Can you use die-cut shapes as stencils?
are a number of different ways you can do this, but here are some ideas to get you started. Die-cut your chosen design from thick card. Keep the background for your stencil and place the die-cut shape to one side (this can be used later to add a second colour to your design, or used as a separate stencil).
Using a foam applicator, brush ink across the surface of the stencil and then remove to leave a striking decorative background.
Another method is to use your stencil with mist ink, like on the card here, to create a stippled-effect background. Die-cut your shape, place onto plain card, then spritz with an ink mister or glimmer mist.
Wait until the ink is dry, then remove the stencil to reveal this fab effect.