Tuesday, June 18, 2019

CAS Stencil Card Challenge Reminder

Already time for our CAS Stencil Card Challenge Reminder cards!

So many beautiful sample cards by our DT and GD Chrissie (Simply One of a Kind).
You will definitely be inspired!

Here is my Beautiful watercolored stencil bird image with Pearl-Ex Powder!

How would you like to see the Gorgeous Shine from the Pearl-Ex?

Close Up with light shining on the pretty Magenta stenciled bird!

I secured the Magenta TM 43 stencil to my glass mat with masking tape.

Then mixed Pearl-Ex metallic powders with water on a palette.
Used Rose Gold, True Blue, Aztec Gold and Solar Gold.
Used a #2 paint brush to paint each color.  Drying between colors to
prevent any smearing.  Such an easy technique with Gorgeous Shiny results!

Next I die cut my image with SSS Postage Stamp Edge Frame.
Placed card front in MISTI and stamped and heat embossed PB Special Sentiments.
Popped up main image onto SU 100# card base and Done!

I learned how to use Pearl-Ex-Powders at our recent Retreat.  
I hope you give it a try with Pearl-Ex or Perfect Pearls.
You still have until the 24th to play along with us at CAS Stencil Card Challenge.



Stamps: PB Special Sentiments
Paper: Strathmore Mixed Media image base.  SU 100# Card base.
Inks: Pearl-Ex Rose Gold, True Blue, Aztec Gold and Solar Gold.  Versafine black ink.
Accessories: Magenta TM 43 stencil ( I used just one of the bird images).  Palette. 02 paint brush. SSS Postage Stamp Edge Frame Die. MISTI.  Clear EB powder. White Craft foam.


  1. So glad you showed the different angle with all the shine showing Nancy - what a lovely mix of pearl colors on this wonderful bird stencil - love the edge on your die cut as well! xx

  2. Just LOOK at that shine! Wow, Nancy, this is so beautiful!

  3. those photos really show the shine on the pearl ex Nancy. Wonderful image with the bird stencil, I absolutely love it :)

  4. Absolutely gorgeous card, Nancy! I love all the shine and your color palette is so pretty! You've inspired me to try Pearl #x powders...thank you ~ Barb xx

  5. This is gorgeous Nancy!! What a great way to use your Perfect Pearls. I have never watercoloured with them before ... very beautiful with all that shine! Gorgeous card design, my friend! xx

  6. This is stunning. Another great way to use those pearlescent powders, the shimmer looks amazing xx

  7. The shine is amazing when you tilted the card! Beautiful colours and fabulous painting with the Pearl Ex!

  8. Wow what a stunning effect. Great idea to mix the powders with water and then use them that way through the stencil. Absolutely beautiful card Nancy and I love the shimmer....So very pretty x.

  9. Oh, wow, that's gorgeous, Nancy! When you turn it in the light it's like this big surprise happens. Fantastic! Love the sentiment, too.

  10. Incredible job watercoloring with stencils, Nancy, Love the shimmer, which you’ve captured beautifully in the second photo. xx

  11. This is gorgeous, Nancy! I love this bird and think I need to add it to my next Magenta order! I love the colors you've used! I need to remember to try to mix the pearls with water to paint! A beautiful card, my friend!

  12. Oh those colours and that shine, I bet it took loads of patience to make this card. You have given me the answer to prevent smearing, thank you xx

    1. It was actually so relaxing and enjoyable to sit and concentrate on my coloring:-) All the gorgeous shine was such a wonderful surprise! Thank you Hilary for your sweet comment. Hugs...Nancy

  13. Amazing shine of the Pearl-Ex watercoloring/stenciling, Nancy! The close-up picture captures the shine so beautifully! The colors are so pretty and cleanly separated. I love the beautiful CAS design! Thank you for your inspiration!
    Hugs.. Hideko

  14. Oh, Nancy !! Only the second picture explained to me what's going on in this technique. It looks stunning, I love this gloss !!


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