Wednesday, March 4, 2020

CAS Stencil Card Challenge: Heat Embossing

Time for our March CAS Stencil Challenge: Heat Embossing hosted by Viv

Be sure and check out the DT girls wonderful card samples and our very talented 
Guest Designer,  Cat's (Cat Luvs Paper) card.

Here is my card using a new to me Bokeh stencil set:-)

My 1st step I used a make up brush to add Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink
to the Strathmore Mixed Media paper.

Then I had fun using my new Newton's Nook Bokeh Stencil set,  which has 2 stencils for
layering off set Bokeh circles.  I stenciled the heat embossed white circles 1st
using Versamagic Cloud White Pigment ink and then heat embossed with Clear EB powder.

Next I placed the 2nd stencil over the background and used a make up brush to add
Peacock Feathers DOX ink.  I wiped off the DOX with a paper towel 
from the heat embossed circles, 
which made the DOX circles look as if they were behind the white!

I die cut my Bokeh background with Reverse Confetti "Frame Confetti Cuts" to
frame and bring the design together.

The Bokeh design has a real nice shine with the heat embossing,
so I thought the STAMPlorations Clear Sticker from the "New Day" set was perfect.

Enjoy and hope you join us for this fun challenge.  You have until the 24th to play along!


Stamps: None
Paper: SU Whisper White 100#,  Strathmore Mixed Media
Inks: DOX Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers. Versamagic Cloud White pigment ink.
Accessories: Newton's Nook Bokeh Stencil Set,  Reverse Confetti "Frame Confetti Cuts".  SU Clear EB powder, heat tool. White craft foam., makeup brush. STAMPlorations Clear Stickers "New Day".


  1. A very clever design, I just love the bokeh effect and you have made it work really well with embossing too. Great card xx

  2. What a great card Nancy! The embossed bokeh circles pop from the lovely background - some of my fave colours too! x

  3. So pretty Nancy! love the white on the blue, the great bokeh stenciling and your pretty frame die cut!

  4. LOve the bokeh look, Nancy!! It certainly does shine on your sweet card!

  5. great bokeh technique Nancy, the perfect stencil and love the embossing :)

  6. Fabulous Bokeh pattern with your stencil, Nancy! Love your color palette and beautiful border, too! Barb xx

  7. This is so pretty Nancy! Love your bokeh background. So interesting that you added heat embossing ... it really looks amazing with the sponged circles. And I love the frame you've used. Awesome card, my friend! xx

    1. Thank you, Loll. I want to use the set of 2 Bokeh Stencils again. Such a fun CAS Stencil Challenge hosted by Viv. Hugs..Nancy

  8. Great job on this technique. I have embossed through a stencil but did not find it easy to do. Love the effect of the white ink on this. Beautifully framed too!

  9. Nancy, this is such a pretty bokeh piece. So ethereal and uplifting. The die cutting of the edge almost mimics the circles of the bokeh.

  10. Great technique using the double stenciling - love the way the white circles come out on top even though they were done first!

  11. Oh, hey, it's fun to see what you did with this stencil, Nancy! Love the white embossing with blue and then cut with the pretty frame. It makes a really nice background!

  12. great card, love the blue of course!!
    Have a great wknd mf
    xx Karen

  13. Gorgeous bokeh card Nancy, such a cool effect and that beautiful diecut frames it beautifully, Cathy x

  14. Great combination of the bokeh circles with the heat embossing and inks. Wonderful colour combination and what a stunner of a card Nancy x.

  15. This looks great Nancy ..... I love the bokeh effect with the embossing, very clever xx

  16. I love how you did this technique by adding the color then wiping it off. It really looks terrific. I want to check out that Versamagic Cloud White Pigment ink. I haven't seen it in the stores and I like the effect of it.

  17. This is so pretty, Nancy! I love your Bokeh background, especially the way the heat-embossed white circle and the peacock feather circle overlapped. Putting a clear sticker sentiment on a strip is a great idea. Thank you for showing us another way of using clear stickers! Hugs.. Hideko

  18. Gorgeous Bokeh effect and the frame is so pretty... Great job Nancy!

  19. I love the technique you used to heat emboss the bokeh design using 2 colors! It gives a fabulous shadow effect, and the die you used looks so pretty on your card! Beautiful creation!

  20. I like the Bokeh-Technique and your card is beautiful. Gundi

  21. I love the dots in two colors! They look like they're floating. The punched frame and light blue background are a nice touch.


Thank you so much for visiting and leaving your much appreciated comments! Hugs....Nancy