Tuesday, March 25, 2014


I have fun using stencils.  This card uses a plastic and a brass stencil.  I wanted to use Wink of Stella on the sentiment but my fine little pen wouldn’t leave enough of a mark on the shiny embossing paste.  I used a textured linen cream paper for the top layer.  I rubbed pumice stone distress ink over the stencils and then pressed it onto the linen card stock.  Love the ancient look of it.  Then I used a brass stencil and shiny embossing paste to emboss the THANKS.  I received the beautiful mat die cut in the mail and thought it made a perfect back ground for this.  Since Simon Says Wednesday Challenge is glitter I wanted to use that goldish glittery piece for the other mat.  I got that in the same box of goodies that I won.

I glittered the Thanks with stickles and a small paint brush.  I found these buttons in my stash, I picked them up on clearance, and they were perfect for this. IMG_4392 (800x600)


Stamping Up Brass Stencil

The Crafters Work Shop Plastic Stencil old watches

My Mind’s Eye buttons


  1. Great card, Janeen! I love the gold mat and ornate frame. Very creative to use a stencil for the sentiment. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Glitter It!

  2. Stencils are all the rage so you are very on-trend, Janeen! This is fabulous. I love that frame design! Thank you for your visit to the Playhouse and your super sweet comment!! Hugs, Darnell

  3. This is a nifty way to use stencils! I love the look of this card, everything about it is perfect, but those buttons are the bestest!!!

  4. Very pretty! I really like using the stencils...so thank you for the inspiration!