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Monday, October 2, 2017

AUTUMN LEAVES

The CAS Mix-Up challenge this month is to use layering stencils.  My challenge was to find some stencils that would look ok being layered - or rather finding a stencil that had some open space so that another stencil could be layered with it.  Finally settled on the Tim Holtz autumn leaves and a speckled stencil also from TH.


First I stenciled the leaves with various distress inks.  Then used the speckles stencil with some copper ink (the brownish speckles).  Next I put Versamark over all the leaves (using the stencil) and clear embossed so I could add some color to the background without changing the color of the leaves.  Die cut the piece with the MFT wonky stitched die, matted it with some blue and then onto an oatmeal base.  Die cut the "thanks" three times and then added some clear Nuvo to give it sparkle.  A few sequins finished it.

Not too much stamping (only the "giving" in the sentiment), embossing, layering stencils and die cutting are all included.

Thanks for stopping by today and love to read your kind comments.

11 comments:

  1. Fun way to use those 2 stencils, Betty! Lovely Fall card!

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  2. well done Betty. Clever use of the two stencils.

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  3. Love the way you used those two stencils Betty! Your design has a lovely Autumnal feel to it! Have a great week! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
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  4. Fab combo of stencils, Betty - just love the colors you used on this gorgeous leaf card!!

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  5. So pretty....great use of two stencils and lovely colors

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  6. You rocked it Betty, the speckles look great with the leaves. Fabulous card.

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  7. I hadn't seen this stencil before, Betty! Guess what's gone on my list? Love the pretty Fall leaves with speckles! Great sentiment too! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  8. Love these two stencils together Betty. I haven't seen either of them, so now I need to go shopping!! Beautiful mix of colours and a beautiful fall card. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

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  9. Love the speckles with the fall leaves - makes it look like rain drops amongst the leaves. Great colours! Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up!

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  10. Love your choice of stencils for layering and your autumn color palette is gorgeous, Betty! Using clear Nuvo on the die cut sentiment adds so much sparkle to your card...I love it!

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  11. Goodness Betty! Your leaves look like they are floating on your dotted background - so dimensional! Great choice of stencils and colors - thank you for joining in my challenge over at CAS Mix Up!! Julia xx

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