Sunday, December 15, 2019

STAMPlorations December Stencil Challenge: Anything Goes

Time for the STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge Reminder.
You still have until the end of December to play along:-)

Here are the Guidelines for the Challenge and Prizes!

I decided to make a Birthday card for a December birthday.  Enjoy!

I am Loving the "CUTplorations Basic A2 Panels Nesting Dies" set.  My card front and both 
panels were cut by 3 of the sizes of dies in the set.  They add a beautiful clean
beveled edge to each panel.  A very versatile set with "9" dies:-)

I used ARTplorations "Leaf Prints Stencil" with Brushos Brilliant Red and Orange pigment
powder inks.  I placed the stencil over mixed media and secured with masking tape. 
Then spritzed with water to blend the inks.  Carefully removed masking tape
then turned the stencil over and laid onto another card front to get a stencil monoprint
image for a future project.

After backgrounds dried I die cut the positive image panel and popped up with 
white craft foam and attatched to card base.  Then cut a small panel from
the monoprint piece, die cut  and popped up with foam and placed next to 1st panel.

Next used CUTplorations "Skinny Sentiments Dies" to die cut the sentiment from
the monoprint image and attached to panel.  A fun bold artsy look!

Be sure and check out all the gorgeous projects by all the other Stencil Girls!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, dear friends.  
Thank you also for all your thoughtful and much appreciated Comments!


STAMPlorations December Storewide Sale

Stamps: None
Paper: Strathmore Mixed Media.  SU Whisper White 100# card base and Basic Black for sentiment shadow.
Inks: Brushos Pigment Powders: Brilliant Red and Orange.
Accessories: ARTplorations Leaf Prints Stencil. CUTplorations Basic A2 Panels Nesting Dies and Skinny Sentiments. Connect Glue Gina K.  White Craft foam.  Masking tape.


  1. Beautiful Nancy, love your red stencilling with the touch of black :)

  2. Love the way you used the panel dies with the stenciling and the monoprint! Great use of the letter dies too.

  3. I really love all the dies and the stencil you used on this, Nancy! Plus you gave it your artsy touch -- way cool!

  4. Love the striking design and what fabulous inspiration....Thank you x. Playing catch up after a fabulous time away x

    1. Welcome home Mac. So glad you had a wonderful time. We leave on Saturday for a week of camping and hiking on our beautiful Oregon coast:-) Happy Holidays and thank you for your sweet comment. Hugs..

  5. What a great layout, Nancy! I love the red and white with a touch of black! A fabulous card for a guy or a gal!

  6. LOVE this design Nancy! And LOVE the red and white ... so fresh and fun. Great card! xx

  7. I love the panels Nancy and such pretty red stencilled leaves, and the touch of black behind the words really makes them pop. I see from a comment above you are going away so I hope you have a great time. Wishing you a Happy Christmas and a wonderfully creative New Year. x

    1. Thank you so much Pat. I have really appreciated all your comments this year. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, my friend. Hugs..Nancy

  8. Love the panels with artsy stenciled leaves, Nancy!
    The style of the die-cut sentiment IS fun and artsy, and the black shadow is very effective!
    Have a happy crafty new year, my friend!
    Hideko xx

    1. Thank you Hideko. A fun easy card to make:-) Hugs..Nancy

    2. Cool panel dies and love how you used them wth your beautiful stencilling. Beautiful card and design.

      Hope you and Denny had a wonderful Christmas trip to the OR coast... wishing you a happy new year! ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿพ

    3. Thank you Trina. We had an awesome 8 day trip with 4 amazing hikes and lots of relaxing/ reading and eating fun:-) Hugs..Nancy

  9. So simple, yet so pretty! I wish you a Happy New Year!

    1. Thank you, Cornelia. Happy New Year to you too, my friend. Hugs..Nancy


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