Monday, March 18, 2019

CAS Stencil Card Challenge March Reminder

The March CAS Stencil Card Challenge hosted by our talented Julia
has been so much fun and inspiring.  So many beautiful cards by our DT and 
Wonderful Guest Designer, Ishani (Quillish)

It is now time for our creative Reminder CAS Cards by our DT and GD.

You still have time to play along until the 18th.

I had so much fun playing that I ended up with a Gift Card Set!

My 1st Card,  Lot's of Love using Distress Oxide Inks.

My 2nd card using different Distress Oxide Inks and different sentiment.

My 3rd card using the same Distress Oxide Inks as my 1st card, but shows what Not to do.
I blended my inks together too much so ghosting did not show,  but still a nice background.

My cards are a 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" format.  I die cut the card fronts with Memory Box
"Large Circle Burst"  Die.

I used Loll's Ghosting Technique Video for my technique.
I sponged my backgrounds with Distress Oxides using TH Mini Blending Tool.
Let dry completely then stamped sentiment using MISTI and heat embossed.

Attached to die cut layer and then to SU Whisper White card base.
I added sequins and tiny pearls for embellishements and Done!

I added DOX colors to my Supply list below. Enjoy.

We would love if you joined us at CAS Stencil Card Challenge: Ghosting.  Hugs..


Card #1: 
Stamps: Penny Black: Happy Snippets
Paper: SU Whisper White Thick card base, Strathmore Mixed Media
Inks: Versafine Black 
Distress Oxides: Squeezed Lemonade, Carved Pumpkin, Abandoned Coral and Picked Raspberry.
Accessories: Memory Box "Large Circle Burst" Die.   SU Clear EB Powder and heat tool. SU sequins and pearls and Fine Tip Glue Pen. TH Mini Blending Tool.

Card #2:
Stamps: SSS "Thoughtful Messages"
Paper:  Same 
Inks: Distress Oxides: Twisted Citron, Lucky Clover, Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean.
Accessories: Same 

Card #3:
Stamps: Penny Black: "Heartfelt"
Paper: Same
Inks: Same as Card #1
Accessories: Same


  1. What a colorful set of cards Nancy! Love the smaller size of the cards and that wonderful Circle burst die - so much interest while still being CAS - beautiful colors on your ghosted backgrounds, love the pearled sequins and lovely sentiments! xx

    1. Thank you Julia. Especially thank you for the creative and fun ghosting challenge. I will be using more often now with my stencils:-) Hugs..Nancy

  2. Lovely set of cards Nancy! Love the sunburst die and the bright colours of ink you've used. The ghosting looks wonderful on your large circle centers with the stamped sentiment and pretty star embellies! Great work with this fun technique!! xx

  3. Three lovely cards Nancy...the colours with the crisp white card and that fabulous die - a fantastic surround for your sentiments.

  4. What a lovely set Nancy, the ghosted backgrounds are really showcased by the circle diecut, awesome technique, Cathy x

  5. great gift set Nancy, that die cut shows off the ghosting perfectly :)

  6. Great trio of cards - love the way you showed us one where the ghosting didn't work so we'd know what not to do! My favourite is the blue and white one - great embellishment on that one!

  7. Great idea to create a gift card set, Nancy! I love them all...especially the blue one!

  8. Fantastic note cards, my friend! Love the colors and the ghosting that go perfectly with this die cut!

  9. What a beautiful set, Nancy using my favorite die! Love the colorful backgrounds and your embossed sentiments are crisp and clear. Thanks for the reminder to bring this die out again and dust it off. Love these!

  10. I like those backgrounds so much and the die cut front is a great one. Cool that you could end up with three cards.

  11. These look fab Nancy, love the sunburst die. It looks so pretty with the colours behind xx

  12. Wonderful card set, Nancy. The circle burst die features your fabulous ghosted background beautifully. Great choice of colours again. xx

  13. what a wonderful set of cards Nancy, great look for using that technique too!
    Happy to say we have had a bit of sun although it is still very chilly, looking forward to the warm.
    xx Karen

  14. What a happy combination of die cut, stencil, and pretty ink colors! And you did it three times for triple happy! I really like the die. It would make a good stencil, too! Your ghosting looks so mysteriously interesting on your first two cards, but your third card looks awesome without it, too. Fun!

  15. Thank you Nancy for the advice on not what to do with the ghosting technique. What striking CAS cards with pretty backgrounds and the crisp white looks gorgeous x.

  16. Wow! They are gorgeous and so effective!

  17. A beautiful threefer, Nancy! I have that die, and love how you used it with these backgrounds and pretty sediments on a square base! The square works brilliantly with it!! Hugs, Dolly

  18. What a wonderful gift card set, Nancy! All three are so pretty and cheerful. You used the same die and layout, and yet you achieved a great variety. The Ghosting effect is fabulous and adding a pearl to a sequin is a fresh idea. Thanks for sharing the tips on ink blending for the ghosting technique!
    Hugs.. Hideko

    1. I was so pleased to end up with 3 note cards. I will definitely be using this ghosting technique more often. Thank you for your thoughtful comment, my friend. Hugs..Nancy

  19. What a fun way to experiment with color!


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