Friday, January 18, 2019

CAS Stencil Card Challenge Reminder

What a fun month with the launch of Loll's new CAS Stencil Card Challenge!
It is already time for the Reminder cards by the DT. 

Be sure and check out all the fabulous inspiring CAS Sponged Stenciled cards.

Here is my Sponged and Heat Embossed Stenciled Card

I discovered a Sponged Stenciled background in my stash.
I had used ARTplorations Retro Circles Stencil that I taped down to Strathmore
Mixed Media paper.  Then sponged with Distress Oxides: Faded Jeans and Lucky Clover.
I was inspired by Loll's Stenciling with Brushes video (4:09) for my technique.

I kept looking at the background and finally decided to try die cutting 
with MB Stitched Circle Dies.

I really liked the circles and Heat Embossed with Clear Versamark ink and
SU Clear EB Powder.
This gave a beautiful shine to the circles and sharpened the colors.
  You can't see the shine in my photo,  but the sharp colors really show up in the photo.

Next I stamped the Papertrey Ink "Up, Up and Away" sentiment with Faded Jeans
and heat embossed with clear EB powder and then sponged with DOX Lucky Clover.
Thank you Dolly for gifting me this wonderful stamp set:-)

I had clear heat embossed the circles, so did the same with the entire tag
to make it nice and shiny like the circle.  I die cut card front with  CUTplorations 
Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Die.    

Next popped up each circle with die cut green fun foam,  which adds a nice
shadow effect that you can see IRL.  Then I popped up sentiment with dimensionals and Done!  

Sure hope you can join us on the CAS Stencil Card Challenge.
You have until the 24th to play along:-) Hugs..

Stamps: Papertrey Ink Up, Up & Away sentiment
Paper: SU Whisper White Thick, Strathmore Mixed Media
Inks: Distress Oxides: Faded Jeans and Lucky Clover. Clear Versamark Ink.
Accessories: ARTplorations Retro Circles Dies.  CUTplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies. Memory Box Stitched Circles Dies. SU Clear EB Powder, Heat Tool and Dollar Store fun foam.


  1. LOVE this card Nancy!! How cool is your stenciled circles on circle die cuts?! Love the colors too! Totally fun and awesome card Nancy!! :0)

  2. Love the stencilled circles being diecut into circles Nancy, gorgeous layout and colours too, Cathy x

  3. Faded Jeans and Lucky Clover are beautiful together. How cool to cut your background into circles. It made a great card and embossing added the shine.

  4. What a fun design with the stenciled circles within the die cut circles Nancy! I have this stencil but haven't used it yet - great circle patterns - and I love the blue/green on white too!

  5. So fun Nancy! Love the circles of circles!! Great colours. xx

  6. great colour combo and love the circle layout. great card Nancy :)

  7. Such a fun card with the stenciled circles on the die cut stencils! Love the shine from the heat embossing.

  8. Wonderful colour combination and that stencil is fabulous. Such a fabulous layout and loving the shine too x.

  9. Oh, Nancy, I love this one, too! It's fun and the colors and shading are beautiful. What a cool stencil. You must have a million of 'em. Easy to store and fun to use. One day I'll jump on board!

    1. Would love to have you play along with us, my friend. Stay dry..Hugs..Nancy

  10. Fab retro feel to this card Nancy. The colours are really striking. x

  11. Adorable and fun card, Nancy. Those colours are perfect together. I gotta remember that. Cool design too. xx

  12. Wow wow wow Nancy. That card is simply brilliant!! Great idea to emboss the inks. They really pop! Might CASE that design although I dont have that mask I think its a great layout.. if I remember the idea. Hugs Shaz in Oz.x

  13. I love the creative way you've cut and arranged these sponged circles, Nancy! The embossing really makes the colors extra vibrant!

  14. A beauty Nancy with brilliant colours.

    1. Would love to have you play in our new CAS Stencil Card Challenge, Kia

  15. This is stunning, Nancy. I love the colours you used and how you die-cut the circles and arranged them, fabulous design! x

  16. Wat a terrific design and beautifully stenciled... And in my favourite colours!!

  17. This looks so cool Nancy, I love the colours xx

  18. Your zen circles in blue and green mesmerized me. This is truly a beautiful card with the perfect sentiment, hugs xx

  19. Nancy, I love your idea of putting stenciled circles in the stitched circle die-cuts! The combination of Lucky Clover and Faded Jeans is fabulous! The shine of the clear embossing of the circles and the sentiment strip must look more beautiful in real life. The way you arranged the circles and the sentiment are in perfect balance(, as always)!
    Hugs.. Hideko

  20. Super cute design Nancy, the circles really pop on the card.

    Hugs Diane


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