Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Wishing you a cozy hoiliday season....a card for Make it Monday!

I finally found some time to participate in a Make it Monday challenge again.  This week's video is all about creating a flocked look with dimensional paste.  Danielle made her very first "Make it Monday" video this week demonstrating this fun technique.  Thanks Danielle!!!

 I have 4 different card fronts created to try this technique on.  I do have one cover plate die from PTI but I wanted to experiment with another idea.  This first card that I am showing today is using a stencil I created from various dies in my collection - many of them from PTI.  I also added some hole punches in a heart shape and small circle shape. I think if I do this again I will add a whole bunch more of the tiny holes as I love the effect it gives!  Great for snow!!!
 Here is a picture of the stencil I created for my paste:

 This picture (below) is blurry as I was moving the spatula when I took it.  I found that the spatula from my Stamp-a-faire kit works GREAT at layering molding paste through both the paper die-cut stencils and any plastic one's you may have on hand.

Here you can see the 4 card fronts I created on Monday morning....sorry the picture quality is so bad.  My craft studio is in my basement and it was a dark and rainy morning:
The top left is the card front created with my hand-made stencil.  The bottom right is a Christy Tomlinsen (sp?) stencil and the other two are from a Simon Says Stamp stencil.    I used both a Shimmerz Texturz paste in "Patina" which is a light aqua color and some Aleene's Glitter Snow Paste that I had on hand to make these 4 card fronts.

 Here is one more view of the card I made:

And a close-up of the sentiment panel which was heat-embossed with some red glitter embossing powder I had on hand.  
 I added a little red gingham heart to the snowflake at the top as I thought it was perfect with this sentiment.  And I just love gingham - especially red gingham at Christmas time!!!!  The PTI stamp set I used is called "Happiest of Holidays" 

Thanks for taking a look at my card!  I hope to find some time to work on the other cards too - we will see how my weeks goes.  I am looking forward to seeing what everyone does with this technique!

:) Jill


  1. This is great Jill!! Love the home made stencil and think the little holes & hearts scattered between the bigger die cuts are perfect. Love that sentiment on an oval panel - fits so nicely.

  2. What a great stencil Jill, love all of your samples too. The doily is gorgeous! Pretty card, nice and sparkly!

  3. Such a pretty card Jill! I want to try this...Think SPACKLE would work?

  4. These cards are fabulous. Your cards are amazing. Gorgeous work. And that milk glass piece is beautiful. TFS> ana

  5. Absolutely amazing the way you created a stencil (4 stencils!), and made this gorgeous card.
    Love your whole plan!

  6. How creative to make your own stencil from all those shapes - love it!

  7. wow! how wonderful, Jill! Thank you very much for sharing the tutorial and marvelous tips to create something as pretty as your card! hugs, de

  8. Beautiful Christmas card with all the glitter and shine! Thank you for the tutorial! Take care, hugs!

  9. wow...Jill, these are simply fabulous cards!

  10. Jill I love that you made your own stencil ...love ...love that creative idea! Leave it to you! your Christmas card is fun and beautiful ..wonderful inspiration here.

  11. Hmm, you're right, those tiny holes would be great for a snow storm!! Love the different looks you got with the stencils, and that you made your own for your card. How fun is that?!

  12. This is awesome! The card is beautiful and I love the extra bases you made that I'm sure will each be made into more lovely cards. Loved the tips you shared, too, and the homemade templates especially...I've been itching to try that out.

  13. Looks like your 'experiment' is a huge success, Jill :)
    Love how this festive card turned out, thanks for the 'in process' photos too!

  14. WOW, Jill! These are just FABULOUS! LOVE how you experimented and came up with some BEAUTIES!

  15. Looks like you had fun playing with the different stencils. My favorite is the doily. Hope you make a card with it.
    I was surprised that the little holes came out as crisp as they did. They certainly do give a snowfall effect, which works wonderfully on your card. The stencil you created backs up the sentiment perfectly.

  16. Fabulous job with your stenciling! Love the shimmer to your paste. Such a pretty card you made, I hope you get to finish the others. Thanks for sharing! :)


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