Thursday, 26 September 2019

DT Inspiration ....... Quick and Easy Christmas cards using Uniko Stencils

Happy Thursday ........

I hope you're having a great week.
It's Linda here, with a little festive inspiration for you this morning.

I can't believe we're nearly at the end of September ..... the festive season is going to be here before we know it (and I still haven't been on holiday yet!)

Have you made all your Christmas cards?  Or are you like me, still thinking about ideas?
Need something quick and easy but still want fabulous results?
Well, how about using your Uniko stencils.   Team them up with some texture/stencil paste, and a few different finishes, for some fun, all over, festive designs

I started with some coloured cardstock cut slightly bigger than the Uniko stencils.  I then used white texture/stencil paste through each one of the designs and added a different finish.

In the Forest, on the green card, I sprinkled over the top of the paste, whilst it was still wet, with some Platinum Embossing Powder and set this to one side to dry.

Once it was dry, I used a heat tool in the usual way to melt the embossing powder.  I love the texture that came through.

I cut off the edges around the stenciled design, and inked around the piece using Forest Moss Distress Ink to add a little shading.
I then cut the panel into two pieces so that I could stretch the design to fit on the front of my 7x5 inch cardblank

I added my sentiment into the gap I'd created, and added a few dots of glitter glue here and there.

Let it Snow on the blue card, was the paste sprinkled with Crystal Glitter this time, again whilst the paste was wet, and then left to dry.
Depending on your texture paste, and the temperature of your room, drying time will vary.

Once everything was dry, I brushed off any excess glitter and then cut the panel as before in, only this time I cut on a sort of diagonal ......

I added a sentiment and a few sparkly sequins ......

The Scandinavian Christmas on the red card I did leave overnight to dry.  The reason for this was I wanted to hot foil it.

Now I'm not sure if this will work with all brands of texture/stencil paste ...... I do know it works beautifully with the Sweet Poppy one though.

So, once it was dry I covered the stenciled design with some pretty gold foil, then with it in between pieces of copier paper I ran it through my laminator on a hot setting.

The results are gorgeous!

I cut the panel down as before, inked around the edge (Aged Mahogany Distress Ink) and then cut it into two sections giving me space to add my sentiment.

Three designs, all done in the same way, but each one with a different finish .... which one is your favourite?

Thanks for popping by ..... enjoy the rest of your day.

Cheerio until next time ......


  1. Stunning cards. I started mine early this year only got about 15 done. lol

  2. These are absolutely gorgeous! xxx


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