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How I Skip Measuring But Get Things Lined Up Precisely!

Find out how to get a carefully lined up look to your stenciled card making without having to use a ruler video tutorial by Carolyn Dube

The muse inspired me with rainbow rain and she wanted it nice and straight and measured.  All I was all in until the measured part…but I did get the look of measuring without going any where near a ruler.  How? I let the stencil do all the hard work!

This 4×4 raindrop stencil is part of the Sand and Sea Collection I designed for this month’s StencilClub offering.  I have another video sharing more you can do with this stencil on StencilGirl Talk (and all the details about StencilClub are there too).

Check out the video and see how not a single ruler was used as I printed the words on my inkjet printer and got that all perfectly lined up so it fit the front of my card magically.

Watch How to let a stencil do the hard work instead of measuring and add some sparkle with Glitter Paste on YouTube.

The card says, “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.”  The big question that plagued me, was I going to print that out by hand?

Since I have a love hate relationship with my handwriting, I let my inkjet printer handle the words.  No measuring to get this cut to match the exact card size I need.  How?  Its easier to show than tell, so check out the video above.

With my Learning to Dance stencil, this playful dancer is ready for some rainbow rain.

Find out how to get a carefully lined up look to your stenciled card making without having to use a ruler video tutorial by Carolyn Dube

The rainbow rain was great, but I wanted sparkle. Bring on the  Glitter Paste!

 

Find out how to get a carefully lined up look to your stenciled card making without having to use a ruler video tutorial by Carolyn Dube

This is the kind of rain I’d love to see fall from the sky any day…but since the rain doesn’t look like this in my neighborhood, I’ll just have to stick with stenciling rainbow rain!

Find out how to get a carefully lined up look to your stenciled card making without having to use a ruler video tutorial by Carolyn Dube

You can see how I turned these raindrops into bursting flowers over at StencilGirl Talk! And you bet, there is no measuring involved!

How to use a raindrop stencil to easily make flowers

Sand and Sea stencil collectionHere are all 3 of the stencils in the collection I designed for this month’s StencilClub for StencilGirl.  You can find all the details about it here.

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  • Jill Holmes June 1, 2016, 9:14 am

    So excited about your Stencil Club stencils! I am a member and I can hardly wait to receive mine. Wonderful designs. 🙂

  • Kathy Gledsdale June 1, 2016, 12:09 pm

    What a helpful video thank you so much. I am terrible about lining things up. My husband say’s “You always know it is one of your cards, because it is always wonky.” Fabulous stencils and what a great card!

  • Corrine June 1, 2016, 3:38 pm

    I’ll take glitter rain any day, wonderful color spread to those raindrops. xox

  • Gerrie June 1, 2016, 8:08 pm

    lol, guess who is joining the Stencil Club this month!!

  • Suz June 2, 2016, 6:49 am

    Love the new stencils and your sparkly rain!

  • Mary June 2, 2016, 8:11 am

    cannot wait to get my hands on these Carolyn, ideas are flooding into my little ole brain like too much rain…forgive the pun

  • Kathy Costello June 2, 2016, 5:02 pm

    Great video, Carolyn! I might use the rainbow drops idea for a wedding g card for friends..

  • Denise Spillane June 2, 2016, 9:15 pm

    Love these new lub stencils! Can’t wait to play. Your work is always so fun. Hugs.

  • D.Ann C June 8, 2016, 11:18 am

    Cool stencils! Love the raindrop flowers!

  • Jennifer June 23, 2016, 1:02 pm

    love this! it’s my first month with Stencil Girl and I can’t wait until the weekend when I can get dirty..

    i’ve been trying to find the raindrops into bursting flowers but can’t…have you posted anything regarding that yet?

    thank you!!