The Little Paper Tree | CAS Stenciling | Video

If you follow my work you will know that I like to make clean and simple projects more often than not. That’s exactly what I did for today’s card that I made for The Little Paper Tree. I incorporated a stencil and ink blending, heat embossed sentiment, and even a touch of embellishment.

I started by masking off a portion of my card so that I could limit the blended area, then positioned the stencil along the line of the mask to ensure a neat edge. I used the Marching Leaves stencil from Catherine Pooler for this, which works well as it has a nice, linear design. I ink blended through it using Altenew Forest Glades ink, allowing the ink to be more intense in some areas than others to add some variation and interest to the design.

Once I was happy with the stenciling I worked on my sentiment element. I white heat embossed words from Heffy Doodle’s Happy Snappy Crocs onto a piece of black card stock, then die cut it with a banner die. I used the line of my stenciling as a guide for positioning my banner, popping it up on foam adhesive squares and then trimming off the overhanging edge.

As a final touch I used Simply White Gloss Nuvo Drops and added a trio of them in a visual triangle around the area of the sentiment.

I’m very pleased with this card. It was quick and easy to make but has, I feel, quite a striking design. The linear nature of the stencil I used works beautifully along the line of the masking to keep all the lines clean. Whilst the embellishments are subtle enough as to be easily overlooked I think they do add extra interest to the design.


Lady Joyful

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Challenges included:

AAA Cards – One Plus Three (inked stencil pattern, die cut, trio of embellishments)

Creatalicious Challenges – Anything Goes and Optional: CAS

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – Anything Goes

MFT Sketch Challenge – Sketch

8 thoughts on “The Little Paper Tree | CAS Stenciling | Video

  1. Perfect use of our One plus Three chart Charlotte and a really elegant and classy looking card. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you joining in with future challenges too.

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  2. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our “anything goes + optional CAS” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
    (DT Crafty Friends)
    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)
    (DT Simply Create Too)
    (DT Aud Sentiments Challenge)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…

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