Sunday 22 January 2023


Today's card was a fun one to create using the new Three Diamonds stencil with an added twist.
Have you ever used a stencil to emboss your background?  That's what I did for the background.

So, here's what I did to create my card.
  • I decided to emboss the background using the Three Diamonds stencil.  To do that in your machine, you may have to experiment.  For my machine (Spellbinders Platinum)..... this is the sandwich I used:  Main Plate; Rubber Mat; cardstock; stencil; scrap paper; and top plate.
  • After my cardstock was embossed, I used my brayer to apply the colour by gently rolling over the raised embossing with some Broken China Distress Oxide ink. (I wish I could have captured the embossing look with the picture)
  • Next, using a blending brush, I rubbed some Uncharted Mariner DOX ink along the edges to give the panel a bit more definition.
  • I placed the embossed and inked piece into my Misti and stamped the snowflake into the top corner.  I love the distressed look of the snowflake.
  • I stamped the random dots that are included in the same set as the snowflake, around the snowflake.
  • Now for the sentiment....I looked through my scraps and found this one that I had cut off of the jeans pocket card I had made for my son.  I stamped the sentiment onto that using my Misti.
  • I glued the finished panel onto a piece of white cardstock, then onto an A2 sized card base.
  • I pop dotted the sentiment into the bottom corner.

Here is the stencil I used:

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Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:

Stamps- Let it Snow (Visible Image)
Inks- Versafine Clair; DOX
Paper- Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.
Accessories and Tools- stencil (ACLD); brayer; Misti


Ellibelle said...

I am definitely going to try embossing with a stencil! How fun and your card is beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week!
Ellibelle's Corner

cuilliesocks said...

A beautiful card Karen, I love that stencil and the gorgeous snowflake, as always wonderful colours, Kate x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Great combination of stencil and embossing Kate, a Super result with the card.
Faith x

Pat said...

The diamonds stencilled in blue make a beautiful background to the large snowflake Karen, and finished perfectly with the spatters and the sentiment using the leftover piece of a jeans card which you kept, and which works brilliantly. Just shows we should never throw anything away. x

brenda said...

Eye catching effects Karen and like you love the distresses snowflake stamp, many thanks for sharing at Allsorts and We Love Stamping challenges.

B x

aussie aNNie said...

Karen wow I love this stencil with the chosen colours here, looks amazing x

Dena J said...

Marvelous technique with your stencil. I haven't stamped on top after the emboss, and the fragmented look of the snowflake is brilliant! Thank you so much for playing along with the Spots and/or Stripes theme at Allsorts.

kiwimeskreations said...

What a brilliant use of the technique Karen, and a stunning card - love the distressed look to the snowflake

kiwimeskreations said...

Back again wearing my DT hat for We Love Stamping - thank you for sharing this wonderful card with us this month Karen - a fascinating outcome of how you used the snowflake, and sentiment stamp on the scrap piece of card. I certainly know that your favourite colour is blue :)
Maxine WLS DT