Wednesday, 15 June 2016
CAS Mix Up June Challenge
Hi my lovelies! Most of you will know that this is a scheduled post as I am currently in rural Spain without access to constant internet, land-line telephones . . . and, sometimes, . . . running water! I was beyond thrilled when Loll & Bonnie asked me if I would be their 'Featured Designer' for their CAS Mix Up June challenge, and I jumped at the chance.
The requirements this month are:
First, I will show you my card and then, I will describe the how's, what's and why's after, so that those of you eager to get on with it can just look at the pictures.
OK, this is how I made it and what I used. The first thing I did, was to make a plain, white card base. Then, I took another panel, slightly smaller than the card base and masked off a circular area near the top. I then took a Hero Arts, 'Woodgrain' background stamp inked up with Versamark and stamped that through the mask. Then, I heat embossed that with WOW 'White Pearl' embossing powder. Next, I lightly sponged some 'Tumbled Glass' Distress Ink through the mask.
The next thing I did, was to take the circle die I used to cut the mask and emboss the circle 'frame' around my sponged piece, to give it a nice 'finish' to the edge. Then I ran the panel through my Big Shot with my 'Linen' embossing plate.
I then got some small left over panels of ink smooshed card-stock out and die cut some feathers with my Spellbinders 'Peacock Feathers' die set and adhered them at different heights using wet glue and thin, foam tape. Then, it reminded me of a 'dream catcher', so I got out a couple of punches out and punched a small, scalloped circle and a plain circle and mounted that on top of the feathers.
Finally, I stamped the greeting with two colours of Altenew crisp inks in coordinating colours to give the sentiment an ombre look.
So, to recap on techniques:
Stamping - sentiment & woodgrain texture
Die-Cutting - feathers and mask
My Choice - heat embossing (woodgrain texture), die embossing (circle frame), dry embossing (linen texture), emboss resist & sponging (sponging over woodgrain texture)
There you have it my friends, who would have thought that you could use so many techniques and products in one CAS project! This new challenge of Loll & Bonnie's is pure genius.
Pop on over there and see what Loll, Bonnie and their team have put together for your inspiration and then give it a go, it really is fun!
Thank you so much for your visit today and especially if you have left a comment. You are all appreciated more than you know!