Friday, March 01, 2019

CAS Mix Up March Challenge

Hi everyone.   Today is the start of the CAS Mix Up March Challenge.  This month's challenge is hosted by our mega talented Designer, Joanna (Jo-Jo's Spot).  We are also celebrating our third birthday!


It's our birthday ... come help us celebrate!


CAS Mix Up is 3!!  Time is flying by ... seems like only a short time ago that Bonnie and I started this challenge.  It's been so much fun!  Thanks to all that join us in our learning of new techniques and products.  Check out the challenge blog for more info on our celebration.

Joanna wants us to play with the stained glass technique.  It's a simple die-cutting technique where you die-cut several layers of the same die, many in a neutral (white, black, silver) and one that is coloured. Then you stack them up with the coloured one on the bottom, adding add crystal glaze (or glossy accents, crystal effects, etc.) to fill in over the coloured parts.  The technique is so amazing and the images do look like stained glass.

My card above uses alcohol inks on acetate, which I think gives more of a translucent look. Layered the white die cut four times.  Glued three of the layers together with the acetate on the back.  Filled up the areas with Crystal Glaze.  Once set, adhered the fourth layer on top.  I did the four layer separately in case I got glaze on the top layer of card stock when filling.  It worked great to do it this way.

Here's a close up ...

... and here's an even closer look ...
Please come and check out the amazing cards from our Designers and special Guest Designer, Gundi (papierelle).  Then give this technique a try.  The gallery is going to be filled with stained glass masterpieces!  There will be prizes to celebrate our 3rd birthday as well.  Details are on the challenge blog.






Stamps:  Happy Messages (Stampendous)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah 110 lb.); Brushed Silver, Black (SU!)
Ink:  Alcohol inks:  pink, orange, yellow; Black (Memento); Delicata Silver (Tsukineko)
Accessories & Tools:  Tree die (AliExpress), Crystal Glaze (Nuvo)

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up March Challenge - Faux Stained Glass


33 comments:

Cath Wilson said...

Another stunning creation, Loll. Beautiful choice of colours and the layered die cuts just make it so rich and striking. Gorgeous.
Cath x

Jo Manna said...

I adore the depth and the choice of these colours! I agree, the acetate does add so much.
The intricacy of this die just adds to this beauty. Love this xx

Barb Ghigliotty said...

Such a gorgeous card, Loll! Your die is perfect for this technique, too...I think it showcases your alcohol inked background beautifully, and I love all the shine! Can't wait to try it out and play along!
Thanks for the tip about stacking the dies...great idea :)

Barb Ghigliotty said...

Ooops! I meant to also say 'Happy 3rd Birthday' to you and Bonnies as well as your awesome DT at CAS Mix Up! Time sure does fly when we're having fun!

Mac Mable said...

Absolutely stunning Loll and fabulously CAS with a great faux stained glass technique x

Liz said...

Stunning card, Loll. I love the effect of this technique, another new one for me to try. xx

Charlene said...

Very nice!

Nancy Stislow said...

What a fabulous effect but I just can't imagine filling all those spaces with a glaze. Love the gorgeous colors and I'm impressed that you stacked die cuts so neatly, something I just can't see to get right. Beautiful card!

Cathy said...

Such an effective technique Loll, beautiful card. Love the colours and the detailed die. Happy 3rd birthday too! Cathy x

Maura R said...

I love this Loll, and will definitely be trying this technique - gorgeous!!! Happy Birthday!!

Bonnie said...

This die cut is perfect for the stained glass technique, Loll! This is a beautiful alcohol ink background for this awesome tree!

Pat said...

I adore this beautiful die cut scene with the tree which you have used as the base for your stained glass effect Loll, and the alcohol inks are stunning on the acetate and give a brighter and clearer finish to the background, and the silver inked sentiment finishes it perfectly. x

Bobby said...

This looks like such an interesting technique and I hope I can find a die cut that works with it. Your trees worked beautifully, Loll.

Christine Alexander said...

wow Loll, I can't believe it's CAS Mix up's 3rd birthday. so many amazing techniques and so many more to come.
Love this Faux stained glass technique, beautiful with the tree die :)

nancy littrell said...

Stunning faux stained glass card, Loll. I love how you used the alcohol ink background as your 1st layer and then added 3 more layers of your die cut beautiful image then adding your Nuvo Chrystal Glaze, let dry then added your final die cut layer.

Wow...Gorgeous,my friend. I just got the glaze and can't wait to try this beautiful technique. Congratulation Loll and Bonnie for inspiring us with 3 years of amazing CAS Mix Up challenges. I learned so much as a DT member and now as a participant. Thank you for the honor of being on your awesome team. Can't wait to learn this new technique. Hugs..Nancy

Linda said...

This looks amazing. Love the alcohol ink background. Thanks for the tip about adding the last layer after you've done the glaze. This is a new to me technique and I can't wait to give it a go xx

Margaret S said...

An amazing card. Love the stained glass look. Thank you for sharing.

Brenda in IN said...

Happy 3rd birthday and congratulations. I can't believe it has been three years already. I have learned so much and all of you designers have inspired me and made me grow. Loll, this is spectacular. I love the background alcohol inks and this gorgeous tree die. Just stunning!

Marcia HIll said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS Loll...LOVE it!! :0)

Arlene said...

WOW, the effects are stunning and I love the die you used. Be sure to enter the Die Cut Divas "anything goes" challenge at https://die-cut-divas.blogspot.com/ if you would like.

Papercraft Boutique said...

This is absolutely stunning, Loll! I love the deep forest AI colors with a translucent look! And you did a fantastic job of filling up all the tiny areas with Crystal Glaze! The effect is truly worth the time. The beautiful open white space looks even more beautiful with the blue/green and the layered intricate die-cuts!
Hideko xx

Susan said...

That is beautiful, Loll! It truly looks like a stained glass window. Gorgeous colour choices!

Susan Joyce said...

Beautiful design Loll, love the die cut and vibrancy of the alchol inks.

Jeanne said...

Wow, this looks amazing! Love the colors and the die cut you chose. SO beautiful!

Trina P. said...

Gorgeous card, Loll. The deep rich colours of your AI acetate piece is stunning against your stacked tree diecut. Love this technique. I must have been channeling CMU’s vibe because I did it for my MB DT post today!

Happy 3rd birthday!

Darnell said...

Happy Third Birthday, Lolly and Bonnie! Lolly, you chose a perfect die for this technique! The result is extraordinary! Thank you for the tip to hold off putting the fourth layer on until the glaze is set!! Hugs, Dolly

HilaryJane said...

This card is just amazing. Such a good die for this technique and the colour is wonderful xx

papierelle said...

A tree on the water. That tells me your picture. The shiny background is perfectly designed.

Brenda said...

Another stunning card Loll! I love this stained glass technique like this one. I can't believe it is has been three years since you started this challenge up! Happy Birthday to CAS Mix Up!!! Hugs, Brenda

Izzy Scrap said...

Stunning ! Love the beautiful AI background even more gorgeous with the glossy accent on top. Another wonderful technique for this challenge ! Thanks so much for sharing and for inspiring. x

Julia Aston said...

Love this Loll! I haven't tried this technique before and now am trying to think about what die I'd use! So pretty with the dark green behind your white die cuts! xx

Quillish said...

This is fabulous..and though I just made a card for the challenge, I now want to try alcohol inks on acetate and I have a die similar to yours that would work perfectly with it. Thank you for constant inspiration Loll.

Susan Joyce said...

Beautiful design Loll, I love the depth of colour in the background and that wonderful tree die cut.