Counting My Blessings Card | Stamping Through A Stencil

Do you send thank you cards? I'll admit I'm not as good about it as I should. Which is rather sad considering I'm a card maker. Can anyone relate?! Most recently I was reminded about how nice it is to receive one and it inspired me to sit down, create one and send it out! Although the sentiment doesn't say thank you, counting my blessings is a great way to let someone know just how special they are or that what they did means a lot to you.

Counting My Blessings Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Stencil and Stamping through a stencil, Tim Holtz Brushstroke Flowers 1 Thinlits

This card started off with the focal point...these beautiful flowers! They were created using the beautiful Tim Holtz Brushstroke Flowers 1. I die cut the flowers from papers in the Boho Paper Pad. To give them a bit of interest before layering the various pieces, I stamped the largest piece with stamps. I used the script stamp from the Ledger Script Stamp Set and the library card stamp from the Documented Stamp Set to stamp each piece with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I then inked the edges of all of the pieces and then adhered them together.

After completing the flowers, I went to work on creating the background using the Floral Sprigs Stencil. I laid it on top of a flat card front and applied Old Paper Distress Ink through the stencil. I then added a fun twist by stamping through the stencil. After cleaning off the stencil, I placed it back on top of the paper, making sure to line it up with the stenciled design and I then stamped through the stencil using the script stamp from the Tim Holtz Ledger with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I can promise you now, this technique was so fun and I can definitely see myself using it again!

With the background completed, I adhered the flower die cuts using double sided adhesive foam large rounds. Next, I added some stickers, including the sentiment, from the Charcoal and Blush with Rose Gold Sticker Book.

I then added a little more stamping using some stamps from the Field Notes and Documented Stamp Sets with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The final touch was the addition of some machine stitching around the outside edge.

I hope you enjoyed learning about the stamping through a stencil technique and will think about using it the next time you pull out your stencils!


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  1. beautiful card. I love that the flowers are large enough to create a centerpiece for the message!


Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. ~Mother Teresa