view, will be sharing them in 2 posts. This is Part 1 where I'll share 8 cards. I hope you will like seeing these projects :)

Let’s get started.

Card 1

For this Gratitude Card, I kept the design Clean and Simple. Applied vintage photo distress oxide ink through the Craftreat Layered Stencil- Cherry Blossom to form the branch and festive berries distress ink to form the flowers. Stamped the sentiment and added half pearls as an embellishment.

Card 2

For this Mother’s Day Card, I started by blending some peacock feathers and broken china distress oxide inks onto the card panel. Then I sprayed on lots of water and dabbed it off with tissues. This left me with a beautiful and soft background. Then I sponged on distress inks and distress oxide inks through the CrafTreat Layered Stencil - Bird Nest to create the bird nest and the bird. I wanted the bird to have a softer look so I went over the stenciled pattern with an aqua brush so it looked like I had painted her in. Then the eggs were added by applying some heavy white gesso with a palette knife. In the end, added a few details with white acrylic paint and embellished the card with sequins. 

Card 3

For this Christmas Card, I sponged on Abandoned Coral Distress oxide and Festive Berries Distress Ink through the CrafTreat Layered Stencil – Christmas. Stamped the sentiment in black and added a bow and button for embellishment. To add a tiny bit of sparkle I added a few dots of red stickles on the ornaments.

Card 4

For this Encouragement Card, I sponged on Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide and Black Soot Distress Ink through the CrafTreat Layered Stencil – Poppy to create the flowers and bird onto the pink card panel. The sentiment was stamped and then for a bit of sparkle, silver glitter paper was used for matting. I adhered the panel at a titled angle for added interest and added a few sparkly half pearls for embellishment.

Card 5

For this Thanks card, I sponged on the flower and leaves through the CrafTreat Layered Stencil – Rose with Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberries, Worn Lipstick, Cracked Pistachio and Peeled Paint Distress Oxides. I wanted a softer look to the flower, so I used an aqua brush over the design. Then I did some watercoloring with zig markers for the background. Added the die cut sentiment and a few dew drops to finish the card.

Card 6

For this CAS Encouragement Card, I stamped the background with a text stamp using peacock feathers distress ink and then sponged on black soot distress ink through the CrafTreat Layered Stencil – Mannequin, then mixed some silver glitter with Prima’s Modelling paste and applied this glittery paste through one of the dress designs of the stencil. To finish the card, a blue strip was created by masking and a few black gems were added. 

Card 7

For this Vintage Love Card, I wanted to try out a different look so I used a book page from an old romantic novel. Tore its edges and pasted it onto a mat of black cardstock whose edges were torn as well. Sponged on Broken China Distress Oxide and Peacock Feathers & Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink through the CrafTreat Layered Stencil – Feathers. Stamped the sentiment. Then this panel was distressed with vintage photo and black soot Distress Ink and crumpled a few times to get a really worn out look. Further, this panel was adhered to the card base with 3d foam tape and a wooden heart button and a black twine bow was added as an embellishment.

Card 8


For this Birthday Card, Sponged on the cupcake design using Distress Oxide inks through the CrafTreat Layered Stencil – CupCake and then for the last frosting layer of the cupcake I did heat embossing by first sponging on some versamark watermark ink through the stencil and then heat embossing it with Wow’s Fluorescent Pink Embossing Powder. The sentiment was heat embossed as well and a few sequins were added as an embellishment.

That’s it from me :) Thanks again for having me here, it was loads of fun! 

All the Craftreat Stencils can be purchased from thecraftshop here.
There are great deals on bundles of Craftreat Layered Stencils here and here.

Thanks a ton for your precious time dear friends :)
Would love to read your sweet comments. 
Stay Blessed! 
Preeti D. 


  1. absolutely stunning cards!! Love how amazing they look!!

  2. Amazing work, you always inspire me

  3. Wow fabulous cards preeti ur so talented

  4. Awesome cards, Preeti! Great use of the beautiful stencils!
    xx Ashwini

  5. Each and every card is so beautiful Preety !!

    1. Thanks a ton dear for visiting :) I'm so happy you liked them :)