Hi everyone. It's the start of the CAS Mix Up May Challenge ... so exciting! :)
Bonnie and I were thrilled (AGAIN!) with the amount of creative and inspiring entries for CAS Mix Up's April Challenge - Stenciling. :) Thanks to everyone who shared their awesome cards with us!
Here's this month's challenge ...
First, Bonnie and I are thrilled to welcome Nancy Littrell (scandinancy creates), and Susan Bridgman (CardmakersGarret) to the CAS Mix Up Design Team. YAY!
Also, we have the amazing card artist, Karen (Snippets) as our Featured Designer for May. Welcome Karen!
And ... we have Betty Keefe (created by bjk) joing us as our first Guest Designer. Betty was the winner of our CAS Mix Up challenge in March - Watercolouring with THIS AMAZING CARD. Welcome Betty!
On to my card ...
I white embossed a random bit of script for my background and then sponged over top with three colours of ink. This technique is called Emboss Resist, where the embossing resists the inks.
I punched three small daisies, shaped them with my stylus and tweezers and then glued them together. If you are interested in how I shape my daisy flowers, click HERE to see a written tutorial.
A small circle punch of yellow sponged card stock was glued to the center of the flower, and then coated with glossy accents. Two small leaves where die-cut from green sponged card stock, and three tips of a die-cut sprig were added to enhance the daisy. I added a little clear glitter glue to the rounded tips for a bit of sparkle. To finish, the sentiment was heat embossed in silver.
All in all it was an easy card to make. My card has stamping, heat embossing and "my choice" is sponging and die-cuts with shaping. :)
Here's a close-up of the flower ...
I hope you'll come play along with our CAS Mix Up May Challenge - Heat Embossing. See you in the gallery! :)
Stamps: En Francais (SU!); Sentiment - Cosmos (Technique Tuesday)
Paper: White (Neenah)
Ink: Versamark; Distress Inks: Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Tumbled Glass (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools: White embossing powder, Silver embossing powder, heat tool, sponges, Medium Daisy Punch (Punch Bunch); stylus, mat and tweezers for shaping, Tender Leaves die (Memory Box), Beach Sprig die (Memory Box), dazzling details, glossy accents
CAS Mix Up May Challenge - Heat Embossing