Holiday Cards 2015 - 1 Stencil 3 Ways

Hello! Today I have 3 cards to share that all feature the Tim Holtz Poinsettia stencil with different mediums to create different looks. I love getting the most out of a product, especially during the holidays since you only use the products for a couple short months.

For the first card I used the Poinsettia stencil with Distress Inks (Abandoned Coral and Cracked Pistachio) and applied it through the stencil with a sponge dauber.
I used masking tape to cover the leaves while I did the flowers and then did the same when I did the leaves. This helped to prevent the colours from mixing and going into the areas I didn't want them.

Once I had all of the colour applied, I kept the stencil adhered on top and then I added Ranger Matte Texture Paste to the entire area. This texture paste dries completely matte and gives the finished image such a unique look with great texture. Such a fun product!
Once the paste was dry I trimmed the panel down so it would leave a white border on either side and then I adhered the sentiment strip directly on top. To make the sentiment really stand out I added a small strip of black cardstock at the top and bottom of the panel.

The second card uses the stencil with silver Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Paste. I am in love with this stuff... it creates the most awesome textured sparkle and comes in a bunch of great colours.

Once I had the panel done and it was dry, I trimmed it down with a diagonal edge and adhered it to the bottom of a white top-folding card base. I stamped the sentiment directly above along the diagonal line and added a strip pf black cardstock in between.
For the third card, I adhered the stencil to a white cardstock panel and added Versamark ink to the entire area. You just want to make sure you really press it through all the stencil openings so you get a complete image once you remove the stencil.

I then covered the entire area with Ranger gold embossing powder and heat set it. I trimmed it down to fit across the card front, added two black cardstock strips and then stamped the sentiment directly underneath.
I love that I was able to get three very different looking cards from one stencil and created 3 holiday cards in one sitting. It's such a great way to stretch both your supplies and your time since you end up with three finished projects. ;)
I'll be back with more holiday card ideas! Thanks for stopping by! ;)




  1. Very nice Stephanie, love all of them but have to say that sparkly one is WOW. I have to get some of that, looks brilliant.

  2. These are all so pretty, Stephanie. I just got this stencil and am inspired by your cards to get it out and play. ♥

  3. The cards are so gorgeous, I love every one of them. You inspired me to get that stencil, thanks for these fab ways to use it!

  4. These are all stunning Christmas cards. Thank you for sharing them.