Sunday, May 01, 2016

CAS Mix Up May Challenge


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 ...


There's lots of exciting news at CAS Mix Up, so I'll start with that first, and then share how I made my heat embossed card below that.

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!

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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

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up May Challenge - Heat Embossing

36 comments:

Betty Keefe said...

such a lovely background with the script and the sponging for your flower - and thanks again for choosing my card for the March winner and having me design a card for this month's challenge

Julie B said...

So elegant and I love those citrusy colours, so fresh. :)

Shirl said...

So awesome. Love your idea of the glossy yellow centre and your white sprigs behind the flower. Fabulous card, Loll!

Shirl

Susan said...

Absolutely lovely - beautiful colours, love the script and the glossy flower centre! Thank you for the warm welcome to the CAS Mix Up Design Team!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Such a soft and beautiful card Loll! Love those beautiful colours and you put so much life into your die cuts! I hope you're having a wonderful weekend! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Mac Mable said...

Such beautiful soft colours, gorgeous layout and loving the crisp white flower against the pretty sponged background. x

Anonymous said...

Not to hurt anyone's feelings but your card popped right out at me. LOVE IT!!

Bonnie said...

Your daisy is so pretty against the embossed script and the beautiful sponged colors, Loll! I love how you've added the sprigs behind the daisy and the silver sentiment! Awesome as usual, my friend!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

I love the delicacy of this card. I am inspired by you and feel a great need to participate in your challenge. I am very glad that you are and that you inspire
hugs,
BozenA

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful partial background -- so pretty

Tami said...

I really love the background Loll! I just love your style! I especially adore your watercolor cards!

nancy littrell said...

Your card is so beautiful and sweet Loll. I love your heat embossed background and sponging. Your punched daisy is the perfect embellishment. Thank you again for the honor of being chosen with Susan as your new DT members :-) Hugs, Nancy

MaryH said...

Does this ever look fresh & spring like with the sponged colors you've selected to highlight the white script. Very pretty background for the splendid daisy, and liked the idea of the gleaming center. The silver script Birthday really shines against all the other colors too. Hurray for the lineup of talent you've got for this month's guest designers & new team members as well. Great going! TFS & Hugs

Marcia HIll said...

CAS perfection Loll! Your blending over the French script is so soft and pretty and is the perfect background for that lovely daisy. Beautiful card...this will definitely bring a smile to someone's face!! :0)

Nancy Stislow said...

How beautiful this is! Your white script is stamped so clearly and it's gorgeous. Love your summer colors Loll and your sponging is so perfectly blended.

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Loll! I love the scripty background with your sponging, and your daisy is so lovely! I love how you added the sprigs behind it, too...Stunning!

Aileen Ryan said...

Wonderful card, Loll love that swirly script you use as well as your blended colours. Thank you so much for the tutorial on that flower, its so pretty. Cant wait to participate in the challenge and congrats on the new design team members.

Susanne Vargas said...

This is such a fresh looking card! Really love it!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card Loll, love the pretty colours, Cathy x

Jacquie Jacobs said...

Stunning LOll, so beautiful

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Stamps and Paper said...

What a pretty card Loll love your sponged background colours on your resist script...your delicate daisy is a lovely finishing touch

Anne

Linda said...

WOW! This is simply beautiful. The colours are so pretty and I love the white embossing in the background ... looks so delicate. xx

Valerie Nolan said...

Beautiful card Loll, incorporating some of my fab things, script, daisies and citrus colours!
Val x

Inkyfingers said...

Oh my Loll - this is simply gorgeous! Love that soft colouring and the daisy is delish!
Hugs
Carol x

sandie said...

So beautiful Loll, love the softness and the freshness combined x

Carol said...

This is gorgeous Loll, love the soft colours. Carol x

Linda said...

Gorgeous background and card, Loll. Love the colors.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Oh wow Loll, this is just breathtaking! Those colours are so soft and yet brilliant with the freshness of spring! Love the white flower too, the yellow glossy center is amazing! hope you had a wonderful week last week! hugs :)

Sara Barker said...

Wow, Loll, Pamellia just stole the first sentence right out of my mouth! You do CAS like no other--just stunning with colors that are so fresh, it makes you want to slap them! Ha! Ha! That daisy is just a delight with the glossy center and those sprigs to set it off! Gorgeous!

Greta said...

Love the softness of this beautiful card, Loll! Great example of why emboss resist is probably my favorite technique!

maria f. said...

So pretty. And so happy to see that your challenge has taken off like gangbusters! Congrats. And well done ;)

Birgit said...

I'm completely smitten over this sweet card, Loll! I love how you made the daisy. The GA add the perfect shine to the center and those little whispies really make the daisy stand out. Beautiful!!

Anita in France said...

Fresh and zesty and gorgeous, Loll ... that daisy is so pretty against the soft sponging! Hugs, Anita :)

Brenda said...

What a beautiful card Loll! I love that daisy, so pretty. I need me a good daisy die or punch. lol Well, I don't need, but you know how it goes. I love the inking, the colors are so fresh and clean like after a spring rain. Love the embossing too. I know I don't emboss enough and I always love it. Going to try and play along if I get myself pulled together. Hugs, Brenda

foleysfriend said...

This card is simply stunning. I love the contrast between the stark white daisy with precise petals with the beautiful colour-blending with varying degrees of colour; the white embossed script makes the background, well, simply stunning!

Donna said...

I absolutely ADORE this card, Loll.
It's absolutely amazing...