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Monday, February 12, 2018

Merry Monday #277 - Stencil it!

Merry Monday everyone! Deanne hosts Challenge #277 this week and she'd like us to use a stencil on a Christmas card.


I have a lovely pile of stencils, many of which have never been used! I decided to give a Tim Holtz layering stencil its first play along with some embossing paste - it really gave some nice texture. Here's my card:

Supplies: Paper - DCWV green A2 card; Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
Stencil - Tim Holtz THS071 Woodland Layering
Die - Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders; My Favortie Things Blueprints 13
Sentiment stamp - Hero Arts CM122 Mini Christmas
Inks - Tim Holtz Lucky Clover, Pine Needles, Tumbled Glass, and Vintage Photo Distress Inks
Other - Tim Holtz Distress Grit Paste; Marvy White Gel Pen

And here's a close-up of the texture:


After applying ink to the trees, I let them dry thoroughly. Then I put the paste smoothly over the top layer of the stencil one tree at a time, letting it dry in between trees. On the middle tree, I finally got the paste thick enough with some globs so it has a more realistic look of snow. Added Stickles over top for some shimmer and shaded the sky with a bit of Tumbled Glass. I stamped the sentiment, added a couple of white snowbanks and a green mat. Decided to leave it simple and not add any embellishments but I used a white gel pen to add a few snow dots you can barely see in the close-up.

Remember to check Merry Monday for inspiration by the Design Team members, challenge details & the link-up to add your card this week. Can't wait to see what you create!! Thanks for stopping!

15 comments:

Betty Keefe said...

love this card, Linda - gorgeous texture - that stencil is one of my favorites

Lin said...

Pretty trees, Linda - love the snowy details!

Susan Joyce said...

Awesome design Linda, love every design detail! Great trees!

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...love your beautiful trees, gorgeous forest!

Jean said...

One of my favorite stencils, especially for Christmas. Lovely design!!

Kelly Lunceford said...

I love this! Those stencils are amazing! I love the texture you created! Great job!

CinnamonSally said...

Wow love those pretty trees Linda.

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Stunning Linda - perfect in every way!!!!!!!

Rosemary said...

this is absolutely amazing, linda!! clean and simple perfection!!

Linda said...

So pretty using the embossing paste. Lovely card, Linda. Have a great week.

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card Linda, this is a stunning wintry scene.

Marcia HIll said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL Linda! I have this same stencil and have never used it...I think I was intimidated by it, but after seeing your gorgeous card I am going to have to try it out! Thanks for the inspiration and hope you're having a wonderful week!! :0)

Felicita Johnson said...

Linda, So beautiful and I love the shimmery trees. Hope your having a great week.

Greta said...

Oh what a cool card, Linda! Absolutely love everything about this one!

Eliz Stewart said...

Just beautiful!