Online Card Class – Stenciled




Hi everyone! I have been juggling many different things in the past few weeks and these next couple of blog posts are for me to catch up with many cards I haven’t blogged about.

This first post is all about the recent Online Card Class I took called STENCILED. It was an amazing class and I learned many techniques in using stencils. I blogged one card I made and I will share the rest of them in this post.

STN_participantThe first card I’m going to share is a Valentines day (sorry for the delay) card where I traced the stencils with colored pencils just like Kristina shared. Here is the card —

Happy Valentines Day - Stencil


I started this card with some Neenah Creative card stock in Wisteria cut to a standard size card. Then on a panel of Strathmore water color paper, I traced some hearts from a Heidi Swapp stencil using watercolor pencils. I intended to blend the hearts with water but at the end, I just decided to leave it as is and not add any water. I stamped the sentiment from SSS Only Have Eyes For You set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I attached the watercolor paper to some black card stock. I punched the side with the heart border from American Crafts KnockOuts. To finish the card, I attached the black panel to the Wisteria card stock and drew some  dash lines with a white gel pen.

For my second card, I wanted to use embossing paste which has been growing in popularity very quickly. As quickly as I got excited about, I realized that I wasn’t really good at it and needed more practice to perfect it. I made two very similar cards, here they are  –

Love You - Mosaic Heart stencil


I used the SSS Mosaic heart stencil for the card. I used some ink pads to color the paste and then spread it out. For the one on the left, I used Memento Rose Bud ink and for the one on the right, I used Hero Arts Pale Tomato ink. I realized that its not that easy to apply the paste and it took me a while to realize that I had to load my spatula from the back – thus the splotchy mess towards the bottom of the heart. For the sentiment, I used the Love This set from Simon Says Stamp and customized it to say “you” instead of “this”

So these are the cards I created for the Online Card Class – Stenciled. Class may be over, but I will continue to use stencils on future cards.

That’s it for today! Thanks for reading.

XOXO Hugs+Kisses

Hey everyone! Today’s card is an entry for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. The theme for this week was – MONOCHROMATIC.



Here is my card — the color I chose couldn’t be more obvious! 🙂


I started this card with a panel sheet of Bazzill Basics card stock in Marshmallow. I masked off a diagonal line, then I used the Heidi Swapp hexagon spray stencil with the Memento ink in Rose Bud. Instead of spraying, I used a sponge dauber and blended the ink for a softer look. Because I masked the diagonal line, when I removed the stencil it was completely free of ink. I stamped the Hugs & Kisses sentiment from the Hero Arts OWH Year Round sentiments in the same Rose Bud ink from Memento. I attached a light pink ribbon and adhered the pink punched out heart. I also accented the heart with some Glossy Accents. I placed the entire panel on a piece of Bazzill Basics card stock in Feather Boa cut to a standard size card with the fold on top.

1. Bazzill Basics card stock in Marshmallow
2. Bazzill Basics card stock in Feather Boa
3. Heidi Swapp Hexagon Spray Stencil
4. Memento Ink in Rose Bud
5. Tsukineko sponge daubers
6. Hero Arts OWH Year Round Sentiments
7. Studio G and Hampton Art heart punch
8. Light Pink 1/4 inch ribbon
9. Glossy Accents


Thanks for reading!