Hello there creative Birch Press fans! Today I bring you a very simple and easy way to make multiple cards without stamping or coloring. My supplies are the Mandala Stencil and the Big Hello Sugar Script die.

Stencils are an excellent way to quickly add color and dimension to your projects. I really like to have several shades to my blended colors and stencils are very forgiving in that you don’t have to be perfect. The imperfections are what adds to the wonderful uniqueness of your creations.

To create a set of these cards for yourself you will need to cut several 4 x 5 white cardstock panels. Center the Midnight Mandala Stencil onto the panels and blend your colors darkest to lightest rotating outward in a circling motion.

Cut the stencilled panel to 3.5 x 5 and adhere to upper postion of a standard A2 (4.25 x 5.5) card base, leaving equal distance between the top edge and doth sides of the card base. Onto the lower base of the card, add a black card stock strip 5 x 2 and add the Big Hello Sugar Script word die.

For these samples I have used distress inks, however any ink used with the newest blender brush type of blending tools will be just as striking. I hope that you are inspired to enjoy experimenting with stencils and finding out just how easy and fun it is!