Wednesday, June 01, 2016

CAS Mix Up June Challenge


Hi everyone.  Today is the start of the CAS Mix Up June Challenge - Die-cuts.    I'm so excited about this challenge ... I LOVE using die-cuts. :)  




I started this card by randomly adding some embossing paste through a mesh stencil.  The window was die-cut from white card stock and also from fun foam, then glued together for added dimension.

The leaves are die-cut in patterned paper, and the flowers from solid coloured card stock.  I used a small sponge dauber to sponge around the outside of all the flower petals, then used a stylus and mat to add shaping.  Check out my video on adding dimension to leaves (used same technique for adding dimension to the flowers).

I used a NBUS Pearl pen to add the flower centers.  The window, flower and leaf die-cuts were assembled together and attached over the embossing paste background.  A stamped sentiment finishes the card.

Here's a close up so you can see the shading and shaping ...



My CAS Mix Up card has stamping, die-cuts with sponging and shaping,  and stenciling with embossing paste ... and it's still a CAS card. :)

We are so excited to have Hazel Kinvig-Paul (My Card Attic) as our Featured Designer this month.  Welcome Hazel!

And we are also excited to have Barb Ghig (Barb's Studio Creations) as our Guest Designer for June.  Barb was the winner of the CAS Mix Up April Stenciling challenge with THIS AWESOME CARD.

Come join in the fun and make a CAS mixed media card using die-cuts.  Hope to see you in the gallery.

I used snippets for all the die-cuts on this card (window, flowers, leaves) so I'm heading over for a visit to the Snippets Playground.

And CAS-ology is celebrating their 200th Challenge --- congrats to the team on this major milestone!!  The challenge is CAS for CAS-ology, so I'm going to enter there as well.





Stamps:  Cosmos - sentiment (Technique Tuesday)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Regal Rose, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz pattern (SU!)
Ink:  Regal Rose, Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Textured Mesh stencil (Memory Box), Embossing Paste (Dreamweaver), palette knife, Little Leaves die (Sizzix), 5 point flower die (C.C. Designs)

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up June Challenge - Die-cuts
Snippets Playground - Week 231
CAS-ology #200 - CAS

29 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! Love how the stencilling kind of looks like a brick wall. Love it! Can't wait to play along! :-)

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  2. Really gorgeous card, Loll! I love how you added texture with your brick stencil, and dimension to the flowers with your inking! Such a lovely pattern on the leaves, too!
    Thank you again for the honor of being Guest Designer this month!

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  3. Sweet! Love the stencilled look in the background and the idea of using your patterned paper for the diecut leaves!

    Shirl

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  4. Fabulous card. Love all the white on white texture and details and yet it is still CAS.

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  5. I loved reading your description Loll of your gorgeous die cut card. Your stenciled background using embossing paste adds a wonderful texture to your beautiful window flower bouquet. Amazing how your sponging and shaping add so much dimension. TFS my friend.

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  6. Loll this is so gorgeous, it might just be my current favourite card of yours! The embossing paste background is awesome!

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  7. Loll, it is such a lovely card! Glad to have the June challenge up and can't wait to see all the cards people link up!

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  8. Beautiful as always, Loll. So much dimension. Love it.

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  9. Love your card, Loll! The white-on-white background makes the colours of the flowers really pop! And your sponging adds so much dimension. I'm hoping to play along this month (I've no idea where May went!).

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  10. Wow, can you design! It's the little extras that make your card so special! Love the formed flowers, the dimension and the texture on this. The pattern leaves add so much interest! Neat, clean and so classy!

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  11. Amazing card, Loll, great dimension, stenciling and WOW love those gorgeous flowers!!

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  12. I love this pretty window, Loll, and that embossing is awesome! Love the shaped and sponged flowers and leaves too! A gorgeous card, my friend!

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  13. Fabulous paste embossing, and perfect behind this pretty window. Of course the florals are lovely, and I certainly like the dp leaves. Wonderful CAS, and you've got some fab designers this month. TFS & Hugs

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  14. Gorgeous card Loll! Love that window scene you made and love the embossing paste through the stencil. I am hoping to find some time to play along since I missed last month. Hugs, Brenda

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  15. Beautiful Loll!! I love the subtle pattern and texture on the background, so perfect for your window scene! Gorgeous flowers with the perfect amount of pop and colour! hugs :)

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  16. love it mf....I need to find some time to play.
    hugs,
    K

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  17. Love the dimension on your card and the white background works so beautifully x
    I'm back from a wonderful peaceful and relaxing holiday, missed all the wonderful inspiration on your blog x

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  18. Oh my gosh Loll - every card you make I want to CASE!! love the brick wall behind your window and the beautiful flowers on the sill - so effective in all white with just the colors on the flowers! Can't wait to make something for the challenge! Julia xx

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  19. Sheer perfection! I love that gorgeous brick wall...gives amazing dimension to this beauty! Oh and I love the little pattern on the leaves! Hugs!

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  20. There is something about a subtle background made with white embossing paste on white... Love how yours peeks out through the window adorned with pretty, shaped flowers!

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  21. I enjoyed your tutorial on shaping flowers and have decided I must get some of those tools! They make a big impact. I love yur design and how the window actually grounds everything. So pretty and crisp!

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  22. I love that you can pull together so many details & layers and come up with a perfect CAS card, Loll! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

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  23. Love this window scene Loll, the stencilling adds so much texture and I love how the mesh looks like tiny bricks, Cathy x

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  24. Extraordinary, Loll. I love how the brick only goes part way across leaving room for the sentiment. I need to remember that.

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  25. Loll, this is so pretty! The partial brick and the popped up window...such gorgeous white space! Love the pearl drops in your pretty flowers, too! Thanks for joining us at CASology for our 200th challenge!

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  26. Oh wow, Loll, those flowers are gorgeous and I love the embossing paste in the background! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

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  27. Beautiful CAS card, love the embossed background & fabulous flowers :)

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  28. Oh My! This is stunning, Loll! Love the random paste in the stencil, the adorable window and the gorgeous flowers! Just awesome...

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