cards with stencils

Today I made 4 easy cards with stencils.

This blog post is also part of a fun blog hop! Altenew has released new stencils and ink sprays and we celebrate the release with inspiration and lots of giveaways.

video tutorial

You can enjoy the video tutorial on all the cards below or at my YouTube channel

close-up photos

Here are some close-up photos on all the cards that I shared in the video tutorial above.

sunburst stencil card

Here is a lovely Christmas card where I used the Sunburst Stencil( ALTN | SSS ) to create and interesting background. I used a spray over the stencil for a tone on tone look and added some glitter too!

Add any focal point on top…. I went with a combination of stamps from the Brilliant Baubles Stamp Set( ALTN | SSS | SBC ) and the Holiday Bow Stamp Set( ALTN | SSS | SBC ).

flowing hearts stencil

Just for a change here is a card not Christmas related! This gorgeous heart was made using distress inks over the Flowing Hearts Stencil( ALTN | SSS ).

skylight stencil

Stencils provide an easy way to create an interesting background to add your focal points on top. They can be really subtle or really help everything pop up, like this example! The stencil used here is the Skylight Stencil( ALTN | SSS ). I used gold paste for texture and shine. Perfect for the occasion !

beveled squares stencil

And here is my last card for today… something completely different and perfect for those you love geometric shapes! This is the
Beveled Squares Stencil( ALTN | SSS ) and I used paste only on part of it to create this design. Again I used silver paste for texture and shine and finished my card with some silver confetti.

cards with stencils – supplies

Blow you can find all the products I used to create my cards with stencils. Links to multiple online stores linked below. Affiliate links used at no extra cost to you.

Sunburst Stencil
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Skylight Stencil
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Beveled Squares Stencil
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Flowing Hearts Stencil
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Holiday Bow Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS | SBC ]
Holiday Bow Die Set
[ ALTN | SSS | SBC ]
Brilliant Baubles Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS | SBC ]
Brilliant Baubles Die Set
[ ALTN | SSS | SBC ]
Holiday Script Words Die Set
[ ALTN | SSS | SBC ]
Script Words Die Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Wavy Grid Stencil
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Square Weave Pattern Stencil
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Feathered Leaves Stencil
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Flowing Butterfly Stencil
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Floral Mandala Stencil
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
[ SSS | SBC ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad WORN…
[ SSS | SBC ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
[ SSS | SBC ]
Simon Says Clear Stamps TINY WORDS…
[ SSS ]
The Crafter’s Workshop PLATINUM…
[ SSS ]
The Crafter’s Workshop CHAMPAGNE GOLD…
[ SSS ]
Tonic FROSTED SILVER Mirror Card…
[ SSS ]
Studio Katia OCTOBER Crystals sk1018
[ SSS ]
Studio Katia SILVER FOIL Confetti SK2705
[ SSS ]


There are many ways to win prizes along this blog hop

  • Leave me a comment below for a chance to win $30 gift certificate. The winner will be announced on my winners page on 12/3/2018
  • Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please visit Altenew Card Blogfor more details
  • There are giveaways on every stop of the hop so make sure to visit everyone!

next stop

The next stop on the blog hop is Enza Gudor. Happy hopping!


  1. I absolutely love all the cards, my favorite one is the poinsettia. I wish I could make all of them. The stamp and die cuts for that card are awesome. I have never purchased a stamp and die but, now I am going to.

  2. Wow such great cards, easy but wonderful effect. . For me inspiration to use a stencil in this way. Never did it like this before.

  3. Gorgeous cards. Simple and elegant. I like using stencils, they give you so many possibilities. I am so glad I discovered your blog. Thanks for inspiration!

  4. I love these cards, Vicky! I especially love the use of glitter glue as embossing paste. That greatly expands my repertoire of products to use with all of my stencils! Thank you for sharing your gifts with us1

  5. you never stop amazing me with your talent. No matter what is given to you to work with you are always able to make the most beautiful cards.

  6. Beautiful cards! I think we sometimes get stuck and forget that any stencil makes a nice background….it doesn’t have to be a holiday one!

  7. Thanks for the video. I sometimes (Ok. Honestly? Often times!!) have a block around what to do with the stencils I have so the inspiration is much appreciated. And I NEVER would have thought to use Stickles with a stencil!!!! What a Fantastic idea!!!! A must try for sure. As always, thank you, Vicky!

  8. Always love what you do and these beautiful creations are no exception. You’ve provided amazing inspiration here and creative ways to use our existing stash. The last card is my favourite. Love the simplicity and elegance.

    Love to listen to you too. Your accent reminds me of my mother-in-law who was from Thank you.

  9. Your card put the Beveled Squares Stencil on my must-have list. The way you make it look like ornaments is brilliant.

  10. I loved how you used the sticklers as a glitter paste….I have ton’s of sticklers and use them often but had never tried this…can’t wait to give it a try! Thanks!

  11. Just lovely cards, Vicky! My favorite tip was learning I could use stickles or nuvo drops like a glitter paste through a stencil! Brilliant! These new Altenew stencils are amazing. Thanks! ?❤️✨

  12. You are so creative to see those possibilities. I have two family anniversaries in December, so the heart could work for that, too.

  13. You always make such beautiful cards and have such creative ideas- love the heart stencil card! I’ve never thought of spreading Stickles on my stencils- what a great idea! I will definitely remember that!

  14. These are very creative ideas. Thank you once again for sharing your beautiful cards with us, they are always an inspiration.

  15. Vicky, you always knock it out of the park. I began watching you many years ago and you never disappoint. Thank You for all of your inspiration .

  16. You have made such a wonderful set of cards!! They’re absolutely beautiful! I enjoyed your video and watching your creative process unfold. Thank you for the inspiration!

  17. Love the star burst! It is a technique that I have not yet used. Thank you for all that you share. Happy holidays to you!

  18. I love how you “remind” us to think outside the box with our supplies. I loved the use of the Stickles over the shimmer spray in the ornament card for example. TFS.

  19. Oh, these are beautiful, Vicki! My favourite stencils are the first one and the heart one.
    Thank you for sharing your ideas!

  20. Oh my goodness! These are all gorgeous! The ornament card may be my favorite because of the luscious colors, but all are inspiring!

  21. Gorgeous cards again Vicky. Thank you to Altenew for their new release of wonderful stencils and the beautiful colours in the new inks. I love the techniques you have used on your stencils, I learn something new from you everytime I watch one of your videos. Thank you for your inspiration. A beautiful assortment of cards.

  22. Wow I never think of using stencils, even though I have a few in my stash. I just love what you did with these ones. Such beautiful cards!

  23. Very pretty cards. Nice to see the platinum modelling paste, it looks great, I was happy to see tickles used too as I have quite a few and don’t get them out very often. Thanks for sharing.

  24. Finally a use for stencils that I absolutely LOVE! I really like the gold and silver embossing paste. Can’t wait to try this. Thank you for continuing to find new and innovative ways to design cards. Such an inspiration. xoxo

  25. The ink combo on your love card is precious! Tattered Rose is my fave Distress color. I think the silver card comes a close second. I need to remind myself that I should make a stencil work for me, and look at it from different angles. Thanks as always for the inspiration.

  26. Vicky, your imagiation in how you use new products is truly inspiring!! Thank you for sharing your unique talent with us all!!

  27. As always; amazing cards! I loved the last one the most. You are really talented and I am always excited to see what you are up too!

  28. Hello Vicky,
    I really like the shine in all the cards. The heart card is beautiful for other occasions too. Thank you for sharing your great ideas. 🙂

  29. You do amazing work. Love you style. My favorite card is the heart with those beautiful colors. Thanks for sharing your work.

  30. These are so pretty, especially the one with the ornament! The colors on these sprays are beautiful and there are some really great stencils.

  31. I learn so much about products and techniques from watching your videos, Vicky. These stencils are beautiful and your work is always inspiring! Thanks so much for sharing your tutorials and for showcasing new products. God bless.

  32. All four of your beautiful projects have a wonderful look. The card with the Sunburst stencil was quite intriguing with its pattern in the background of evergreen and ornament, and the Beveled Squares stenciled card is superbly stunning in its silver array.

  33. Absolutely love all your cards. I am going to go through my stencils and make some cards. Thank you for the inspiration as always!

  34. Beautiful cards and thanks for all the awesome techniques with stencils – love the ink sprays with glitter and the texture paste in gold and silver is gorgeous.

  35. First time to see the beveled squares.
    They are fantastic. All of the cards
    are gorgeous. thanks for sharing

  36. I always enjoy seeing what you create. The stencil ideas really have me thinking. I had not thought of using the Stickles on a stencil. Love that idea.

  37. Vicky these are just beautiful! It amazes me how you come up with such different cards wow, thx for the inspiration!

  38. Stunning cards. Your first card is amazing. I would have never thought to spread stickles over a stencil for a glittery shine. It turned out fabulous. Thanks for the inspiration.

  39. Beautiful cards, Vicky! I love how you used Stickles on the stencil – I hadn’t even thought about that, but it’s so pretty and sparkly. Such amazing and creative ideas!

  40. Your cards are always so pretty. Love the creative ideas you show. I never would have thought to use stickles. I love the gold and silver paste too. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.

  41. I just purchased some stamp and die sets among a few other things from Altenew. This set of stencils would go perfectly with the!. I always love the beautiful, elegant and fun cards you make Vicky. Thanks for sharing!

  42. All four years f your cards are amazing and beautiful. I really like how you created the last card, but blocking off part of the stencil.

  43. Your stenciled cards are so inspiring! I love that green-on-green look for the first card! And I don’t own any gold or silver paste, but I can’t get over how shiny and smooth and beautiful it is. Thank you for the inspiration!

  44. I am really loving Altenews Stencil release. Vicki, you always do a marvelous job on release cards. I really love the Wavy Grid stencils. Who am I fooling I love them all.

  45. Beautiful Christmas cards! The Pointsettia card is stunning! The heart cards background is also beautiful. Great work.

  46. WoW! These are all so beautiful! I can’t even begin to choose a favourite. You’ve done it again Altenew. And these cards are simply beautiful! Love what you did with the gold & silver paste!

  47. Wonderful cards and I love the way you used the stickles with that terrific stencil. So many good ideas, such a terrific group of stencils…

  48. Love your card ideas!!! I need to get some silver and gold paste. They are so pretty!! Thank you for sharing!!!

  49. Love your videos! I wouldn’t have thought about using Stickles with a palette knife and a stencil. Looking forward to your next post.

  50. Lovely, creative cards. You really think outside the box! My favorite is the Flowing Hearts “Love” card. Though I learned something neat from each card you made in your video!

  51. The ornament card is my favourite but they all are inspiring and I so look forward to your videos. Great inspiration with the new products

  52. Oh my, how do you come up with these gorgeous designs! The texture & shine you’ve acheived with the stencils and metallic pastes is definitely something I’m going to try.

  53. Thanks for sharing some Christmas ideas…..fabulous work. You may have just changed my mind on my next set of Christmas cards I will be making.

  54. Your creations are always so creative and beautiful. I love the look of the gold texture paste. My favorite has to be your heart card. I love pink!

  55. I always love your cards and these are no different. You never disappoint. Beautiful cards using these stencils. I hope you have a Merry Christmas!!

  56. Your cards are absolutely beautiful! I’ve never used modeling paste, but the results you have make it look like a great product to use. Thanks also for the video. Its so helpful to see how to use the stencils. Oh, and I never knew I could use my Stickles for stencils! Thanks for teaching me so much!

  57. Fabulous cards! I always love seeing the different designs and techniques you use! I love the beveled squares stencil card – gorgeous!

  58. Your cards are gorgeous! I love what you did with the beveled square stencil. I wasn’t that fond of it until I saw this card. That gold and silver paste that you used is absolutely stunning! Of course I can’t forget the glittery look on that Christmas card. It is fantastic! (Of course glitter is my favorite thing lol)

  59. Oh such fun goodies! Just have ideas flying! Would be so fun to share with the remaining women in my family! My sister & niece are coming to card make, its become traditional and so fun! This would make it better! Thanks for sharing Vicky

  60. Loved seeing the video on your beautiful cards. I have some textured pastes and can’t wait to try out some of the techniques you used! ??

  61. Am new to crafting and you have inspire me with all your beautiful cards. I always look forward to your videos

  62. What a fantastic set of cards! I’m not yet tired of holiday cards (which is good, since I still have many to make), but I also love seeing some of the other uses of these products, too. And that metallic paste is amazing. I think my favorite is the final card, just because it feels very different from some of the other cards I’ve seen, and that’s always a treat. Thanks for sharing with us!

  63. Hello Vicky. Fabulous cards – am loving all the new stencils etc. from the Altenew release. Your cards make the best use of all of them and the finished products are just stunning. Always enjoy watching you create. I’ve been on the computer for hours and can’t remember if I wished you and your family a blessed Christmas and a safe and happy 2019. If so, you’ve got double wishes – not to be sneezed at. TFS and inspiring us throughout 2018. Bev from Sydney Australia.

  64. As always you have created very beautiful cards!! I really like these new Altenew products that you’ve used! They look wonderful in your designs!

  65. Vicky I love your work, it’s always so well organised, colourful, pretty & eye catching to look at & your posts or videos are always fun & full of lots of advice, thank you.

  66. I have just started to make cards & a friend told me to come see your work, she rages about you & now i see why, wow, I want to make creations k or these !

  67. All of your creations are gorgeous! I especially love the Skylight stencil with the Poinsettia, it is stunning. Thank you for sharing all of your gorgeous cards and for the always amazing inspiration.
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  68. Another brilliant video full of helpful tips and Techniques, I always love watching your videos to find inspiring ways to use different supplies x

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