Sunday, January 15, 2017

CAS Mix Up January 2017 Reminder

Here is my Clean and Simple CAS Mix Up January Reminder Card


I used Stamping + Distress Ink Refills Liquid Colours + Die Cuts


Such an easy card to make.  I let the beautiful Simon Says Stamp Die Cut "Birch Column" be the star of this CAS Birthday Card.  I used a wet on wet watercolour technique on a piece of Strathmore Mixed Media paper.  Adding water with a paint brush onto my paper then drops of Tim Holtz Distress Ink refills: Broken China and Peeled Paint,  which I helped move around with another wet paint brush.

My next step was to die cut the beautiful "Birch Column" on a piece of 4" x 5 1/2" SU Shimmery White CS.  Then stamped and fussy cut my new Penny Black "Heartfelt Thanks" sentiment using Archival Jet Black Ink.  Adding a SU Basic Black CS frame and rhinestone.

I got into my stash of Memory Box die cut "Resting Birds" and chose 3 red birds for embellishment.

I attached the watercoloured background behind the "Birch Column" using SU Fine Tip Glue Pen and added the birds with the same glue.  Attached the card front to the black cardstock to make the images pop.  Adding foam tape to the card front and then to the card base gave my card more dimension.  The sentiment tag is also popped up.

I added Wink of Stella to the birds and "Fabulous" to tie into the pretty Shimmery CS.  I wish you could see in the photo, but we all know how they do not show up.....

Enjoy and be sure and check out all the beautifully creative CAS Mix Up January Reminder cards by the fabulous Design Team and Guest Designer, Trina.  You still have until January 24th to play along with us.  We love seeing your creative and inspiring cards in our challenge gallery. Hugs..


16 comments:

  1. You've created a beautiful background with the re-inkers, Nancy! The birch die is gorgeous and I love the little red birds! A beautiful birthday card, my friend!

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  2. So pretty!! Great job with your watercolour wash background. LOVE this partial die-cut of trees ... the red birds add a lovely bright pop of red. Great design Nancy! xx

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  3. Easy may be but so very effective...love it! x

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  4. So fresh and cheerful. Love that the die cuts in a column, leaving plenty of white space for a sentiment. It also really places the focus on the image. The red birds are a perfect accent.

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  5. The PERFECT backdrop for this beautiful die. Well designed and well done!
    I can hear those joyous birds singing... Another CAS beauty, xx

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  6. Beautiful birthday card - love the birch trees and the sweet little birds against the reinker background. What a great die for leaving lots of white space!

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  7. This is such a pretty card! It is so crisp and colorful, if that's an adequate description. :-)

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  8. A wonderful clean and fresh design with that lovely white birch cover plate Nancy - your blue/green backgound looks beautiful behind and the pop of the little red birds is perfect! Julia xx

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  9. My goodness, Nancy .... this is so crisp & delightful!

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  10. Love how you used this die and the colors Nancy.

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  11. I love this Nancy...great colours and so fresh and clean looking...great card!!

    xx Karen

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  12. Oh this is lovely and my favourite colours of blue and green!

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  13. Gorgeous card, Nancy! I love the pops of red and that beautiful sentiment. I have the birch die on my wish list! x

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  14. I love this card! The shimmery little birdies are the perfect touch of color.

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  15. Beautiful! I hope to do something similar and half as pretty with my birch die cuts someday soon. So many things to do, so many cards to make. Your birds make the perfect pop of color!

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  16. Beautiful ink blending behind this lovely Birch Column, Nancy! I love how you added a pop of red with those sweet birds, too...Another stunning card!

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