Thursday, March 01, 2018

CAS Mix Up March Challenge

Hi everyone.  Today is the start of the CAS Mix Up March Challenge.  This month is being hosted by Susan.  This will be Susan's last month on CAS Mix Up.  I will miss having her on the team!!  Lucky for me, I am still working with Susan on the CAS Watercolour and CAS Christmas teams. :)

I'm thrilled that Mac Mable (The Sweetest of Peas) has joined the CAS Mix Up Design Team - welcome Mac!!

We also have another announcement!  
This month is our 2nd birthday celebration at CAS Mix Up! YAY!  We hope you'll join in the fun and help us celebrate.  We have some prizes - check out the challenge blog for more details.


On to this month's challenge ...


I do love playing with acetate and have used it two different ways in the above card.  First, I die-cut a piece of acetate using a leaf die from Penny black.  I used that as my stencil for adding embossing paste to my main panel.

Second, I smooshed alcohol inks onto a piece of acetate.  The piece was cut down to size, and then embossing paste was used through the stencil I made, adding a lovely layer of texture on top of the panel.  I backed the alcohol ink-acetate panel with a piece of white copy paper (you need the backing to show the true colours of the alchol inks).  A vellum sentiment banner which has ripped edges and is heat embossed in black was wrapped around the panel before popping it up on foam on the card front.

Here's a close-up ...

Acetate is a great alternative to Yupo paper when working with alcohol inks.  It's a lot cheaper than Yupo and gives a different look with a shiny surface.

We are happy to have Cathy (Cathy's Card Spot) as our Guest Designer this month at CAS Mix Up.  Please check out the challenge blog to see Cathy's fantastic acetate card, along with the beautiful cards from the rest of our talented Design Team.  Hope you'll play along!







Stamps:  The big, the bold, the happy (Winnie & Walter)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah 110 lb. card stock); copy paper; vellum
Ink:  Alcohol inks:  Wild Plum, Red Pepper (Ranger); Tangerine (Pinata); Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  acetate sheets, lively die (Penny Black), embossing paste, palette knife, black embossing powder, heat tool

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up March Challenge - Acetate

29 comments:

  1. Thrilled to be joining your amazing team Loll x What a fabulous card, great technique and love the alcohol ink background. CAS perfection x

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    1. Meant to say Happy 2nd Birthday too x

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  2. Gorgeous as ever, Loll. Amazing dimension and texture packed in one perfectly CAS design. Love it.
    ...and Happy 2nd Birthday! Congratulations on a well-organized and successful challenge. Looking forward to working alongside you at CAS Christmas.

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  3. Love how you used AI on your acetate and backed with copy paper (instead of tissue paper) to make the gorgeous inks shine thru. Making your leaf stencil with acetate and then embossing with paste was a brilliant technique. It was wonderful stamping your sentiment on vellum too. TFS your beauty, Loll.

    Congratulations to you and Bonnie on your CMU 2nd Birthday too:-) What a fun and inspiring challenge! Love and Hugs....

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  4. Fabulous card, Loll. The inky panel looks striking against the white. xx

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  5. Your background is beautiful! I love them for strong colors, so beautifully contrasts with the white branch. Using vellum adds gentleness to your card. Beautiful!
    Hugs,
    BożenA

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  6. This is wonderful, Loll - the colours are so dramatic! Congrats on your CMU 2nd birthday!

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  7. So lovely with the white embossing paste leaf over your vibrant AI's on the acetate Loll - the sentiment on vellum is perfect so as not to hide too much! Congrats on the 2nd birthday - time sure flies when you are having fun!! Julia xx

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  8. Love how you used the acetate -- I must try this as your end result is fabulous! :)

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  9. I've never tried embossing paste through a stencil on acetate - great idea! The white of the leaf contrasts beautifully with the vibrant AI colours. And the vellum lets everything underneath show through. A fabulous card!

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  10. Also meant to say, thanks for your kind comments about me!

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  11. WOW...this is one GORGEOUS card Loll!! Your vibrant AI colors are so striking against the white leaves...absolutely STUNNING!! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! And happy 2nd birthday!! :0)

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  12. Super cool. I didn't know that embossing paste would stick to acetate! Can wait to play with some!!. Love the velum piece!!

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  13. What a beautiful card you have created here Loll. The colours on acetate are so rich and the textured leaf has added a whole new dimension. Nice touch with the vellum greeting.

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  14. Happy 2nd Birthday to CAS Mix Up. Love your alcohol inked acetate, the colours are stunning and the white paste really stands out on the top xx

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  15. Gorgeous work, Loll. Thanks for the tip on using the acetate. I so admire all the techniques you use and the wonderful results you get. Very beautiful and inspiring! Congrats on the second anniversary of the challenge. So fun! Have a happy day. :)

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  16. Splendid ! Gorgeous alcohol ink background and also a new technique for me ! Love how the inks blend together and what a striking contrast with the paste embossed leaves ! Another stunner from you, Loll ! Congratulations and Happy 2nd birthday to CAS Mix Up ! Thanks so much for sharing. xx

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  17. I can't believe it's been two years, Loll. My how time flies when you're having fun with paper. And acetate and alcohol inks. This is gorgeous as all your backgrounds are but adding paste over the top is a new trick and I love it!

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  18. This is absolutely stunning! Love the white leaf shape with the deep rich shades on the acetate (never tried acetate other than just smooshing the alcohol ink on the surface. Am getting inspired with this challenge, maybe I can get something to enter!!! TFS & Hugs

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  19. Impressive SMOOSHING, love the mouvement you got with those beautiful colours. Smart to stencil the embossing paste onto the acetate, love that texture.
    Happy CMU Birthday dear friend, BRAVO!!! Hugs xxx

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  20. Oh, my, Loll! That acetate panel is just amazing (and I know how vibrant these panels are in real life, by one of mum's fabulous cards from you!), A fantastic design and a gorgeous colour combo! Have a lovely day my friend! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  21. Fabulous card Loll, love the colours and how you've used acetate as a stencil too! Cathy x

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  22. love the rich colour of the background and the crisp white of the die cut.

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  23. Such a striking card! Love the leaf stencil image cut from acetate and covered with paste -- dramatic look.

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  24. Love the colors of your alcohol ink, my friend! It's so perfect for the embossed leaves! The sentiment on vellum adds another fantastic mixed media element!

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  25. Happy 2nd birthday to you and Bonnie for your CAS Mix Up Challenge! I love how you played with acetate on your card, Loll! Your leaves are amazing and really pop against your gorgeous background! As always, I will try to play along :)

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  26. Happy 2nd birthday for CAS Mix Up, Loll! Looking forward to celebrate many more of its birthday months.
    I love the beautiful mix of AI on the acetate! The white embossing paste leaves pop against the vibrant panel. It's so inspiring to see a new combination of the mixed media (eb paste & AI acetate)! Hideko xx

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  27. What??? Two years already? My, how time flies when you are having fun! Congratulations! It is such an inspiring challenge! Your card is, as usual really fantastic with the gorgeous background and the stenciled leaves!

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  28. Two years already, Loll ... congratulations ... goodness, that's gone so quickly ... and happily! I recognise this beautiful card ... it's stunning enough here on your blog ... here on my shelf, it's spectacular! I'm still loving it! Hugs, Anita :)

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