Tuesday, 18 June 2019

There's still time to play along with the CAS Stencil challenge .....

Happy Tuesday ......

It's time for a little reminder about this months CAS Stencil Challenge ..... have you played along yet?

It's my turn to host this month,  and the challenge theme is all about using Perfect Pearls/Pearl-Ex

If you're not familiar with little pots of pearlescent powders check out the links on the CAS Stencil Blog to some great videos.  You'll also find some amazing inspiration from the rest of the DT on there too!

I like to use these powders on black/dark cardstock.  They work great with your stamps but, you can also get amazing results using your stencils .......

I've used a simple bubble stencil here ..... I'm not sure what brand this particluar one is (the packaging is long gone I'm afraid!) but there's loads out there, and I'm sure all you stencil fans will have at least one in your collection!

I used a tacky ink through the stencil ....... Versamark or Nuvo's Embossing Ink is perfect.
I applied the ink using a sponge, and gently pounced a little through the design, building up the ink gradually.  Doing it this way makes it easier to get the ink through the smaller circles and you avoid the ink bleeding underneath the design.

Once I'd covered the piece of black card I removed the stencil and then using a brush, I dusted over the top with various pastel colours of the Perfect Pearls.
The powders stick to the tacky ink so when you carefully brush away any excess the stencil design is left behind in a beautiful pearlescent finish

I gently spritzed over the design with some water ...... just a light mist to fix the powders so that they don't rub off.

I die cut part of my sentiment from white cardstock, and used pastel shades of ZIG Markers to add a touch of colour

I attached it over the stencil design and then gave it a coat of clear glaze and sprinkled on some fine crystal glitter

I stamped the rest of my sentiment onto a snippet of card and attached it underneath,  and then finished off with some sparkly sequins

Check out this months Challenge Blog and see what the rest of the Design Team have created using Perfect Pearls/Pearl-Ex with stencils.
We've also got a fabulous Guest Designer this month too ..... Chrissie (Simply One of a Kind) is joining in the fun so be sure to pop by there and say Hello!

Happy stenciling!

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

Cheerio until next time ....

Products used:
Stamps: Birthday sentiments;
Inks: Versamark; Versafine Clair - Nocture;
Others: Happy die (Winnie & Walter); Bubble stencil, ZIG Markers, Crystal Glaze (Nuvo); Sequins;
Perfect Pearls - Mint, Sunflower Sparkle,Pink Gumball & Turquoise


Julia Aston said...

Love this festive birthday card Linda! the stenciled circles are beautiful in the various colors of pearls and your die cut sentiment is so pretty in the pastel colors and sparkle added! A fun challenge this month! xx

Mrs.B said...

A great card Linda, I can imagine the pearly colours will look gorgeous on the black. Love the sparkly sentiment.
Avril xx

Barb Ghig said...

I love this fun birthday card, Linda! Your bubbles look amazing on a black background and I love your multi-colored sentiment! Thanks again for choosing such a great technique for us...I had fun with it :)

Loll said...

This is beautiful Linda! I love the difference colours of perfect pearls used on your versamark circles. Gorgeous, especially with the matching colours used on your die-cut sentiment. The glaze and sparkley diamond glitter makes it even more special. Beautiful design! Thanks for hosting this challenge Linda. I've had a lot of fun using my perfect pearls and pearl-ex powders! xx

Redanne said...

Such a beautiful result on the black card and the coordinating sentiment just makes those colours pop. Love the touch of sparkle too! Anne xx

Robyn Oliver said...

This has been one cool learning experience for me Linda, thanks for hosting and inspiring me to extend my use of stencils. I love your bokeh effect with the Perfect Pearls, I bet it's all shimmery in the pastels colours and a fab background for you super die cut sentiment.

Mac Mable said...

Such a Happy card and what a fabulous effect through the stencil with the powders. I also love how you did the die cut sentiment. A very striking card with a fun technique x

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful Pearlescent soft colors for your bubbles, Linda. This has been such a fun and creative challenge this month. Thank you for hosting and sharing all your beauties. Hugs...Nancy