Sunday, November 7, 2021

CAS Mix Up Nov. 2021 Stencil Challenge

Hello friends.  I'm playing along with the lovely Loll and the CAS Mix Up team for this months challenge, and Loll would like us to use the STENCIL MONOPRINT technique on our cards.


I was SO excited when I saw this challenge as I absolutely LOVE doing this technique!  I pulled out one of my favorite snowflake stencils by Gina K called Snowflake Mandala and came up with this card...


I started by inking up my stencil with Salty Ocean, Salvaged Patina, & Peacock Feathers Distress Inks, and then spritzed quite liberally with water before pressing into my water color cardstock.  I laid a piece of paper towel over the stencil and then set my laptop on top of it and left for 15 minutes!  I always love the big reveal when you lift everything off and see the results, and I may have squealed a bit when I saw how this one turned out!  Haha!!  Once it was dry I cut down a portion of it and mounted it to a piece of white cs that I had die cut using Spellbinders Hemstitch Frame Die.  


  I wanted to put a piece of colored cardstock behind my die cut panel, but couldn't find a blue that matched what I had come up with on my monoprint, so I got my Distress Inks out again and made my own matching colored cardstock...I love the perfect match!  I finished this simple card with a die cut sentiment using MB's Let it Snow Posh Script and die cutting it from vellum for the bottom layer and a holographic cardstock (Recollections) for the top layer.  It really sparkles and shines in real life!!  

Check out what Loll and the DT came up with using this wonderful technique (they also have a couple video links in case you've never tried this technique before), and then play along right HERE.  This challenge is open till the 24th.

Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!


15 comments:

  1. Marcia, I'd squeal too... your monoprint is fabulous... lovely card, Robyn

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  2. This background is definitely squeal worthy, Marcia! Wow! Awesome job of coloring the background to peek through the hemstitch frame! A perfect match! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  3. No wonder you squealed Marica as your card is amazing. What a unique and beautiful effect from the technique and the sentiment looks amazing too x.

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  4. Oh my that is one gorgeous mono print, Marcia. Love the blues the hemstitch die and the total Cool-ness of it all

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  5. I'm squealing now! It was my first time and now I'm hooked. I have not tried letting it sit pressed for 15 minutes, but I will next time. Your results are super top notch. It looks like a beautiful stencil and I love the color, including your perfectly matched background peeking through the hemstitch. I'm so glad you shared your inspiring card with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  6. This is beautiful Marcia! This is definitely squeal worthy! I love the colors and the vellum behind the sentiment. I'm seeing a lot more use of vellum in my future.

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  7. Gorgeous monoprint Marcia! Makes for an amazing Christmas card! xx

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  8. This was so worth your little squeal! Beautifully done, Marcia!

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  9. Oh Marcia! This mono print is gorgeous. Love the pretty blues and that
    Hem Stitch frame is fabulous~Let It Snow is the perfect sentiment!

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  10. Beautiful card, Marcia - love the shades of blue and the wonderful stencil monoprint. The hemstitch die lets you tie in the blue so nicely.

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  11. Oh I'm just like a kid on Christmas morning - I tear that stencil off after the mop up! Look at the gorgeousness that happens when one waits!!! Marcia, this is stunning!
    =]

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  12. Out loud...."Wow", Marcia....Gorgeous monoprint stenciled snowflake..loved your color choices! STUNNING vellum and Holographic CS Die Cut Sentiment too. Your Hemstitch framing is the perfect simple finish for your image beauty, my friend....One of my absolutely Favorite techniques too:-) Love and Hugs...Nancy

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  13. Maybe the secret to a good monoprint is letting it set a while. You got fabulous results doing that, Marcia. Your background is beautiful and the color peeking through the hemstitch frames is perfectly.

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  14. I would have squealed too, Marcia! I love this color and it looks beautiful with the holographic die cut. I can just imagine the brilliant schparkle in real life! Thank you for the tip about putting something heavy on the panel and letting it sit awhile ~ and the reminder that we can make our own matching colored card stock! The whole design is spectacular! Hugs, Darnell

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  15. I still haven't tried this but your card is a beauty Marcia!

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