Monday, March 15, 2021

CAS Challenges March Reminder

Welcome to a reminder post for both CAS Mix Up and CAS Christmas. 

First up, CAS Mix Up ... hosted by our wonderfully talented Bonnie (Stamping with Klass).  Bonnie wants us to use die-cuts to make prints on our cards.  Such a fun technique.  Thanks for the great challenge Bonnie!
Bonnie is our host.
I die-cut the Magical Butterfly (Alexadra Renke - retired) twice and watercoloured both the same.  I used one to make the prints in the background, spritzing the watercoloured die-cut, turning it over and pressing it lightly only my main card panel.  I then die-cut a border using the Hemstitch Frames from Spellbinders.  I popped up the panel onto my card base and added the second die-cut butterfly and also stamped the sentiment Many Everyday Messages from Hero Arts.
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I'm hosting this month!



Today's card was inspired by a card I saw a couple of years ago, made by Janet (Swanlady Impressions).  I just loved this beautiful poinsettia image that Janet used and how she added brown sponging ove top of the flowers to tie it into the kraft paper on her card.  I immediately bought that image from Magenta (Poinsettia and Fruit).  Then the stamp got filed away and I forgot about it until this challenge.  I dug it out and used the same brown sponging as Janet, but changed up the design.  I really love how this turned out.  Thanks for the inspiration Janet!!

Poinsettias are stamped multiple times and heat embossed in Princess Gold embossing powder.  Flowers are watercoloured in a mix of distress inks Fired Brick and Festive Berries.  I used Gathered Twigs ink to sponge over the flower before adding a piece of kraft paper at the top, along with an 1/8" thin satin red ribbon.  To finish, I stamped the sentiment (Christmas Sentiments - Penny Black), heat embossing in white and also rounded the top corners.

Close-up ...

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I hope you'll check out the challenge blogs to see the amazing cards from our Designers, Guest Designers, and participants.  If you haven't had time to play along, there's over a week left before both challenges close on 24th at midnight PST.  Come join us!


Card #1 - 
Stamps:  Many Everyday Messages (Hero Arts)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.);  White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Picked Raspberry (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Magical Butterfly (Alexandra Renke), water mister, Hemstitch Rectangles (Spellbinders)

Card #2 - Poinsettia Peace
Stamps:  Poinsettia and fruit (Magenta); Christmas Moments (Penny Black)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); Kraft
Ink:  Versamark; Distress Inks:  Fired Brick, Festive Berries, Gathered Twigs (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Princess Gold embossing powde (Ranger), heat tool; waterbrush, sponge, white embossing powder (Ranger), 1/8" red satin ribbon, Corner Rounder

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up March Challenge - Print Making with Dies
CAS Christmas March Challenge - Kraft, Red, and White

39 comments:

HilaryJane said...

Two really great cards Loll, love the softness and colours of your first card and the wonderful gold shine and halo effect on your second card xx

Viv said...

Lovely cards Lolly!
The butterfly is so vibrant and a great background.
Your Kraft card is amazing! The shine from the embossing and the brown inking that ties it all together is just brilliant! x

Julia Aston said...

Two lovely cards Loll - the butterfly card is so pretty - I really need to try this technique! and I love the golden shimmer on your beautiful poinsettias! xx

I Card Everyone said...

All three of your reminder cards are fabulous today, Loll!
=]

Linda said...

Two beautiful cards, Loll. Your Kraft card with the poinsettias is so pretty.
I like how you sponged the flowers to go with your Kraft cardstock. Thanks for the great challenge.

Brenda said...

Beautiful cards Loll, love the butterfly. I so need to try this technique, so maybe a play day is in order since it will be raining tomorrow. Now weather I post it is a whole other story! Love that poinsettia card too. Love this color combo and love the gold embossing. Hugs, Brenda

Marcia Hill said...

Two GORGEOUS cards Loll!! Your print making card is SO pretty with the soft colors and that lovely butterfly, and I love that hemstitch die too! Your Christmas card is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! I love the gold embossing and the ink blending over the Poinsettias...what an awesome technique!! Lovely, lovely cards my friend!! Hugs. :0)

BożenA said...

WOW! Such a romantic card. Full of romance and lightness, like a memory of youth. I love these butterflies printed on the background. They look amazing. And the second card, a great Christmas card proposal.
hugs,
BożenA

conil said...

Oh boy, that glimmery gold really makes your card stunning,

conil said...

Sorry, didn't realize your diecut print card was the same post. It is fabulous. You've got this technique down pat.

Susan said...

Two great reminder cards! Love the way your butterfly die cut made such a soft and pretty background. And I love the sponging around the poinsettia - the Gathered Twigs is a perfect colour of ink to go with the kraft cs and with the gold heat embossing. And fabulous use of the strip of ribbon - I must remember that!

nancy littrell said...

Love your die cut butterfly prints for the background of your gorgeous die cut watercolored butterfly, Lolly. I am in LOVE with this awesome print making technique. I am so happy that Bonnie shared the technique for our March CAS Mix Up Challenge.

Love your 2nd card for the CAS Christmas Card Color Challenge hosted by you, my dear friend. Your Gold heat embossed poinsettias with blended ink and splatters is Stunning!!! Adding the kraft panel and white heat embossed sentiment was genius! TFS the close up photo too. Happy 3rd CCCC Birthday too:-) I LOVE your challenge and it sure helps me add to my Christmas card stash. Love and Hugs...Nancy

JD/ Jill said...

Lovely cards!

Christine Alexander said...

Love both cards Loll, the delicate prints of your butterfly are beautiful and that poinsettia card is stunning. I love the gold outlining of the stamp :)

Darnell said...

Both of these designs are brilliant inspiration of the challenges, Lolly! Your print-making is fabulous and I love how you CASEd Janet with that scrumptious gold-embossed poinsettia card. Everything is divine right down to the last schplatter! Love, Dolly

Linda said...

Two gorgeous cards Loll, I love your little butterfly, the colours are so pretty, and it's framed beautifully.
Stunning Christmas card. I love this combination and the shine from the embossing powder is gorgeous xx

Ros Crawford said...

I love your print card... so unique and dreamy... Beautiful Christmas card too, the embossing is so rich

Jeanne said...

The Christmas card is so very pretty, Loll! The butterfly card is stunning! Oh my goodness! Love how dreamy it looks. Wonderful work and I so appreciate you sharing it.

Mac Mable said...

The technique on your first card looks so pretty and what a beautiful card Loll x. Such a classy Christmas card with a wonderful halo effect and a great design x.

Carol L said...

How beautiful is that butterfly card, and the Christmas card is a sparkling, shimmering beauty too! Gorgeous cards!

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Susan Joyce said...

Two gorgeous cards Loll, love the vibrant prints you achieved with the butterfly card.

Bunny said...

Beautiful cards. Love the close up of the poinsettias. [Bunny]

Leslie Miller said...

Sigh... that's two gorgeous cards, Loll! Dreamy summer colors on the first with the subtle print background, then the rich and warm colors on your Christmas card. Pretty poinsettia!

Pat said...

Such a gorgeous butterfly and a beautiful print in the background Loll, and this die cut using a pretty Hemstitch die which looks fantastic, and love the simple look of the sentiment to finish. The Christmas card looks great with the red poinsettias embossed with gold and love the splatters and ink blending, and then the red strip to edge it brilliantly, and the white embossed sentiment stands out so well against the kraft card. x

Colleen said...

Love your two cards Loll, the imprint of your image is awesome! and I LOVE your Christmas card, I love the design and all the pretty gold and then with the white embossed sentiment...gorgeous!

Barb Ghig said...

Two beautiful cards, Loll! Your color palette is so pretty on your butterfly and I love the effects of the print-making technique! I'm also really impressed with the halo you created around your Poinsettia's...such a great way to showcase this color combo, especially with all that gorgeous gold embossing!

Bonnie said...

Your butterflies are beautiful, Lolly! Love the colors and you've framed them beautifully with the hemstitching! I remember Janet's card and I LOVE what you've done with the poinsettias! The perfect Christmas card with these colors, my dear friend!

Ina G said...

Oh Loll what two absolutely stunning cards. Love the beautifully coloured butterfly with the soft background. Fabulous die!
Love kraft cards and those poinsettias and sponging brings it too life perfectly.

Karen Dunbrook said...

how beautiful...great card.
xx Karen

Anita in France said...

Gorgeous, rich, shimmery poinsettia, Loll ... and oh wow, what a beautiful, delicate butterfly with that lovely die cut printed background ... yep, wow! Hugs, Anita :)

Robyn Oliver said...

Lovely soft butterfly printing Loll, a gorgeous card and your Christmas card is fabulous too... nice use of the colours with the gold and white embossing - wonderful. Big Congrats on 5 years of CAS Mix Up - love the challenge and all the amazing inspiration, hugs Robyn

Brenda in IN said...

These are both stunning. The Christmas card is so different both in design and the soft sponging over the flowers. I love that look. The print making card is so pretty with those colors and frame.

Heather said...

Another beautiful card in red, white and kraft and I love your layout and splatter details.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Your print making butterfly card is so lovely, Loll! The background print is soft and delicate, echoing the beautiful die-cut butterfly! The color combo is your favorite and I love it too.
The poinsettias sponged with light brown look amazing and unique. You used the gold so well with the challenge colors. Thank you for organizing the celebration and hosting the fun CCC challenge!
Hideko xx

Trina P. said...

Both cards are beautiful. Love the colours on your print making card. It gives the butterfly a lot of movement. And your Christmas card is a fabulous CASE of Janet’s card. The gold makes it look elegant.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Gorgeous butterfly print, Loll, and I love all the gold on the poinsettia card!!

Jo said...

Delightful cards. That multicoloured pastel flutter is so breazy against the imprinted background.
The Christmas card is a fun combo. The satin ribbon really gives it refined finish.
Beautiful!! xxx

Greta said...

2 gorgeous cards, Loll! Your print panel turned out so beautiful & I love that butterfly! Now I need to case your case of Janet! Really love the Christmas card!