Tuesday, June 4, 2019

CAS Stencil Card Challenge: Perfect Pearls or Pearl Ex

I chose Pearl Ex for my June CAS Stencil Card Challenge to add texture and shine
to my stenciled sunflowers.

Linda (Life in the Craft Lane) is hosting this fun challenge filled with textures and shine.
There are tutorials and wonderful samples from our DT and our 
very talented Guest Designer Chrissie (One of a Kind)

My Pearl Ex fussy cut stenciled Magenta "Sunflowers"!

A Close Up showing all the shiny Pearl Ex colors.

I stenciled my Pearl-Ex Magenta "Sunflowers" image at our recent 2019 Retreat
 in Crescent Beach, south of Vancouver, British Columbia.  
You will be seeing many more cards in the near future as
I make my card fronts into finished card designs.

Do check out our Eat, Sleep, Craft, Repeat 2019 Blog Hop  This is the link
to my post with a couple cards I made at our Retreat.
More photos of crafting girlfriends on my Craft Retreat Photos tab below my banner.

Nine of us are from CAS Challenges owned by Loll and Bonnie.
Five of us had met Loll, but this time we all got to meet and play with
the very talented and full of fun, Bonnie and Loll.
My daughter, Jeani joined the fun also for 3 days.

What an awesome team Loll and Bonnie make!  Getting to know all the CASettes
in real life was a real thrill! You can imagine all the laughter and chatting!

Sharing our techniques, samples and products made for Gorgeous Creative CAS Cards!

Back to my card.

I mixed 3 colors (yellow, brown and green) of Pearl Ex with Golden's Light Gel.
Placed stencil over white thick cardstock, secured with masking tape
and applied each color of Pearl Ex mixture using a palette knife.
Removed stencil and washed stencil and knife immediately.
Let image dry.

When home I fussy cut the sunflowers and attached to SU Whisper White 100# CS
and stamped Penny Black Happy Snippets sentiment using Versafine black ink.

I am very happy with my Quick CAS Stenciled card!

You have until the 24th to play along with us at CAS Stencil Card Challenge.  Hugs..


Stamps: Penny Black Happy Snippets sentiment
Paper: Thick white CS from retreat.  SU Whisper White 100# CS
Inks: Versafine black pigment ink.
Accessories: Magenta "Sunflowers" Stencil. Pearl Ex yellow, brown and green powder.  Golden's Light Gel. Palette Knife. masking tape. SU papersnips.  MISTI for sentiment.


  1. I love sunflowers and these look amazing .... great fussy cutting too xx

  2. Oh boy! another new to me product! It sure is pretty, Nancy - of course how could these sunflowers be anything but? xx

  3. Fabulous card Nancy... your Pearl E coloured gel looks gorgeous, great stencil work, lovely card, enjoy your week Robyn

  4. Your sunflowers are beautiful Nancy! love the colors and the beautiful shine! I can tell by all the photo's I've seen that a great time was had by all at the retreat! xx

    1. We sure did have a great creative time. So much inspiration and fun packed into one amazing week with the best of friends:-) Hugs...Nancy

  5. Gorgeous card Nancy, sounds like an amazing crafty and fun time was had by all at the retreat, looking forward to seeing more of your projects, Cathy x

  6. Glorious shine to these pretty sunflowers Nancy! Great card.

  7. This is such a fun and happy card, Nancy! Sunflowers always make me happy and the shine of these is amazing with the glass bead gel! It was wonderful meeting you too! I'm so glad I sucked it up and made the trip! LOL, I'm glad you were with me as we left too!

  8. I LOVE how your gel mixed with Pearl-Ex turned out with this awesome sunflower stencil, Nancy. I can see the shine and texture of the gel from your close-up photo ... totally amazing! Great work fussy-cutting the image ... not easy to do with the gel. xx

  9. A simply beautiful card with so much shine. I must try this! Thanks for sharing those great pictures. I find it hard to believe in picture ten no one was talking! Looks like so much fun and you all created the most beautiful cards.

  10. Wow! I love all the texture and sparkle on this one, Nancy! And kudos to you for fussy cutting. I'd have never thought to mix Pearl-Ex with the gel. Thank you for describing how this was done. Incredibly imaginative!

  11. Great idea to fussy-cut the flowers! Very striking! Love the idea of mixing pearl-ex with gel - I'll have to try it.

  12. The shimmer and shine is beautiful, Nancy! Perfect sentiment for your sunshiny sunflowers, too!

  13. Nancy, your sunflowers are amazing with the pearl ex powders and gel, fussy cutting has really made them pop :)

  14. Your sunflowers are so sparkly and gorgeous, Nancy. Very creative to mix the PE with gel. The results are fabulous. xx

  15. So pretty - this is something I need to learn to do! Love the script on the sentiment. Happy and pretty card, Nancy. Hugz

  16. What a fabulous card. It's one of those where the recipient says "How the heck did she do that!"

  17. What a pretty and happy sunflower card, Nancy! I love the shine & shimmer of Pearl-Ex and the soft color palette! Fussy-cutting the gel stenciled flowers is a great idea (I never though of it). This card will sure brighten somebody's day! :-)
    Hugs.. Hideko

  18. Sunshine on a card Nancy. Such a unique and stunning effect with the powders mixed with the gel. Great fussy cutting too x


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