Monday, April 8, 2019

CAS Stencil Challenge April 2019

Hi all! Welcome to my blog post for the CAS (Clean and Simple) Stencil Challenge for April 2019:
I planned to make a card for a special nephew who just purchased his first condo! My sister sent me pictures, so I tried to take it literally and recreate his door. His home is very streamlined and modern with a beautiful blue for his front door and kitchen cupboards. I noticed shiplap, too. 
Using the "At Home With You" stamp set I stamped on "Watercolor" paper with Memento Black Ink and quickly sprinkled with "Clear Emboss Powder" and heat set. I stamped the #1 (his address) on the door from the "Make A Difference" stamp with Versamark and heat set with "Gold Emboss Powder". It's always nice to personalize a card.

Next, I used the brick stencil from the "Pattern Party Decorative Masks" and applied "Embossing Paste" with a palette knife and let dry overnight. I forgot to tape the paper down so I used Clear Acrylic Blocks on top of the door to keep the paper flat while the paste dried.

I water-colored the door with a Silver water-color brush and Blueberry Bushel re-inkers with a wet-on-wet technique. I watered down this re-inker to a very pale blue for the windows.

I also colored the gold foot plate, the window panes and the door handle/key slot with "Vegas Gold Shimmer Paint" (no longer available, sorry). You could use any gold paint you have in your stash.

Once the embossing paste was dried, again with a wet-on-wet technique, I colored the bricks randomly with "Smoky Slate" and "Basic Grey" re-inkers. Once dry, I ran it through the Big Shot with the "Rectangle Stitched Framelits". The plate under the door was cut from "Gold Foil Paper" using the "At Home Framelits" dies.

I ran "Whisper White Thick" through the "Corrugated Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder" to mimic the shiplap and to have white space.
The sentiments are stamped from the "At Home With You". The inside sentiment is from both the "At Home With You" set and the "Balloon Celebration" set, all gold-embossed. I did stamp, color and die cut the flowers from the "At Home With You" set for the inside.

All adhesive work was done with Tombow Liquid Adhesive.
I hope my nephew enjoys his card and his new home!

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Hello, welcome to Stampin With Anita. I signed up to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in Oct. 2017. Since then I have promoted to Silver and have 4 people on my team. I hold a monthly workshop at our home where I try and teach techniques that are fun and creative.


  1. Beautiful watercoloring on the door and I love how you added texture to the brick wall with your paste, Anita! Such a lovely house warming card...I'm sure your nephew will love it! Thank you so much for playing along with us at CAS Stencil Challenge!

  2. Thank you, Barb! I hope he will, too!

  3. This is such a special card for your nephew, Anita! A wonderful keepsake for him to celebrate his new home. Gorgeous design with your watercolour blue door with gold accents. The texture from the background is fantastic! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Stencil!

  4. Thank you, Loll! I am not sure his generation will save “keepsakes”!

  5. What a lovely personalized new home card for your nephew! love the bold blue door and the pretty paste embossed brick! thanks forjoining us at CAS Stencil!

  6. Thank you, Julia for such nice comments!

  7. Beautiful card made with love for your nephews new home. He will love that you made a bright blue door and added all the texture to the brick wall. Gorgeous with the added gold accents and wainscoting. TFS Anita and joining us at CAS Stencil Card Challenge. Hugs..Nancy

  8. Thank you, Nancy!❤️❤️❤️



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