Have you finished making your holiday cards? Thankfully, there is still plenty of time! With a simple idea, you can find inspiration to make cards quickly. Today I’m sharing a pair of holiday cards that I made by stenciling a select portion of the Crossing Waves Stencil and a select portion of the Leaf and Berry Stencil. Take another look at your stencils – you might find a hidden holiday shape!
For my first card, I used the Crossing Waves stencil to create a trio of traditional colored ornaments. Using temporary paper tape, I masked an ornament shape on the stencil and then stenciled the ornament three times across a white card front with Strawberry ink and Emerald Green ink. On one of the ornaments, I did some additional masking to create a two-colored, striped ornament. I embossed a sentiment from the Winter Cheer Tag Set by Lia onto a small green tag that I secured to the card with foam adhesive.
I punched small holes at the top of the ornaments and then threaded them with silver cording that I wrapped over the top edge of the panel and secured to the back with tape. I also added a silver bow to the ornament tops. Then, I secured the stenciled panel with foam tape to a card base that I trimmed with strips of Kelly’s Designer Paper. I finished the card with a few clear gems that I added to the ornaments to give them sparkle.
For my next card, I used the Leaf and Berry stencil to ink a collection of floral clusters across a white panel. I picked one cluster of leaves and berries on the stencil that I really liked, and then using temporary paper tape, I masked that cluster so that I was able to stencil the selected portion of the stencil multiple times. After inking an irregular row of clusters across the panel, I stenciled some additional berries to fill some of the white space. I stamped two sentiments, from the Winter Cheer Tag Set by Lia and the Color Layering Grateful Leaves set, onto the lower right corner. Then I fussy cut across the upper edge of the stenciled images.
Before securing the trimmed panel to the card base with foam tape, I covered the card with red and green patterned paper and then added a strip of silver glittered cardstock along the lower edge. I applied dimensional, clear gloss to each of the red berries and scattered a few gems on the card for some extra shine.
Thanks for stopping by today! Wishing you a wonderful and crafty weekend,