Showing posts with label CAS Mix Up. Show all posts
Showing posts with label CAS Mix Up. Show all posts

Friday, April 5, 2019

Consider the Lilies

There's a fun technique challenge over on the CAS Mix Up Card Challenge blog this month!  
I was intrigued as I don't think I have ever heard of Layered Stamping with Heat Embossing??!! 
I used the technique Jennifer McGuire shows on this video that was linked to over on the CAS Mix Up Blog:  Layered Heat Embossing.  There are other links posted at CAS Mix Up as well.
I just purchased the older PTI stamp and die sets called Lilies of the Field and it just happened to have 4 stamps for each lily - so it was perfect for this challenge!
 I die cut the lily and stem out of kraft card.  I white embossed the first layer of stamp, then I used yellow on the 2nd layer and tree branch on the third little center piece there.   I stamped the final stamp (the stamens) in black ink .
I die cut the PTI oval frame out of Kraft card as well as a dotted vellum (the inside of the circle - can you see the dots?  It's pretty subtle.).   I gold embossed the sentiment from Garden of Faith Sentiments.  I popped up the outside frame as well as the lily blossom on foam dots.
ETA:  Another photo I took with my phone in the sunlight - hopefully showing the dotted vellum?!

Inside I stamped:  
& how much more he cares for you - from the Lilies of the Field set
HAPPY Easter -  from  Easter Alleluias 

So this was a fun new technique learned and now I want to try it out with other stamps I have that have multiple layers!

I'm linking my card to:

April Easter/Spring

Stamps:  Lilies of the Field, Garden of Faith Sentiments - PTI
Paper:  White, Kraft, Sheer Basics Pattern Pack Vellum - PTI
Ink:  Versamark, Classic Kraft - PTI, Black Hero Hues.
Accessories:  Pierced Feature Frames: Ovals, Lilies of the Field Die Set - PTI, foam dots, Antique Gold Embossing Powder - Altenew.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Easter Stained Glass

I was excited to try the Faux Stained Glass technique when I saw it on the CAS Mix Up Card Challenge this month and I finally got some time to play!
I made an Easter card with two little bunnies either looking in the window from outside - or looking through the window from the inside?!
I've had these Window Pane dies for quite a while - almost forgot I had them - but found them when I was looking for a die that would work for Faux Stained Glass -  I guess a window is the perfect die!  So these dies just cut the window not an outside edge  (so you could actually cut a window in a panel if you were making a wall in a house or something) so I cut 4 rectangles out of watercolor paper 2" x 1 1/4" then placed the die on one piece at a time and die cut the window..
I took a 2" x 1 1/4" panel of Lupo Alcohol Translucent Paper and dabbed Aqua, Citrus and Coral Alcohol Inks over it with the felt pads and applicator tool.
After the alcohol inks were dry (they dry quickly!) I glued 3 of the window frames together and glued them over the Yupo panel.  I squeezed Glossy accents into each section of the window till they were full and I let it dry overnight.  Then I glued the last piece of the window on top.
 Here's a close up of the window.
I die cut the white panel using Mix and Mat Confetti Die.  The little bunnies (paper and die) are from the Make It Market Kit Fairy Tale Christmas .  The sentiment is from Easter Alleluias.  All from Papertrey Ink.
I love how my faux stained glass came out and will be looking for more dies I have to use with this technique!


I'm linking my card to:
I used faux stained glass, stamping and die cuts

Wednesday Challenge - Create a Scene

Stamps:  Easter Alleluias - PTI
Paper:  Watercolor paper - Canson, white and Spring Rain - PTI, Yupo Alcohol Translucent paper - Ranger.
Ink:  Cornflower Blue - Wendy Vecchi Make Art Ink, Alcohol inks Coral, Citrus and Aqua - Ranger.
Accessories:  Window Pane Dies - Simon Says Stamp, Mix and Mat Confetti Die - PTI, bunnys from Make it Market Kit Fairy Tale Christmas - PTI, foam dots, scor-tape, felt pads and applicator - Ranger, Glossy Accents - Ranger.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Three for Luck!

So I need to make some St. Patrick's Day cards for a sale at my church next month -  people mostly buy the chocolate shamrock pops my friend Jeannine makes but some also want to buy cards.

I looked to the challenges out in blog land for inspiration for my designs and, of course I found some!

My first card design was inspired by the February CAS Mix Up Card Challenge.
 The Love Notes die from Reverse Confetti has score lines on it so the edges can be folded up to make the die dimensional - sort of little tray!  I die cut it out of Translucent Alcohol Ink Yupo.  I colored it by pouncing one the new Alcohol Pearl Inks called Sublime onto it.  I stamped the sentiment from Irish Blessings (retired from Waltzingmouse) on a white strip and added a die cut Memory Box clover - both up on foam dots.

My second card was inspired by the Sunday Stamp Challenge.
 I die cut a scallop heart Nestability and layered a die cut clover over it.  I put a strip of washi tape behind it.  I used the Pierced Feature Frame Rectangle die from PTI for the background and framing. The sentiment is another one from Irish Blessings. 
My third card was inspired by the Country View Challenges: Black and White Plus One color.

So this is very similar to my first card above but I stamped the circles on the white card die cut and added a piece of washi tape behind it.   The sentiment is from Irish Blessings and the dots are from Off Beat Backgrounds - both retired from Waltzingmouse.

So now I have 3 St. Patrick's Day cards for my church sale! 

Hinges of Friendship
Stamps:  Irish Blessings - Waltzingmouse (no longer in business)
Paper: White, Pine Feather - PTI, Translucent Yupo - Ranger
Ink:  True Black - PTI
Accessories:  Ranger Alcohol Pearl Ink Sublime, Lucky Leaves Die - Memory Box, Love Notes Die - Reverse Confetti, foam dots.

Slainte
Stamps:  Irish Blessings - Waltzingmouse (no longer in business)
Paper:  White, Simply Chartreuse, Pine Feather - PTI
Ink: True Black - PTI
Accessories: Scalloped Heart Nestability, Lucky Leaves Die - Memory Box, Pierced Feature Frames: Rectangles - PTI, washi tape, foam dots.

May the Road Rise
Stamps:  Irish Blessings - Waltzingmouse (no longer in business)
Paper:  White, New Leaf, True Black- PTI
Ink: True Black - PTI, Ranger Distress Mowed Lawn.
Accessories: Lucky Leaves Die - Memory Box, Love Notes Die - Reverse Confetti, washi tape, foam dots.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Bokeh Birthday

Happy New Year everyone!   I just checked out the January CAS Mix Up Challenge and it's BOKEH!
I've never done Bokeh before and it looked so fun - I just had to join in.  You may know that I was on the CAS Mix Up team -  but for 2019 I've moved to the NEW Stencil Challenge team
 (see more about that below!)
So I checked out the linked videos over at CAS Mix Up and got to work.
I sponged a 4"x 5 1/4" panel of Bristol Smooth White with Twisted Cintron and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Inks and let it dry.  Then I cut my own circles stencil using a piece of acetate and different size circle dies.  I sponged over the circles in a random pattern with Glacier White Pigment Ink, overlapping some and inking some more heavily so they look like they are closer.  
I cut my panel in two so I was able to make two cards.

So I used Bokeh, stamping, die cuts and sequins.
The scallop border is from PTI, the die cut birthday is from WPlus9, the HAPPY above is from PTI and the happy below is from a Dec Freebie set from PTI.

You'll find the CAS Mix Up Challenge here.

And I'd love for you to check out the new CAS Stencil challenge Loll is launching on Jan 4th!  You will find the CAS Stencil Challenge here.  A great opportunity to use all those stencils laying around in your craft room!!  Hope to see you there!




Stamps:  Never Enough: Birthday, You're Beautiful Birthday set (freebie in Dec) - PTI
Paper:  Bristol Smooth Surface, white, Enchanted Evening, Vintage Jadeite - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Twisted Cintron and Mermaid Lagoon, Glacier White Pigment Ink - Ranger, black - PTI
Accessories:  Happy Birthday Die - WPlus9, Scallop Stacker Medium die - PTI, hand made circles stencil (using acetate and Circle Nestabilities), sponges, Winter Blend Sequins - Avery Elle, foam dots.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

December CAS Mix Up Challenge - Emboss Resist

It's December 1st and the new CAS Mix Up Challenge is posted!  Loll is our hostess with the mostest this month and her challenge is Emboss Resist!
We also welcome  Guest Designer:  Bozena (ArtCardBox)
There are several links to emboss resist technique videos over on the challenge blog.  
I used the Black Embossed Technique shown on this video: 
Black Embossed Resist by Jennifer McGuire (9:08)  
I had never seen this before and I love how it comes out!

I used Emboss Resist, stamping and layered die cuts.

I first stamped the holly leaves and berries in green and red inks onto a panel of white card.  Then I stamped over the images with Versamark ink and clear embossed them.  I colored over the panel with a black Tombow Marker, wiping the marker off the embossed images as I went along, until all the exposed white was black!  
You can see the shimmer of the clear embossing in this photo (hopefully!)
Stamp set is Layered Holly from STAMPlorations, Pierced Feature Frames are from PTI.
I was so excited by the technique - I made a second card - this time stamping just 3 holly leaves and one set of berries - and I did the sentiment a little differently - fussy cutting around the top and placing it below the image.
and again a close up of the clear embossing
and a view of what I stamped inside both of my cards.

So please join us and show us how you will use Embossed Resist on your CAS card design!

Please note:  The December challenge will run Dec. 1 - 15 (instead of to Dec 24), to provide two weeks off for the Design Team members during a busy time of year.

Winning post will go live Dec. 18th over at the challenge blog

Thank you!

You'll find some great emboss resist inspiration from the team as well as our December Guest Designer:  Bozena (ArtCardBox), links to technique videos as well as Mr. Linky where you can link up your own CAS Emboss Resist cards at the CAS Mix Up Challenge Blog!

This is my last month on the CAS Mix Up Team -  as I am moving over to Loll's  design team for her new CAS Stencilling Challenge!   Watch for it in January! 


Stamps:  Layered Holly - STAMPlorations
Paper:  white -  PTI
Ink:  Simply Chartreuse, Pure Poppy, True Black - PTI, Versamark
Accessories:  Black Tombow Marker,  Heat Tool, WOW Clear Embossing Power, Pierced Feature Frames - PTI  

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Wishing You Peace and Joy

I have two Christmas cards to share today.

I created my positive and negative backgrounds using Tim Holtz Cracked Embossing Folder.  I sponged Antarctic Fresco Finish Chalk Paint over one side of the inside of my embossing folder, spritzed heavily with water and pressed a panel of watercolor paper into it and rubbed over it for a minute or two to be sure the watery ink absorbed into the paper.  I removed the panel and washed the EF.  I used the same technique on the other side of the EF.  

I thought the light blue paint made a rather artistic snowy background for my stamping of Tim Holtz Scribble Woodland stamps.

I'm linking my cards to:
Embossing Folder, Acrylic Paint, stamping, Clear Glitter Wink of Stella




Stamps:  Scribble Woodland - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous
Ink:  Hero Hues Black, Ranger Distress Oxide Stormy Sky.
Paper:  Water color paper - Canson, White and Blueberry Sky - PTI
Accessories:  Cracked Embossing Folder - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, Antarctic Fresco Finish Chalk Paint - Paper Artsy, water Mister, Clear Glitter Wink of Stella.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

November Mid Month Reminder - CAS Mix Up Challenge - Embossing Folders

I'm here today with a reminder post for the November CAS Mix Up Challenge!  You have until Nov 24th to link up your CAS creations!  Bonnie is our hostess this month and she wants us to use embossing folders in new and different ways.

Who knew there were so many ways to use an embossing folder?
Dry embossing can add wonderful texture to a background or stamped design, 
but don't stop there.  
Check out some or all of the videos over at CAS Mix Up to find 
new and exciting ways to use those folders.
I was again inspired by this embossing folder technique video for my cards today. The same technique I used on my Nov 1st post.   And, again,  I made two similar cards as the technique I used involved sponging over either one or the other insides of the opened embossing folder.
This time I used a Holly embossing folder from Cuttlebug/Provo Craft along with Golden Acrylic Paints in Cobalt Turquoise and Quinacridone Magenta.
 
I sponged the two colors of paint on one side of the open embossing folder, spritzed liberally with water and then pressed a panel of watercolor paper over it - pressing down for a minute or two to be sure the paper absorbed the water. 
Then I lifted off the panel and washed off the embossing folder.  
I repeated the same steps on the other side of the open embossing folder.
 
So I ended up with a negative print on the left and a positive print on the right!
Here's the card I made with the negative print
and here's the card I made using the positive print.
All the same supplies with such a different look by using a different side of the embossing folder!
I die cut the image using Pierced Feature Frames:Oval Dies from PTI, adhering the outside frame with foam dots and adhering the inside piece recessed inside the frame.  I die cut the sentiment strip from MFT and stamped it with Merry Christmas from a retired Waltzingmouse Set.  I adhered the strip on the edges of the frame and added little white flowers.
Here they are again - side by side.
So, you still have time to get out all of those embossing folders you have and try out some of the new ways to use them!
I envite you to hop on over to the CAS Mix Up Blog to see how all of the talented Design Team and our wonderful Guest Designer Cornelia (Stempel Spass) have used embossing folders in different ways!  You have until 11/24 to link up your creation!   Remember to keep it CAS!
 
 
 
Stamps:  Alpine Christmas - Waltzingmouse (retired)
Paper:  Water color - Canson, white and Raspberry Fizz - PTI
Ink:  True Black - PTI
Accessories:  Golden Acrylic Paint in Cobalt Turquoise and Qunacridone Magenta, water mister, sponges, Holly Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug/Provo Craft, sentiment strip die - MFT, Pierced Feature Frames Ovals - PTI, Vanilla Flowers - Simon Says Stamp, foam dots.
 

Thursday, November 1, 2018

CAS Mix Up - November Challenge - Embossing Folders

It's the first of the month and time for the November CAS Mix Up Challenge!   Bonnie is our hostess this month and she wants us to use embossing folders in new and different ways.

Who knew there were so many ways to use an embossing folder?

Dry embossing can add wonderful texture to a background or stamped design, 

but don't stop there.  Check out some or all of the videos over at CAS Mix Up to find 

new and exciting ways to use those folders. 

I was inspired by this embossing folder technique video for my cards today.   I made two similar cards as the technique I used involved sponging over either one or the other insides of the opened embossing folder.

I used an embossing folder, stamps, die cuts, washi tape, little flowers, and a puffy heart!
So this is what happened when I sponged Guacomole Acrylic Paint over the inside of the front panel of Tim Holtz/Sizzix Cracked Embossing Folder, spritzed it liberally with water and pressed a panel of watercolor paper over it, pressing for a bit to allow the watery paint to absorb into the watercolor paper.  
I'd call this one the positive print from the embossing folder.  The green has colored the actual cracks of the design.
Stamps are from Thanksgiving Wishes by Lil' Inker Designs, Die cut frame is Pierced Feature Frames from PTI.
And here is my 2nd card that I used the same technique on but sponged the paint over the inside back panel of the embossing folder - getting what I would call a negative print.  The green has colored the spaces between the cracks of the design.
Stamps are from PTI  Forest Floor: Autumn.  The die cut frame is Pierced Feature Frames from PTI.  
The outside frames are popped up on foam tape.  I added little white flowers to the first card and a puffy heart sticker to the 2nd.  I wrapped a piece of washi tape - Lena's Pattern by Alexandra Renke - around the middle of both cards before adhering the print.

You can also try to get a 2nd print off each side.  Be sure you have your watercolor panels ready to press it right on the folder  -  a 2nd print comes out a little less defined since there is less watery paint on the folder.  Be sure to wash off your folder immediately so the paint doesn't dry on the folder.

I took one photo from my worktable showing the embossing folder, the paint, sponge and the two designs I got - the one on the left resulted from sponging over the inside of the back panel (my 2nd card) and the one of the right resulted from sponging over the inside of the front panel (my first card).
So two rather different looks from one embossing folder - used in a different way -  by sponging acrylic ink over either the front or back, spritzing with water liberally, and pressing watercolor paper over the panel!   Remember to wash your folder immediately so the paint doesn't dry on it!
We hope you'll get out all of those embossing folders you have and try out some of the new ways to use them!

Hop on over to the CAS Mix Up Blog to see how all of the talented Design Team and our wonderful Guest Designer Cornelia (Stempel Spass) have used embossing folders in different ways!  You have until 11/24 to link up your creation!   Remember to keep it CAS!

I'm also linking my card to:
Less is More
Cupcake Inspirations
Theme - Fall


Stamps:  Forest Floor: Autumn - PTI, Thanksgiving Wishes - Lil' Inker Designs.
Paper:  Water color paper - Canson, Vintage Cream - PTI
Ink:  Cocoa Bean - PTI
Accessories:  Guacomole Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics - Paper Artsy, Pierced Feature Frame Dies - PTI, puffy heart sticker - Michaels, Vanilla flowers - Simon Says Stamp, foam tape, Washi Tape - Lena's Pattern/Alexandra Renke, sponge, water mister, Cracked Embossing Folder - Tim Holtz/Sizzix.