Today I have a different twist on the Forever Fern Suite with stenciling. I was inspired by a piece of fabric. How could I create the textured fabric with Stampin’ Up! products? It is easier than it looks. And here is my resulting card combining a gold laser-cut piece from Forever Fern and Stenciling.

textured and stenciled card with gold laser-cut fern circle

The color combination makes me think of antiqued woven textiles.


  • Crumb Cake cardstock: 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″
  • Crumb Cake cardstock: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
  • Misty Moonlight cardstock: 4-1/4″ x 3/4″ for sentiment
  • Forever Gold Laser-cut Specialty Paper
  • Very Vanilla cardstock: 4″ x 5-1/4″ for card insert
  • Scrap paper to create a stenciling mask


  • Die-cut random circles from scrap paper using the smallest circle from Circle dies.
  • Select stencil from the Basic Pattern Decorative Masks.
  • Set up the stack for stenciling: Crumb Cake panel, circle mask, decorative mask.
  • Using a sponge wedge add Misty Moonlight ink.
  • Cut panel to 3-3/4″ x 5″.
  • Distress edges with Misty Moonlight ink. TIP: Lay panel on a flat surface, drag inked sponge onto the panel.
  • OPTIONAL: If you have the Retired Ticket Punch, notch the 4 corners before distressing.
  • Run card panel through embossing machine with the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder.
  • Flick Night of Navy Stampin’ Marker onto the card panel. HINT: To flick, take brush end of the marker and flick it using the inside of the marker top.
stencil and mask for background


  • Stamp the sentiment from the Peaceful Moments stamp set on Misty Moonlight cardstock with Versamark.
  • Heat emboss the sentiment with white embossing powder.
  • Attach Forever Gold laser-cut piece to card panel as shown. Trim excess and save for another project.
  • Use Dimensionals behind sentiment and layer on the card panel.
  • Tie a bow with Very Vanilla/Gold ribbon from Boho Indigo Product Medley and attach it with glue dots.
  • Attach entire card panel to the card base using Dimensionals.
  • Add some Boho Indigo DSP to an envelope flap and a Misty Moonlight stamped/die-cut leaf to the inside message card panel.
texture layout layers

UPDATE 7.12.2020: Here is a card I made using the ink left on the stencil/mask. Just spritz and press onto cardstock. Click here for instructions.

stencil negative background with flowers as focal point


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