CAS Mix Up August Challenge - hello

I've been interested in the Stencil Monoprint technique but never tried it.
There's no excuse anymore because the CAS Mix Up August Challenge is Stencil Monoprint! 😊 I'm so excited to get to try this technique with the tutorial videos and wonderful sample cards provided in the challenge site! Thanks so much, Nancy, for hosting another fun challenge this month!

And here's my card:

 Using Stencil Monoprint, Die-cutting, and Stamping
I followed Lee-Anne Cross' instructions shown in her video, and made the background with Distress Inks (Tumbled Glass and Pumice Stone). I die-cut the background to make a front panel, and also die-cut the dark brown cardstock a little bigger than the front panel to make the trim.
The cornflowers were die cut. Two dark brown ones for the shadows and dimension, and one white one for the top.
I stamped the sentiment with Pumice Stone.

I liked the summery feelings of the card. 

The challenge has just started and is open until August 24. Hoping to see your Stencil Monoprint card in the gallery.

Thanks for visiting me today!

Stamp: Dahalia Turnabout Stamp Set (Concord & 9th)
Paper: Watercolor Paper (Arches Hot Press - 140 lb), Whisper White, Early Espresso (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Distress Ink (Tumbled Glass, Pumice Stone - Ranger)
Halftone Stencil (Altenew), Dies (Cornflowers - Alexandra Renke, Die-namics Elegant Rectangles STAX - My Favorite Things), Stick-it Adhesive Sheet


  1. wow, stunning Hideko, I love the circles from the halftone stencil and of course so jealous of you Alexandra Renke dies :)

  2. OMG...absolutely Gorgeous Stenciled Monoprint background design, Hideko. I LOVE your soft color tones with your darker brown narrow trim on your die cut panel and pretty cone flowers. All perfectly balanced. Hard to believe this was your 1st time at trying this fun technique. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs....

  3. Absolutely stunning. The colours of the inks you've used are fabulous and the stencil technique is a great background for those wonderful die cut flowers. Loving the brown card stock as a shadow and the sentiment stamped in the pumice stone looks great. One very special mixed media card and wonderful CAS....stunning card Hideko, which I love x. Great addition to the gallery at The CAS Mix Up x

  4. Loving your background too xx

  5. Gorgeous card Hideko, love the colours you have chosen and the shadow effect on the flowers looks fantastic too, Cathy x

  6. I just love the look of this Hideko. The softness of the colours in the background are beautiful with the stark white of your die. Beautifully done.

  7. A beautiful stencil monoprint, Hideko! Love those colors and the die cut shape with the narrow mat that contrasts it beautifully! What a beautiful die cut too! This is altogether a very classy card, my friend!

  8. What a fabulous stencil monoprint - it turned out perfectly! Love the colours you chose and that wonderful die!

  9. Absolutely gorgeous! And for your first attempt... absolutely amazing. One of my favourite stencils. Love the colours and of course that gorgeous AR die! So awe-spiring! xx

  10. I confess I had no idea what this technique was... However you rocked it with this card, It's stunning!! I love the colours and that beautiful flower was made for your monoprint!

  11. As anxious as I am to learn all about this technique, you'll pardon me while I just linger over this lovely a bit longer, won't you? Hideko! It is stunning: the half-tone stencil has never called my name until today! Isn't there something wonderful about one single bloom - simply gorgeous... xx

  12. how gorgeous!! love the look mf.
    xx Karen

  13. This is gorgeous Hideko!! Love your stencil monoprint background ... it's amazing. You have mastered the technique with your first time trying!! Lovely with your layered die-cut. Love the shadow! Thanks for sharing with us at CAs Mix Up! xx

  14. You seem to be a natural at this technique! Your background came out beautifully! Also love the shadow you created for you pretty corn flower! Fantastic card, Hideko!

  15. What beautiful muted colors you used on your dots stencil monoprint Hideko! I love the die cut framings and lovely stem layered on top! thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! Julia xx

  16. Saw this on Instagram and just had to pop by :D
    Simply stunning, a beautiful soft background for that cornflower die cut. Love that you layered it with that dark brown cardstock plus repeated it in the framing. Brilliant!!
    Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up! xx

  17. Thank you for sharing this technique with us! I'm dying to try this out and I hope I get the same gorgeous results as you did!


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