Monday, April 06, 2015

Stencil Mask


Hi everyone.  Today's challenge at SCS for new techniques is Cluster Stamping, run by the very talented Joan Ervin.  The challenge is to take a die-cut (at least 2" wide or long ... the bigger, the easier to use), and make a stencil out of it.  Then cluster stamp inside the stencil area.  So fun!!  I had to give it a try.  Mine is basically a one layer card ... except that I always add a smaller card front - so I guess it's more like a one layer card front. :)

I used a window die to cut from a post-it note.  I placed the die-cut window on my card front and then used the rest for the cut (outside of window) as a mask over top.  Then I sponged some green for the grassy area and blue for the sky.  I used only two stamps for the window scene ... a leafy sprig that I stamped two or three times before re-inking (second generation stamping), and a branch with buds.  I love how it turned out.  Taking off the masks to reveal the card front was so exciting. :)  I stamped the sentiment in soft gray to mimic the softness of this sponged scene.

This is perfect for the Happy Little Stampers April CAS Challenge - Stenciling.  And it's a different way to use die-cuts and stencils.  Awesome!



I'm definitely going to be making more of these cards!








Stamps:  Cause a Scene - Master #1 (Kittie Kits from Rubbernecker Stamps); Branches (Inkadinkado); Elements of Style (SU)
Paper:  White (Neenah)
Ink:  Distress inks:  Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Tumbled Glass (Tim Holtz); Early Espresso, Melon Mambo, Smoky Slate (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Small Madison Arched Window die (Poppy Stamps), post it notes for making mask, sponges


Challenges:
HLS April CAS Challenge - Stenciling
SCS TLC #528 - Cluster Stamping

24 comments:

  1. Very clever! Turned out fabulous~

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  2. This is really pretty! And a great job with that technique!

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  3. Great technique and another cool way to stretch our supplies. Love how yours turned out, Loll!

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  4. OMG Loll, I LOVE how your cluster stamping stencil technique turned out. I can't wait to try this technique too. You are inspiring me again my friend. TFS

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  5. Loll, this is beautiful - the window die made a fabulous stencil for your lovely scene.

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  6. Such a beautiful scene, Loll! I love how you used your dies and the soft color palette is gorgeous!

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  7. What a clever card Loll and the window die makes a fabulous mask

    Anne

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  8. Beautiful, Loll ... soft and serene ... and a gorgeous scene to look out onto from that 'window'! Anita :)

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  9. This is lovely Loll! I love the little scenes you create . . . they always look so serene! Hope you had a lovely Easter! Hazel xx

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  10. This is gorgeous Loll - such a cool look, love it.

    Hugs.

    Karen xxx

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  11. Hi Loll,

    Wow stunning card, just love it!

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. What a genius way to use a mask, your scene looks so realistic through the window! Beautiful Loll, hugs :)

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  13. What a beautiful scene! I love the soft colors!

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  14. Wow, such a beautiful scene Loll! I love how you took your window die and made a stencil out of it. Shows how to really stretch those dies! Hugs, Brenda

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  15. Gorgeous......what a wonderful scene, love the stencil you have made. Gail xx

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  16. Gorgeous......what a wonderful scene, love the stencil you have made. Gail xx

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  17. Your card is beautiful and it's wonderful when you get to use something for more than it's limited original purpose.

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  18. Love this Loll, great way to use your dies. Carol x

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  19. LOVE this, Loll - what a great additional use for the lovely window die! And such a pretty scene you created!

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  20. I always love your cards, Loll, & now this one moves to the top of my list! Fabulous use of the techniques & gorgeous stamping!

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  21. Oh my goodness! That window is incredible, love the inking you did :)

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  22. What a clever way of using the window frame die .... I love the little scene you've created. Xx

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  23. Incredibly pretty and serene...and such an imaginative way to use your dies! Your creative abundance is so impressive!
    Hugs~c

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