Monday, May 4, 2020

CAS May Stencil Challenge: Layered Stenciling

Time for our CAS May Stencil Challenge: Layered Stenciling hosted by Hilary  
Hilary has provided several video tutorials if you need ideas plus our 
awesome card samples by our creative Design Team and talented 
Guest Designer, Greta.

I have been looking forward to this challenge.  I need to do more layering of my
stencils.  A great way to use more awesome stencils:-)
Remember to keep your cards Clean and Simple.

 Out of Chaos Comes Creativity! 

I played with a never before used "Rubber Bands" Stencil designed by 
Helen G for ARTplorations.

I sprayed the back of the stencil with Pixie Spray and then placed the stencil over
Strathmore Mixed Media paper and secured with a couple pieces of painters tape,

Then used make up brush to blend Distress Oxide Inks: Worn Lipstick, 
Picked Raspberry, Candied Apple and Wilted Violet.
Next used TCW Tiny Circles Stencil to add tiny circles in the different colors.
Then removed Rubber Bands Stencil.

Die Cut with CUTplorations "Basic A2 Panels Nesting Dies" to get a beveled edge for my panel.

Attached panel to SU Whisper White 100# card front layer that I had die cut 
with same A2 Dies set.
Then attached layers to Whisper White card base.

Added Visible Images "Creative Chaos" popped up sentiment and Done!

I loved how my Quick Clean and Simple card turned out.
We would love to have you join our May Stencil Challenge.  Awesome challenge, Hilary!

Stay safe and creative, dear friends.  You have until the 24th to play along:-)  Hugs..

Adding to NBUS #14 challenge: new Rubber Bands Stencil.

Stamps: Visible Images "Creative Chaos" sentiment.
Paper: SU Whisper White 100#.  Strathmore Mixed Media.
Inks: Distress Oxide Inks: Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Candied Apple and Wilted Violet.
Archival Jet Black..sentiment.
Accessories: ARTplorations by Helen G "Rubber Bands" Stencil.  CUTplorations "Basic A2 Panels Nesting Dies.  TCW "Mini Tiny Circles" Stencil. Pixie Spray (low tack adhesive), Dimensionals


  1. Wow, this is wonderful. I love those clean crisp lines you have made with the stencil, definitely no bleeding there. The blended colours and the dotty stencil work so well and are topped off beautifully with that wonderful sentiment xx

    1. Thank you so much Hilary. I LOVED your challenge and am looking forward to all the DT cards and gallery cards for more inspiration. Hugs..

  2. Outstanding, Nancy! Love the tiny dots, and how you've played with color! I can't think of a more appropriate sentiment for these days! So fun!

  3. At first I thought you had cut all these sections, Nancy. How fantastic that you did it with a stencil! Love the blend of colors and the random dots! A fantastic card, my friend!

    1. I was so pleased how it turned out too. Hope you are staying safe and creative, my friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

  4. Nancy, wow those colours really pop and that rubber band stencil created a stunning frame for your stencil layering. Love your card :)

  5. What an artsy layered stencil CAS card, Nancy!
    I love the contrast of the crisp white bands and the vibrant color background. The color combo is so beautiful! The rubber band stencil is impactful and the sentiment is just perfect for the card! Hugs.. Hideko

  6. So artsy and beautiful Nancy! I love how you got the crisp, clean lines of white from your rubber band stencil. Looks awesome. Of course, the mini tiny circle stencil is one of my favs and I love how it contrasts with the bold white lines. Great work, my friend! xx

  7. I simply LOVE this Nancy- the stencil is so crisp and clean and full of impact. And the sentiment is one I keep saying to my other half when he shakes his head in despair at the state of my work desk!!!! xx

  8. What gorgeous colors and beautiful blending, Nancy. You make me want to rush out and get that stencil. This is fantastic for the challenge and love the second layer of stencils with the dots. It’s perfect. Wonderful CAS stenciling.

  9. Awesome sentiment and I love how you layered your stencils! Love your color palette, too...Really stunning card, Nancy!

  10. Very retro look with a beautiful mix of colors in the background, flawlessly blended. The white makes everything pop and I do just love a splash of color on white!

  11. Your chaos sentiment describes the feeling of your design perfectly Nancy - the great white criss cross lines of the first stencil and the inking of the spaces with the stenciled dots is striking! xx

  12. Love your colours and the stencils you layered! A great artsy card!

  13. WOW! How cool does this look!! Two fabulous stencils that have worked so well together .... love the colours too! xx

  14. Fabulous!! I love the colours the design and the sentiment is just perfect!

  15. Wonderful and artsy, Nancy. The colours are bold and vivid. That Rubber Bands stencil is so cool and layered beautifully with the dots stencil.

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  17. This is really striking, Nancy! I really thought at first glance that you had attached all those pieces to the panel! What a great stencil. I love the colors and sediment you used and the look of the little dots over the color! Take care and keep on keeping safe! And thanks for sharing at NBUS! Hugs, Dolly

  18. This is different and unique and so fun. I wondered too how you arranged all those pieces, but letting the stencil do it is great. It would blow my mind. I love the colors you chose and using the second stencil gave it a textured look.

  19. That rubber band stencil is awesome nancy, love how you've used it, the colours are gorgeous too, and what a perfect sentiment, Cathy x

  20. What pretty colours together and the layering of the stencils has produced a marvellous CAS card, which is so unique and striking x.


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