Sunday, November 20, 2022

Fun With Stencils and Glitter Paste Part 2

 Yesterday was a creative day for me as I made several card fronts using glitter paste and stencils. I had only planned on doing 2 of them, but I found it was so much fun that I wanted to continue while I had the mess out anyway! I'm sorry I waited so long to try this technique because it turns out I love it! 

The stencil set I used for this card has 2 layers, so I first stenciled a background in silver ink using one of the layers. Then came the fun part! I taped the second stencil over my card stock and chose some blue glitter paste. I slathered the blue glitter paste over the stencil and voila! I had a beautiful background! I had originally planned to add a digi stamp to the front panel, but the stenciling was so beautiful that I didn't want to cover it. I let it dry and then placed it under some heavy plates from my embossing machine overnight, but I think I may try this with watercolor paper next time because card stock has a tendency to warp. I die cut a few snowflakes from Spellbinders dies using silver glitter paper and adhered them using tiny bits of foam tape. Then I added some blue gems in various sizes to add even more sparkle. I kept the sentiment small so that the stenciling didn't get covered. I used a cute little "Merry Christmas" sentiment from Woodware Craft Collection stamp set BD23 2DE. I call it my "Figgy Pudding" set because it has a darling stamp of figgy pudding and an "Oh, bring us some figgy pudding and a cup of good cheer" sentiment. I added a bit of the silver glitter card stock as a mat behind the sentiment and popped it up with foam tape. 

A close up of the glitter paste:

Challenges I'm entering: 

As You Like It Challenge: favorite non-traditional Christmas colors and why: This is my second silver and blue card for the challenge, and I am just so drawn to the elegance of this color combination! Really any metallics seem to lend interest and draw the eye to a card, but the combination of silver and blue is subtle and beautiful. 

Cardz 4 Galz: Use a stencil (2/3 ; ends Nov. 29) Stencils (2/5; ends Nov. 23)

Festive Friday Challenge ( Christmas or ATG 

Outlawz Challenges: Monthly linky

Twisted Thursday Challenge ( ATG

Songs and Rhymes challenge ( I chose "We march through frost and snow" as the inspiration for my snowy card

Crazy is our fame - STENCILS are our game! ( ATG with stencils (2/3; ends Dec. 3)

Stay Crafty with A Blog Named Hero: November Challenge | Hero Arts: The Great Outdoors (ends Dec. 4)

We Love to Create mixed media Challenge Blog...sponsored by Polkadoodles ( (unlimited entries; ends Nov. 24)

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge ...: ATG (2/3; ends 12/3)

Crafty Catz ( ATG with optional twist of Christmas (3/3; ends Nov. 24)

Happy Little Stampers: Christmas Challenge: ATG Christmas

Happy Little Stampers: Stencil Challenge

The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up

Happy Little Stampers: Anything Goes with Dies

Craft dream ( Snowflakes  #btchallenge119


  1. Beautifully stenciled, love the pretty glittered goodness!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Stencil Fun!
    Diane SF Co-Owner
    {Nellies Nest}
    {Stencil Fun}

  2. Such a festive card! Great shine and beautiful colors!! So happy you shared with us at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday! ~Katrina

  3. the glitter paste def added another texture for your card, thank you for joining us at the Stencil challenge at Cardz4Galz

  4. Love this card. The sparkle and the shadow snowflakes give it so much depth. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

  5. Thank you so much for entering the Twisted Thursdays Anything Goes challenge at

    The Outlawz Twisted Thursdays Challenges. Looking forward to seeing you again in our next fun Anything Goes Challenge with optional twist.

    Happy crafting,


  6. Beautiful!Thanks for playing along in the Stay Crafty Challenge with A Blog Named Hero.

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  8. oooh! This is one pretty too!!! Thanks so much for playing with us at the HLS Christmas challenge!

    November 28, 2022 at 10:47 AM

  9. Love the use of the glitter paste! Thank you for sharing with Outlawz Songs and Rhymes!