Tuesday, May 17, 2016

CASology #198: STENCIL

Hello, friends!  It's time for our next CASology cue card!


OK, I have to admit, I did not own any stencils until very recently.  Well, technically that is not really true...I have some old brass stencils from way back when I dry embossed cards using my light box (did anyone out there ever do that?).  I've also paint stenciled a few borders in my house.  But in regard to card-making, I also have to admit that I have not used stencils for cards in a very long time.

Until this week!  (That's what I love about these challenges...sometimes they REALLY do challenge you!)

This week we are sponsored by STAMPlorations, and so I used one of their stencils for my card.  (Have you seen their collection of stencils?  They have some really nice ones!  You can check them out here.)  I used the "Happy Flowers" stencil and the "Noteworthy" clear stamp set, and I kept my one-layer card pretty simple by spraying the stencil with Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls mist.




In the right light, you can really see the shine of the Perfect Pearls mist!


I am sure most of you have a variety of stencils on your stash...I think the real challenge will be to keep your designs clean and simple this week.  I can't wait to see what you create!

I'm going to play along with the May monthly challenge at STAMPlorations Challenge Blog where "Anything CAS Goes."  (There is an optional color twist - magenta -  but I didn't do that.)  I might as well link up to the STAMPlorations Never-Ending Anything Goes Challenge, too!



Be sure to link up your STENCIL card by noon on Monday (Central time). You will also be inspired by the many ways our Design Team and Guest Designer interpreted the cue this week...be sure to check out their blogs!

Guest Designer: Shelly

Our Sponsor This Week:  STAMPlorations

Thanks for visiting,
Judy

18 comments:

  1. What a cool effect - love the shimmer!

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  2. What a cool effect - love the shimmer!

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  3. That gold shimmer is fabulous, Judy! I've never used brass stencils before! Sounds intriguing!! ;-)

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  4. Oh, love the shine and shimmer on this card. I never thought to use a stencil with spray. I am definitely going to try this technique sometime soon.

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  5. I'm pathetic, I have one stencil!! This is ever so pretty Judy!! I love the shimmer and shine!!

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  6. Really gorgeous card, Judy! Using your Perfect Pearls mist was such a great idea...I love all the shimmer, and the soft gold tone is just perfect for these blooms! I have a feeling you'll be stenciling a lot more in the future :)

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  7. Thanks so much for those close-up shots, Judy! I loved it before, now I can't stop looking at it [and wishing I had that spray!] So lovely!
    =]

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  8. Great minds think alike (& use the same products) Judy! Love the shimmer on your flowers.

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  9. This turned out so beautifully! You'll have to pull out this stencil and the Perfect Pearls more often; this is just beautiful. The softness and the shimmer from the 'pearls' is amazing. Hmmmmm... might have to do a little shopping! Really pretty card! Love it. Bev

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  10. So very pretty! It's amazing what a stencil can do. I love the stencil and spray you chose.

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  11. I love Perfect Pearls but haven't used it in forever! Your card is a beautiful reminder Judy!

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  12. So pretty, Judy! I love the subtle, sparkle on this and the one layer design is fantastic!!! :)

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  13. Your card looks beautiful!!! I love that shine!!! I think I have like 3 stencils in my stash.

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  14. Yes I remember those day, I also have some brass stencils in my stash!
    Lovely card Judy!

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  15. Hey Judy!! Super cute card. I have no idea what brass stencils are. I'm curious. Your card is great.

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  16. how beautiful! Love the shine! Thank you so much for joining the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge!
    Lisa

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Thanks for taking the time to comment...I do appreciate it!
Judy