When best-laid plans don’t go according to plan – you adjust! I am using one design in two different ways. One as a stencil, and the other as an overlay cut out. My stencil got partially ruined so I saved what I could and moved forward adjusting my idea and making two cards.

Hi, I am Janet from Try it – Like it – Create it, and I created this free SVG file to share with you as a part of the CutCardStock design team. Do you love working with SVG files? As a graphic designer, I love creating SVG files, and I will be sharing projects, including SVG files, with you twice a month.  

The card base is from the Basis line and is weighted at 80# cover. Basis comes in a variety of different colors and different sizes: 4″ x 6″, A2, A1, A6, 5″ x 7″, and table tent.


Using Distress Oxide to ink blend through a stencil and as a background. It actually ends up looking very similar even though the process is different.


Each card gets the same sentiment but again in two different applications. The large card will get a lifted-up piece and the small card will be stamped on directly.

The two finished cards are side by side. They do look very similar even though the techniques were different. Do you prefer one to the other? Let us know in the comments below.

Please visit me at Try it – Like it – Create it to download the free SVG file and to see a video tutorial for the construction. Swirl Stencil (available 10/25)

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Janet Trieschman

Hi, I am Janet. I am married to my husband Dan and we have two teenaged girls. Nowadays I work from home. I have always loved to create. As a child, one of my favorite things to do was talk my mom into a trip to the craft store. I took my love of art and craft and studied Graphic Design in college. Then I pursued an MFA in Graphic Design and an MS in New Media. I left a prosperous career as a college professor to raise our girls. Looking for a creative outlet, I started a website; Try it - Like it - Create it
Try it - Like it - Create it.