cards with stencils

Welcome to a fun blog hop whre I am sharing 6 cards with stencils! Altenew has just released new stencils and we put them in action in this inspirational blog hop! There are lots of giveaways along the way too so hop along with us.

video tutorial

In today’s video you can see all the new stencils in action! You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel

cards with stencils | close-up photos

For this card I used the Floral Garden Stencil( ALTN ). It’s a really fun stencil that combines leaves and flowers in such a way that is easy to ink them up with different colors. It’s one of those 2 step stencils where you need to flip it to move on. Check the video for step by step tutorial on how to layer it. My sentiment is from the Fancy Greetings Stamp Set( ALTN | SSS ) and I did all the inking using distress oxide inks (worn lipstick, carved pumpkin, mowed lawn).

For the next card I used the Heart Builder Stencil ( ALTN ). I combined two distress oxide inks (peacock feathers, cracked pistachio). The sentiment is the THANK YOU SCRIPT Die set ( SSS ).

The next card is really striking in real life! Lot’s of gold and shine going on! I used the Illusion Spiral Stencil( ALTN ) and sprayed over it with Antique Gold Metallic Ink Spray ( ALTN | SSS ). To turn my background into a card I added a cutout star and a sentiment.

How gorgeous is this card? I love cards with flowers… so for this one I used the Ombré Stripes Stencil ( ALTN ) and applied Embossing Paste ( ALTN | SSS ) making sure that I don’t cover up the whole panel. The flower is from the Angelique Motifs Stamp Set( ALTN | SSS ) which is just stunning! The sentiment is from a stamp set packed with thank you sentiments in tons of sizes and fonts, the Thank You Builder Stamp Set( ALTN | SSS ).

Here is the card that I made using the Broken Chevrons Stencil( ALTN ). I applied Embossing Paste ( ALTN | SSS ) and again I didn’t cover up with it the whole background. I love that artsy look. The flower was made using only the dies from the Build-A-Flower: Sakura Blossom( ALTN | SSS ). The sentiment is from the Weekend Doodles Stamp Set( ALTN | SSS ).

Finally here is the card I made using the Deco Wonder Stencil( ALTN ) and applied over it the Tonic MOONSTONE Nuvo Glimmer Paste ( SSS ). It’s really sparkly in real life and you don’t really need to do anything else with such a background. The sentiment is the Thinking of You Die( ALTN | SSS )


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Floral Garden Stencil
[ ALTN ]
Heart Builder Stencil
[ ALTN ]
Broken Chevrons Stencil
[ ALTN ]
Deco Wonder Stencil
[ ALTN ]
Ombré Stripes Stencil
[ ALTN ]
Illusion Spiral Stencil
[ ALTN ]
Embossing Paste
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Antique Gold Metallic Ink Spray
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Tonic MOONSTONE Nuvo Glimmer Paste 953N
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad WORN…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
[ SSS ]
Fancy Greetings Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Angelique Motifs Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Angelique Motifs Die Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Weekend Doodles Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Thank You Builder Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Build-A-Flower: Sakura Blossom
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Thinking of You Die
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp THANK YOU SCRIPT…
[ SSS ]
Couture Creations SPONGE DAUBERS…
[ SSS ]
[ SSS ]
Therm O Web 0.5 INCH PURPLE TAPE Easy…
[ SSS ]
Therm O Web PURPLE TAPE Easy Release…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Tonic GLASS MEDIA MAT 1914e
[ SSS ]


  • To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 5/28/2019 for a chance to win.
  • They will also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 5/31/2019.

next stop

The next stop on the blog hop is Maryam Perez

more inspiration with stencils

If you want more inspiration with stencils you can visit THIS and THIS post!


  1. Beautiful cards and I appreciate the video on different ways to use stencils. I have a number of them and sometimes get creatively stuck on how to use them. Thanks, Vicky

  2. Vicky, what a super variety of cards you’ve made! You’ve showcased these stencils beautifully with these amazing cards. Thanks.

  3. Every one of your cards are gorgeous! It matches no one! You truly are gifted with an extraordinary creative mind. You inspire me with every video you share!

  4. Vicky, awesomeness as always. You are sooo amazingly talented and creative. Your cards and your tutorials always inspire me.

  5. Thank you Vicky., for sharing in your video how you used each of these stencils. Each of your cards is beautiful and you made me want all the stencils. My two favorite stencils are the floral garden and the ombre stripes!

  6. Nice cards to showcase the latest stencils.
    I don’t think I can pick a favorite! Each one you used made such sweet cards.

  7. I love your cards, but my best are the last 3. I love how you did the texture paste. Gorgeous <3

  8. Love all these beautiful stencil designs, and I’m enjoying the inspiration along the hop! Gorgeous cards!

  9. Love all your cards featuring the new stencils. Love the embossing paste used with only part of the stencil!

  10. I LOVE the Altenew die cut flower and card! And I appreciate how you used many items from your stash, as I can think of similar items I have and could use to create cards inspired by this video!

  11. As expected, I like ALL the cards you made for this release blog hop! If I had to choose a favorite (very hard to do), I would say the Thank You card with the Ombré Stripes stencil and flower; the subtle background adds so much. Thank you!

  12. I need to experiment more with using paste over just part of the stencil. I’m always afraid to mess it up… but the imperfection is what adds so much character. Thanks for these great ideas!

  13. Thank you for the video! I love the textured card! The backgrounds you created are just FABULOUS!

  14. What a fantastic set of cards! Love how you used the stencils and added the perfect colors and designs.

  15. What beautiful cards! I especially love the colors you used on the heart builder stencil and the illusions stencil card is so striking!

  16. So happy to see this video, I have a few stencils right now and sometimes I just can’t think of how to use them. Awesome ideas.

  17. I love stencils, there is so much you can do with them. Thanks for sharing, your cards are always an inspiration

  18. All these cards are beautiful and really let the backgrounds shine. The Heart Builder stencil is so unique!

  19. Love the cards and video. Thanks for showing how those new stencils work. I love the idea of the heart builder stencil that you just flip it. I also love the layered floral garden stencil. So clever.

  20. Thanks for sharing these gorgeous cards made with the great new stencils! Love your videos.

  21. These are all fantastic, Vicky! I love your style of cards and there are so many goodies to choose from.

  22. Fantastic cards! Thanks for the really helpful video! I look forward to trying out the techniques you showed us.

  23. The backgrounds are amazing, Vicky! I love what you did with the Floral Garden stencil. It looks like you spent a long time on the design, when it really is quick. I’m think I must have that one!

  24. All your cards are beautiful. My favorite is the first. Just love this stencil and love the colors.

  25. The Floral garden stencil is so pretty and can really look so different based on color choice. I really like the details you used.

  26. Wow Vicky!! I really love your cards!! Your use of the stencils is marvelous!! Thank you for all of the inspiration!!

  27. All of your cards are gorgeous! You always have such wonderful ideas! I love the embossed background on the Sakura card!

  28. Beautiful projects, wonderful new stencils. I love them all, but the Floral Garden is my favorite.

  29. Hi Vicky 🙂 You once again have a been a very busy lady AND beautifully so!!! Your cards are each one stunning! I would love to know how to pronounce your last name…I’ll bet it’s beautiful! Thank you for sharing! I aspire to make cards like you 🙂

  30. I love all your 6 beautiful cards! You incorporated the backgrounds you made with the stencils and made such gorgeous cards! Thanks for always sharing your ideas and expertise with us! It certainly spurs me on to try some new things!

  31. Love the variety of looks and techniques in your cards. I always enjoy watching your videos to see how you make your finished cards from your art in progress.

  32. I really like your Heart Builder stencil card, particularly in the two colors that you chose. And I like the added enamel dots for dimension. Very pretty.

  33. Vicky, I love your ingenious idea of using the stencils in a partial way! The cards are all so beautiful and artistic! You have added each element superbly! My fav is Floral Garden, and the next two are Ombre Stripes and the broken chevrons. You used all of them so beautifully.

  34. Your cards are always gorgeous, and this process video makes it so easy for me to understand the techniques and actually be successful! You rock! I am loving these stencils, especially the Floral Garden and Hearts and Spiral!! Thanks for sharing, Vicky! I’ll be coming back to this video again and again!!

  35. Your cards are lovely. You continue to inspire me to go into my craft area and create. I have learned so much from you…how to use pattern paper creatively, to use different meadow with my stencils and introduce me to many great products, companies and techniques . Thank you so very much for sharing.

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