Saturday, 18 May 2019

Reach for the stars ......

Happy weekend .......

I hope you're having a good one.
It's time for a quick reminder about this month's CAS Stencil Challenge.
Our host for May is the lovely Sue, and the theme is a real fun technique for you to try ....... Stenciling over a Coloured Background

There are lots of ways to try this technique ....... use your stencils over coloured cardstock or pretty patterned papers.  Create your own coloured backgrounds using inks or paints and then stencil over the top ..... it's a great way to use up all those pieces that didn't quite turn out as we had hoped!
Or stencil over one of those mop up pieces of card that we all have a stash of  The list is endless.  Just remember to keep your designs Clean And Simple as well as following the theme.

I've used a piece of black cardstock here that's been sprayed with the new Distress Oxide Sprays, and then stenciled over the top using a white paste.

I simply spritzed the black card using the Oxide sprays and left it to dry.

These sprays are fab .... and they work so well on dark cardstock.

Once the ink was dry I took the Shooting Stars stencil and used a white aste through the design.  Whilst the paste was still wet, I sprinkled the stars with a fine crystal glitter to add some sparkle

I stamped and heat embossed the word 'stars' using a silver embossing powder

and stamped the rest of my sentiment onto a snippet of white card, and attached it using foam pads.

To finish off I added a sparkly die cut star.

There's still plenty of time to enter this month's challenge.  Check out the CAS Stencil Blog for all the details, along with more fabulous inspiration from the rest of the Design Team.  We also have our lovely Guest Designer Michele with us again so be sure to pop by and say hello.

Thanks for popping by ........ enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Cheerio until next time ......

Products used:
Stamps: Reach for the Stars (Uniko)
Inks: Distress Oxide Sprays - Picked Raspberry, Mermaid Lagoon (I think!); Versafine; Versafine Clair - Nocturne 
Others: Black cardstock; Silver Embossing Powder (WOW!); Shooting Star stencil (Funky Fossil); White stencil paste; crystal glitter 


  1. Wow! This is such a striking card Linda, love the background and the glittery stars look fantastic. I'd convinced myself that the new dox sprays were unnecessary but now I'm not so sure lol! Cathy x

  2. well wouldn't you know I have the Distress Oxide Sprays and have not used any yet - I never knew it would give such a beautiful result for a background! I love your milky way of stars Linda - what a lovely designed card! xx

  3. AMAZING!! LOVE the black card stock with blue spray. Creates the most beautiful night sky look. Love the gorgeous star stencil with white paste and glitter. Awesome design. xx

  4. The DOX sprays on the black card is really effective Linda, then the glitter on the stenciling really makes it look like a starry night sky.. fabulous card

  5. Just had a little catch up. Love the sparkly stars on here.
    Avril xx


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