Monday, February 12, 2018

Merry Monday #277 - Stencils

Hello friends.  Our hostess this week at Merry Monday is Deanne, and she would like to see you use a STENCIL on your Christmas cards.


I love using stencils, so this was a FUN challenge for me!  Ok, ok, they're ALL fun for me because I just LOVE making Christmas cards!!  :0)  But anyway, I started with a TH Holiday Script stencil and kraft cs and came up with this:


I used Walnut Stain distress ink for the words and Peeled Paint distress ink for the leaves, and then attached to a kraft card base, along with a strip of striped DSP (PTI) and Scarlett Jewel cs.  I added a star shaped tag from PTI's Tremendous Tags dies and stamped it with a sentiment from Fillable Frames #9 (also PTI).  A little wooden star over the stenciled star and some Nuvo Drops for my berries, and this card was finished!


So dig out those STENCILS friends, and let us see what YOU come up with!  Check out all the lovely cards from the DT if you need more inspiration right HERE, and then play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!


16 comments:

  1. Love your colour combination and the finishing touches you added to your design Marcia. Great Christmas card.

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  2. Such a charming vintage card, Marcia! Just love the stencil on kraft and all your little details on the left edge! That sweet tags adds the perfect touch!!

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  3. Fun stencil and great card, Marcia.. the added stripe of red & white on the side really brings it all together! Fab card my friend!!

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  4. Just beautiful...love your gorgeous stencil, just so pretty.

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  5. Such a beautiful vintage looking card! I love how you highlighted the holly with color.

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  6. What a great job of stenciling, Marcia! Love the background with the pop of the holly leaves and berries! Love that heart with the sentiment too! I'm looking forward to using some NBUS Christmas stencils this week!

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  7. Beautiful stenciling here, Marcia. Very pretty holly, stripe paper down one side and the stars are a nice addition.

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  8. wonderful colour combo, love the kraft background and that perfect touch of green and red.

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  9. That is a really cool stencil! I love how you paired it with the walnut stain ink. A perfect combination!

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  10. What a darling card! Your stenciling is perfect and I love how you highlighted the holly leaves and those berries... So sweet!

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  11. I love the LO of your card Marcia - oh so PRETTY!!!!!!!!!!!

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  12. Awesome card, Marcia. Love the red and white stripe along the edge of the card. Have a great week.

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  13. Fabulous card Marcia, I love the colours you used.

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  14. Marcia, So lovely it looks like the perfect Christmas wrapping paper, I love all of your card design elements. Hope you had a wonderful birthday.

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  15. Fantastic card Marcia. Love your stenciled words and the holly sprig. I love those Nuvo red drops you use and had to buy some. :) The striped strip along the side adds lots of colour and the sweet star tag is the perfect finishing touch. xx

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  16. fabulous take on the challenge theme, Marcia!!

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