Wednesday, June 15, 2016

CAS Die Cut Copper Tree

Here is my CAS Mix Up June Reminder Card using Stamping + Die Cuts + Acrylic Block Watercolor Stamping with Zig Markers and Alcohol Inks on Copper Tree.

This card was so much fun...I know I say that a lot,  but anytime I am stamping I am having fun!

I was playing around with swiping my Zig Markers onto my Acrylic Blocks and then spritzing with water and Stamping onto Arches 140# Cold Press W/C paper,   I  also played with some die cut copper pieces.  Coloring them with Adirondack Alcohol Inks.  I used Salmon and Pink Sherbet Alcohol Ink to bring out the pinks and orange glow on my heated copper die cut tree.

The Sizzix "Medium Pine Tree" Die Cut was laying next to my watercolored piece and I said, "Wow,  I like that..."  Yes,  sometimes I talk out loud to myself!  I Die cut the layers using my MB Stitched Rectangles and Die Cut the SU Christmas Greetings Peace.  I Die cut the Peace twice for extra thickness using Arches Cold Press and W. White Thick then used my Zigs to color the Whisper White Thick layer.  I assembled my card using dimensionals and used my SU Fine Tip Glue Pen for my Die Cut Peace.

I realized after all that assembling that I had not stamped an image...not sure if my acrylic stamping counted so.....I searched my Christmas stamps and found the perfect little stamp "& Love"  from SU's  "Holly Jolly Greetings."  One thing I never get rid of are Sentiment Stamp Sets! I used my MISTI for perfect placement and Archival Black Ink for my "& Love." This set is still available and is in the new SU Annual Catty June 1st 2016 to May 31st 2017.

I am so happy with how my Die Cut Christmas card turned out.  Hope you like it too.  Enjoy and Happy Stamping. You still have until June 24th to join our  CAS Mix Up June Challenge :-)

Card Recipe:
Stamps: SU "Holly Jolly Greetings"
Paper: SU Whisper White Thick, Arches 140# Cold Press
Inks: Adirondack Alcohol Inks: Salmon and Pink Sherbet.  Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. Archival Black Ink.
Accessories: Big Shot, Sizzix Medium Pine Tree (retired..I got mine on E-Bay), Memory Box Stitched Rectangles,  SU Christmas Greetings. SU Acrylic Block, spritzer, Fine Tip Glue Pen, dimensionals, K & S Precision Metals Stock #6020 Soft Copper 12" x 30"..I ordered online.  Can get in some craft stores and other online stores.
Techniques: CAS, Mixed Media, Die Cuts, Acrylic Block Stamping, Burnt Copper


  1. Nancy, I'm in love with this card!! Wonderful background for your beautiful copper tree. And great layering with the stitched rectangles.

  2. Wow, Nancy, this is an awesome CAS Mix Up card! Love that background and how you've stacked the stitched rectangles! And that tree is gorgeous! Wonderful inspriation, my friend!

  3. Wow, Nancy! I LOVE this one! I am so fond of non-traditional colored Christmas cards. What a fabulous just you did on the copper as well as watercolor! You always create with fresh and original ideas too!

  4. This is gorgeous, Nancy. That copper tree looks great with the rainbow colors.

  5. Your zigs made a fantastic rainbow background .. so clever to use them this way. Love how the alcohol inks adds such depth of colour to your beautiful copper tree die-cut. Fantastic design Nancy! xx

    1. As you know the copper glows in real life...Hugs, Nancy

  6. This is absolutely beautiful, Nancy! The colors the layout, the die cuts -- fantastic!

  7. What a pretty design with the watercoloring behind your lovely tree!

  8. Oh my gosh Nancy, your copper tree is absolutely GORGEOUS! I love how you created the watercolored strpes with your Zig markers for your background, too...such a stunning Christmas card!!!

  9. Gorgeous card, Nancy! I love the watercoloured panel - looks like a mini-landscape :)

  10. I love your card Nancy! The watercoloring looks fabulous and your tree is gorgeous! I will have to give that technique a try with the Zigs. I really love how you didn't center both of panels on your card, it looks really pretty with the middle one to the left and top. I talk to myself too....that is just what happens! lol Fabulous Christmas card Nancy!!! Hugs, Brenda

  11. Sometimes I talk to myself too! (and sometimes I fuss at myself as well for not leaving well enough alone). This conversation between you & you turned out fabulously with the copper heated tree against the beautiful Zig stripes. That made a great background for this copper tree. Also love the stitched die placement that set off this wonderful design. TFS & Hugs


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