Sunday, 2 February 2020

Fun with stencils

Those gals over at CAS Mix Up certainly keep us on our toes. The task this month is to create a stencil from a die cut.

In fact the card which I made for the challenge at CAS Stencil last time would have fitted for this challenge too!
I'm very fond of creating stencils with my dies, particularly when using embossing paste as it reduces on clean up time as I just toss out the stencil, which I cut from vellum. However this time I decided not to use embossing paste (maybe that will come later) but to use gilding flakes.
Firstly I cut the stencil from vellum using a Sizzix die. Once cut, I taped it to a piece of black card and stamped over the die cut part with Versamark. After lifting the stencil, I sprinkled on some Stamp 'n' Bond and melted it with my heat gun. I added some gilding flakes and burnished them with a  scoochie or whatever it is they call those funny little pad thingies. I chose a die by Alexandra Renke, which I think echoes the shapes of the background, (to make the focal point) and stamped a simple sentiment.
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  1. Wow! The gold gilding on the black is so elegant, Chrissie! The white AR die cut is the perfect complement to make a very elegant and artistic card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  2. Looks great - maybe one day I shall use my gliding flakes, too - I keep forgetting about them....

  3. Such a rich appeal to this beauty. The black card stock really brings all the elements forward. Truly special!
    Thanks you so much for joining us at CAS Mix Up! xx

  4. Really love your beautiful CAS card Chrissie. What a great idea to use gilding flakes. Now you have me wanting to get my neglected flakes out and play. Thanks for sharing at CAS Mix Up. Ina GD

  5. LOVE gilding flakes on black ... so gorgeous Chrissie. And great die to make the stencil too. Created a beautiful background to show off your lovely white flower. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

  6. Beautiful card. Very striking and elegant. Great to see you in our gallery and hope you will join us again soon at the ATSM Challenges!! Please do visit my blog Paint Paper Scissors for more inspiration.
    Nandini – Design Team member, ATSM Challenges

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