Autumn Greeting Cards with Rachel Kleinman

Happy Autumn to all my fellow stencil lovers! This is Rachel Kleinman popping in today to share some elegant autumn greeting cards made using The Crafter’s Workshop stencils.



Let me take you through the steps to create these cards…

I started with the Leafy Branches 6×6 stencil (how perfect is this stencil for autumn?!) and taped the stencil down to my card.


Next I started mixing my modeling paste. I chose 3 autumn ink colors to mix into my modeling paste: Distress ink Fossilized Amber, Abandoned Coral, and Spiced Marmalade.


Then I used my palette knife to spread my colored modeling paste on top of the stencil. I added each color individually until the card front was filled…




Now comes the best part! Slooooowly peeling away the tape and the stencil off of the card


I love how the colors mixed together slightly, almost making an ombre look. But seriously guys, how perfect is the Leafy Branches stencil for the fall?!

I still had some modeling paste left over that was already mixed with my ink colors, so I set that one aside to dry and started on another card…


This time I used the Lace 6×6 stencil, which has quickly become a versatile favorite of mine. I’ve already used it for Halloween cards, fall cards, and an anniversary card. Anyways, I followed the same steps as above to cover the front of the card with the inked modeling paste.


Next comes some accent bits! I filled up a page with flowers and butterflies from the new Butterflight 6×6 stencil. These were also made with inked modeling paste, this time using Distress Ink in Dusty Concord and Seedless Preserves.


Now time to fussy cut!


Now all that’s left is to finish off the cards…



The one with the Lace stencil on white cardstock is easily my favorite of the two…



I certainly hope you’ve been inspired to pull out your TCW stencils to create some classy autumnal cards! I’ll be putting these in the snail mail soon :)

Rachel Kleinman

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The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

The Crafter’s Workshop Certified Educator

Stencils used:

TCW 557s – Lace

TCW 589s – Butterflight

TCW 576s – Leafy Branches

Create Easy Backgrounds for Halloween Card with Karenliz

Hi Everyone! Today I’m going to show you how to create quick backgrounds for Halloween cards.


I used these stencils:


For these cards I use Liquitex Spray Paint but you can you any type of sprays out there on the market.  On 110 lbs. cardstock I layered the stencils on the paper and sprayed each of the colors. While wet I put another piece of cardstock on top to blot off the excess paint. As you can see you have two different backgrounds to use.


Black and white too.


Cut the paper to size and added embellishments and stamps. Here are my completed cards.



Karenliz_TCWSpiderWeb_HllwnCards15This card I layered the stencils and added crackle paste.


When you pull of the stencils you see this.Karenliz_TCWSpiderWeb_HllwnCards6When it dried I added paints, stamps, tissue paper to the card with soft gel medium.


I let everything dry then added the rest of my embellishments.


I hope you enjoyed these Halloween Cards.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Karenliz Henderson
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team
My Blog: My Creative Endeavors

Combinations of green and pink…

I played with a lot of stencils lately, and want to show two of these creations in this post. They happen to have mostly green and pink colors on them. TCW background collage flower - Ellie Knol (1) Please don’t ask me to list the stencils I’ve used on this card, LOL.
What I like about this one is that, even when you sponge a lot of layers with a lot of different stencils in different colors, in the end it turns out to be a background.
So, go grab your stencils and PLAY!
The flowers are recycled from a postcard… LOVE doing that sometimes if it fits nicely on a background.


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On this card I used, YES, one grand brand NEW stencil from The Crafter´s Workshop!
At the same time it’s a NEW favorite stencil of mine, too!
The black is structure paste. I highlighted parts with a white acrylic marker.

I used this beautiful stencil :
TCW557 Lace 6×6

I also post a lot of creations with TCW stencils on my personal blog which I don’t post here at TCW, so if you’d wish to come and visit, you’re welcome!

Ellie Knol
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

Bits, Fragments and Remnants with Karenliz

Hello. I’m going to show you the fun I had playing with Bits, Fragments and Remnants and here is a picture of what all the new ones look like.

You can find them and all the new stencils HERE.


These pictures are actually from a day I just played and created. I was lucky my camera was still in my art room!

I will tell you most of the mediums I used were all over my craft sheet from a previous project. I also tend to use more paint than anything but anything I do here can be done with distress inks and sponges, paint brushes and watercolors, etc., whatever you love to use.

First I pulled out my art journal. I always play in here first before I do anything. I took the Messy Script Bit (TCW2091) and placed in on my page and took a palette knife spread the heavy body acrylic paint on top of it.

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I also added some modeling paste.

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Look at all the cool texture it created. Love!

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Before the paint dried on the bit, I flipped it over and used the other page to take off the excess paint. How could you not love that look?

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I finished the pages by added the Pod Remnant, more paint, and added the words from the Mini Live Love Laugh stencils (TCW467s).

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You can also take a permanent marker and outline any of them. This one is the Berry Branch Bit (TCW2090). I traced the design on paper and cut it out. By just playing it gave a great idea for this bit. You will see that in another post.

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I decided to try this same technique with the Messy Script Bit but I didn’t cut it out.

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I wasn’t sure it was going to look okay but boy was I wrong.

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I added Color Burst in Burnt Orange by Ken Oliver Crafts and a Bat Doodle stamp from Stampendous and now I have a Halloween card.

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Here is the finished card.

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This card was so quick, easy and fun.

I hope you liked my play time with Bits, Fragments and Remnants. Did it spark some inspiration? I hope so. Now go and play!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Karenliz Henderson
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team
Blog: My Creative Endeavors

Stenciling on Mylar – Cardmaking

Hello there Card Makers!  I love making cards for people, it is a gift in itself and a truly thoughtful way to share our love of creative crafting!  I also love to give blank cards, in a set, to someone for them to give someone else!  It is a great little gift for teachers or as a hostess gift.TCW_Mylar Steciled Cards_Sept 2015 (19)

I used the 3 stencils below with a combination of spray mist & Staz-On Ink.OrganicMatterStencil           ComplicatedHearts           TCW - Mini Graceful Moths

I started with the 12×12 Organic Matter Stencil on Bazzill white cardstock and Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Blush.
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I love that this stencil also has the reverse mask!TCW_Mylar Steciled Cards_Sept 2015 (1)

I used the Complicated Hearts and Graceful Moths 6×6 stencils on a piece of yellow Bazzill Mylar.  I used both black and white Staz-On Ink and it worked great!  I was a little worried it would smudge or not stencil clearly, but it was easy and dried beautifully!TCW_Mylar Steciled Cards_Sept 2015 (7)

I cut my cardstock down to 5-1/4″ x 5-1/4″ cards to mount onto a black card base.  I also trimmed out all the mylar pieces I stenciled.  I made extras and could make more cards or will save some for another project.TCW_Mylar Steciled Cards_Sept 2015 (14)

I made a simple formula for each card, layering 2 different doilies, gold thread and one of the mylar stencils on top.TCW_Mylar Steciled Cards_Sept 2015 (21)

 I used the stencils from the Graceful Moths stencil, even though I thought they were butterflies!TCW_Mylar Steciled Cards_Sept 2015 (25)

I also added a tiny clothespin holding a sticker for a sentiment.  They are all general and could be used for a variety of card needs!TCW_Mylar Steciled Cards_Sept 2015 (27)

I stacked the cards up with vellum envelopes, wrapped a piece of vellum around the stack and added one of the stenciled hearts and twine to hold it all together!TCW_Mylar Steciled Cards_Sept 2015 (30)I hope this inspired you to play with some stencils and give the gift of your creativity to someone else!  Sort of like paying it forward, crafty style!! :)

You can follow the links below to the stencils I used.

Be sure to share your stencil creations on our Facebook page or by tagging The Crafter’s Workshop on Instagram, Twitter or Pinterest!

Stencils used:




Thanks for stopping by the Blog and have an amazing day!

Jenni Calma

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member