Thursday, April 14, 2016

Stenciled Merry Christmas

What a fun and easy Stenciled Christmas Card.  I used my ARTplorations Weathered Wood and The Merry Tree Stencils :-)  Finally a Christmas card!  I love both these stencils,  but have never paired up before.  Worked Great!  I used the Stenciled Monoprint by Lee-Anne technique for the woodgrain background using TH Distress Inks.  I used the normal stenciling techinique for the tree using 2 different Distress Inks.  My sentiment is from Happy Little Stampers "Mixed Christmas Sentiments" set.  I used my MISTI to get good coverage on the sentiment.  The Arches 140# cold press is quite textured so need to restamp images.  I stamped my sentiment 4 times to get it perfect...that is not because of the stamp. They are excellent quality.  Had fun decorating my tree with sparkly HLS enamel dots.

My card is for several challenges........

Thanks girls for all your fabulous challenges.  Always so inspiring and great samples from your Design Teams :-)

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Happy Little Stampers "Mixed Christmas Sentiments
Paper: Arches 140# Cold Press paper,  SU Old Olive CS and Very Vanilla CS
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Inks:Tea Die,  Antique Linen and Crushed Olive for background.  Peeled Paint and Mowed Lawn for Tree.  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: ARTplorations "Weathered Wood" and "The Merry Tree" Stencils, MISTI, HLS Enamel Dots, Blending tools, dimensionals
Techniques: Stencil Monoprint using Lee-Anne's Technique, Stenciling, CAS

Hope you get to play in these challenges too my friends!

Thank you for Looking and especially for commenting.  So appreciated.


  1. Super fun card, Nancy! Never thought to use those stencils together in a card -- they're awesome! Love the rustic vibe the wood grain gives to that modern tree. So happy you linked up to the STAMPlorations ARTplorations Flash Stencil Linky Party! Thank you! Oh, don't forget to link it up too to our Never-Ending Anything Goes Challenge :o)

  2. Your layered stencil is so awesome Nancy! What an adorable card ... LOVE that Christmas tree paired with the woodgrain. Great sparkly ornaments too. :) Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

  3. Fab Christmas card Nancy, love the subtle background and the funky tree with it's shiny 'baubles'. :)

  4. Love the stenciled tree layered over the stenciled monoprint! Need to do more stencil monoprints - you're inspiring me!

  5. What a fun Christmas tree, Nancy! And I love those pretty "baubles" decorating it! Great stenciled background too! A perfect pairing! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

  6. I love the Merry Tree Stencil!Got to get that one! Beautiful card!

  7. I bet that is the fastest anyone has ever put together a Christmas tree :)

    Such a clever idea to use the two stencils together, and your Christmas "ornaments" are just the cutest.

  8. Love that tree, Nancy! How clever and your wood grain background with stencil monoprinting looks terrific! Love this idea! I just got some Arches so look forward to playing. I too have to stamp multiple times even on mixed media paper.

  9. How fun! Those sparkly enamel dots are so cute, and I just love the wood grain background!

  10. Brilliant use of the stencils, fun card, glad to see you at ATSM.

  11. Very pretty, Nancy! I love the use of 2 stencils that coordinate so well! and thanks for the tip about using the MISTI when stamping on textured paper.

    HLS DT

  12. LOVE that TREE!!!!! Fabulous stamping - fabulous design - fabulous card! :) bravo! :)
    Thanks for sharing it over at Addicted To Stamps & More!

  13. Fabulous card ..... those stencils work so well together. Thanks for playing along with the Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge xx


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