Sunday, October 1, 2017

CAS Mix Up Layering Stencils

I am excited to see Julia (Create with Me) Hosting our CAS Mix Up October Layering Stencils Challenge!  Julia is a Pro at Mixed Media Projects.  You will Love her CAS Mixed Media Cards!

My card using Stamping + Layering Stencils with Distress Oxide Inks + Die Cut

I started by sponging 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.  I used TCW Raven Mosaic and Textures stencils. Also used 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 5 designs on my background piece.

I sponged Abandon Coral, Candied Apple and Vintage Photo Distress Oxides thru my stencils and sponged the panel edges with Vintage Photo. Next I sponged Vintage Photo along the edge of the kraft card stock layer.

I added a white die cut silhouette T.H. Wildflower for contrast and a linen thread bow for an embellishment.  I stamped my sentiment with Vintage Photo and went over it with a brown gel pen for a pretty shine.  Then I popped up and attached my panel using fun foam onto SU Thick Whisper White card base.

I really like the depth, textures and Fall colors of my card.  Thank you again Julia for a fun and creative challenge.  You have until the 24th to play in our CAS Mix Up Layering Stencils challenge.

I guarantee you will be inspired by our DT and our wonderfully creative Guest Designer,  Sue (Sue's Card Craft)!  Also several very helpful videos.  I used the Tim Holtz Layering Stencils Part One (13:01) video for my card.  You can zip thru parts of the video unless you are like me and just have fun watching and listening to Tim's videos:-)

Happy Layering with your stencils my friends.  Hugs...

Stamps: SU Bloomin' Beautiful (ret) sentiment (NBUS)
Paper: Strathmore Mixed Media. SU Thick Whisper White and Kraft cardstock.
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. SU Linen Thread. T.H. Wildflower Die. SU Fine Tip Glue Pen. Fun Foam ($ Store)

Adding to Darnell's NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff) Challenge. My old sentiment NBUS!

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes


  1. Your layering with the stencils is amazing. It adds depth and interest without adding it! The white die cut looks fabulous against that glorious background and I love the font on the sentiment too. So creative and to keep it CAS too...wonderful x

  2. your DOX have give such a wonderful depth to the stenciled background which really makes the white die cut POP. Nancy awesome card :)

  3. Wow, what a lot of stencils in this little design piece! I love the subtle stenciling and the crisp white die cut! What a great card, my friend!

  4. Love the colours of your blended DOX ink background, Nancy. Perfect with the white die-cut. Great work stenciling all those different designs. Your piece is beautiful. And I love the twine and sideways sentiment. xx

  5. Your DOX background looks great behind all of your different stencilings Nancy! The stem in white is a wonderful contrast layered over the panel and the little bow adds a touch of fancy! Julia xx

  6. The color of this one is just gorgeous and love the subtle stenciling in that fabulous background! This is such a great take on this challenge, Nancy and such a beautiful card!

  7. Wonderful colours and layering - perfect background for the lovely white die cut. The twine bow and the "bloom" sentiment are the perfect finishing touches.

  8. Fun technique with so many possibilities!
    LOVE your card Nancy!

  9. It's gorgeous and I love the sentiment on the side!

  10. I LOVE the deep, rich, warm, fall colors of the panel, Nancy! It's so beautifully layer-stenciled! The simple flowing script font sentiment is a great complement to the stenciled panel. Hugs.. Hideko

  11. This is right up your alley and so pretty, Nancy! Don't you just love the names of those Distress inks? Makes me want them all! Beautiful CAS style!

  12. Beautiful, rich colours and fabulous layered stencilling, Nancy. You've created a wonderful background for the die-cut and the twine and sentiment are lovely touches.

  13. LOVE that beautiful panel Nancy! I've tried to avoid the DO, as I know I will want every colour there is and every one they make from then on! I have so many inks, that a lot of them dry up before I even get to use them! A great CAS design! Have a wonderful week! Luv & Hugs. Hazel xx
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  14. Gorgeous card Nancy :-) the panel is fabulous, love the background with the white flower in front, absolutely stunning!

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  15. This is such a lovely design, Nancy! Your stenciling is divine and your colors are so amazing and perfect for fall!! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #12! Hugs, Darnell

  16. Pretty the layering.
    I am looking forward to cruising this month's gallery to see what I can be inspired by.
    xx Karen

  17. I love the mix of bright and pretty Autumn shades Nancy and the white silhouette goes beautifully over the top, and then lots of lovely stencilling in the background and a sweet bow to finish. x


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