Thursday, October 12, 2017

CrafTreat Stencils | Guest Post by Hussena

Hello everyone!
This is Hussena from Quill and Punch Works guesting today at the CrafTreat blog. It's always nice to be invited by Priya to guest here using the new range of CrafTreat products and today I will be highlighting few of the layered stencils from the CrafTreat September Release. I have FIVE cards to share so, let's get going :)

I will start with my most favourite stencil from the release - the Layered Rose stencil. I have made two cards using it.

The Rose stencil is a three-layered stencil and is very easy to work with as the stencils already have marks for alignment etched on it. I used Altenew Pocketful of Sunshine inks to colour this gorgeous rose. The leaves were also coloured using Altenew Tropical Forest inks. I coloured and fussy-cut them out and arranged them on my card panel.

I watercoloured light grey stripes on my card panel to compliment the yellow rose. I die-cut the word 'Hugs' out of black cardstock 4-5 times for creating that stacked look. The 'for being amazing' has been heat-embossed using White embossing powder on a strip of black cardstock. I also added two glitter butterflies, some clear sequins and black paint splatters to finish off my card.

This is how the card looks assembled together.

Now the second card :)

This is a one-layer card and I have used the same stencil, but this time I have masked and stenciled two roses.

You can see the close-up of the layered rose.

I have used Altenew inks again here in shades of pinks and greens. I then added a strip of gold glitter paper and stamped black stripes on the left hand side of the card to balance the card design. Finally, stamped the sentiment which is again from the Altenew Adore You stamp set and added enamel dots in various colours which were made using the Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops.

I also added some black paint and gold paint splatters to complete the look.

The third card which I have made is using the CrafTreat Cityscape layered stencil.

This stencil comprises of two designs - the negative and positive of the Cityscape. The positive consists of all the windows and the details that you see in the buildings. The negative creates the silhouette of the cityscape.

To create this card, I first stenciled the silhouette of the buildings using Black Soot Distress ink. I sponged it quite heavily on a watercolour paper to give that extreme crisp black outline.  Using the positive design of the stencil, I create the window details by using the Papericious White Modelling Paste and with a spatula, I spread the paste over the design to create that raised effect. It looks super cool in real life!

I then did some ink blending on the background of the cityscapes and I die-cut a semicircle using a circle die on my card panel which I then popped over the inked background using foam dots. Before adhering the card panel, I stamped some red hearts and the black birds. I also stamped the sentiment on the card front. I added few clear sequins to finish off my card.

Moving on to my fourth card which is made using the CrafTreat Poppy stencil.

To create this card, I first stenciled the design outline on a piece of a watercolour paper using a black Microtip Pen. After I finished tracing the outline, I loosely watercoloured the poppies and the leaf using various shades of Distress inks.

I added this sentiment from the Altenew Label Love set. I also did some ink blending and added paint splatters to the background.

I added Nuvo drops to complete the card. I die-cut the card panel and popped it on  a card base which was embossed using the Darice Woodgrain embossing folder.

For my last card today, I used the CrafTreat Butterflies stencil. These butterflies are gorgeous when layered!

This one is very bright and colourful and to create this, I first embossed the insides of the butterflies using Versamark embossing ink and Super Fine White embossing powder and heat-set it. Then I placed the outline of the butterfly and traced it using a stencil. I watercoloured the butterflies using two complimentary shades of Distress inks. I then fussy-cut them out and popped them over foam dots.

The colourful background was created by ink smooshing different colours of Distress inks on a piece of acetate and spraying water over the inks and smooshing it on a watercolour card panel. I die-cut a rectangular frame and ink blended it using the same colours. The frame and the butterflies are adhered using foam tape.

I added strips of Black Washi Tape on the two sides and lots of Nuvo Drops again. Then placed my sentiment strip which is also heat-embossed and my card was done!

I hope you liked my cards which I shared today and are inspired to create your own using the CrafTreat stencils. These stencils are really high-quality and so very versatile..The possibilities are endless!

If you have queries regarding any of the techniques or the products used, please let me know in the comments below, I will get back to you.

Thank you so much for dropping by! Have a nice day everyone.


  1. Beautiful take on the stencils....Love the versatility of the designs, Hussena

  2. Love that layered Rose! Gorgeous collection of cards Hussena :)

  3. Gorgeous cards!! I'm totally in love with the rose!! <3