Wednesday, July 1, 2020

CAS Mix Up July (S) Stencil Tracing

Time for our July CAS Mix Up Stencil Tracing Challenge.

I am looking forward to hosting our 1st CAS Mix Up Stencil Challenge.
Be sure and check out our CAS Cards by our talented Design Team.

We also have "Three" very talented Guest Designers this month as they all were
Top Picks for the
May CAS Mix Up, CAS Stencil and CAS Watercolour Challenges:-)

Be sure and check out Greta (GG Creations), Sandie (London Days) and Kia (Kia's Place)
Gorgeous CAS Creative Stencil Tracing cards:-)

This is the 2nd CAS Mix Up Challenge after Loll did some reorganizing to make
her life simpler and the DT girls too.  We are rotating CAS Mix Up, CAS Stenciling and 
CAS Watercolour Challenges in that order and repeating every 3 months.

I did not find any video's for Stencil Tracing online.
Basically you can outline with the stencil left on your image or outline
with the stencil removed.

Just add Stencil Tracing to my blog search to find many card examples in my blog.

Here is my Stencil Traced card.

I found this monoprint stenciled with Brushos Orange, Brilliant Red and Purple
crystal powders image in my Brushos stash.

I had laid the Dina Wakley "Leafy" stencil over Strathmore Mixed Media paper.
Secured with masking tape.  Then sprinkled the Brusho powders onto the paper and spritzed
liberally with water using T.H. Distress Sprayer to make a positive image layer. 

Did not want to waste all the ink on the stencil,  so removed stencil carefully
 and flipped over inky side of stencil onto another piece of MM paper.
Placed paper towel onto the stencil to transfer the ink onto MM paper
to get a monoprint image!

That was the negative monoprint image I found in my stash.
I die cut the piece with Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Die.
I could not line up the "Leafy" stencil,  so used an Ultra Fine Point Black Sharpie
to hand draw around the leaves and frame.

Popped up image with white craft foam and added to die cut SU Very Vanilla CS.
Added layers to Very Vanilla Thick cardbase.
Attached STAMPlorations Clear Sticker "Shine Bright" onto very vanilla scrap and Done!

I was pleased with the CAS artsy look of my card.
Hope you like it too and join us at our 1st CAS Mix Up Stencil Challenge.
You have until the 24th to play along! Hugs..

Stamps: None
Paper: Strathmore Mixed Media.  SU Very Vanilla Thick.
Inks: Brushos: Orange, Brilliant Red and Purple. 
Accessories: Dina Wakley "Leafy" Stencil.  MB Stitched Rectangles Dies.  Ultra Fine Point Black Sharpie. T.H.Distress Sprayer. STAMPlorations Clear Stickers-"Shine Bright".


  1. Happy 4th July!! Have a fabulous day! Terrific card and so artsy Nancy!

  2. What a fabulous stencil monoprint card, Nancy! Love the bright and earthy color choice of Brushos. The imprint of the negative leaves is smooth and that of frame is rough. The contrast adds so much interest to the card. Outlining the leaves and the frame by hand worked so well to give definition too.
    Thank you for hosting this fun challenge! I'll post my card later this month!
    Hideko xx

    1. Thank you, my friend. I was pleased to use one of my backgrounds from my stash and loved how it turned out with the tracing:-) Can't wait to see you card sample. Love and Hugs...Nancy

  3. This is a brilliant technique Nancy, and I love this along with the other cards you have done using this technique. It is something I will definitely use again in the future. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

  4. I just love how that monoprint is improved by the outlining, thank you so much for introducing me to this technique xx

  5. Nancy, this is a very interesting clever and your card and all the others are just amazing! thanks for sharing this. Heart Hugs, Colleen

  6. Oh wow--so striking, Nancy! Beautiful colors & your hand drawn lines amaze me! I really enjoyed your challenge to do stencil tracing!

  7. Great challenge Nancy and a fabulous artsy card!

  8. What a fun challenge Nancy! love the colors on your background peeking out around your fun outlined stenciling - your sentiment is perfect for your stenciling!

  9. What a great artsy look, Nancy. Fabulous blend of colours! I'll be making a card for your challenge soon.

    1. So pleased you will be playing along too, my friend. Stay safe and Creative. Love and Hugs...Nancy


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