Hello, fellow crafters! Here's a fantastic card-making tip that will save you time and still produce stunning results. When you get a stamp set that comes with an outline die, then you can use this to create a stencil enabling you to colour really quickly and accurately. This 3 minute hack is called colouring with outline dies! No need to spend hours meticulously colouring – let's make it quick, simple, and oh-so-effective!

Materials You'll Need:

Step 1: Stamp and Die-Cut:

Stamp your gorgeous sunflower image along the edge of your card. The magic begins with the fact that we have a stamp and die set. Die-cut the stamped image into a scrap of cardstock to create a stencil.

Step 2: Create the Stencil:

Position the die-cut stencil on your stamped image using a stamping platform. The stencil may have additional elements (like leaves), but don't worry – we'll focus on the flower shape. Use magnets to secure the stencil in place.

Step 3: Stencil Colouring:

Grab your Creative Craft Product stencil brushes and apply ink to the open areas of the stencil. Since we're going for a loose, artsy look, don't worry about perfection. Quickly brush the ink over the flower shape, ensuring coverage.

Step 4: Splatter Effect:

To add an extra touch of flair, dilute some distress oxide ink with water. Splatter this mixture over your stenciled image. This not only adds a fun artsy feel but also covers any imperfections, making your colouring look intentional.

Step 5: Revel in the Quick Result:

Remove the stencil, and voila! Your sunflowers are beautifully coloured in a matter of minutes. The splatter effect enhances the overall look, creating a vibrant and dynamic design.

Crafting doesn't have to be time-consuming, and with this stencil colouring technique, you've unlocked a quick and effective way to add vibrant colour to your cards. Nobody will believe you only spent a few minutes on this stunning sunflower masterpiece. For additional crafting tips and tricks, be sure to subscribe on the CraftStash YouTube channel. Happy crafting!

Watch the full video tutorial here!