Wednesday, January 15, 2020

January CAS Stencil Reminder

Time for the Reminder CAS Stencil cards! 
There are so many inspiring cards by our talented Design Team and Guest Designer.

Also it is our 1st Anniversary Celebration!

You still have until the 24th to play along with us at CAS Stencil!
Challenge Winner - $25 (US) Gift Certificate from Simon Says Stamp
Random draw from all eligible entries - $25(US) Gift Certificate from Simon Stays Stamp

Sharing my Alcohol Ink background stenciled card 

I am using another Ranger Alcohol Ink background from a recent playday.  Here is my
Launch card using a different Alcohol ink background and different stencil technique.

First I die cut my background with Reverse Confetti "Lacy Scallop Frames" Die.

I used the Alcohol Ink Lift Technique on my die cut background.
I placed the ARTplorations Sanna Lippert Designs "Onion in Raws Stencil" over
my Alcohol Ink background and secured with masking tape.

Dribbled Ranger Alcohol Ink Lift Refill onto paper towel and blotted and rubbed off
ink until I got the stenciled look I wanted.

Next popped up  stenciled layer using white craft foam onto SU
Whisper White 100# card base.

Placed STAMPlorations "Shine Bright" Clear Stickers sentiment on scrap  
cardstock,  trimmed,  attached to image and Done!

I am loving the QCAS cards I have been designing using stencils.
Thank you again Loll for creating the CAS Stencil Challenge.
I am using all (I have many) of my stencils more often now and have been 
so inspired by our talented Design Team, Guest Designers, and followers:-)

Congratulations Loll on your 1st CAS Stencil Anniversary!!! Hugs...


Stamps: None
Paper: Yupo.  SU Whisper White 100# 
Inks: Ranger Alcohol Ink Pearls.
Accessories: ARTplorations Onion in Raws Stencil. Reverse Confetti Lacy Scallop Frames. White Craft Foam. STAMPlorations "Shine Bright" Clear Stickers.  Ranger Alcohol Ink Lift Refill.


  1. It certainly is an original. The colour is great and I love the shadowy shapes created with the stencil and the die cut frames works perfectly with it xx

  2. Nancy, you're gonna scold me for this... I bought that lift ink, and have yet to open the package!! There are some techniques better left to the pro: YOU!!
    Such a pretty color - before and after lifting!

    1. No scolding, Michele. We have all done would be a fun time to try the lifting technique:-) I have both the pad and refill and like the refill the best because I can add more of lift solution and so does not take as much time. Also if you use the lift soon after your AI background is made instead of days, weeks, months...later it seems to work better with less rubbing and reapplications. But even a subtle lifting of color can be cool. more tips..Hugs, Nancy

  3. What a great technique used on your red AI panel Nancy - the subtle design of the stencil removed with the alcohol lift ink is so pretty - love the die cut frame you used with that beautiful edge! xx

    1. I am loving the frame die, which I got after seeing our friend, Hideko use it on her cards and she sent me a few and then I HAD to have it:-) We do enable each other...Oh, BTW, I just got the Pixie Spray..repositional light tacky spray for stencils from Amazon because or...You!! It works Great! Love and Hugs..Nancy

  4. OMGosh Nancy this card is spectacularly stunning! Can't believe I had 'that' stencil out yesterday to play but chose another. Looooooooove the AI background and 'that' die. Swooning over this beauty.

  5. Beautiful rich colour! Great use of your new stencil! Love that lacy scallop die - might have to buy that one!

  6. Am loving this card Nancy! The colour is gorgeous ... my fav! And your ink lifting with the stencil is awesome! LOVE that pretty partial dot frame too. You are convincing me to go shopping again! :) xx

  7. Wonderful color, pretty technique and the sentiment makes it even better. Hugz

  8. I'll bet you have a BUNCH of stencils! You use them well, too. Always a pretty background at the ready. Love the color of this and the ghostly pattern!

  9. The vibrant colour and the technique look fabulous Nancy and what a great stencil x.

  10. Nancy I love that hot pink and your AI lifting with the stencil is beautiful. Great reminder for using the AI lift re inker :)

  11. Bold and beautiful, Nancy. I have yet to give this technique a try.

  12. Oh I love this vibrant color against white, Nancy! And stenciling with Alcohol Ink Lift solution is a wonderful idea. I've never used pixi spray, so it was difficult for me to stencil with lift ink ie. the solution seeping under my stencil. You did a fantastic job with this and the stencil pattern is clear and beautiful. The pearl simmer must look prettier in real life.
    Hoping to join your challenge! :-)
    Hugs.. Hideko

  13. Another wonderful alcohol/stencil combination, Nancy! I love how each is so different and beautiful in it's own way!

  14. Alcohol ink lifting is one of my all time favourite things to do... I love the results and I love your bright and beautiful card!

  15. This is amazing Nancy with the boldness and beauty of the inks and the subtle lift with the stencil ... so intriguing and beautiful.

  16. I love the bold, rich colour Nancy and the alcohol lift technique has worked a treat with the stencil .... great job my friend! xx

  17. Great idea to stencil with the lift ink Nancy, gorgeous effect, Cathy x

  18. Very pretty! I really wanted to play in that one, but time was getting away.....

  19. What a great technique and a gorgeous red panel! Beautiful card Nancy:)


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