Sunday, October 15, 2017

CAS Mix Up Layering Stencils Reminder

Time already for our CAS Mix Up Layering Stencils Reminder Cards.  So much creative layering by our DT and GD, Sue (Sue's Card Craft).  

Julia (Create With Me) is hosting this month and chose a wonderful theme.

Here is my Reminder Card!

I am using Stamping, Layering Stencils with Distress Oxide Inks and Die Cuts.

I used scraps from the same background as on my CAS Mix Up launch card sponging with Distress Oxide Inks: Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Abandoned Coral and Candied Apple onto Strathmore Mixed Media paper using blending tools.  I love how smoothly and effortlessly DOX inks blend when sponging.  I kept adding colors until I was happy with the chalky Fall Colors.

Next I used 3 different stencils for my layering background.  I used TCW Raven Mosaic and Textures stencils and also Tim Holtz  THS007 stencil.  The 1st two stencils have several different stencil designs.  I used a total of 11 stencil designs from those 2 stencils plus the 1 THS007 stencil. I can see 6 designs on my background piece. I added Inka paint with my finger to the stenciled bird for a nice shine and stamped SU French Script using Candied Apple DOX for more depth. Then gave my bird an eye..using Staedler pen.

I Die Cut my background using Memory Box Stitched Circle Die, then die cut a white circle frame with SU Thick Whisper White.

Next I die cut CUTplorations Birthday Word using my background piece and again using SU Basic Black CS.  Attached off set using SU Fine Tip Glue Pen.  Placed my card base in my MISTI and stamped "Happy" from STAMPlorations "Happy Birthday" set.

I attached my main image trimming the edge for better placement balance.  Then attached die cut Birthday using Fine Tip Glue Pen and weighted down with large acrylic block.  Done and happy with results.

Looking forward to seeing more of you join in our CAS Mix Up October Challenge.  Be sure and check out the DT and GD cards along with several videos.  I used my favorite Tim Holtz Layering Stencils Part One YouTube video (13:01).  Enjoy and Happy Layering!  Hugs..

Stamps: STAMPlorations "Happy Birthday" set.
Paper: SU Thick Whisper White.  Strathmore Mixed Media.
Inks: Inks: Distress Oxides: Vintage Photo, Fossilized Amber, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Abandoned Coral, Candied Apple.
Accessories: Stencils: TCW Raven Mosaic and Textured.  Tim Holtz THS007. T.H. round blending tool with sponges. Memory Box Stitched Circle Dies.  CUTplorations Birthday Word Die, MISTI, SU Fine Tip Glue Pen.

Adding to STAMPlorations Never Ending Anything Goes.

CUTplorations October CAS Challenge: Anything Goes CAS: Twist Orange.


  1. Love the layering of the stencils doesn't add bulk but adds so much interest. Great colours and such a fabulous card...Thank you for the inspiration x

  2. I love how you've used this background with the bird and the partial circle, Nancy! A very artsy card!

  3. So pretty, Nancy! Great job with using all those stencils together ... amazing! xx

  4. Love the partial cut circle, it's so pretty and perfect for framing your stenciling. Love it :)

  5. What a wonderful background you created with layered stencils. Love your colors too, Nancy! Thanks for the link to the video too!

  6. I love the beautiful layers of stencils and rich fall colors, Nancy! You can see the colors behind, and I'm sure more colors are further behind. The black shadow of the die-cut sentiment is effective too! Thanks for the inspiration, my friend! Hugs.. Hideko

  7. Oh it's wonderful and I love that die cut sentiment... perfect with your focal point... Hope you enjoyed your vacation!

  8. I love the texture Nancy and how you put your layered circles off the edge!

  9. This is beautiful Nancy, I love the vivid colours and how your circle goes off the page. Great shadow on the die-cut sentiment too.

  10. Great layout with the circle cut on the edge of the card! And an amazing number of stencils in your layering - lots of great texture in a subtle way!

  11. Someday maybe I'll have some stencils. You do amazing things with them. I love that big "birthday" die, too. Lots of great dimension and texture on this.

  12. Wonderful soft colors with your stenciling with DOX inks Nancy, lovely bird and shadow sentiment!

  13. looks amazing mf...lovely card!!
    xx Karen


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