Selective Stenciling for Holiday Cards

Have you finished making your holiday cards? Thankfully, there is still plenty of time! With a simple idea, you can find inspiration to make cards quickly. Today I’m sharing a pair of holiday cards that I made by stenciling a select portion of the Crossing Waves Stencil and a select portion of the Leaf and Berry Stencil. Take another look at your stencils – you might find a hidden holiday shape!

Selective Stenciling by Jayne Nelson for Hero Arts

For my first card, I used the Crossing Waves stencil to create a trio of traditional colored ornaments. Using temporary paper tape, I masked an ornament shape on the stencil and then stenciled the ornament three times across a white card front with Strawberry ink and Emerald Green ink. On one of the ornaments, I did some additional masking to create a two-colored, striped ornament. I embossed a sentiment from the Winter Cheer Tag Set by Lia onto a small green tag that I secured to the card with foam adhesive.

Crossing Waves Stencil by Jayne Nelson for Hero Arts

I punched small holes at the top of the ornaments and then threaded them with silver cording that I wrapped over the top edge of the panel and secured to the back with tape. I also added a silver bow to the ornament tops. Then, I secured the stenciled panel with foam tape to a card base that I trimmed with strips of Kelly’s Designer Paper. I finished the card with a few clear gems that I added to the ornaments to give them sparkle.

Crossing Waves Stencil by Jayne Nelson for Hero Arts

For my next card, I used the Leaf and Berry stencil to ink a collection of floral clusters across a white panel. I picked one cluster of leaves and berries on the stencil that I really liked, and then using temporary paper tape, I masked that cluster so that I was able to stencil the selected portion of the stencil multiple times. After inking an irregular row of clusters across the panel, I stenciled some additional berries to fill some of the white space. I stamped two sentiments, from the Winter Cheer Tag Set by Lia and the Color Layering Grateful Leaves set, onto the lower right corner. Then I fussy cut across the upper edge of the stenciled images.

Leaf and Berry Stencil by Jayne Nelson for Hero Arts

Before securing the trimmed panel to the card base with foam tape, I covered the card with red and green patterned paper and then added a strip of silver glittered cardstock along the lower edge. I applied dimensional, clear gloss to each of the red berries and scattered a few gems on the card for some extra shine.

Leaf and Berry Stencil by Jayne Nelson for Hero Arts

Thanks for stopping by today! Wishing you a wonderful and crafty weekend,

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