CAS Mix Up May Challenge - happy birthday

Another fun challenge this month at CAS Mix Up. The May challenge is using Gelatos or Crayons.

I bought some Distress Crayons a while ago, but I haven't had a chance to use them. So I was very excited to find out that Bonnie chose this challenge and that she is hosting it. This is a great opportunity to try out the crayons.

I scribbled Distress Crayons (all 6 colors from Set 1 + Seedless Preserves) on a piece of mixed media paper, spritzed it with some water, and rubbed it to blend it with my finger. I die-cut a floral image from it.

And here's what I made with the die-cut.

I pasted a part of the die-cut on the top and bottom corners of the panel and heat-embossed the sentiment in gold.

I've learned a lot from the video tutorials (the links are provided on the challenge page) and the inspiring cards the Design Team and the Guest Designer (Jenny) made.

Thanks for visiting me today!

Stamp: Birthday Builder (Altenew)
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black (Stampin' Up!),
Mixed Media Paper (140 lb. Strathmore)
Ink: VersaMark (Tsukineko), Distress Crayons (Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers, Seedless Preserves)
Accessories: Detailed Floral Thinlits Dies (Stampin' Up!),
Embossing Powder (Gold - Hero Arts)


CAS Christmas Card May Challenge - let it snow

Today's card is a reminder for the CAS Christmas Card Challenge. 
This month's challenge is Snowman and it's hosted by Susan (Cardmaker's Garret). Barb (Barb's Studio Creations) is joining us as Guest Designer.

Here's what I made:

I stamped the snowman's smiley face and part of the sentiment on the front panel and added the layered die-cut word, snow, to complete the sentiment.
I masked the snowman's face and the sentiment, and stenciled the falling snow with Glimmer Paste. I layered the panel on the slightly larger patterned paper.

Come and see what the Design Team and Barb created, and join us in the gallery! You have until the 24th to play along.

Stamp: Fat Pants (Ellen Hutson), Winter Word Coordinates (Reverse Confetti)
Paper: Whisper White, Winter Frost Specialty DSP (Stampin' Up!)

Versafine (Onyx Black - Tsukineko), Pumpkin Pie (Stampin' Up!)
Winter Words Die (Reverse Confetti), Falling Snow Stencil (Simon Says Stamp), Nuvo Glimmer Paste (Moon Stone - Tonic Studio)


CAS Christmas Card May Challenge - merry christmas

Susan (Cardmaker's Garret) is hosting the challenge this month and the theme is Snowman.  
You're going to be inspired by all the lovely Snowman cards by our Design Team and a very talented Guest Designer, Barb (Barb's Studio Creations). 
Be sure to check out their beauties!

My snowman is a snow bear! Isn't he cute?

The card didn't have much of a fun feeling with only the window and the snowman at first, so I drew a smiley mouth and gave him snowballs to juggle.

Here's how I made the card:
The sky was sponged with Altenew inks. The window was die cut and popped up on the sky background. The snowman and the sentiment were stamped with black pigment ink and clear heat-embossed. I watercolored his muffler and a little of the shading with Zig markers. The white snowflakes were heat-embossed in the sky and on a piece of velum. I fussy-cut the vellum and added it to the snowman's hands.

You have until the 24th to play along. I'm looking forward to see YOUR snowman card in the gallery!

Stamp: Bear Ware 2 (Ellen Hutson), Embellished Events (Stampin' up!)
Paper: Mixed Media Paper (140 lb. Strathmore), Vellum

Versafine (Onyx Black - Tsukineko), Dye Ink (Starlight, Sea Glass - Altenew), Zig Clean Color Brush Marker (Carmine Red, Green, Light Pink, Light Gray, Light Blue - Kuretake), VersaMark (Tsukineko) 
Die-namics Single Stitch Line Rectangle Frames (My Favorite Things), Embossing Powder (White - Hero Arts), Foam Tape (3M), Clear Foam Tape (Kool Tak), Pigma Micron Pen (0.05 Archival Ink - Sakura)


CAS Christmas Card April Challenge - holiday cheer

It's time for a reminder that we are already half way through the CAS Christmas Card Challenge - Ornament, hosted by Bonnie

Here's what I made today:

I tried untraditional colors for the baubles. I stamped with pigment ink and clear heat-embossed the images to give a shiny look to the baubles. The little patterns and the sentiment were heat-embossed with gold. I drew strings with my gold metallic pen. 
The front panel was directly adhered to the card base, so it's a mail-friendly card. 😊

Check out the challenge blog to see the gorgeous "Ornament" cards from the rest of our talented Design Team. The challenge closes on Tuesday, April 24th.
I hope to see you in the gallery!

Stamp: Fat Pants, Modern Christmas (Ellen Hutson)
Paper: Whisper White (Stampin' Up!)

Memento Luxe Pigment Ink (Lilac Posies, Rich Cocoa, Pear Tart - Tsukineko), VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Die-namics Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX (My Favorite Things), Embossing Powder (Gold, Clear - Hero Arts), Uni-ball Signo Gel Metallic Ink (Gold - Uni)


CAS Mix Up April Challenge - so sorry

It's already mid-month and this is a reminder of the CAS Mix UP April Challenge, a fun Rubber Band challenge, hosted by Julia!


Here's my card:

This time I used Distress Oxide Ink for this technique. 
First, I sponged and blended a few inks to make the background. Next, I inked up the thin and thick rubber bands, wrapped them around my brayer, and rolled it over the background. Then I lightly sponged over the background again with Broken China to soften the rubber band lines.
The front panel was die-cut and the sentiment was stamped with Iced Spruce.

I liked that the background turned out to be ethereal and appropriate for the occasion.

I used Rubber Band Technique + Stamping + Die-cutting for the card. 

You have until 4/24 to link up your card here. Hoping to see your card in the gallery!

Stamp: So Sorry (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Mixed Media Paper
(Strathmore - 140 lb), Whisper White (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Distress Oxide Ink (Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Fossilized Amber, Iced Spruce)

Rubber bands, Brayer (Speedball), Die (Circle Leaves - Simon Says Stamp)