Monday, January 9, 2017

Craftmad December Swap - Theme - Stencils

Stencils are not something I normally use in card making which showed when I went to find some in my stash.  All I found was the Spellbinder Impressionabilities that I used above. I daubed it with Stampin Up River Rock ink, added the Thank You sticker sentiment. Finished with this wonderful collection of paper flowers from stash and a pretty pin given to me by Kaye

The second card I had to get inventive and created my own stencil from a used section of stickers.  I cut out the backing paper for the large butterfly then used it as a stencil daubing on a variety of blues and yellows.

  I then used the stencil as a mask when I stamped it with a flourish and some words. 

This card is so full of mistakes but I do like the end result.

#1. When I stamped the flourish it did not stamp to the edge of the butterfly, hence the words.
#2. The first lot of words I stamped upside down so put another layer above to hopefully cover up this mistake.
#3. I did not plan on a frame for this butterfly but the frame nicely covers the parts that I daubed past the stencil in my excitement. :-) lol  If I had known I was adding the frame I would have set the butterfly a little lower on the card.

Thanks for passing by.


  1. oooh, great work on the stenciling Merry :)

  2. I am a big fan of stencils Merry, the pretty graduated background on the top card sets of the flowers perfectly butterfly on the other card is lovely.

    B x

  3. So pretty Mary your talents really show through your creations x

  4. Two gorgeous stencilling cards Merry. i Love how you used an old sticker sheet to make a stencil..Loz

  5. Love stencilling Merry, this is so pretty...x

  6. These are both great cards. Hopefully ?I will be able to join in again next month. It is totally manic here at the moment. I can't even get into my craft room as the workmen are using the upstairs hallway to spread out into. Hugs Mrs A.

    1. Thanks, I was wondering what you were up to. That makes sense after reading your last post and you were preparing for renovations. I hope all goes smoothly.

  7. I always enjoy seeing your creative cards, Merry!

  8. Two wonderful creations Merry loving the stencils you have used and the colours, super makes
    lorraine x


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