Monday, March 01, 2021

CAS Mix Up March Challenge

Hi everyone.  Welcome to the start of the March CAS Mix Up Challenge.  Our host for this month is Bonnie (Stamping with Klass).  She would like us to make prints using die-cuts.


It is also a special day as we celebrate our 5th birthday at
CAS Mix Up!


And a special welcome to our amazing Guest Designer this month, Ros (Mikey's Mom)!

I really enjoy this wonderful technique that Bonnie shared with me a while back, video instruction is HERE.  It's so much fun to add soft prints to the background and then add the die-cut on top.  Adds so much dimension to the card.  I die-cut two flowers, removing most of the stem from one of them.  They were both watercoloured with distress inks.  I used the one with the short stems for my prints, adding lots of water and then pressing them onto my card front.

My CAS Mixed Media card has print making, die-cutting, watercolouring, and stamping.

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I hope you'll come join us for this fun challenge and help us celebrate five years at CAS Mix Up!  And there are prizes as well.  See you in the gallery!

Products

Stamps:  Happy Snippets (Penny Black)
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:   Distress Inks:  Mowed Lawn, Wilted Violet (Tim Holtz)
Accessories:   Iris die (Penny Black), water mister

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up March Challenge - Print Making with Die-cuts

34 comments:

conil said...

WOW! This simply screams, Spring, to me. Your airy prints are so perfect and serve to make the focal iris pop off the card. Gorgeous.

Julia Aston said...

What an interesting technique with a beautiful result here with your lovely Iris Loll! Love that pretty watery shadow!

Julie B said...

That is such a pretty effect, the soft prints give great depth to the design. :)

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous card Loll
Hugs Sylvie xx

BożenA said...

I love this technique, Loll. Your card is so amazing. The reflection of the iris in the background looks stunning. This is one of the most beautiful cards I've ever seen in my life !!
hugs,
BożenA

Sandy said...

How many times can I say absolutely gorgeous in one breath!
Using this particular technique, I think this is the best one yet.
The back ground is like a ghost of the image and looks very oriental.
I just gotta try this -- oh woe is me..... so many things to buy ...so many thing to try.
Beautiful, beautiful card Loll.
Sandy xx

Susan said...

So beautiful! Iris are one of my favourite flowers! Your print is wonderfully soft but still distinct enough, and the brighter die cut makes a perfect contrast.

Nstiz said...

After seeing your beautiful card I really must try this again. I found it awkward to color a die cut but yours turned out just gorgeous! Love the background you did with this technique.

Maria said...

Oh, so gorgeous!! Your beautiful card reminds me of the lovely purple irises my Mom had when I was a young girl!!

Bonnie said...

One of my favorite dies, Lolly! I love how your prints turned out and made a whole garden of beautiful irises! It's been a fun five years, my dear friend!

Pat said...

These irises are so pretty Loll and love the background print, a beautiful echo...gorgeous! A great choice of theme from Bonnie and a great celebration of your five years of the challenge. Thank you for some wonderful inspiration from you both of techniques that I would probably never have tried, and this is a new one to me too so am looking forward to giving it a go. Thank you for the wonderful prizes on offer too! x

nancy littrell said...

Wonderful choice of your Iris die for Bonnie's watercolored prints background. Your iris prints are so soft and add wonderful dimension to your CAS card design. Your die cut watercolored iris is Gorgeous and love your colors, Lolly TFS and sending you Congratulations for 5 inspiring years of CAS Mix Up Challenges from you, Bonnie and many of our DT girls. Love and Hugs Dear friend. Nancy

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful the iris made such a perfect print. Love the card :)

Anita in France said...

That soft background is just lovely behind the vibrant iris, Loll ... subtle and so dreamy ... a gorgeous card! Hugs, Anita :)

Ros Crawford said...

The prints you got are amazing and so beautiful!! Love this! Thank you so much for inviting me and many congrats on your success

Daffodil Cards said...

A gorgeous, elegant and delicate card Loll.
Faith x

Jeanne said...

What a gorgeous card this is. Wow, Loll! Well done.

Viv said...

Beautiful die Lolly - and a gorgeous card. xx

I Card Everyone said...

Congratulations, Loll! and Happy 5th birthday to you and the team! This is my favorite of all Irises, and I love how you've done your print... I'll be playing along, for sure!
=]

HilaryJane said...

This truly is an excellent example of the technique, I just love the softness and those gorgeous colours. And , of course, irises are my favourite flower xx

Brenda said...

This is just beautiful Loll, I love the reprint you got. That is a beautiful die you have used as well. Happy 5th anniversary, can't believe it is has been 5 years! Hugs, Brenda

Leslie Miller said...

Takes my breath away! Gorgeous, Loll! I look and learn. Love how you eliminated part of the stem for your background print. Back to the drawing board for me with this fabulous technique!

Robyn Oliver said...

Simply Wonderful Loll, such a lovely CAS card - colours and design. hugs Robyn

Sue N said...

Gorgeous card, Loll! I love the soft prints of the BG iris, letting the main one shine! CAS perfection!

Ina G said...

Oh Loll this is so simple and so beautiful. Stunning water colouring. Great challenge this month. Hope to get time to play.

TK said...

OOOHHHHHH this is wonderful! I just adore iris, and there's no better one than this!

Mac Mable said...

What a stunning card and so very beautiful Loll x. The technique looks so pretty and I love it! x.

Bobby said...

That light print in the background gives an artsy look to the finished card, Loll. That iris pops off the page. Such a beautiful card!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Happy 5th Anniversary of CAS Mix Up Challenge, Loll! I'm so grateful that you and Bonnie started this challenge 5 years ago and keep it exciting and fun! Thank you so much for all you do!
Your Iris print making card is so elegant and beautiful! I feel a sense of zen from this CAS card. Love the soft print in the background and the lovely irises. The sentiment in the matching color is a nice touch! Hope to join the celebration soon!
Hideko xx

Brenda in IN said...

Just beautiful. I love the print making and this is lovely, Loll. We had these in our yard along with Lilly of the Valley when I was young so this is a sweet reminder of those times.

Barb Ghig said...

Congrats to you on 5 years at CAS Mix Up...time flies when you're having fun! Your iris is absolutely stunning, Loll! I love the effects of print making with this bloom, too...it adds such an elegant feel to your design! I also love that you chose violet to stamp your sentiment...a very special card, indeed! xx

Susan Joyce said...

Fabulous die cut and prints Loll a beautiful card.

Linda said...

This is stunning my friend. The flowers are gorgeous and the prints in the background are so pretty and delicate ..... love it!

Jo said...

That Iris die with the printing behind is truly awesome. Love the clean appeal of this gorgeous card.