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:

Vicki Dutcher said...

Very clever! Turned out fabulous~

JD/ Jill said...

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

Pam said...

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

nancy littrell said...

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

Susan said...

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

Barb Ghig said...

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

Stamps and Paper said...

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

Anne

Anita in France said...

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

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

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

Karen B said...

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

Hugs.

Karen xxx

Jacquie said...

Hi Loll,

Wow stunning card, just love it!

Love & hugs

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

Pamellia Johnson said...

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

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful scene! I love the soft colors!

Brenda said...

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

Gail Townsend said...

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

Gail Townsend said...

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

Pat Jandacek said...

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

Carol said...

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

Maura R said...

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

Karen D. said...

looks awesome...love it!

Greta said...

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

Deepti said...

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

Linda said...

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

cm said...

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