Challenge #115: Salutations and Greetings TWIST stencils in background


It’s my turn to share at Unstampabelles

September’s Challenge is : Salutations and Greetings 

TWIST stencils in background

The TWIST of a stencilled background is to get you using those stencils laying around in some form or other – or you can make your own stencil and use that to create a background. The background can be in chalk, paint, ink, but we must see the stencilling clearly to make sure it is not a stamp. Some stencils and stamps look so alike. 
A 3D object made from card that has been stencilled or a scrapbook page or a journal piece….or a card! Whatever direction your creative juices can take you with this is fine. 

You can find the link here

I made a bunch of stencil backgrounds a little while ago with embossing paste. I have used one as the background for this card. The embossing paste was tinted with ink.

A simple die cut greeting, once in gold foil and once with foam, finished with a few vellum leaves.

Sympathy cards are never nice to make. Sadly this week I had 2 to send as 2 of my friends lost their 90 year old relatives.

I hope to see you in the challenge

Until next time




2 thoughts on “Challenge #115: Salutations and Greetings TWIST stencils in background

  1. Hi Vicki I do apologise for responding to you this way Vicki but I have recently updated my computer, and things are not working as they should – arrgghh! I just wanted to say that your challenge really appealed to me, and I have added my effort to the challenge post! Your sympathy card is lovely – subtle and sensitive – just perfect for a sympathy message, though as you say, they are never easy to make.

    We are not exactly celebrating the ‘road map’ announcement, but at least we have a bit of a guide as to what we may expect for the rest of the year. We walk to the bay from home for our exercise, so a picnic is not something we were hanging out for, but at least we will now be able to see our elder daughter and her family, who live in Mornington also! We can only hope to catch up with youngest daughter in Brisbane within a year! Son lives in Gippsland, so not an option just yet. How are you and your family coping? I do notice that those who are able to go to work seem to be faring better than those who don’t have that contact with the world, so I do hope your young ones are lucky in that regard. All things must end, as they say, so we are looking forward to that!

    Take care and keep well – cheers, Ann xx


    1. Glad to hear you are joining the challenge again this month.

      My children are unable to work outside the home so they don’t have interaction with anyone. Although the 21 year old until the protests this week had still been going to Uni as it is a hands on health course. They stopped tutorials this week as going into the city was deemed unsafe by the Uni. Good that we have such a large number living under the one roof! Although we are driving each other a little crazy at times. We are going for lots of walks with our friends just to get out.

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