Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Simply Stencilled

I've been digging around in my "Christmas Bits Box" and found the numbers 2 and 5, die cut from strong plastic. They were part of a festive card making goody bag years ago, and I've never quite worked out what they were intended for. However I thought they looked pretty useful as stencils, if only I could hold them firmly in place.

Aha! A brainwave! I popped a repositionable adhesive cartridge into my trusty old Xyron and hey presto - they now stay securely in place yet can be lifted off without leaving a trace. My Xyron often comes under threat of disposal, as I seldom use it, finding the cartridges expensive and hard-to-find,  then it works a bit of magic for me and it's reprieved once more.

With such HUGE numbers, there wasn't going to be much room for anything else, even on a large A5 card. So I decided to make the most of that fact and create a very clean and simple Christmas card. On a panel slightly smaller than the card, I positioned the stencils then sponged over them randomly with Crushed Olive and Forest Moss distress inks. They lifted off cleanly to give a very striking result. All that was needed then was to edge the panel and stamp the greeting with more Forest Moss.

I'm playing along with

Addicted to CAS Challenge 49 - Stencil
Make My Monday Numbers


  1. or perfect for my next birthday...

  2. Love the bold design of this card Jane - fab sponged background too. Thanks for joining in this week at MMM - Jacqueline xx

  3. Fabulous :) Love the big and bold stenciled numbers. Thank you for sharing with ATCAS!

  4. Thank you for joining us at MMM with a big bold number :-)
    Suzi B x

  5. AWESOME stencil! Thanks for joining in at ATCAS!


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