Wednesday, January 01, 2020

CAS Mix Up January 2020 Challenge

Hi everyone.  Happy New Year!!  Welcome to the start of the CAS Mix Up Challenge.  We have lots of fun challenges set up this year and we hope you'll play along!

We are starting the year off with a bang!  Hideko (Papercraft Boutique) is hosting this month and she has chosen ...
I have to admit that I was a bit worried as I've tried this technique before and failed.  But I watched the videos and it really is simple.  Who knew??!! :)

Stamped my peonies onto mixed media paper with permanent black ink and watercoloured using distress inks.  Temporary taped my matching die over top and then positioned the edge of my top cutting plate where I wanted the cut to be.  Easy, peasy!  I backed the image with some a beautiful soft green card stock and white heat embossed the sentiment.  For my CAS card design I have stamping, watercolouring, partial die-cutting, and heat embossing.

Here's a close-up ...
Thank you Hideko ... I'm so happy I have tried this technique again and I love the look!

We are excited to have Tristan (Tinstar Designs) as our Guest Designer this month.  Please check out the challenge blog to see the cards from the rest of our amazing Designers and Tristan!  Then come play along.  Challenge is open until the January 24th PST.

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Jessie in the rain at
Deas Island Park






Stamps:  Perfect Peonies (Clearly Besotted)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); Wasabi card stock (SU!)
Ink:  Versafine Black; Distress Inks:  Festive Berries, Fired Brick, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed (Tim Holtz); Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Matching die (Clearly Besotted), water brush, white embossing powder, heat tool

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up January 2020 Challenge - Partial Die-cutting


33 comments:

Liz said...

Happy New Year, Loll! I love your fabulous card, the green background really makes the beautiful image stand out. I've never tried partial die-cutting, something else to add to my list of techniques to try in 2020! xx

nancy littrell said...

I LOVE your stamped, watercolored and partially die cut flowers, Loll!! I can't wait to try this wonderful technique. All the videos are so helpful too.

Such a sweet photo of Jessie. Her eyes are such a pretty blue and love her wet fur:-) TFS Happy New Year, My friend. Hugs..Nancy

Brenda in IN said...

I've not done partial die cutting so this is new to me. Your card came out so pretty and I hope I get good results too. Jessie looks so cute even with her wet fur.

Pat said...

What a gorgeous card Loll and love the pretty red flowers against that beautiful bright green and love the white sentiment too. Wishing you a very happy and creative 2020. What a lovely photo of Jessie, she is so cute. I can't decide whether she likes the rain or not. x

Nstiz said...

I would not have been able to do that cut in a million years. Wow, that's impressive. It pays to persevere! Beautifully done. And the little doggie face is one of the cutest I've ever seen.

Maria said...

Lovely as can be! Gorgeous flowers next to the pretty green panel! Wonderful sentiment, too! And, darling photo of Jessie!

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Loll, I love the intricate flower image I'm so impressed you did a partial die cut with it.

Julie B said...

Such a pretty combination of image and colours Loll. The partial die cutting works to create a fab card.
Happy New Year. :)

Daffodil Cards said...

A Gorgeous card card, love the partial cutting and colours used.
Happy New Year.
Faith x

Jeanne said...

Happy New Year, Loll! So happy you tried the partial die cutting again for this is a beautiful card! Love the colors and the design. Thank you for persisting! Your puppy is adorable!

I Card Everyone said...

That Hideko really knows how to bring in the New Year in style, doesn't she?? Your partial die cuts are perfection, Loll! and I'm so happy to see green white space for your beautifully water-colored blooms!
Happiest New Year wishes to you, my friend! xx
=]

JoAnn said...

Happy New Year Loll. I love your gorgeous card with the partial die-cutting and your coloring those beautiful flowers. They look perfect against the pretty green. TFS

Linda said...

Happy New Year my friend, and what a great start. I love your partially die-cut flowers and the green cardstock behind really makes them pop. I think I need to start using coloured cardstock more! xx

Arlene said...

I love the green background for the flowers. What a beauty!

HilaryJane said...

Love this one, it is the colour that does it for me xx

Jo said...

Happy New Year dear Loll. Jessie is definitely a cutie. Back to this gorgeous card. You've done honours with this technique and your painting is simply incredible. The green card stock just brings this bouquet to life. Beautiful xx

Bonnie said...

These flowers are so beautiful, Loll, and perfect for the partial die cut technique! I love the green background! A perfect card for a perfect day!

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous card, Loll! I think partial die-cutting is the perfect technique for these peonies and your watercoloring is beautiful!
I love Jessie's expression in this photo...she is such a cutie-pie :)
Happy New Year!!!

Bobby said...

I love this technique and you've done it beautifully, Loll.

Susan said...

Glad to hear that the partial die cutting isn't as hard as it sounds! Yours turned out really well - love the border of flowers against the green. And they are beautifully shaded flowers too!

Susan said...

Meant to also say - adorable photo of Jessie! Looking forward to seeing her tomorrow.

My Paper Epiphany said...

Stunning card and expertly executed! I must say, having warped plates can make this technique difficult, so I'm going to try it again with new plates.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Thank you for the kind introduction, Loll! I'm so glad that you tried the technique again and loved the results. Fantastic job of the technique!
The red flowers look fabulous against both the green and the white backgrounds. The placement of the sentiment is perfect.
Jessie looks as cute as ever with her wet hair. :-)
Hideko xx

Ros Crawford said...

Oh those colours are beautiful! What a fabulous card and the partial die cut is perfect!

Ina G said...

Simply beautiful partial die cutting here Loll. Love your colour choice and to enhance the lovely coloured flowers with that super green card stock. Love it!

Karen Dunbrook said...

beautiful card...love the partial cut away.
And that adorable little Jessie...so cute.
xx Karen

Trina P. said...

Partial die cutting perfection! Beautiful card and colouring. Another great design.

Trina P. said...

ps... Jessie is simply adorable!

Mac Mable said...

What a great effect with the partial die cutting and the green card stock looks wonderful too. A beautiful card Loll x. Adorable Jessie and hug time x

Debbie said...

I love this CAS beauty, Loll. The colors are so rich and the partially die cut flowers really add nice interest. What a lovely card to start out the new year. TFS.

Robyn Oliver said...

Loll, this card is so lovely, the soft green panel shows off the pretty partial die cut flowers beautifully - gorgeous DI watercolouring and love the white embossed sentiment, hugs Robyn

Susan Joyce said...

Love those beautiful water coloured flowers Loll and the green makes everything pop!

scrappymo! said...

Beautiful! Love that partial die cut flower image.