Hello crafty friends! Kimberly here today to share with you how to use this beautiful Winter Deer stencil with your foil!

I absolutely LOVE this stencil. I know I will be using it for many cards and some will not be winter cards. While I really love the snowflakes on this stencil, I didn’t want to use them on this card and I am sure I will make cards in the spring that I only want to use the deer head without the snow flakes too. I could use purple tape to cover the flakes, but I didn’t want to have to do that each time I wanted to omit the flakes. I wanted something I could use with pastes, be able to clean and reuse. So I covered the stencil with one of my plastic stamp storage pockets and loosely traced the deer with a black marker.

Next, I cut the inside of the black line out and cleaned off the marker with alcohol. Then, I sprayed the plastic sheet I cut out with Pixie spray so it would not shift on the stencil.

To start the card, I blended Pumice Distress Oxide ink over the Onward and Upward stencil on an Ultra White panel. I used the deer silhouette from the stencil to leave the deer white on the panel.

Once I finished blending the Pumice Stone ink, I removed the stencil and lined up the Winter Deer stencil with the plastic sheet I made over the ink blended panel. If you look real close you can see that plastic sheet covering my stencil.

I applied Transfer Gel Duo over the stencil. When I removed the stencil, I put the stencil and the plastic sheet in a bucket of sudsy water. Then, I put the panel off to the side to dry. Tip**It is a good idea to use the Pixie Spray on the deer when you are going to use the transfer gel because if it seeps under the stencil, foil will stick to the spot that leaked distorting the image.**

When the transfer gel was completely dry, I put Sunrise Lake foil (shiny side up) over the gel and ran it through my Minc machine. I stamped the sentiment from Modern Christmas Sentiments in the bottom corner. To finish the card, I added a couple of holly leaves from my stash. Then some Solar Flair and Rollerskate Crown Jewel Gems for a finishing touch. Finally, I layered the card panel on a Cappuccino card base.

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope I was able to show you another way to mask off parts of your stencils!