Hello! Today I am sharing another card that uses the Layered Holly Wreath from A Colorful Life Designs. I decided to spend some time one day just stenciling it several times because I had mixed colors with embossing paste to create my own custom paste. I couldn’t let it go to waste, so I grabbed several pieces of cardstock and just stenciled away. Now I have a bunch of pieces ready to be made into finished projects. The first card I made with this stencil, and how I tinted the paste, can be found HERE.
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I used the stencil on Kraft cardstock again because I love the warmth it has. I chopped my wreath and the negative space around it into a square, which I inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I also applied some of the ink to my craft mat, spritzed it with water, and flicked it on for some splatter. Once that was dry, I used VersaMark Ink to apply my sentiment from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous’ Bold Tidings Mini stamp set, and then heat embossed it with gold powder.
I found some red patterned paper in my stash that worked nicely with the wreath, so I used that to mat the top layer. I made a brown card base, and applied two strips of Tear It! Tape from Imagine towards the bottom. I love this tape because it not only holds embossing powder beautifully, but also can take heat, so this is a great way to get clean, shiny embossed lines without much effort. I adhered all of my layers with Bearly Arts Glue.
I really enjoy making rustic holiday cards, as you may have noticed from the last time I used the Layered Holly Wreath stencil. It’s kind of traditional, but cozy too. I hope you’ll check out the full November release from A Colorful Life Designs. If you’re ready to shop, use my code, AlFan10 to save 10% on your purchase, not including Master Bundles. To get lots of great ideas on what to do with these stencils, please visit the A Colorful Life Designs Fan Group on Facebook. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!
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