Wednesday, 14 December 2016

STAMPlorations December Stencil Blog Hop Day 1

Hello Crafty Friends!

Over at STAMPlorations they are having an early Christmas Party in the form of an ARTplorations Stencil Blog Hop & Linky Party. For my DT project I did some simple heat embossing working with their Holly Background stencil and their Merry Christmas CUTplorations Phrase Die. Here it is ...

I attached the stencil to a piece of dark blue card, sponged with Versamark, removed the stencil and sprinkled with Snowflake Heat It Up! embossing powder and WOW Apple Red Embossing Enamel before heat setting. To finish I simply layered on a white base card and attached my Merry Christmas, die-cut from holographic card.

For more stencil inspiration, prize info and to link up with the Linky Party, pop over to the STAMPlorations Blog.

I shall be back soon. Have fun!
Monika xxx

here is what I used from the STAMPlorations Shop, remember to apply my personal discount code STAMPGIRLMONIKA (not case sensitive) at check out for a 20% discount on their stamps, stencils and dies:

Holly Background ARTplorations StencilMerry Christmas CUTplorations Phrase Die
preview-web-stencil-012-holly-background.jpeg preview-stamplorations-merrychristmas


  1. This background looks so pretty with the heat embossing! I love your design! Thanks for sharing! :)

  2. This has such a folksy, rustic feel to it! Awesome christmas card!

  3. Such a fun layering of materials and use of the stencil!

  4. love the heat-embossing - great texture

  5. This method gives the embossing a lovely Distressed look, clever idea!

  6. fun technique with awesome results:)

  7. Very pretty.
    Love the effect of the holly
    as the background.
    thanks for sharing.

  8. What a great stencil and your card is fantastic.

  9. beautiful card!! love the design of the stencil

  10. So pretty! Love the stencil and colors....fantastic!

  11. Very pretty. I like the colors of embossing against the dark blue background.


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