Stenciling and Card Making Go Hand in Hand

This weekend a new tool arrived on my doorstep that I have been waiting ever so patiently to use.  I ordered Clarity Stencil Brushes on line from So Suzy Stamps at the beginning of April and they were finally delivered this weekend as they were on backorder.  I had not heard of these brushes until a recent post by Brian King.  I started researching and doing video viewing to soon realize that I had to have some of these brushes for myself.  What makes them amazing, minimal to no brush marks, unless of course you want brush marks.  I usually would use sponge daubers but if you weren’t careful, you could end up with heavy areas of color in one spot suspiciously shaped like the sponge dauber.  No one wants to see that.  These Clarity Stencil brushes are so fine with a great shape that they don’t leave marks in your color.  Use them with ink, paint, anything that can add color.  Here is my first card and the brushes I used.

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Following a video tutorial by Lydia Fiedler on, I taped my Stripes mask onto my grid paper, then taped a piece of whisper white, 5 1/4 x 4 in, uderneath.  I used only two colors to create the background look, Daffodil Delight and Pacific Point.  The green in the middle is a result of mixing the Pacific Point over the Daffodil Delight. I loved the result.  I added the piece of black card stock underneath so the sentiment would pop, another tip from Lydia Fiedler.

Stampin Up Helping Me Grow

There are lots of ways to use these brushes, not just with stencils.  I used the same colors using a mask from the balloon punch for the inside of the card.

Stop back later this week to see some more ways I used them to create bright and cheery backgrounds.

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Thanks for visiting my Site. My name is Lynn Kolcun and I'm a Stampin Up Demonstrator. I love being creative with paper and ink, learning new techniques and sharing my craft with you.


  1. I really like the effect you got using the brushes. The blended green is a little bonus. It’s a very soft look. Thanks for showing it on your blog.

  2. Love this card, you do a fantastic job. Glad to learn new techniques.

  3. Jennifer Spiller

    This card is absolutely adorable!!!

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