Just Sayin’ Thank You

Hello! It’s been almost a week since I have shared a card with you, but I am back today to show you a fun card I created using a stencil and some watercolors.

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I love stencils; they are so versatile in so many ways and can be use with just about any medium. For today’s card, I chose to work with the Dotlets stencil by Penny Black Inc., as I thought the fun and playful polka dots would make a really awesome watercolored background.

I started off by laying the stencil over a piece of watercolor paper and tracing all the circles with a pencil. I erased all of the pencil marks until they were just barely visible, and began watercoloring them in with three different shades of Derwent watercolor pencils; pink, orange and yellow.


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After all my circle were colored in, I applied some Wink of Stella clear glitter over top each one, as I wanted to make the dots shimmer.

My sentiment is built from two stamp sets; the Unforgettable stamp set by WPlus9, and the brand new Bella Letters stamp set from Mama Elephant; everything is stamped in Memento ink.

I then scored a frame around the edges of the panel, and attached it to my A2 card base with foam tape. My card base is covered in Wink of Stella glitter, and I attached sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and the Ton.

So that completes the card for today! I hope you enjoyed, and that it gave you some new ideas for using your stencils. Thanks for stopping by!


Products Used


Canson XL WATERCOLOR PAPER 9×12 Pad 726259
Penny Black Stencil Design DOTLETS 25-007
ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker 025320
Mama Elephant Clear Stamp BELLA LETTERS Set MEPT129
Pretty Pink Posh Cupped SPRINGTIME MIX 6mm Sequins
Memento TUXEDO BLACK INK PAD Full Size me-900
Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# BLACK Black8
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 Sheets


This card is submitted into the Cupcake Inspirations challenge #313 “Glitter”,  the Runway Inspired challenge #85, and the My Favorite Things Color Challenge #23.

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9 Responses

  1. jilldhawkins says:

    I’m such a sucker for polka dots and your card is no exception using these colors with them. Just think this is super fun and a great use of a stencil Nina-Marie! :) Thanks for joining us on the MFT Challenge! :)

  2. disp6194 says:

    So bright and fun! I love the pop of black and all those gorgeous sequins :)

  3. jenniferrzasa says:

    Your card is so pretty and cheery, and that sentiment is fab! Thank you so much for joining us on the Runway!

  4. Indy says:

    I love the dots and added sequins! So glad you were inspired by Cupcake Inspirations’ Glitter Challenge! Hope you’ll join us again!
    Debbie, DT Sweetie

  5. amottmers says:

    Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations, good luck!!! Amy DT

  6. Erum says:

    i laaarrrrrve this!!!

  7. Sandi Lee says:

    This is so simple and sweet!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Cupcake Inspirations! xx Sandi Lee Sweetie DT

  8. Ellen H. says:

    No way!! I saw your card in the MFT challenge that I wanted to participate hihihi!!! We somethimes really think the same at the same time!! It was a nong time ago I used an MFT stamp :) Anyway, I really love this card!! I love all the colors with the dots :)

  9. Nina-Marie, this is so sweet!!! Love your watercolored circles and those sequence, your card makes me smile! So glad you joined us at Cupcake Inspirations challenge this week!

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