Sunday, May 1, 2016

CAS Mix Up May Challenge

Close-Up: Showing the raised and shiny Heat Embossed framing, flowers, butterfly and sentiment.

Used Stamping, Heat Embossing/Emboss Resist, Sponging and Fussy Cutting

I am Thrilled and Honored to have been invited by Loll and Bonnie to join their CAS Mix UP Challenge Design Team along with Susan.  We all have been SCS friends for several years.  Our styles are mostly Clean and Simple, but we also Love to play with Mixed Media Techniques.   Thank you Bonnie and Loll for creating a new unique challenge that fits our style and many other CAS stampers as well.

Heat Embossing was one of the very first techniques I learned over 16 years ago as a new stamper.  It was magical then and still is now!  I needed a CAS "guy" card so I challenged myself  to make my card CAS without using white for the "White space".   I Heat Embossed my flowers and sponged my Crumb Cake CS with Crumb Cake ink for a faux suede look.

I sponged the edges with Night of Navy, covered with Versamark then clear EB powder and Heated.  It made the framing stand out much more.

I popped up the Heat Embossed sentiment and stamped and Heat Embossed the tiny butterfly with EB powder and colored in with my Night of Navy marker.  Still one more step...I fussy cut my butterfly, covered with versamark and clear EB powder and heat embossed.  I love doing that after I have colored small images to make the colors pop.

A Lot of Heat Embossing and Emboss Resist Going On! Hope you can join the Fun!

Card Recipe: 
Stamps: Tim Holtz "Stampers Anonymous,  SU Sale-A-Bration Hello (sentiment) and Flowering Fields (butterfly)
Paper: SU Crumb Cake
Ink: Versamark, SU Night of Navy and Crumb Cake
Accessories & Tools: Su Early Espresso and Clear EB Powder, SU Heat Tool, sponge daubers, MISTI, papersnips, dimensionals, glue dot, embossing buddy
Techniques: Masculine CAS, Heat Embossing, Emboss Resist, fussy cutting, sponging

Thank you for Looking and Commenting my friends!


  1. your card is lovely Nancy - and congrats on becoming a design team member!!

  2. Your card is really stunning Nancy!! Congrats on your new DT! ;)

  3. LOVE this masculine card Nancy. The faux suede is so cool and I love the heat embossing images ... especially the sponged border. Great technique! So happy to have you on the team!! Welcome to CAS Mix Up, my friend! xx

  4. I love the crumb cake with the night of navy - great colour combination! You made a fabulous masculine card - "birthday boy" is a perfect sentiment! It will be such fun being on the CAS Mix Up team with you.

  5. This is such a classy "guy" card, Nancy! Love that silver embossing and the addition of the tiny butterfly! I'm so glad you've joined our team at CAS Mix Up!

  6. Easy to see why you are part of this awesome team! Congratulations on that assignment. Love the delicate embossed stems on this pretty card...and the addition of the tiny butterfly emphasizes that soft beige & blue tones on the background so nicely. A lovely card - I like how you've used some florals to make a great guy card. TFS

  7. Oops, forgot to say I've just become your newest follower. I expect you'll be getting lots more with the exposure from this fantastic challenge!! WTGo!!!

  8. Hi Nancy, I'm visiting via Mary's blog. Congratulations on your new DT spot. Your card is a beauty. I love the colours you've used. Barbxx


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