Make this simple stenciled Christmas card with touches that add delightful details so easily with our layered stencil set!
Today Carol is sharing her design for a simple stenciled Christmas card to which she’s added some special little details that take it from beautifully basic to subtly special. Her addition of a touch of texture paste using one of the stencil layers and a single layer of vellum adds just enough of a little something extra to this card.
Let’s hear Carol tell us her steps and we will chime in at the end of the post. Take it away, Carol!
Using beautiful patterned paper as inspiration makes choosing colors for your images so much easier! The papers in the Country Christmas 6 X 6 Paper Pad are so beautiful and using a complimentary paper for your images is a good way to create quick and beautiful card.
Create the card base and layers first.
- Die cut a piece of green card stock from the Country Christmas paper pad with the largest Nested Rectangle die. Use glue to adhere it to an A2 card base.
- Choose a patterned paper from the Country Christmas pad and trim it to 4″ x 5-¼”. Use glue to adhere it to your card.
- Next use the 1-¾” leftover strip of green paper and trim the width to 4″. Glue it to the center of the card front.
- Next put a piece of temporary tape to the back of 80# white cardstock. This will hold the Winter Wreath stencils in place while stenciling.
Now let’s make the wreath.
- As you may have read in previous blog posts of mine, I stencil first, then stamp the outline stamp. I don’t have to worry about smearing black ink or dulling the stamped lines of the image.
- If you prefer, go ahead and stamp the outline stamp of the Winter Wreath set in black ink. Make sure the ink is very dry before you stencil in the colors.
- And, yes, I did use the stencils in a different order than what is suggested on the image packaging. Stenciling the leaves first helped me correctly place the other layers of the stencil.
- Use ink blending brushes to add Color Fuse inks through each layer of stencil.
- The colors used on this card are Moss, Basil, Scarlet, and Crimson. (Color Fuse set #s 10 and 4)
- Next I placed the stenciled image into my MISTI and stamped the sentiment in black ink. It’s so nice that there are seven sentiments to choose from!
- Use scissors to trim around the outside of the wreath.
- At this point, I decided to add a bit of “something extra” to the wreath by spreading texture paste through layer two of the Winter Wreath stencil.
I held it up in the light so you can better see the pretty effect this has!
- Just a few more easy steps to finish up!
- Die cut some vellum with the second largest Nested Circle die.
- When the texture paste is dry on the wreath, add a few dots of glue on the back.
- Center the wreath over the vellum circle.
- Add pieces of foam tape to the back of the vellum placing it behind the wreath area.
- Remove the foam tape backing to adhere the wreath to your card.
Rubbernecker back……isn’t that just so pretty? When we were going through Carol’s instructions, it struck us that this could make an excellent batch making card. If you stenciled all the different layers in batches, this would be pretty fast work! All the cutting can be done in batches, too and since the assembly is so fast and straightforward, you might even be able to petition a non-crafting family member to help with that, too!
Here’s what you will want to have from the store to make this card:
We love the little extras Carol added to her design for a simple stenciled Christmas card – she really makes you think about how to take these easy steps to add just enough wow to make things special!