Easy Christmas cards

Hi there, Sanna here again with an easy Christmas card background idea. All you need is two pieces of blue cardstock, a stencil and some white spray ink (of course you could use other colours too, if you prefer!).


Place the stencil onto the piece of cardstock and spray some white spray ink over it. This will create the first background pattern (the paper on the left). Then take the wet stencil and carefully place it over a second piece of blue cardstock and use a paper towel roll or a brayer to press the image onto the paper. Make sure the stencil and the paper do not move, otherwise you will not get a proper image. Then carefully lift the stencil from the paper. You now have a negative image of the stencil and a fun background pattern for your cards.


These are the two cards I created with the blue inked and stenciled paper. I also added some modeling pasted stencil images to create more interest and detail to the upper card. These modeling pasted pieces are leftovers from the “two of a kind” layout I did for the 1 Stencil 4 Ways post here.


For my last card I also used some modeling pasted leftover pieces and additionally pressed the leftover ink from a stencil onto the background. I had used the small “Beaded Curtain” stencil with some blue Distress Ink and now just sprayed the inked areas with some water spray and then pressed the leftover ink onto the background.

I still have plenty of that blue cardstock left, so I can go on and make some more Christmas cards later.

Hope you like the idea! Have fun!
The Crafter´s Workshop Design Team Member

Used products:
Beaded Curtain (12×12 & 6×6 inch) – The Crafter´s Workshop
Blazonry (12 x 12 inch) – The Crafter´s Workshop
Spray Ink – Dylusions
Pens – Signo Uni-ball white, Stampin´ Up!
Stamps – Studio Calico, Stampin´ Up!
Stamp ink – Hero Arts Shadow Inks
Glue – Aleene´s
Other – Rhinestones, Sequins

Creating a Scene with Stencils

One of the things I love about stencils are the many ways you can create scenes on cards, tag, canvas, and scrapbook pages. The list is unlimited.

Today I have a card to show you. The card was a pre-cut card and I used watercolors for the background to make it look like the sky. Once it dried I used the Mini Flying Geese stencil (TCW332s) and modeling paste to the background.  On a separate piece of paper I stamped the cardinals (from Stampendous), colored them in and cut them out.  I attached them to the card with pop dots so it looks like they are in the trees with bird flying in the background.


This type of card can be use for any occasion and is so much fun to make. So dig through all your stencils and find to create a scene for any type of project.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Karenliz Henderson
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team
Blog: My Creative Endeavors






Maple Leaf Fragment: Live Laugh Love

Hello, Karenliz here. I’ve been carving cardboard again. This time I used the Maple Leaf Fragment (TCW2048) and a scrap piece of cardboard.

First I traced the fragment on a piece of cardboard. I took my x-acto knife and sliced though the top layer of cardboard and gently pulled it off. Each leaf I carved differently. The largest one I took the inside pieces and the second one I took the outline of the fragment.

Karenliz_Crdbd1_TCWLeafOnce you have carved all that you want you can erase the lines or leave them there. To complete my piece I decided to use watered down acrylic paint to the top and then added some dictionary paper and paper flowers.


Have you carved any cardboard lately? You should try it. It’s lots of fun.

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



Hand Lettering with stencils.

I love these stencils for TCW. So many options for Journaling and creating cards and titles and such.

TCW474 Hand drawn Frames in 6 inch and 12 inch size.  These are new Summer 2014 Stencils with the last release.

Crafter's Workshop Template 12"X12"-Hand Drawn Frames TCW-474

This is the first project I used this stencil with, using this very basic technique.  Its in My Bible, but can be done anywhere….using a favourite quote, song or poem.

Lydell-Quin-TCW-hand-letteringCheck out how easy this is…..

Using a pencil, trace very lightly around the stencil shapes.

Lydell Quin TCW hand lettering 3Lydell-Quin-TCW-hand-lettering-5jpg

Next get out your fine black pen.  Trace the lines adding bits here and there to fill in the gaps


 Get out your Copics, or what ever markers you like to use, and colour it in!


Add your text, how ever you wish.



I did this same process on the lovely thick cardstock from Core’dinations

Its gorgeous to work on. (6×6 Pad of super thick bright white cardstock)


 Out line, colour and cut out!


I adhered these to Project Life cards from Studio Calico.  Just round the corners and they are done!


 Same idea for easy cards……


 So sweet, and I really love quick and easy cards.

Maybe you have some stencils you can use to do some doodling and some Lettering for some easy projects.  Perfect to do sitting in front of the telly at night if you don’t like idle hands!  Love doing something arty, kicking back watching TV at night!

Thanks for checking in today.

Enjoy your stencils!


TCW Design Team


Together….You and Me!

Together...you and me by Lynne Forsythe

Today I am sharing a card I whipped up awhile back.

I created my background by applying
crackle embossing paste through
TCW428s ~ Mini Climbing Vine Reverse


After the paste had dried….
I loosely applied Glimmer Mist, with a paintbrush
over the stenciled image.

Together...you and me by Lynne Forsythe

I, then, loosely traced around the stenciled/painted image.

To finish off my card,
I added flowers and butterflies over the stenciled Climbing Vine.

Together...you and me by Lynne Forsythe

Thank you for stopping by to view my card.
Hope you enjoyed it!


Lynne Forsythe
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team