Stenciled Flowers Birthday Card

May 28, 2014

Card Front White

Designed by Mary Dimercurio Prasad for the Elizabeth Craft Designs DT.

Making the Card

1. Cut card base from white cardstock, 4 1/4 inches by 11 inches and fold in half.

2. Mask beyond the fold (back of card) with Post-It Tape or other masking material.

3. Create flower masks: cut various masks using the flower dies listed in the Supplies list from Post-It Tape or other masking material. Keep both the positive masks (the flowers) and the negative masks (the outlines of the flowers).

4. Starting from the left and moving right across the card as shown: mask an area with a negative mask, use the blending tool and ink to fill in the mask working from the outside to the inside of the flower. Remove mask to reveal flower. To create the 2nd layer, use another negative mask, offset it from the first, choose a coordinating color and ink it. Hint: use paper or more masking material to cover the rest of the card to prevent mishaps.

5. Put the matching positive masks over the already inked layers and repeat the process until the flowers go all the way across the card.

6. Adhere enamel dots to the flower centers.

7. Cut Happy Birthday sentiment out of red cardstock. Cut a banner out of pink vellum. Adhere enamel dots and sentiment to banner as shown. Adhere to card using dimensional tape hidden behind dots and letters.

Card Front Black


Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

  • White Cardstock, Red Cardstock
  • Post-It Tape or other masking material
  • Pink Vellum
  • Distress Ink, various bright colors
  • Ink Blending Tool and Foam
  • Enamel Dots
  • Dimensional Tape

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  • Mary Prasad May 28, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    Thanks for all your comments! See my reply to Lori regarding the video… if only I had more crafting time!

  • Denise Tretheway May 28, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    So very pretty!

  • Karen Aicken May 28, 2014 at 11:27 am

    Wow Mary – what a wonderful card. I never thought to use the dies to create stencils — brilliant idea! Lovely colours, too.

  • Rita Edwards May 28, 2014 at 8:54 am

    Mary, this is such a gorgeous card and great step by step instructions! So pretty! Xxx

  • Nancy VanDevander May 28, 2014 at 8:43 am

    Beautiful card Mary! Raquel is right, we don’t often realize there are more uses for the wonderful ECD dies than just the original use. I am also with Lori, a video would be wonderful for this technique. Thank you Mary for the wonderful ideas.

  • Lori May 28, 2014 at 8:24 am

    Beautiful card..can you do a video on how you did this!

    • Mary Prasad May 28, 2014 at 7:03 pm

      I’ll put it on my to-do list! But it may be a while… I’m in the middle of building a craft room! (See my blog if you are interested in what it will look like!)

  • Candy Spiegel May 28, 2014 at 8:12 am

    So pretty!

  • Raquel Mason May 28, 2014 at 8:11 am

    Wow, you’ve got such beautiful colors from your masking technique. What another great use of dies, great idea Mary.

  • Judi Kauffman May 28, 2014 at 8:11 am

    Terrific card, and another great way to use Elizabeth Craft Designs’ dies – for stenciling! Hope you keep exploring this direction, Mary. A row of flowers would make a great bookmark, border around a photo mat or scrapbook page, place card for a party. Endless possibilities.

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