52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Thursday 22 June 2023

Sweet Poppy Stencils "Festive Phrases" Card

A quick stencil play making this card using Sweet Poppy Stencil products. 

I masked off the edges of a piece of 7x7" card using a low tack tape, to ensure they stayed clean.  I then positioned the Sweet Poppy "Aperture Circle Stencil".  

Over the top of that I lay the Sweet Poppy "Plaid Back Plate stencil" and applied Versafine Clair "Verdant" light green ink through the stencil.

I lifted and repositioned the Plaid stencil, applying Versafine Clair "Shady Lane" a mid green coloured ink, through the stencil to create a green tonal tartan look.

I lifted both the Plaid and circle stencil, then lay the Sweet Poppy "Holly Back Plate Stencil" over the card.  I used Versafine Clair "Rain Forest" dark green ink applied with a blending brush through the stencil.

Removing the stencil, I left the piece to dry before dragging an anti-static bag over the surface of the card.

I then used the "Merry Christmas stamp", part of the Sweet Poppy "Festive Phrases" stamp set, stamped in Versafine Clair "Chianti", which is a rich red colour.

I quickly coated the stamped image with Wow! Clear Embossing Powder and then heat set.

Finally, I removed the tape around the edge of the card and then added red to the berries of the holly using a Posca Pen.


  1. Your added berries are the perfect finish to the holly stencilled card,love the central plaid effect.

  2. So stylish and absolutely gorgeous Christmas card Sam, and a great design idea to make the masked central circle with the plaid stencil and in the yellowy green, and the added red pen detail for the berries works beautifully. x