Let me {stencil} you in!

Happy weekend, friends! 

I wish I could say fall is in the air,
but it's still super hot here in South Florida.
The only fall I'm seeing is in the decor in the stores
and on all the pretty autumn cards on social media :)

One thing that i absolutely love in this card making hobby
is creating a card that tells a story ♥
Some great techniques to do this are to using scene building dies,
masking and stencil work!

Yesterday, I stenciled in some time to make a new card
using some super cute fall critters!
I quickly fell in love with these fall friends and had an idea of a card,
then another, then another!
This is the first of three cards using one stamp set ..
first up, a stencil!

I found an amazing stencil during that massive Hobby Lobby stamp/die/etc
liquidation a few months back and it was one of the many things
that ended up in my cart and followed me home!
Thinking of an outdoor scene, it just made sense :)

 I used the Tim Holtz distress oxide inks in warm tones
of worn lipstick, fossilized amber and squeezed lemonade.
Using my mini blending tool, I applied the inks directly to the stencil
on white cardstock to give the illusion that they are birch trees.
Last, I colored the friends with a mash of prismacolor and promarkers
in a similiar color palette and added the sentiment and iridescent sequins.

And that's it from me today!

Wishing you a wonderful rest to your weekend! ♥
Big hugs, bigger blessings!


  1. Cute card with a great background!

  2. Fabulous card Kelly, love that stencil too.x

  3. How gorgeous Kelly - a sweet card! love that stencil - a great buy!

  4. Love your birch tree background - so clever and the cute little woodland critters - so beautifully colored! Such a happy and bright little card.

  5. I love this, Kelly!! The background looks amazing!! What gorgeous colors!! The critters are so sweet!! Beautiful, my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. Your stencilled background is fabulous Kelly, I love the soft colours and your cute little critters make up a fabulous scene..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  7. Love the warm background colours and the vibrant colours on the adorable foxes. A beautiful card Kelly. Big hugs and blessings, Carol S. xxxxx

  8. Hi Kelly! Also in Italy it is hot and seems still Summer! The global warming is here...
    LOOOOOVE your card with these super cute critters!!! They remember me my class kids! :D Amazing stencilled background and fab colouring!!!

  9. Cute as can be are those critters! Love that you used a great stencil to add fun to this card, and I'm going to try to stencil in some time on my end now too since it worked so well for you! *wink*

  10. That stencil is just perfect! Love your cute little critters and your amazing coloring skills! :) It is going to be in the upper 80s with humidity reaching in the 90s all week long here in the Midwest! Yeehaw!! ....not really! LOL!! Stay cool my friend! HUGS

  11. What a fabulous stenciled background for these adorable critters!! They brought a huge smile to my face this morning, Kelly!!

  12. Its so nice card.