Friday, February 01, 2019

CAS Mix Up February Challenge

Hi everyone.  It's the start of a new month, which means the start of a new CAS Mix Up Challenge.  February's challenge is being hosted by the super talented Hideko (Papercraft Boutique).  Make sure to check out the instructional videos on the challenge blog to see some of the many options!

Today's card uses the Hidden Word technique (also called Camouflage Die-cut Technique as well as other names).

I'm happy with how this turned out.  This floral image from Penny Black is perfect for creating a soft, delicate watercoloured image.  I used markers to colour the stamp (one colour at a time), spritzed with water and stamped, then blotted with paper towel.  It has a very soft look.  The word LOVE was die-cut from the center and popped up with foam so there's lots of dimension.

Below is a photo taken with the card laying down so you can see the depth of the letters ...
I hope you'll come join us for this month's challenge.  Check out the challenge blog to see some inspiring cards made by our CAS Mix Up Designers, as well as a card made by our lovely Guest Designer, Arlene (Sundaystamper Papercrafts).

Then make a CAS card using die-cuts with dimension and play along.  Hope to see you in the gallery!






Stamps:  Garden Gems (Penny Black)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series)
Ink:  Distress Markers:  Abandoned Coral, Barn Door, Gathered Twigs (Tim Holtz); Stampin' Write Markers:  Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, water brush, LOVE die-cut (Penny Black)

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up December Challenge - Dimensional Die-cuts


27 comments:

Mac Mable said...

Such a beautiful card Loll. The water colour effect looks so beautiful and love the hidden die cut sentiment. A little work of art on a card....I love it x

Julie B said...

Love this Loll, one of my favourite techniques, its so pretty. :)

Sue said...

The pink and green combo is beautiful and looks so fresh. Wonderful images and I like how you used the hidden die-cuts. Gorgeous card, Loll x

Liz said...

Gorgeous card, Loll. The hidden word technique looks so effective used over this lovely image. xx

Susan said...

Beautiful! Such lovely fresh colours - a welcome sight to my eyes that are looking outside at the grey rainy day!

marilyn said...

Lovely card and perfect with this technique! Ever since I saw Jennifer McGuire do this technique a few years back, I was hooked..

Barb Ghig said...

Your card is just beautiful, Loll! The flowers and leaves in this set and the font on your sentiment work perfectly for this technique! I love the effect of using markers spritzed with water, too...so soft and natural looking! Another gorgeous work of art!!!

BożenA said...

Oh Loll, your flowers are so beautiful. I love them, real, very artsy watercolor.
BożenA xx

Linda said...

Beautiful watercolored floral Loll with the word Love popping out. Gorgeous card.

Maria said...

Such a lovely card with the beautiful flowers! And, great technique with wonderful dimension!

Bonnie said...

These flowers are so soft and pretty, Loll! I love the soft pink and green! And the die cut goes perfectly with the look! One of the prettiest Hidden Word cards I've ever seen!

Christine Alexander said...

wonderful watercolouring Loll, and love the hidden word die cut :)

Nancy Stislow said...

I love the loose water coloring of this image, Loll! What beautiful feminine colors you chose for this. I love this technique too but it always makes me cringe to die cut into finished artwork. Outstanding job with this technique!

nancy littrell said...

Beautifully watercolored stamped flowers, Loll. I LOVE your hidden word. Your card would be wonderful for many occasions. TFS my friend. Hugs..Nancy

Cathy said...

Very pretty card Loll, not a tehnique I've tried but it does look amazing, Cathy x

Papercraft Boutique said...

The hidden die-cut sentiment, LOVE, is perfect for the soft, delicate, and beautiful watercolored roses, Loll! Your magic paper towel played a big role here again. :-)
The second picture shows the depth of the letters so well. I love that the roses and the leaves look like they're wrapping the sentiment gently - a great design.
Hideko xx

Maxine D said...

Oh Loll, this is so gorgeous - love the soft colours on the flowers and the die cut is amazing
Blessings
Maxine

Jeanne said...

Golly, this is simply beautiful, Loll. Love the colors and the hidden effect. Wow!

Bobby said...

Sometimes I think the hidden word is too hidden, Loll, but the layout of your lovely flowers makes the word visible enough to read without taking over the card.

Trina P. said...

Love the hidden die cut tecique and you used it beautifully on your card, Loll. There’s that soft colour palette again 😉... so classy and pretty! xx

Izzy Scrap said...

Beautiful, Loll ! I love how your flowers look with this technique of watercoloring and your hidden sentiment is amazing. I love this technique and I should think of it more often. Thanks for this gorgeous inspiration ! Hugs x

Jo Manna said...

You've given this stamp lots of LIFE. The soft nuances of colour plus the depth you've give this bouquet is gorgeous. Definitely filled with LOVE. I'd have framed this beauty dear friend. xx

Anita in France said...

Such gorgeous watercolour, Loll ... these blooms are positively dreamy! The camouflaged die cut technique is a fabulous one ... and your 'love' set into this delightful floral cluster is a perfect example... a beautiful card! Hugs, Anita :)

Karen Dunbrook said...

soooo gorgeous mf.
xx Karen

Linda said...

This looks beautiful Loll ..... one of my favourite techniques with die cuts xx

Brenda said...

Gorgeous hidden word card Loll! I love your watercoloring and that stunning image. Hugs, Brenda

Pat said...

I love the soft pink and green of the markers using the straight to stamp technique and the spritzing with water gives it such a soft and pretty look, and the dimensional sentiment looks wonderful. A gorgeous card Loll. x