STAMPlorations CAS December Challenge - merry christmas

This month's STAMPlorations CAS Challenge is:

And here's what I made using Green:

This is actually a negative side of the stencil, Fairy Tale Forest.  I was originally using the positive side, but I couldn't waste so much leftover ink on the negative side. So I made this using the leftover ink. 😉

[How I made the card]
1. Stenciled using white pigment ink liberally. (This positive side will be used for another card.)
2. After stenciling, flipped it over, placed it on a piece of green cardstock and ran it through Big Shot.
3. Layered a dark red trim under the green panel.
4. Gold heat-embossed the sentiment on a wide strip of vellum, glued the linen thread at the edges, and wrapped it around the front panel.
5. Added a few red Nuvo drops.
6. Adhered the front panel to the card base.

The challenge is open until December 31.

Thanks so much for dropping by!
Happy Holidays!

Stamp: Layered Lights (STAMPlorations)
Paper: Always Artichoke, Garden Green, Raspberry Ripple, Vellum (Stampin' Up!)

Ink: Craft Stampin' Pad (Whisper White - Stampin' Up!), VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Stencil (Fairy Tale Forest - ARTplorations), Embossing Powder (Gold - Hero Arts), Linen Thread (Stampin' Up!), Nuvo Crystal Drops (Autumn Red)


  1. Wow gorgeous Hideko, the white pigment ink really looks amazing on the green. so clever to use it a stencil impression. Have a great Christmas Christine

  2. OMG, Hideko...I am loving your very creative Christmas card using the negative monoprint beautiful stencil impression for your background. So beautiful with the white pigment ink on green cardstock, Heat embossed gold sentiment on vellum, framing and a few Nuvo drops. TFS your beauty and joining us at STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge with optional color twist: green. Hugs..Nancy

  3. Great use of the excess ink to make the negative impression! Love the vellum stripe with the linen thread. The red border and red Nuvo drops make it really festive.

  4. This is so pretty Hideko! Love the stenciled background. The vellum sentiment panel is perfect because you can see the stenciling through it. LOVE the touches of red. Great design! xx

  5. I love how you've used white ink on the green cardstock and the lovely design of the stencil! The gold embossing on the vellum gives this a very elegant air and the bit of red adds playfulness! Wishing you a Happy Holiday too, my friend.

  6. You are genius, Hideko! I know that white pigment ink dries so slowly, why not use it instead of washing it down the sink?! I think the softness of the 'stencil print' works beautifully with your vellum, and that bit of red peeking out is fabulous, too.
    Merry Christmas Eve, my friend! xx

  7. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Hideko! I received your beautiful card yesterday!... thank you.
    This card is gorgeous! Fantastic use of the negative. So much amazing texture.
    Happy new year! Hugs, Trina xx

  8. What a great effect you've achieved using the negative of the stencil! It came out looking so clean and perfect! It looks fabulous paired with the wide strip of vellum!
    Hope your Christmas was enjoyable and wish you a creative, healthy, and happy 2019!

  9. It's absolutely gorgeous!! I love the stenciling!

  10. Love your stencil monoprint, what a clever idea to ink in white and pull the print onto coloured card. This is super elegant! Thank you for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge. We hope to see you back again soon! Karola, DT, InvisiblePinkCards


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