Thursday, August 7, 2014

Stencilled background Cards

I made this card featuring a flower stamp and birthday sentiment stamp by Gina Marie. You can find them at her store at

I stamped both on paper by Color-Aid and die cut them out. On the sentiment I used a Tim Holtz die and the scallop oval is a Quickutz die. The sentiment is stamped with Hero Arts black ink and the flowers with distress ink by Ranger. The shape outline around the scalloped oval is cut out using my Cricut. 

The background was made by using a stencil by Crafter's Workshop. I took the flower stencil and adhered it to me watercolor paper by Strathmore. Then using distress ink and an ink blending tool I added the pink and purple colors. I left the stencil in the same place and applied translucent embossing paste by Dreamweaver's Stencils. I made a big piece of this background and used it 
on other cards.

Then HERE is another card using the same technique.

For this one I cut the background piece smaller and matted it onto a piece of purple cardstock by Recollections. The center includes die cuts from my Cricut in pink Recollections cardstock. The flower in the center is by Jolee's. There is a large ball in the center of the flower and therefore I had to send this in a large envelope to send it out. The sentiment stamp is by Gina Marie and is in the same set as the card above. HERE is the link again.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope to see you back tomorrow.

Challenges: Thinking of you type sentiment {first card says Thinking of you on your birthday} Embossing {Embossing Paste}


  1. Hi Cindy - beautiful cards - love the soft purples.
    You wanted to use a link on my blog. The card was actually made by my son and you can use it
    Michelle x

  2. I used to stencil a lot on my walls a few years back Cindy but never thought of using it in cards. I just love the effect you have created here. Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving a lovely comment.

  3. What a cool technique! Love the soft colors of your card, very beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog

  4. Beautiful ! Thank you for joining MOO MANIA & MORE!

  5. Thanks for joining us at the Fitztown Challenge blog for our Anything Goes challenge. Good luck and please join us again soon.

  6. Thanks for joining us at Fitztown Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    FCB CT Coordinator

  7. Nice cards

    Thank you for joining us at MOO-MANIA & MORE

  8. Cute card great layout.

    Thanks for joining us at fitztown today


  9. Great shaped elements. Thank you from joining the Crafting From The Heart challenge, hope we'll see you again very soon!

    Victoria DT

  10. These are both very pretty! Especially love the second one! Thank you for playing along at Milk Coffee this challenge. Sammy-x

  11. Lovely card,great colour scheme.

    Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments,hope we see you again soon.

    Tracey DTxx

  12. Cindy, that clear embossing powder is just so Beautiful on your card backgrounds! THX for playing with us in our ePlay embossing challenge at eclectic Paperie!

  13. Pretty card. Lovely background. Thank you for joining us at Fitztown this week. Judy DT

  14. Wonderful cards. Love the subtle stenciled backgrounds. Thanks so much for playing along with us in our August ePlay Embossing Challenge.


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