Seize the Birthday Anything Goes

Hello there!  I’m here today with my next guest post for Seize the Birthday.  It’s a super easy one with Anything Goes… so no optional topping this fortnight!



I wanted to use this newly purchased Butterfly Gown stencil… so pretty, don’t you think?  And here is my card.



The side strip was created with the stencil monoprint technique.  To begin, an A2 size stitched rectangle was die cut from Bristol paper.  Masked the right side, leaving a panel down the left.  Next, applied Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch distress inks directly to the back of a Flourish stencil.  Generously spritz it with water, then flipped it over onto the Bristol panel.  A paper towel was used to absorb excess water, completing the stencil monoprint.



For the image, Black Soot distress oxide ink (DOx) was pounced through the gown stencil with a mini blending tool, and then heat embossed with clear glitter embossing powder.  Stamped the sentiment with Tumbled Glass distress ink and then adhered the panel to a white card base to finish.



I had a couple of stencil monoprint pieces from a retreat back in May that I turned into birthday cards for a couple of crafty friends last month.  A really fun easy technique.


Supplies: Funky Fossil Floral Beauty stencil, WPlus9 Birthday Wishes stamp set, Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch DOx inks


Supplies: Tim Holtz Wildflower stencil, Paper Smooches Happy Birthday stamp set, Peacock Feathers and Twisted Citron DOx inks


That’s all from me for today.  Find more inspirations HERE from the design team at Seize the Birthday.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day!






CAS Mix Up — August Challenge Stencil Monoprint (+stamping+stenciling+heat embossing+glitter+masking+diecutting)
Always Happy Birthday — August Challenge Birthday Anything Goes optional Water Theme
STAMPlorations Summer CAS Challenge
STAMPlorations Summer Theme & Sketch Challenge Stamp and Anything Goes








19 thoughts on “Seize the Birthday Anything Goes

  1. 3 lovely designs using this technique Trina! LOVE that Bride stencil done in the sparkly black with the lovely blue monoprint behind it! thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  2. Three beautiful cards Trina!! Love the first one with the gorgeous butterfly dress stencil. It’s STUNNING. Love the iridescent colours over the black ink. Amazing. You are so creative with how you layer products! The deep colours look amazing next to the soft colours of your stencil monoprint strip. Fantastic design.

    And two more amazing cards from our play time at the retreat. LOVE the stencil monoprint of the girl with flowers in her hair … very artsy and beautifully finished with the striped background and silver embossed vellum banner. The green aI panel wildflowers is gorgeous with the black accents. Lots of contrast and amazing colour! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

  3. Wow, these are all gorgeous, Trina! The elegant black dress with butterflies is stunning! The soft flourish stencil monoprint is a great contrast to the dress. Love the amazing colors and effect of the portrait monoprint! The use of the striped background and the vellum strip is so stylish. The monoprint of the third card gives an ethereal feeling to the wildflowers – the black sentiment strip is perfect to give the card the finished look! Hideko xx

  4. That glittery butterfly gown is stunning and combined with the stenciled strip it makes a spectacular card! I absolutely love it! Your other monoprint cards are fabulous, too!

  5. I have had very little luck with stencil monprints, but these gorgeous cards make me determined to try again! I love all three, but that first one, with the silhouette over the mono print… wow!

  6. Really beautiful cards, Trina! The background on the first one looks really wonderful! And the embossing too! Thank you so much for a lovely inspiration!

  7. Three gorgeous stencil monoprint cards, Trina. Your 1st card is so beautiful and elegant. I love your monoprint panel and your elegant heat embossed lady. Fun seeing how you finished your stenciled portrait lady on your 2nd card. Your silhouette portrait is even more beautiful in real life. I LOVE your gorgeous stencil monoprint negative wildflower background with all the green. So beautiful with your black accents. A really stunning design, my friend. TFS and I am soooo pleased you played in our CAS Mix Up Challenge. Hugs..

  8. Three beautiful examples of stencil monoprinting, Trina! WOW! Love the soft blue with the elegant lady in her sparkling butterfly dress! The silhouette is so artsy and gorgeous and I love the beautiful colors that highlight the wildflowers! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  9. Great examples of this fun and unique technique. The black glittery silhouette lady looks wonderful against that ever so pretty background on your first card. Wonderful addition to the gallery at The CAS Mix UP x.

  10. Three gorgeous cards, Trina. I love them all so much I couldn’t even pick a favourite from the three. And all are in beautiful colours!

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