Friday, February 7, 2020

CAS Mix Up February Stencil from Die-Cuts

Playing along with the CAS Mix Up February Stencil from Die-Cuts Challenge
Hosted by the very talented Joanna.
Be sure and check out the cards by the Design Team and
wonderfully creative Guest Designer, Ina (Little Bits of Craft).

My card using Stencil from Die-Cut, Stamping, Die-Cut Frame, Sponging DOX's.

A very easy card design using "SSS Flowing Vine Collage Die" that I used to Die-Cut
an A2 size piece of SU Whisper White CS.  Then placed the die-cut CS over another
A2 piece of SU Whisper White CS and used a make up brush to sponge and blend
Distress Oxide Inks thru the Die Cut Stencil.  Used Twisted Citron,
Cracked Pistachio and Lucky Clover Distress Oxides.

I removed Die-Cut Stencil and set aside.
Then outlined Die Cut image with 05 Art Pen, which helped the image pop!
Used MISTI and stamped the SSS Bouquet of Thanks sentiment.

Used Penny Black "Leaf Stitched Frames" to Die-Cut frame.
Added STAMPlorations Sequins and popped up with white craft foam.
Done...with my 1st card:-)


Here is photo of the card I made out of the die cut stencil so you can visualize 
my technique,  which worked great!

I blended the background with a make up brush using Distress Oxide: Twisted Citron.
Stamped STAMPlorations "Bird of Paradise" sentiment.

Die cut frame and popped up card front onto Whisper White 100# card base.
Added stencils and Done.  Very QCAS (Quick CAS) card:-)

I hope you get to play along with the CAS Mix Up Challenge. You have until
the 24th to play along.

Thank you Joanna for hosting this really fun challenge. 
I am inspired to use this technique again in the future:-)  Hugs..


Card 1 and 2 
Stamps: SSS Bouquet of Thanks sentiment.
Paper: Whisper White 100#
Inks: Distress Oxides: Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio and Lucky Clover.  Archival Jet Black.
Accessories: SSS "Flowing Vine Collage Die. Penny Black Leaf Stitched Frame Dies. Make Up Brush. MISTI, STAMPlorations Sequins. White Craft Foam. Connect Glue Gina K. 05 Black Art Pen.  Zig Marker used to outline die cut frame.


  1. This die makes a fabulous stencil, Nancy! I love the sponging through the stencil and the outline really makes it pop! The second card made from the "stencil" makes an equally beautiful card! I think I have this die. Thanks for the inspiration and thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

    1. I loved how the outlining turned out too. TFS your sweet comment, my friend. Hugs...Nancy

  2. Two FABULOUS cards Nancy!! LOVE how you used the black marker in the first card to make it all pop and really like the 3 shades of green you used for this card pretty! And you gotta love when you get a 2nd card from the negative that's just as pretty as the 1st! Lovely, lovely cards my friend!! :0)

    1. Thank you, Marcia. I loved how both my cards turned out too:-) Hugs..

  3. These are so visually appealng, Nancy. Love that color. I’m curious how you got that vine border colored in green. Did you outline with a fine marker? It sure looks great however you did it.

    1. Thank you, Nancy. I used a Zig marker to outline the die cut frame. Zigs have such a fine tip, so it worked great...and quickly:-)I will add marker to my supply list. Hugs..

  4. Two beautiful cards Nancy, which are both unique, creative and so very pretty. Such a clever use of the die cut as a stencil x.

    1. I would not have thought to use the die cut image as a stencil if it was not for Joanna's awesome challenge:-) Thank you my friend for your sweet comment. Hope you get to play along too:-) Hugs..Nancy

  5. Wowie, that's interesting! You really got a whole different look with that die cut and I do love it! I wasn't expecting to see the second card, but I scrolled down and there it was and it's just gorgeous! You know how I love anything all green and botanical. Really pretty die.

    1. I was surprised and very pleased how both my cards turned out too:-) TFS your sweet comment, my friend. Hugs..Nancy

  6. Nancy I love both cards, I am so impressed with your fine tip pen outlining it's amazing. I really need to practice this :)

  7. A fantastic look on both cards and so clever too.

  8. Nancy, this just speaks Spring to me! LOve your 'language skills' and both cards you've created, one with a die cut stencil, and that beautiful original cut!

  9. Wow, Nancy, I didn't see the positive image of the die in the first card at first, and I thought what an artsy abstract design! Following closely your black outlining, now I see the vine (leaves). How interesting and I LOVE this! The color choice of the sequins is perfect. The second card with the positive die-cut has a springy warm feeling. Love that you colored the leaves of the frame.
    Thank you for your inspirations, my friend!
    Hideko xx

  10. Two for one, what a very creative approach. I do love that doodling for the stencilled card. Both are beautifully framed, Nancy. I'll have to remember this way, waste not what not...both ink and arm power :D
    Spring is around the corner with these beauties. Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Mix Up! Truly delighted xx

    1. Thank you Joanna..I was so delighted by your sweet comment and choice of challenge, my friend. Hugs..Nancy

  11. You picked a great die for this technique, Nancy! It made a wonderful stencil. Outlining the images really makes them stand out. And your stencil makes another beautiful card! Twofer! xx

  12. Brilliant twofers. Both are beautiful. The outlining never cease to wow me.

  13. Wow Nancy that is so effective - I love it! Beautiful cards!

  14. Love how you outlined the sponged image from the die cut stencil Nancy and that you made a card from the sponged die cut. Two fantastic cards. Thanks for sharing at CAS Mix Up!


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