Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Double Stencil Birthday Greetings - CAS

9/04/2017 Update: Winner of the Sapphire Award at Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #258.

Masking and stenciling are techniques that are fun to do in paper crafting. This card was double the fun because I stenciled over a stencil. Wanting to keep it CAS, I decided to place the image directly onto the card base. The card front was masked to form a frame and sponged with ink. The floral stencil was used to sponge the flower and stem. A second stencil of dots was placed over the floral stencil and sponged with white ink.

The ribbon was added. The sentiment was stamped and heat embossed with white powder then cut with an oval die and backed with foam tape to pop it up. I think the card is still CAS even with the ribbon and popped up sentiment. The inside of the card was decorated along the bottom edge with the dotted stencil.

The card is being submitted to:

1. Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #258

2. AAA Cards CAS Game #97 (Masking)

3. Allsorts Challenge #430 (Theme: Ribbons-more than just a bow.)

4. (CAS)E This Sketch #236

Techniques: Double stenciling, die cutting, stamping, sponging, heat embossing
Size: A2 (5.5" x 4.25")

Stamp: Stampin' Up! "Wetlands" (sentiment)
Inks: Versamark; CTMH Ruby, Sweet Leaf, Juniper; Stampin' Up! White Craft
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Basic Black
Die: Gina Marie Ovals
Ribbon: Stampin' Up! Smoky Slate 1/8"
Misc.: Stampin' Up! EP (white) & Dimensionals foam tape; stencils from stash


  1. A lot of great techniques and you still brought in all the colors...very pretty. Thanks for sharing with us here at Color Dare this week.

  2. Fun yet sophisticated colors! Love the polka dots, which remind me of raindrops. Another winner, I'm predicting!

  3. Super stenciling and great CA|S example, many thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  4. great stencilling, and cool layout, well done on combining all the challenges into one card. Thank you for playing with us at AAA cards.

  5. Just beautiful Melanie! Your stenciling is amazing and I love the colors. Great CAS design! :)

  6. Pretty CAS card, thanks for joining in at Allsorts, xxxx

  7. Wow you're a stenciling queen! Great job and a very pretty card. Thanks for joining us at Color My Heart.

  8. Love the smudgy masked frame and your glorious dotty flower. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  9. Great CAS card, Melanie! Love the techniques you used! Thank you for sharing with us at Color My Heart Color Dare!

  10. Thanks for joining us at the Color Dare...love your CAS card.