Thursday, July 15, 2021

CAS Challenges July Reminder

Hi everyone.  Here's my CAS Mix Up Reminder card.

Last year I bought some Pearl Alcohol Inks and had a play day with Susan and Christine (prior to Covid).  One of the things we tried was using these gorgeous inks on vellum.  The shimmer of the pearl inks is so pretty but impossible to photograph. :(   This made for a very quick card --- gotta love that!

Coni is our host.

Dropped pearl alcohol inks onto a piece of vellum, letting the circles spread into one another.  Die-cut  the fern (Framed Fern - Penny Black - retired) from white card stock and also cut a backing from more white card stock.  Glued the AI vellum to the backing and trimmed to size.  Glued the pieces together and popped them up over a white card front.  Stamped the sentiment (Birthday Blowout - Poppy Stamps) in black ink to finish.

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Linda is our host.

I used a background from my stash so I'm not sure what colours I used to smoosh this background.  Looks like it might be DOX inks to me. :)  I do love the warm caramel-y colour.  Die-cut the Joyful die (Penny Black) from mixed media paper and watercoloured using my Distress markers (Candied Apple, Aged Mahogany, Mowed Lawn, Rustic Wilderness, Wild Honey).  Shaped the flower with a stylus and mat and then popped it up in the white card stock frame (Rectangle Nestabilities - Spellbinder - retired).  To finish stamped the sentiment from the Merry Up! stamp set (Penny Black) in Candied Apple (stamped several times to get the intense red).

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Merry Up! (Penny Black)
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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!




CAS Mix Up Reminder - Framed Fern
Stamps:  Birthday Blowout (Poppy Stamps)
Paper:   Vellum (SU!); White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:   Pearl Alcohol Inks (Tim Holtz); Black (Memento)
Accessories:   Framed Fern die (Penny Black - retired)


CAS Christmas Reminder - Joyful Wishes
Stamps:  Merry Up! (Penny Black)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  DOX inks for background; Distress markers:  Candied Apple, Aged Mahogany, Mowed Lawn Rustic Wilderness, Wild Honey)
Accessories & Tools:  Joyful die (Penny Black), paint brushes, Rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinder - retired)


Challenges:
CAS Mix Up July Challenge - Alcohol Inks on Vellum
CAS Christmas July Challenge - Poinsettia

29 comments:

BożenA said...

Two lovely cards. I love this motif of a twig trapped in a rectangular window. Your colorful background brings this card to life beautifully. The second card is fascinating because of this amazing poinsettia. I love this die, it is so unique, It is such a beautiful card!
xx

Linda said...

Loll, so pretty on that gorgeous background. Have a great day.

Nstiz said...

What GORGEOUS backgrounds! It reminds me to pull those alcohol inks again since it’s been a while. They are so vibrant and perfect for your die cuts! Love these!

Daffodil Cards said...

OH! Loll these really are both so beautiful, with lovely colours.
Faith x

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Your alcohol background with the leaf is stunning in it's simplicity! Love it.

nancy littrell said...

Two Stunning cards, Lolly using AI on Vellum for your 1st card's background and Distress Inks background for your 2nd card. Your QCAS die cut flower was perfect for your 1st card. Your die cut and colored poinsettia for your 2nd card is Gorgeous! TFS your beauties, my friend. Love and Hugs..Nancy

Linda said...

Stunning cards. The colours on the backgrounds look so rich and vibrant .... love the look of the pearl alcohol inks on the vellum! xx

Cathy said...

Love the AI on the vellum Loll, bet this is so shimmery IRL! Shame they retired that die too as it is so pretty! Your poinsettia card looks so rich and luscious, gorgeous colours and very festive, Cathy x

Kiwigirl said...

Loll, I love the simplicity and creativity of your cards! Thank you for sharing them and for sharing your techniques.
Angela

Bonnie said...

Two gorgeous backgrounds, my friend! Love the leaf frame on the first one and the beautiful poinsettia on the second!

Pat said...

Two fantastic cards Loll, and the pearl AIs make a wonderful background behind the contrasting white leafy frame, and then the beautifully coloured poinsettia against that gorgeous amber and lemon/lime background, and love the bright red sentiment matching perfectly with the flower. x

Christine Alexander said...

gorgeous backgrounds for both cards Loll, the poinsettia one really caught my eye with the warm colours and the deep red poinsettia :)

Susan said...

Two beautiful cards! Love the pearl alcohol inks on the vellum - such a gorgeous background for the white leaf. Your poinsettia card is wonderful. What a great piece of background from your stash - rich elegant colours perfect for Christmas.

My Paper Epiphany said...

I love your stunning and oh so CAS cards! Wonderful!

Brenda in IN said...

The AI colors are so beautiful. I've fallen in love with the AI's on vellum. I love the surprise of seeing the colors develop and mesh. The smooshed background is a wonderful palette for the poinsettia.

Bobby said...

Gorgeous color combination with the alcohol inks, Loll. It looks fantastic with all the white. Love that Joyful die. Do I need another die like that? Maybe. ;) The background is perfect for showing it off.

Brenda said...

Love your leaf birthday card Loll! The colors are so pretty together, I am really love how AI's look on vellum too. A pretty crisp, fall looking birthday card. The background colors on the poinsettia card are so warm and cozy looking. Almost like a cup of coffee, warm caramel or hot tea. Just warm and cozy. Love the little poinsettia die, you have watercolored it up so pretty too. Hugs, Brenda

Viv said...

Love the AI background Loll - you always achieve such a stunning colour mix!
And of course you know what I think of the CAS Christmas one! Great minds my friend! (Another beauty by the way!!) xxxx

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous reminder cards, Loll! I love that you chose pearl AI's for your vellum panel...the colors are so pretty and the contrast of the white fern is perfect! I really LOVE your poinsettia! The petals and leaves are watercolored beautifully and I love how you used your stylus to create dimension...WOW! I only dream of creating cards like this...thank you for inspiring me, my friend! xx

kiwimeskreations said...

Wonderful cards Loll - love those amazing backgrounds to the stunning die cuts
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Ros Crawford said...

Two absolutely gorgeous cards Loll!

Marcia Hill said...

Both of your cards are simply STUNNING Loll! The pearl inks on the vellum are absolutely GORGEOUS and I love the simplicity of the die cut leaf and frame over the bold colors!! And the colors of your background for your Poinsettia card are just perfect to make that lovely, lovely Poinsettia POP!! Two FABULOUS cards my friend...LOVE them both!! Hugs. :0)

conil said...

Nicely done. Those colors look fabulous together. Wish I could see the shimmer they produced. Too bad that fern frame is discontinued, I really like it (any chance to shop, you know). Really love the font on your sentiment, too.

Robyn Oliver said...

Two wonderful CAS cards Loll, your AI background for the leafy die cut is simply gorgeous, love those colours, and the DOX blend for your lovely poinsettia flower is beautiful too, hugs Robyn

HilaryJane said...

Two pretty amazing cards, the white die cut against the vibrant colours look fantastic on your first card and those soft blended colours behind the lovely bold red and green on you second card look so cool xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

Both cards are stunning, Loll! The AI background is dreamy and the white fern die-cut pops beautifully. I can imagine the pretty pearly shimmer. I love this card!!
The colors of the poinsettia card are warm, rich, and gorgeous. Shaping the flower makes it look alive!
Hideko xx

Julia Aston said...

Love the orange purple AI's on your first background Loll - so pretty with the white die cut in front of it. And what great depth of color you achieved on your water colored poinsettia using the Distress markers! xx

Trina P. said...

Wonderful cards, Loll! The background on the first card is bright and vibrant, which makes the white frame fern pop so beautifully. The desaturated colours of your poinsettia card in contrast is elegant and unique. Gorgeous watercoloring of your poinsettia. Love how you’ve shaped your poinsettia, too.

Mac Mable said...

Both cards have amazing backgrounds and colours Loll. Vibrant and beautiful birthday card and fabulous tonal colours and amazing poinsettia on your Christmas card. Stunning inspiration Loll, Thank you x.