Cardmaking Video : Distress Ink Stenciled Background with Silhouette Adhesive Stencil Sheets

In last week’s cardmaking video, I put the Silhouette Adhesive Stencil Sheets to the test with watercolor, and they performed beautifully. This week, I tested them out with 80lb. Neenah Solar White cardstock and, while the results weren’t perfect, they weren’t too bad at all. The only issue that I had was that the adhesive on the stencil tore the cardstock in a few small areas as I was removing it.

The stencils and masks made with this material perform so well with Canson XL Watercolor Paper and Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper, the two other papers that I’ve tried with the stencil sheets, and these are both heavier, uncoated papers.  So, a couple of things could’ve been at play with this cardstock. First, it could be that the adhesive on the stencil sheets is just a little too sticky when new for this type of cardstock. Or it could be that the cardstock was too lightweight and/or coated.

One of the tricks that many of us use to de-stick-ify new cutting mats for our die cutting machines is to stick the new mat to an old t-shirt or piece of fabric to remove some of the stickiness from the mat, which helps prevent paper and cardstock from tearing when die cuts are removed from it. I haven’t tried this trick yet with the stencil sheets, but it seems like a good option to make the adhesive on the stencil sheets a little less sticky and help prevent the stencil or mask from sticking to the cardstock as you’re removing it.

So, all in all, I’m still very much digging the Silhouette Adhesive Stencil Sheets. They’re just a little too sticky right out of the package for this particular cardstock.

Cut Settings for the Silhouette Cameo + Adhesive Stencil Material : Blade Depth = 10 // Speed = 4 // Double Cut x 2 (four passes total)

Check out the video below to see how quick and easy it is to create a bold and colorful stenciled background using the Adhesive Stencil Material with Distress Inks:

Supplies Used in This Project

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AMZ =     SBK =     DKB = Dick Blick     SSS = Simon Says Stamp

Large Circles Stencil (I used the 6×6 size for this project)
Love Always SVG Digital Stamps + Border Die Cuts

Silhouette Cameo ( AMZ // SBK )
Silhouette Adhesive Stencil Material (8 1/2″ x 11″ sheets)
Neenah Solar White 80lb. Cardstock
Tsukineko Sponge Daubers
Mustard Seed Distress Ink ( AMZ // SSS )
Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink ( AMZ // SSS )
Picked Raspberry Distress Ink Mini ( AMZ // SSS )
Abandoned Coral Distress Ink Mini ( AMZ // SSS )
Seedless Preserves Distress Ink Mini ( AMZ // SSS )
Dusty Concord Distress Ink Mini ( AMZ // SSS )
Post It Tape
3L Foam Adhesive Squares
Minc Rose Gold Reactive Foil*
Heidi Swapp Minc Foil Applicator 12″ ( AMZ // SBK )*
baby wipes (for cleanup)

* These supplies were used to make the hot foiled sentiment on the card, which I made before I filmed the video. If you want to learn more about how I make print and cut hot foil elements, check out this video playlist for more info.

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