Hello again! One of my favorite paper crafting tools are stencils. I just adore using them in many ways to achieve different looks. Well, since it’s the holidays, I can’t think of another way to get more glitz with a stencil besides using Gina K’s Glitz Glitter Gel. Have you used it before? Oh, it is glorious! The texture is so smooth and wonderful, and it positively sparkles in the best non-messy ways when it’s dry. Though to clarify, I don’t even get made when glitter makes a mess, but this gel, is clean as can be.
An older holly stencil from Stampendous is what inspired this card. It’s not available on the Stampendous site anymore, but you can certainly get a similar effect using the Holly Swirls stencil. However, I really liked the very static, graphic pattern from this particular stencil.
I taped my stencil on to a piece of Kraft cardstock, and piled up some lovely globs of Grass Green Glitz Glitter Gel across the top of my stencil and smeared it down the stencil with my Paste Spreader. It goes on so smoothly. I removed my stencil (washed immediately) and allowed the gel to dry. Meanwhile, I die cut my sentiment using the Christmas Bright stamp and die set from Stampendous. I cut the sentiment out 3 times for a stacked, dimensional look, and I added some white highlights with a gel pen.
To add some pop to the holly stencil, I adhered some small red sequins from the Candy Cane Sparkle Blend with On Point Glue to every other row. I thought doing the whole thing would be a bit too much. I think it looks lovely as is. I mounted my decorated layer on to a cream card base. I love using cream colored cards for the holidays.
With no coloring involved, this card was another quickie to create, with only waiting for the Gel to dry taking up any real time. And truthfully, it dries pretty quickly. I enjoy making festive, sparkly cards like this. You can’t get too glittery for the holidays, in my opinion. I’ll have something new to share very soon. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!