Friday, 24 September 2021

Plaid stenciling for Christmas

Hello everyone. I had a some crafty time today so that I could finish a Christmas card for a couple of challenges.

I created my background by applying embossing paste through a Plaid stencil (Joanna Sheen). Next, I added a few sprinkles of embossing powder in gold and silver and heat set it, being careful not to let the paste bubble too much.

I finished my card by adding some elements from my UFO box and adhering the panel to my A2 card base. 

I'm playing at:

CAS Christmas - Plaid

ABC Christmas - S for Stencil

ATSM - #414 Any occasion

The 12 months of Christmas - #81 AG Christmas 
(option: add something metallic)

HLS Christmas - AG Christmas


  1. This is fabulous, so unique and different! I love the paste for the "plaid" and the circle with the sentiment! This couldn't be more CAS and super cute! thank you for sharing this at CAS Christmas!

  2. This is beautiful and artsy, Marianne! Love your embossing paste, plaid stenciling. I have never seen this done before and it's fantastic! Love the gold wreath and circle sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Christmas! xx

  3. Lieve Mar, wat een serene uitstraling, eenvoud en elegantie straalt deze kaart uit. Zo prachtig. En met heel eenvoudige technieken. Liefs, Ineke😘☀️

  4. CAS and textural Marianne, not an easy combination but you pulled it off beautifully.

    B x

  5. the touch of gold embossing on your plaid looks wonderful. Thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas

  6. Now this is my type of card....Mixing the medias and keeping it CAS. So contemporary and unique, love how you did the paste stencilling and heat embossing and I love this card Marianne x.

  7. what a great use of the plaid with your partial stenciling - so pretty in the gold and a wonderful CAS design! thanks for sharing with us at CAS Christmas! xx

  8. What a gorgeous card! I love all the texture you've incorporated into this CAS card. Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge!

  9. What an elegant Christmas card. I love the texture you achieved with the embossing paste. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

    sue n.

  10. I love the embossing paste on the card front and your use of the embossing powder. Sometimes you don't want the embossing paste to bubble up. Beautiful card.
    thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge.
    Barb Housner DT

  11. Congrats on being a Top Pick at CAS Christmas with the amazing card, Marianne!! Just love the gold and the texture!!

  12. Gorgeous card!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  13. Fatastic card... I am in awe, truly.