Saturday, February 01, 2020

CAS Mix Up February Challenge

Hi everyone.  It's Feb. 1st, which means it's time for the start of a new CAS Mix Up Challenge.  This month is hosted by the talented Joanna (Jo-Jo's Spot).  And we are so happy to have Ina (Little Bits of Craft) as our Guest Designer this month.  Welcome Ina!

Joanna wants us to use a die-cut to create our own stencil, and then make a card using that stencil.  It's a great way to stretch the use of your dies.

I used the Heart of Flowers die from SSS to create my stencil.  I love this image and it worked perfectly as a stencil.  I sponged different colours of distress inks and then coated the sponged image with clear sparkle (Spectrum Noir clear  --- an awesome gift from a friend!)  I added a simple, black, heat embossed sentiment to finish, using a fabulous black pigment/permanent ink that was another gift from friend!). :)

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I hope you'll come play along with us this month!  You'll want to take a look at the inspirational cards from our wonderful Deigners, and Guest Designer, Ina.  Click HERE to see!






Stamps:  Lots of Thanks (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  Neenah (110 lb.)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry (Tim Holtz); Obsidian Black (Altenew)
Accessories & Tools:  Heart of Flowers die (Simon Says Stamp), small brushes for sponging; Clear Sparkle (Spectrum Noir), clear embossing powder, heat tool

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up February Challenge - Stencil from Die-cuts

32 comments:

Linda said...

This is so pretty Loll. Love the different colors and the sparkle. Also love the watercolored flowers below. So beautiful....

Mac Mable said...

A great die to make a stencil from and what a pretty card with beautiful colouring and shading x. Yay to having good friends Loll x

Jo said...

This heart is sooo dreamy, love the gradient tones in your blooms. The shine just makes it even better. Beautiful xx

Anita in France said...

Such gorgeous blended stencilling, Loll ... the shimmer and shine is just fabulous ... a bright, happy design (and lovely gifts)! Hugs, Anita :)

Pat said...

This die works beautifully as a stencil Loll and love the awesome sparkle over the top of all those pretty colours, and finished with that strong sentiment in black ink heat embossed. A stunning look! x

Susan said...

I know that die of yours, Loll - what a great idea to make a stencil from it! Beautiful colours, lovely sparkle!

nancy littrell said...

Oh my, Loll...your heart die was perfect for stenciling with your inks. Love all your colors and clear sparkly shimmer over your heart. Wonderful choice of sentiment too. TFS my friend. Hugs..Nancy

Christine Alexander said...

I'm loving this challenge Loll I have so many dies I could use. thanks for the great inspiration with your flower heart, the sparkle really makes is pop :)

Barb Ghig said...

I love that you chose this die to create your stencil, Loll! The blooms are so pretty and look fabulous with your color palette and the touch of sparkle you added with your Spectrum Noir pen! I also love how you stamped the sentiment...you've made a really lovely one layer card! xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

What a pretty flowery heart, Loll! I love the colors, the shades, and the sparkle! The clear heat-embossing makes the black sentiment really pop against the bright warm colors.
Hideko xx

Maria said...

Oh, so pretty and unique! And, full of lovely color!

Ina G said...

Gorgeous colour combination here Loll. Love the shimmer! Thanks for inviting me to be your Guest this month.

Ros Crawford said...

Oh my goodness this is so pretty!! I absolutely love it!

I Card Everyone said...

I adore your 'blooming' heart, Loll!
=]

Brenda in IN said...

This is a cool stencil you made. Those colors look wonderful together and they just sparkle. Great card, Loll.

Marcia Hill said...

Definitely a great die to use for this challenge Loll...it really did make a perfect stencil! Your softly blended colors are really making me wish Spring was a bit closer! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

Daffodil Cards said...

Love your colour combo and beautiful card.
Faith x

HilaryJane said...

This is so pretty, great colours and lovely shine. What more could you want xx

Viv said...

Simply fab Loll! Who can resist schparkle???? xx

Bonnie said...

This is a GORGEOUS card and I am so enjoying it, my friend! Love the beautiful, soft colors and all that shimmer!

Leslie Miller said...

So, so pretty! The die made such perfectly fun and funky flowers. Love your colors, beautifully shaded. The Spectrum Noir shimmer and the embossed sentiment take it to the next level. Love!

Arlene said...

Marvelous card and fun colors.

Nstiz said...

This turned out so soft and gorgeous, Loll. Embossing it added so much to this dreamy image. Valentines are hard for me so thank you for the inspiration! Love how this turned out!

A.Rose said...

Wow this is a great use of this technique. The colors are lovely and perfect for February!

TK said...

Great stencil and blending, very pretty, Loll

kiwimeskreations said...

what a stunning card Loll - love the sparkle, and the use of multiple colours makes the image look like a bunch of flowers :)
Blessings
Maxine

Linda said...

That die is perfect for this challenge. I love the different colours you've used, and the touch of sparkle is so pretty xx

My Paper Epiphany said...

Wow! Your die-cut stencil is perfect for this challenge and you've created a real beauty!!! I love the shimmer too:)

Brenda said...

This card is so beautiful Loll! I love the die you used as a stencil and boy did it work well as a stencil. The colors you chose to sponge on are beautiful and so sunny. Not much sun here so I see it in cards. lol I love the sentiment in black, it just pops against all the beautiful color. A cool challenge for sure! Hugs, Brenda

AlisonC said...

This is a perfect image for the challenge. Pretty colours and a lovely bit of sparkle!

papierelle said...

So simple and so beautiful. The result speaks for itself.

BożenA said...

The topic of the CAS MIX UP challenge opens up wide possibilities for each of us. Thanks for such a revealing approach to diesels. Your card is wonderful, soft and shiny.
xx