Wednesday, November 20, 2013

New Tim Holtz Holly Bough Layering Stencil Card

Hello friends! I'm back from Boston where I taught 3 Holiday Classes at Absolutely Everything in Topsfield, Mass. Such an amazing store and the ladies were so nice. 

Are you all getting ready for the holidays? Christmas is right around the corner. I can hardly believe it! 

My card features the NEW Tim Holtz Stencils by Stampers Anonymous. I'm giving away the Holly Bough Layering Stencil to 2 lucky winners on Friday so be sure to leave a comment at the end of the post. 

Tape down the new Harlequin Layering Stencil to a piece of Ranger watercolor paper. I love this watercolor paper, one side has a smooth finish that is just perfect for our technique. I colored through the stencil with Antique Linen Distress Ink on an Ink Blending Tool using a pouncing motion. 

Carefully lift the stencil. You can see that I colored to created light and dark areas. 

Position and tape down the Holly Bough Layering Stencil over the Harlequin. Color the holly leaves with Bundled Sage Distress Ink using the same technique as above. 

Color the berries with Festive Berries. 

Stencils are a great way to create a fast background for our card.

Trim the background to size. 4" x 5 1/4". Stitch around the perimeter if desired. 

Stamp 3 christmas ornaments from the Mini Blueprint set with Jet Black Archival Ink onto Ranger's watercolor paper. Color the ornaments with Distress Markers. I've used colors from the new set, Festive Berries, Mowed Lawn, Iced Spruce and Evergreen Bough. Color the outer edges of the ornaments then using the Detail Water Brush blend the colors to the center keeping a lighter area in the center. This will give the ornament shape. Cut the ornament out with scissors. 

Use Paper String to hang the ornaments on your card. I separated the strand to make a thinner hanger and bow. Use foam tape to adhere the ornaments to the card and don't forget to add the the twine in the back as you adhere them to the card. Add the bow separately. 

Stamp Merry Christmas with Jet Black Archival Ink. 

Seasonal Chit Chat adds a nice touch to the top of the Ornaments. Cut a little v off the end and tuck under the bow. 

My good friend Paula Cheney is sharing a beautiful card with a great technique using the Harlequin Layering Stencil over an her blog today too! Don't forget to leave a comment here for a chance to win the Holly Bough Layering Stencil, I will pick 2 lucky winners on Friday morning.  

Thanks for coming by!
Richele


138 comments:

  1. The holly bough and harlequin layering stencils are divine! I am rushing out to get one of each for myself and a whole bunch more as stocking stuffers. Brilliant card Richele. Love the ornaments.

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  2. Wow, awesome card.. and great stencils! And Yes you're right Stencils do make a great background!! and fast ones too!! TFS

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  3. what a beautiful card you made. It turned out great

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  4. Ooh, the three layers of color look a bit like encaustic layering. The pounce technique gives the background a soft look to support the brighter foreground. It even makes the word stamp pop. Lovely.

    Kathleen Harrington

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  5. I love the technique. Sure is great to see your projects.

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  6. What beautiful layers you've created with the 2 stencils and those baubles just look great on top!

    Sally

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  7. What a lovely card I love the holly stencil. Thanks for the great giveaway

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  8. Lovely background. Festive card. These stencils are so fun. Would love to have one of the new ones. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  9. Fabulous make!! Love the way those ornaments look against the stencilled background, they really pop and the way you did the holly with the berries is so clever, love it!!

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  10. great cards! love all the layers - these stencils look great.

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  11. I love the layering technique you used for this card, the subtle colour of the Harlequin stencil layered with the brighter colours of the holly and berry stencil are really gorgeous. Love the ornaments too!

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  12. Beautiful, soft background! I am so ready for the Christmas season to begin!

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  13. Oh I love your card Richele and I love how you used both of the stencils on your BG!! just lovely...inspired to color now! TFS!! :D

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  14. Love your holly and those beautiful ornaments. Thanks.

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  15. Your card is lovely! The stencils make quite a difference. They make an easy, pretty background.

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  16. Very cute! I haven't seen the Holly Bough Layering Stencil before! I have the stamps, but now I think I need the stencil! Thanks for the great tutorials!

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  17. beautiful - love it, thanks for doing the walk through, and thanks for the link to Paula!
    Sandra ltb

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  18. Really nice card! I have long enjoyed your designs featuring Tim Holtz products and this card is another hit! I have a few of the stencils on back order and am looking forward to getting a chance to use them one of these days!

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  19. This is an amazing card! I absolutly love your card! The balls and faded background go perfectly!

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  20. What a gorgeous card! I love how you used the stencils, those ornaments just shine in front of them!

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  21. This card takes me back to my grandmother's christmas card collection! Thanks for the memories!

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  22. beautiful card. Thank you for the inspiration happy Thanksgiving.

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  23. Just a beautiful card, I love the stenciling and the coloring is gorgeous.

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  24. WoW! How beautiful! The soft background makes the ornament colors and words really stand out! Thanks for sharing!

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  25. Very cute card! I love layering stencils!

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  26. oh I love how you combined the stencils here. Great look! Beautiful ornaments too.

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  27. Lovely card! I wouldn't have thought to layer the stencils like that--it looks great! Thanks for sharing the how-to's.

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  28. So many things to love about this card, but the little banner words really are the finishing touch for me!

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  29. Love this! Beautiful christmas!

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  30. Such a classic holiday look to this card, the use of the stencils adds so much character to the overall project. A wonderful card that sparks my creativity for the holiday season.

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  31. I am totally in love with this card and can't wait to try it! Would love to win a stencil so thanks for the giveaway. Since the odds are against me they will have to go on my list for Santa!

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  32. Fabulous!!! Love love love the details!

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  33. wonderfully classic and bright colored card! the stencil is so awesome and the script is in a very nice font!

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  34. I just love those ornaments! how very festive.

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  35. Absolutely fab car, I love the holly bough stencil and would love to win, thank you for sharing :)

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  36. Love the card! So Christmasy. Holly leaves gives the little extra to all christmas projects! Nice stencil!

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  37. I love that you created such a soft background with those beautiful new stencils and the ornaments look wonderful cut out and mounted, really must try that one! Thanks, as ever, for your inspiration. Anne x

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  38. What a gorgeous card, I love this vintage feel it offers! Thank you for the amazing tutorial ^.^

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  39. well he's done it again hasn't he....and now seeing what you've done with them....it's another must have! Love the card...love love love it.
    Laura Papercuts

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  40. Beautiful card! So vintage-y! If you chose my name, please pick another as I already own both stencils thanks to my friend Donna Gibson. I'm paying it forward if my name is chosen!

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  41. Wonderful! These are the only words in my mind!!!!! BArbarayaya

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  42. This card is beautiful! I love both the stenciling and the colouring!

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  43. I want these two stencils BADLY!!!! They are fabulous!!!!!!!

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  44. oops....I forgot! Your card is FABULOUS too!! LOVE it!!! The coloring is so beautiful. The background is so soft!!!

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  45. Love the colors and design of this card. The layering stencils are just beautiful - I would be thrilled to win one! Thanks for the chance.

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  46. Gorgeous Richele. The background looks so dreamy

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  47. What a stunning background. I would love to "play" with Christmas Holly! Thanks for the chance to win one and for sharing your creativity with us - beautiful!!

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  49. That is so clever. why do I never think to stamp and image then cut it out?? Your background is just perfect too.

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  50. Very cute. I love the backgrounds softness with the boldness of the ornaments. Thanks for sharing!

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  51. I love the font on the sentiment. What set is it from?? Beautiful card!

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  52. Oh this is gorgeous! Love the soft background the stencils bring for the ornaments. Don't you just adore the Distress Markers?!?!? Fabulous card Richelle! -- Mary Elizabeth

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  53. The card is sooooo cute ! I'm really getting in the spirit of Christmas now .. the stencils are perfect for card backgrounds.

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  55. Richele, I just love this card and how you used those stencils to create such a delicate background! The water colored ornaments look amazing hanging. Love this and thank you for a chance to win! Enjoy! (sorry about the deleted comment, I made a mistake)

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  56. Love your card and this new stencil.

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  57. Glad you're back and the trip was successful! Can't wait to try out the new stencils.

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  58. Great ideas for the use of the stencils. Wonderful cards. What would we do without Ranger!

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  59. Great ideas for the use of the stencils. Wonderful cards. What would we do without Ranger!

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  60. Gorgeous!! I have purchased the stars and would love the holly...and ps...I loved your configurations box...kudos!!!

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  61. Great card! Love the stencils, can wait to get mine and play!

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  62. what a beautiful project! Thanks for the chance to win the stencil!!

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  63. pretty card! i am loving those stencils!

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  64. Hi Richele. Lovely card. I just adore the holly bough and the tiny tags on the top of the baubles are so sweet. Take care.

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  65. Just love the detail of the holly stencil! Already have ideas churning around my head for what to do with it.

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  66. This card is so gorgeous! Reminds me of the cards that my Mother has saved from when she was young. I cannot wait to try the stencils.

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  67. Gorgeous card, Richele. You're an ace with the markers and water brush! I am constantly inspired by you and your amazing art. Thanks so much for the inspiration and chance to win a stencil.

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  68. I love this card who wouldn't want to receive such a beautiful card like this at Christmas. It looks very vintage and colorful.

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  69. Thank you! I see why this is a fast way to decorate a card. So really wonderful! Love what you did with the ornament stamp too.

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  70. I love this beautiful card. The stencils are amazing!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  71. Thank you for making a great card. I am a see it and copy it kind of person and am thankful for people like you to help me be creative!

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  72. Wow.. the stencils are so effective and subtle as a background to this card and show the baubles of to perfection. Lovely, colourful Xmas card!! :)

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  73. What a lovely card! I just love how you use the stencil!

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  74. Your card looks like it took a long time to make but the stencil makes it quick. Love the card and really love the stencil.

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  75. Your card is simply gorgeous! I love the mix of colors and how you got those ornaments to pop! The stencil creates a wonderful background effect! Kim

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  76. LOVE this card!!!! Using both stencils in the background, the stitching around the edge...it all comes together beautifully!

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  77. Great card. I love the way you used the stamps and the stencils are the perfect background.

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  78. Thanks for sharing the beautiful card. You gave it just the right touch!!!! Linda

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  79. Such a wonderful card, love the soft colors on the background and how you've colored the baubles. Great inspiration.

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  80. I would never have thought to use a harlequin stencil with a holly stencil but, it not only works, it is gorgeous!

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  81. Beautiful card Richele. Welcome back home! (Lynn Hanson)

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  82. OOOOOOOOOOOOOH so pretty ... absolutely love what you did with the background. Okay just when I say no more product right now... I WANT MORE ... just so many cool things, lovin' these stencils they are on my wish list ... and can't have too many Tim Holt's Blueprints right ?!

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  83. Cute card and so easy to make! Thanks for sharing.

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  84. I am loving the new Holly Bough and what you did with it.....

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  85. Such a cheerful card. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  86. Beautiful card! I love the way the stenciled background looks with the ornaments. I can't wait to try these new stencils!

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  87. Love the vintage look of your card - very beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration

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  88. I love making my own backgrounds. Don't often layer two stencils together so you have opened up a new idea for me. The card is beautiful and is easy and quick enough to make in large quantities. Thanks for showing us and giving us the chance to win.

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  89. Such wonderful inspiration! Beautiful! Love it!!

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  90. What a cute card!!! I love how you put it all together!! I make all my Christmas cards and am behind this year. I think the Harlequin and Holly Bough layering stencils would be PERFECT...and easy to put together some spectacular cards for my friends! Thanks for the tutorial and for the chance to give one of the stencils a really good home!!

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  91. What a beautiful card! What great stencils. Maybe if I am really good, I might win one!

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  92. I love these stencils and the way you used them. We don't have any stores around here in SLC, Utah that carry them. I will tell them they have to have them. Mean while I hope I can win them so I can show them how awesome they are. Thanks for sharing andy giving us a chance to win them.

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  93. Your card is very lovely, and thank you for telling us just how you created this gorgeous look. I am only hoping that the featured layering stencils can be found in our local stores. Whoops, maybe I will be lucky enough to win one.

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  94. Thanks for sharing the steps in creating this beautiful card. I hope I am one of the lucky winners!

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  95. :) Loved it!! Also thanks for sharing the steps and could I be winner? Hope so!! Why? I love to play with paint and paper!

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  96. Wow love the card. Been thinking of what to do for my cards and this would be perfect so hope to win.

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  97. So elegant and merry at the same time! Pure Christmas for me. :) Love the new stencils...would like to play with them one day. Thanks for sharing your project!

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  98. your card is great. I loved everything about it. and so easy to do, that you could make multiples quickly.

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  99. really enjoyed the card! Those two stencils are super fun, can't wait to get mine!

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  100. Love, love looooveee all the stencils. This tag is so nice, thanks for sharing. .

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  101. OMG - really loved the ornaments not to mention the stencils-- Thank you for the tutorial and fingers crossed to win a set of stencils!! Have a great Thanksgiving!

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  102. I love this Holly stencil, and I love the how you did the background for the Christmas ornaments it makes the ornaments pop! Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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  103. Fabulous card....LOVE the new stencils and how you added the ornaments.

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  104. I'm a sucker for holly and with the ornaments.... what a perfect combo!!

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  105. I love your use of the holly. It made a really stunning card.

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  106. Love how you and Tim layered the stencils the same! Those ornaments are gorgeous too! Fab card!

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  107. I love your coloring technique, thanks for the tips! The harlequin makes a great first layer for the holly bough

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  108. What beautiful work! This is a lovely card! Would love a chance to make one too! thanks!

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  109. very pretty card! Great techniques - I have to try the coloring one!

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  110. Your card is like wow! I like the way you used both stencils for the back ground♥

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  111. Beautiful card, great techniques, thanks for a chance to win the stencils, I can't wait to try them!

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  112. I've been to Tim's and Paula's blogs to see their stencil ideas. I love your ideas too. I especially like how the ornaments pop on the background and also like the special touch with the message tags. Thank you for the chance to win in your giveaway. :)

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  113. I love the holly stencil....it's killer. thanks for the chance to win.

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  114. LOVE the card and many thanks for the chance to win the great stencil.

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  115. I love your card and how you softly layered the Harlequin and Hollybough stencil pattern for the background. It's gorgeous! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

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  116. Wow! I love your card! Fabulous layering. Thanks for the great giveaway! Love these new stencils.

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  117. A very pretty card--I really like how you used both stencils together!
    Thanks for sharing and a chance to win.

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  118. The stencil looks so antique on your card! Just goes to share how versatile it is.

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  119. beautiful, simple, and festive - my favorite kind of Christmas card!

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  120. OOHH! I love the new holly berries stencil--I love what you did with it!! Gorgeous!

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  121. Great card. Thanks for the demo.

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  122. One of the prettiest cards I've seen this season! Thanks for reminding us to use our stencils.

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  123. Gorgeous card, love the holly berries stencil, and the end result!

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  124. These new layering stencils are marvelous! I already have 4, and am using them all in Christmas cards! Always need more!

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  125. Fantastic Design. Love your design the best.

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  126. Beautiful card! I love the subtle colors and the way you used the new holiday stencils.

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  127. Really getting hooked onto stencils with your awesome cards and projects just love the ideas thanks.

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  128. I am t-o-t-a-l-l-y loving these stencils!!!

    Beautiful work!!

    Cheers!!!


    Lorraine
    ;o)

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  129. Wonderful creation! Love all the layers and the vintage look. Thanks for sharing all the details!

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  130. Love those stencils! The card is gorgeous!!!

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