Wednesday, June 1, 2016

CAS Mix Up June Challenge



The CAS Mix Up May Challenge was filled with Gorgeous Samples of Heat Embossed Mixed media Cards.  Thank you for joining our challenge.  Here is this months  CAS Mix Up June Challenge. 


 I can hardly wait to see all the Gorgeous and Creative Die-cut cards this month.  Die-cuts have become so popular the last few years and work so well on CAS designs.  I used my new Penny Black "Trio of Trees" Die-cut set using 2 of my trees on my card.  The really fun part was using "Juniper" and "Pesto" Ranger Adirondack Alcohol Ink refills on a 5" x 7" piece of "Yupo" synthetic paper and watch the magic begin.  The way the alcohol ink spreads is so cool.  I used the lighter "Juniper" color 1st and when dry added the "Pesto".  Let dry and then Die-cut my 3 tree dies twice.  Now I have 4 extra trees for a future project :-)

I decided next to try for a sky background using "Stone Washed" Alcohol Ink.  This time I lightly touched the blue shade to my sponge blending tool and dabbed the ink onto a scrap piece of Yupo until I got the look I liked.  I then Die-cut the background with my Memory Box "Stitched Rectangles Dies" and my card front to make an "Inlayed Die-cut" frame.

I loved the results.  I attached the fir tree to the background with my SU Thin Tip Pen.  Then Die-cut the oak tree again using canvas paper and attached the inked tree for extra thickness and popped up with dimensionals.  To finish my card I stamped the SU "Too Kind" sentiment onto my Arches WC paper using my MISTI and Memento London Fog (grey) ink.  Popped up my card front and done.

I did not need to use WC paper,  but liked the textured thicker look.  I bought my Yupo paper at our local craft shop.  You can find at Art Stores or just google online.  You can also use glossy paper with alcohol inks.  I was very pleased with the Yupo paper.  It is a synthetic paper and does not tear,  but cuts beautifully with dies and cutting tools.

Here is a Close-Up......



Here is the link to video of  Tim Holtz Demo's Alcohol Inks on Yupo at CHA 2016 The video was invaluable I thought.


Card Recipe: 
Stamps: SU Too Kind (ret) sentiment
Paper: SU Very Vanilla, Arches 140# Cold Press WC paper, Yupo 5" x 7" pad of synthetic paper, Canvas
Inks: Ranger Alcohol inks, Memento London Fog ink
Accessories: Big Shot, Penny Black "Trio of Trees" Die-Cuts, Memory of Time "Stitched Rectangles" Die Cuts, sponge blending tool, dimensionals, SU Thin Tip Glue Pen, MISTI
Techniques: Die Cuts, Inlaid Die Cuts, CAS, Mixed Media, Stamping, Alcohol Ink Blending,

I do hope you get to join us at CAS Mix Up June "Die Cuts" Challenge.   There will be so much inspiration and fun!


17 comments:

  1. You worked your magic with the alcohol inks on this card Nancy. It is AMAZING! I love the artsy look. The sky is so pretty and the soft blue is just perfect to show off your amazing trees. I will have to add these tree dies to my ever-growing wish list! :) Fantastic card Nancy!! xx

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  2. You have definitely created magic with your alcohol inks, Nancy! Your trees are so gorgeous, and I love all the movement you created on your background! Beautiful stitched frame, too...CAS yet so striking! Love this card!!!

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  3. Gorgeous card, Nancy! I love the yupo/alcohol ink trees and sky, and the quilted look of the inlaid frame. Those dies form part of my Mt NBUS - must get them out and use them!

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  4. Isn't yupo wonderful - I love it with alcohol inks! Your trees are gorgeous - you got a lovely range of shades of green. And loving blue as much as I do, the sky is my favorite part of the card!

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  5. WOW! LOVE this! The texture, color, dimension all come together so beautifully! This is fabulous, Nancy and never thought to use the sponging tool to add alcohol ink to Yupo! Gorgeous card!

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  6. I love the variations of color you've achieved with the alcohol inks, Nancy! Love the artsy trees and the inlaid stitched frames too! An awesome card!

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  7. Wow Nancy! love the alcohol inks on trees and sky - what a great look - a beautiful card!

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  8. Wow, Nancy! This is amazing and GORGEOUS! I agree with Loll that you worked magic with the alcohol ink for the background, and the trees are absolutely fabulous! Beautifully done with the inlaid dies too! Big hugs, sweet friend!

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  9. This is just lovely, Nancy! I have some glossy cardstock so now I need some alcohol inks to go with it.

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  10. Love,LOVE this card! It is rich in texture and has yummy, free-flowing colors that are so beautiful together. I really like your inlaid frame. I have those dies and am anxious to try using them that way.

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  11. Wow Nancy - this is absolutely stunning! I just love the effect with the alcohol ink (my Yupo paper is en route - I can't wait!) - and the die cut trees are so gorgeous! Love this!

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  12. Wowzer--what a fabulous card! I really love your style--always inspiring!

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  13. Beautiful card, love this technique! The trees & background are amazing :)

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  14. Beautiful card, love this technique! The trees & background are amazing :)

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  15. This is a splendid framing of your pretty design! The background is gorgeous, and love the way you've placed the trees too. Beautiful & so colorful CAS. LOVE IT! TFS

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  16. Great design and so perfect for a man type card.

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  17. so pretty....great for a guy!
    hugs,
    K

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