Saturday, 18 October 2014

Scrollwork Christmas

Welcome to the weekend and meet today's card.  It is the first of more to come Christmas cards as I am working away trying to get some ready for the big day.

This card was inspired by the challenge at Splitcoast today, from the Vietri site and this platter:
Blu Vittoria Large Rectangular Wall Plate

I love the scroll design on this plate but changed my scrolls to red for more of a Christmas themed card.  I masked the area that I wanted to stencil then using  Distress inks, I rubbed the ink over the stencil.  I removed the masks then added the sentiment from Kaiser Stamps with black Memento ink.
I die-cut the snowflake and added it with pop dots over the scrollwork stenciled area.  The finishing touch was a red pearl.

Also adding my card to these challenges:

Virginia's View- CLEAN and SIMPLE

Bloggers Challenge- STENCIL

Sisters of Craft- ANYTHING GOES

Sweet Stampin Christmas- SNOWFLAKES

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.  I so appreciate when you come to visit.
Have a great weekend.

Supplies:  stamp- Kaiser/ stencil- Gourmet Rubber Stamps/ snowflake die- Lawn Fawn/ bl Memento ink/ Distress inks (Barn Door, Fired Brick)


  1. Great card, that stencil works so well with the snowflake. Karen x


  2. this is a really pretty Christmas card. I have a snowflake die very similar to the one you used...You have inspired me...thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Gorgeous! Love the varying levels of colour on the stenciled layer.

  4. The stenciling n the snowflake make for such a pretty card :)

  5. Oh my this is so so so amazing Karen. Wowee.

  6. Hi Karen
    Stunning card.... Fabulous as always
    Hugs Sylvie x

  7. Oh, Karen, this is beautiful! I LOVE the rich red and the wonderful scroll stencil! Amazing card for yesterday's inspiration challenge...loving that snowflake and pearl too! Hugs, sweet friend

  8. This is really pretty! Great use of the stencil and nice mailable card!

  9. Love the combination of stencil and die! Gorgeous design, Karen! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View Clean and Simple Challenge!

  10. I love this card. I used a stencil for the first time this month and now see this card of yours. I love the technique and how it looks. This red and white is awesome. GREAT card. Thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'! Hugs, Gail

  11. this is stunning Karen - love it xx

  12. Really beautiful stencil Karen ... love it sponged with red. And beautiful paired with the stitched snowflake. Loll xx

  13. Wow - that's just beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing it!