Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Ribbons and Stars Christnas Card.

Happy Wednesday to you all,  I thought I would surprise you by posting my blog now, instead of the usual midnight lol!!        Hope you have managed to tune in to Imagination Craft's shows on the Hochanda TV Channel so far today, to see our lovely Sue and Kerrie Anne demonstrating some fabulous new colours in the Starlight paints range, exclusive to Hochanda !  so you'd better be quick and order now, as they were being snapped up very quickly this morning!!

My card  today has been made using one of the stencils shown on Hochand TV , the Ribbons  and Stars panel stencil, plus  one of their  very pretty panel background cards.    I thought I would show you a slightly different way to use this stencil.

Make a base card from cream hammered card.   Matt a piece of black onto the front of the cream card, leaving a narrow border of the cream showing.

Take the patterned panel card and lay the stencil on top,  use masking tape to hold the stencil in position then, using a black fine liner pen, draw around the design.    As this card has a very smooth surface, please be careful not to smudge the ink, it will take some time to dry properly.   Carefully remove the stencil.

When this is dry fill in the design with some tangled patterns of your choice, again using the black fine liner pen.

Hand draw a line with circles in it,  down the left side of the card, (a) to balance the overall design of the card and (b) to frame the card.      No need for this to be a perfectly drawn line and perfect circles.   This technique could be used for many different stencils and can be very relaxing to do, time just flies by when tangling so just remember you have the evening meal in the oven  lol!!!  or you will have a burnt offering as I did, as I just got carried away !!!  

Hope you like this, it is just a different way to use this stencil.   Have a fabulous day and I will be back soon with another card to share with you.   Have fun and happy crafting.

                                                                Love and rainbows,

                                                                 Hugs    Jennifer xx.


  1. Hi Jennifer, what a fab way to use this panel, brilliantly designed as ever. This is one of the stencls I hope to buy at the Glasgow craft show next week, I have a list of things I want from watching the shows, fabulous demos, Kate x

    1. Hi Kate, so pleased you have enjoyed the shows. Hope you have a fabulous time at the Glasgow show and you manage to buy the products you have on your wish list. Thanks for your lovely comment.
      Hugs Jennifer xx.

  2. Gorgeous Jennifer, love the zentangle on this stencil.
    Linda xxx

    1. Thank you so much for your nice comment Linda, pleased you like it.
      Hugs Jennifer xx.