Christmas cards with stencils

Hi! Today I am sharing Christmas cards using stencils. I will be using the 4 new stencils by Darkroom Door and I will make 2 cards in a vintage style with traditional Christmas colors and 2 in a clean and simple style. All cards are not difficult to recreate and some are perfect for mass producing!

video tutorial

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel

close-up photos

the “reindeer stencil” card

For this card I used the REINDEER Stencil ( SSS | DRK ) and applied Glacier Paste in Quicksilver color ( SBC | SSS ) over it. A design that is really easy to mass produce and if you like you can add some sparkle like I did on the reindeer’s antlers. Or you can give him a red nose and turn him into Rudolf!

A card in a non-traditional color combo of silver and light pink, that adds elegance in your design and keeps the card looking fresh and modern. The shine is really pretty in real life but so hard to catch on photos.

the “tree stencil” card

Here is a traditional card in a vintage style. For this card I used the CHRISTMAS TREE Stencil ( SSS | DRK ) and my distress oxide inks.

I always like to add some sparkle on my traditional colored Christmas cards, so I used these gold confetti as ornaments on my tree. You can do that with gems, sequins or even gold nuvo drops.

the “bauble stencil” card

Here is a lovely card with ornaments using the BAUBLE SET Stencil ( SSS | DRK ). For this card again I used reds and greens and the bows were made using the new iZink Diamond 24 Carats Glitter Paint in Light Gold ( JGG ). The shine is amazing and it’s the perfect vintage gold glitter paste !

For this cards I combined stencling and marking and you can see the fun techniques in the step by step video above.

the “star stencil” card

And finally here is another non tradition card, this time for the new year. All I did was to spray with Altenew PURE WHITE Ink Spray ( SSS ) over the STAR SET stencil ( DRK ). I embossed my sentiment and added a few jewels for sparkle.

supplies

Below you can find a list of all the products used today. Links to multiple online shops are available, just click the logo below each item. Affiliate links used where possible at no extra cost to you.

Darkroom Door REINDEER SET Small…
[ SSS | DRK ]
Darkroom Door CHRISTMAS TREE SET…
[ SSS | DRK ]
Darkroom Door BAUBLE SET Small…
[ SSS | DRK ]
Darkroom Door Small Stencil – Star…
[ DRK ]
Darkroom Door Cling Stamp PINE CONES…
[ SSS ]
My Favorite Things CHRISTMAS…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Clear Stamps HOLIDAY…
[ SSS ]
Aladine iZink Diamond 24 Carats…
[ JGG ]
Nuvo – Glacier Paste – Quicksilver
[ SBC | SSS ]
Altenew PURE WHITE Ink Spray ALT2127
[ SSS ]
Pinkfresh Studio JEWELS MIX…
[ SSS ]
Nuvo – Media Spatulas – 2 Pack
[ SBC | SSS ]
Nuvo – Deluxe Adhesive
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Faber-Castell GESSO White Opaque…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 8.5 Inch…
[ SBC | SSS ]

13 Comments

  1. Penni said:

    You make the prettiest cards out of the simplest supplies.

    November 6, 2019
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  2. JANEEN K said:

    Vicki, it is always so enjoyable to watch you create and yes, you do inspire me to go and have some fun in the craft room. I always learn something from you. Your ornament card is fabulous

    November 6, 2019
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  3. Marian said:

    Vicky – thanks for showing us how easy it is to make beautiful Christmas cards. Stencils are so versatile for sure. Love watching your videos. Ornament card is my favourite.

    November 6, 2019
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  4. Marian said:

    Hi Vicky – you make sticking jewels look so easy – where can the wax pencil be purchased?
    I have tried other items for attaching jewels but none seem to work. Thanks so much.

    November 6, 2019
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  5. Diana W said:

    Love them all. Can’t pick a favorite. Darkroom Door has the most wonderful designs. And you showcased them so well. Thanks for sharing.

    November 6, 2019
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  6. Lagene said:

    Awesome creations, thanks for the video, I always enjoy seeing your process!

    November 6, 2019
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  7. Debbie F. said:

    I really like Dark Room Door and appreciate your use of their products here. I’ve got my eyes on the tree and ornament stencils — have some ideas to try using the mask and my gel plate!! The cards you made are really great and I would find it impossible to pick a favorite. I really like how you used “non-traditional” colors. When making Christmas cards this year, I decided to get out of the box and use some non-traditional colors. I really like the look and feel. AND, having said that, I also still really appreciate the traditional colors. I really like the color pink and think pairing it will silver makes for a classy and peaceful look. And the star card with all the white!!!! GREAT idea! Thank you so much for the video, Vicky! Happy Fall!

    November 6, 2019
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  8. Marcie Lovett said:

    I need to remember to use stencils more often. They’re all wonderful but the ornaments card is fabulous!

    November 6, 2019
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  9. Debbie P said:

    Fantastic cards. Thank you for the great tips.

    November 6, 2019
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  10. Yvonne Boucher said:

    Beautiful cards, Vicky. Love the simple yet beautiful results. Thank you for your inspiration!

    November 7, 2019
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  11. Thank you for your post! I found you through Craftsy, now Bluprint, and absolutely adore your art journaling class there. I just found your blog and am so excited to be able to follow your art journey. Thank you for your generosity in sharing your techniques and ideas. Cheers!

    November 9, 2019
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  12. Fikreta said:

    Beautiful cards!
    hugs

    November 9, 2019
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  13. Henriƫtte said:

    Gorgeous cards Vicky. Very clever stencils. I love how you have made the card with the tree, that’s my favorite!
    Thank you so much for showing and have a great Sunday.

    November 10, 2019
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