Create Stencil Style – Stamping with a Stencil

I just received an order from SSS of Memory Box stencils and dies so I decided to use a stencil as a stamp. I took my new Memory Box GARDEN BIRCH LANDSCAPE Designer Stencil, covered it with versamark ink, pressed it on to black cardstock, ran it through my Big Shot to ensure good coverage, coated it with Ranger’s Gold embossing powder and heat set. I had some stray embossing powder around the trees, but I thought it looked like stars in the evening sky and left it. I added the Memory Box Deer Trio and Fresh Cut Grass die cuts, and 2 cardinals from Impression Obsession’s Birch Tree dies, layered the images and my card was complete.

I entered this card into the following:

PDE Linky Party #17 with Team B -Dies/punches

Jingle Bells – Baby it’s gold outside


Memory Box GARDEN BIRCH LANDSCAPE Designer Stencil 88550

Update:  My card was selected as a favorite of the week ending Sept 7, 2014 at Splitcoast Stampers.See post 62 @



  1. Pia says:

    What a clever use of stencil! I’ve got one I will try this technique with!
    This card looks stunning in black and gold!

  2. smilynstef says:

    Great idea to run it through your embossing machine … what an absolutely fabulous effect … thank you for going for the *gold* with us at jingle belles.

  3. Janis says:

    Wow. This is beautiful! Thank you for Linking Up at PDE Linky Party.
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  4. lauren says:

    OH WOW! i already thought this was a gorgeous card and brilliant use of gold, but reading the technique has totally blown me away! what a GREAT idea, i totally have to try that! meanwhile, thanks for coming on a GILT TRIP with us at JINGLE BELLES! :)