15 Minute Challenge with Masking and Sponging!

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Maureen visited me last week during StampNation’s Virtual Retreat.  We originally planned to do three days of stamping, but life had other plans for us!

We had a photo shoot for some upcoming promotions and even filmed a video (like a professional one!).  I can not WAIT to see how the video came out and to share it with you…but first, we have this ever-so homemade video to share with you of our stamping time.

I issued a challenge to Maureen to make a card in less that 15 minutes using Masking and Sponging.  View the video to see our stamping journey!

What do you think of this Double Stencil Technique?  It’s almost like double vision, right?  I can’t wait to try this out again with other stencils and colors.

Double Stenciling Technique 3-1

Here’s Maureen’s card.  Masked and sponged, and stamped inside and outside the stencil.


I hope you will take these ideas and run with them!  Lots of different ways you can use these great techniques.

Before I go….Mo and I after the photo shoot…tired but happy.

Mo and CP_edited-1

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  • Fran April 27, 2015, 4:41 pm

    Awesome challenge ladies, you’re both winners!! Both cards are wonderful. Catherine, you won the time challenge, but I like Maureen’s card the most – just something about black silhouettes against a gorgeous sky. I aspire to your level of creativity and expertise, but sigh…. a ways to go yet…
    Thanks for a great glimpse into your time together and it was nice to see the “guest” in the background:)

  • Sharon F. April 27, 2015, 6:27 pm

    Loved watching you girls concentrate on making your cards in record time. Both cards are great. I am not sure if I could come up with such great ideas in such a short amount of time. WELL DONE!!!!

  • Janice H. April 27, 2015, 7:17 pm

    Love it. :-) Once again I learned something new by you and your friend sharing your ideas and abilities. Thanks a million.

  • Sandi April 27, 2015, 7:27 pm

    Love the video and the cards are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

  • Boryana Emery April 28, 2015, 1:24 am

    Thank you, Catherine and Maureen, for the fun challenge. I like the colors and the techniques you used. I like the little touches you added. And, I really appreciated the friendly spirit of co-operation and competition. You guys make it look easy! Thank you for sharing.

  • Christine Smith April 28, 2015, 7:03 am

    Awesome video and two gorgeous cards! Brilliant fun thank you! xxx

  • Linda Wilkinson April 28, 2015, 11:31 am

    You ladies are amazing what fun and great cards♥ Thanks for sharing with us all your fun♥

  • Jennifer Hovermale April 28, 2015, 5:00 pm

    I love your 15 minute challenge!! It looked like so much fun!!! Unfortunately, I don’t have any fellow stampers that live near me & I can’t drive. But, I did enjoy watching both of you having fun and running around!!! :) :) :) By the way, the cards turned out great!!!!!

  • Carolyn Manning April 29, 2015, 4:58 am

    Would love to win the Magnolia stamp set. Your cards are simply stunning.

  • Debbie Gehringer April 29, 2015, 6:18 pm

    I love to watch these videos-they are so inspiring. Thanks, Catherine, Maurine, and Stamp Nation!

  • Jamie Vanskiver April 29, 2015, 9:16 pm

    I LOVED this video! It was fun watching ya’ll do this challenge! Both cards were fab:) Thank you for sharing this!

  • Carolyn Bean May 24, 2015, 12:25 am

    This challenge was fun to watch:) You both did a great job. Even though, I like both cards, I think, I have all the supplies that Maureen used to create her card and I am all charged up to go find everything and try it. I really liked the colors that Maureen used as well. Thanks for sharing:)

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