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Jazz Dance Circles

Jazz Dance Circles

Hi All!

I’m using another product from the new Simon Says Stamp release called Jazz Dance Stencil. It has some cool and interesting overlapping circles. I used some silver embossing paste with it, and I think makes a great masculine card.

I talk in the video about using too much paste, which causes the paste to pull up a bit when you remove the stencil – see my case in point:

Jazz Dance Circles

Enjoy the video!


Card Measurements:

Element Imperial Metric
Stencil panel 2 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches 7 x 14 cm
Card base 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches 10.8 x 14 cm


SSS Jazz Dance Stencil
SSS Jazz Dance Stencil
Silver Embossing Paste
Silver Embossing Paste
Big Birthday Wishes
SSS Big Birthday Wishes
DMC Silver Thread
DMC Silver Thread
Palette Knife
Palette Knife
Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Versafine Black Ink
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Basic Black Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Thin Paper Tape
Thin Paper Tape
Micro Glue Dots
Micro Glue Dots
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner


  1. wrote on July 11th, 2018 at 6:38 am


    Thanks Darlene. This card is perfect for a man. I also really like the Dreamweaver Silver Embossing Paste that you used. I go through phases and haven’t used embossing paste for a while. You’ve reminded me that I must do that again soon!

    • wrote on July 11th, 2018 at 4:17 pm

      Carol Mac

      Yup…me too!

  2. wrote on July 11th, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    Linda M Hasz

    This really is a wonderful card. I always struggle with birthday cards for men, so this one is perfect! A great job, as always. Thanks!

  3. wrote on July 11th, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    Teresa S

    great masculine card! Simplicity and elegance!

  4. wrote on July 11th, 2018 at 2:35 pm


    Thank you Darlene…this is a great card for anyone, really. I will have to get some silver embossing paste…I really like how you did this card..you make it look so easy!

  5. wrote on July 11th, 2018 at 3:11 pm


    Wow I really love this, gold would look great too I think.
    It’s difficult for me to come up with ideas for masculine cards so this is a great inspiration thanks 😀
    Maybe masculine card design should be a challenge one month – oops did I really say that??

  6. wrote on July 11th, 2018 at 4:19 pm

    Carol Mac

    Hi Darlene, great card! I would be up for a masculine card challenge next month too! I would love to see what ppl come up with! 😎

  7. wrote on July 11th, 2018 at 5:42 pm


    I love the graphic look of this card, Darlene! The silver really pops against the black background, and I love that stencil design. Another way to get metallic embossing paste is to take regular and color it with metallic ink. I forget if I’ve done that with paste or just a gel medium, though. (It has been a while since I’ve done it.) You may need quite a bit of ink, but I just smoosh the ink pad onto a non-stick craft sheet & mix it into the medium/paste that way. I suppose you could do the same with a metallic acrylic paint instead of the ink pad, now that I think about it. Anyway, it works like a charm, and, assuming you already have paste or gel medium but not metallic embossing paste, you have one fewer jar to take up space in your craft area (space being at a premium for me especially!). Just thought I’d share. We’re getting our almost-daily thunderstorm now, so at least we don’t have to water our plants tonight! Just hope we don’t lose power (& Internet) as a result! 😛 Take care, and have a great day! 😺 ~ Andrea

  8. wrote on July 12th, 2018 at 10:22 pm


    Great card Darlene, love the combo of that stencil and paste.

  9. wrote on July 13th, 2018 at 12:27 am


    Great card! So simple yet elegant. I need to play with my stencils and embossing pastes more.

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