16 January 2020

stunning stencils

Happy Thursday crafters!  Hope you're having a great week.  Winter weather is hitting us here on the west coast but I can't really complain.  We still have the best weather in the country!

At Seize the Birthday this week, we are having some fun with stencils.  I decided to get out my Gelli Arts plate and some paints for this challenge.  I played around with a bunch of different stencils and colour combos (see my Instagram) so it was hard to pick which one to make a card with.  (Note: don't be surprised if you see more of these panels on upcoming cards!) I finally decided to make two cards, one using the positive and the other using the negative. Plus, I love purple but don't use it nearly enough. The backgrounds are 'so much' that I kept everything else fairly simple. I have to give a shout out to my friend Cheiron for teaching me this technique!

Do you have a favourite? I really like how they both turned out but think it's so cool that the colours show up so well on the black.

Be sure to head over to the blog to see what the rest of the team and our Surprise Party Guest Joyce have created with their stencils.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a terrific day and a wonderful weekend.

Card details:
happy birthday to you & happy birthday
Stamps: Unity
Ink: SU! Elegant Eggplant
Paper: white and black cardstock
Accessories: Tim Holtz Splashes stencil, Gelli Arts plate, Art Loft paints, SU! hardware, Amuse ribbon and gems


  1. Well look at you making these geli plates in negative and positive. They really turned out swell!

  2. Spectacular! I definitely can't choose one from them - they both look so awesome! In fact, I had thought it was foil! Definitely beautiful effects!

  3. You are really making some incredible backgrounds Glenda! You have found another path of card making that you are really good at! Super job and enjoy the snow!

  4. These are wonderful, dramatic backgrounds! Two gorgeous birthday cards.

  5. Bold and beautiful backgrounds! I bought a gelli plate but have yet to try it, these look amazing, Cathy x

  6. They are both gorgeous, Glenda!!! If I have to pick one, I'd choose the first one. The stenciled colors look so dynamic and I love the movement!

  7. Both fabulous cards, Glenda! I love the drama of the black one.

  8. Two fabulous cards Glenda. Love the effects of the positive and the negative.


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