Wednesday, July 15, 2020

CAS Mix Up July (S): Stencil Tracing Reminder

I am hosting the CAS Mix Up July (S): Stencil Tracing  Reminder Challenge.
Be sure and check out all the awesome Reminder 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's (Kia's Place)
Gorgeous CAS Creative Stencil Tracing cards:-)

You still have until the 24th to play along.  
We would love to have you join our creative fun using your stencils.

My stencil traced card!

I began by using a #4 paint brush to add Gansai Tambi Pearl Watercolors on Yupo paper.
The Pearl colors give a beautiful subtle sheen to the background.
Used: Lemon Yellow, May Green, Pink, Scarlet Red, and Cobalt Blue for a soft 
rainbow effect.

Then sprayed ARTplorations Prim Pattern Stencil with Pixie Spray,  a light tacky
adhesive.  Placed stencil over Yupo paper and traced with Ultra Fine Point Black Sharpie.

Die Cut background and SU Whisper White 100# CS frame with 
Spellbinders Hemstitch Rectangles Dies. Popped up background with white craft foam.

Added die cut Alexandra Renke Spring Flowers Die using Gina K Connect Glue.
I received several A. Renke die cut flowers from my dear friend Bonnie 
a couple of years ago.  I still have more for future cards:-)

Added CRAFTplorations "Shine Bright" Clear Sticker to a scrap of 100# CS
and trimmed,  then attached to background and Done!
Stencil tracing is such a fun and easy technique to make your stencil image pop!

We would love to have you join us.  Stay safe and Hugs..

Stamps: None
Paper: SU Whisper White 100#.  Yupo paper.
Inks: Gansai Tambi Pearl Watercolors: Lemon Yellow, May Green, Pink, Scarlet Red, and Cobalt Blue.  Ultra fine Point Black Sharpie pen.
Accessories: ARTplorations Prim Pattern Stencil.  Spellbinders Hemstitch Rectangles Dies.  Pixie Spray.  #4 flat paint brush. White Craft foam.  Gina K Connect Glue. Alesandra Renke Spring Flowers Die.  CRAFTplorations Clear Stickers "Shine Bright".


  1. What a lovely elegant card. I bet that background looks stunning in real life, I would never have thought about using yupo paper with watercolour, did it take forever to dry? xx

    1. Yes, it does take longer when using W/C on Yupo to dry, but I always make a bunch and then let them dry overnight. I have a big stack now in my stash that I did in May on our trailer (safe and isolated) camping trip:-) Stay Safe and Creative, My friend. Hugs...Nancy

  2. This is such a soft colourful pastel background Nancy. Bet the shimmer is awesome ;) Love the design too. Thank you so much for this fun challenge, makes me work harder :D xx

  3. I see the good, AND the fantastic!!! So fun, Nancy!! LOve the pearls you've used here!

  4. What a pretty watercolor background, Nancy! I love how the stencil tracing makes the background even more interesting! When I saw the flower I thought it looked familiar! I'm glad you found a perfect spot for it! Great challenge, my friend!

  5. Love your rainbow watercoloured background Nancy. What a fun and arsty stencil you've outlined over top. Very cool. And love the contrast with the white die-cut flower. Thanks again for hosting this AWESOME challenge, my friend! xx

  6. This is absolutely fantastic, Nancy! I would not have thought to use Yupo paper with watercolors either. This whole design is so clever and interesting. I love that rainbow of color, the stencil you chose to trace and that awesome flower... oh, and those hemstitch dies always warm my heART. Thanks for this beautiful inspiration! xx

  7. Never done watercolour on Yupo Nancy, but will now try it and thanks for the tip about the drying time.
    You rock this technique - another lovely card! x

  8. your watercolouring on Yupo is so soft, the perfect background for your black outling. Love the card :)

  9. What a wonderful combination of colours to showcase your amazing technique! Terrific card Nancy... Be well!

  10. Love the soft colors and your great design, Nancy. This one's definitely a keeper!

  11. Your soft rainbow watercolor wash on yup background is so pretty. Tracing that stencil suits it perfectly. Love that Spellbinder frame die. This looks like an art piece and should be framed. Thanks for the inspiration.

  12. You have the coolest stencils! I love how you used this as a background for your die cut flower. Nice watercolor wash. Love the sentiment, too! Hoping to play this month...?

  13. Wow, this is fabulous, Nancy! I LOVE this card, especially the design! The pearly, pastel rainbow color background looks awesome, and the stencil outlined pattern is so artsy. What an interesting contrast you created with the pretty white flower and the geometric black pattern! All the white space including the frame around the panel highlights the beautiful wartercolors! Thank you so much for your inspiration and this fun challenge, my friend! Hugs.. Hideko

    1. Thank you, Hideko for your sweet comment. I do love making watercolor backgrounds on Yupo. I was pleased with how well the geometric stenciling turned out. Always fun to get ideas that work out:-) Love and Hugs...Nancy

  14. What a neat stencil & perfect for tracing! Love the rectangle die, too! I really love your card, Nancy--unique & beautiful! Hope you're doing well, my friend!

  15. I would never have thought to use the stencil in this way and it looks artsy and fabulous Nancy. I love the way you did the pretty watercolouring on the yuppo (another idea I wouldn't have thought to do) x. Tons of inspiration Nancy....Thank you x.

  16. This looks so cool, I love how you've used the stencil, and what a great idea to use watercolouring on yupo I would never have thought to try that. Thank you for another fun challenge xx

  17. Love the artsy look of your card Nancy with the pastel colours and intricate stencil design. Wonderful challenge Nancy!


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