Friday, December 1, 2017

CAS Mix Up December - Your Choice

Our last month of CAS Mix Up Challenges for 2017. Hosted this month by Loll!

Ina (Little Bits of Craft) is our crafty Guest Designer for December.
Be sure to check out her beauty and the DT's samples.

Stamping + Monoprint Stenciling, Heat Embossing, Die Cutting and Dry Embossing
are my choices!

Close Up showing Heat Embossed sentiment and holly Stenciled Monoprint!

Here is my Stencil Monoprint Technique.

Turned over ARTplorations Mini Holly Stencil onto my craft mat and swiped the back of stencil with Distress Oxide Inks:
 Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio and Lucky Charm.

Spritzed ink liberally with water.  Then placed CUTplorations ATC Tag Builder Die Cut, Strathmore Bristol paper layer over inked stencil.  Used a paper towel to rub firmly over the paper to get a good impression of the Holly Stencil.
If you look closely to the photos you will see the holly and berries designs.
I really like the 3 shades of green too.

Next I placed my background in MISTI and stamped the STAMPlorations Typografia Christmas "Christmas in the Heart" sentiment with Versamark, removed from MISTI and heat embossed with SU Cherry Cobbler EB powder.

Framed with SU Cherry Cobbler Cardstock and popped up with fun foam onto SU "Softly Falling" Dry Embossed Whisper White layer.
Attached to SU Thick Whisper White card base and done.

I was inspired after seeing Karen's (Snippets) recent Christmas Stencil Monoprint Card to use a Stencil Monoprint design for a Christmas Card.
Here is Karen's beauty! Thank you for the inspiration my friend.

I made a 2nd card using Typografia Christmas "Peace, Love and Joy".  Two quick and easy cards for my stash.  Getting very close to enough cards:-)  Then I can start baking!!

Enjoy and do come and play along with us at CAS Mix Up until the 24th..."Your Choice"!

Happy Holiday preparations my friends.  Hugs

Adding to STAMPlorations Never-Ending Anything Goes.

SSS Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes.

Less is More #356 Let it Shine Heat EB sentiment Shines!

CAS on Friday #122 Christmas

Stamps: STAMPlorations Typografia Christmas "Christmas in the Heart".
Paper: SU Thick and Regular Whisper White.  Strathmore Bristol.
Inks: T. H. Distress Oxides: Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio and Lucky Clover. Versamark.
Accessories: ARTplorations Mini Holly Stencil. CUTplorations Mini Holly Stencil. Craft Mat, SU Cherry Cobbler EB powder. Heat Tool, SU Softly Falling EB folder. Fun Foam ($ store)


  1. Love how your stencil monoprint turned out, Nancy. The colours are so pretty with the red embossed words on top. The dry embossing adds lots of texture. Great work! xx

    1. Thank you Loll. All the DT's and our GD Sue's cards are Stunning and gorgeous examples of CAS Mixed Media:-) Hugs..

  2. Lovely shades of green in the monoprint, but what mostly caught my eye is the way you angled the sentiment, stamped in a vibrant red, and really made all those mixed fonts and great words the star of the card.

  3. Lovely festive Christmas card, Nancy. Wonderful monoprint technique. The large bold red sentiment looks great against it. Thank you for joining us this week at Less is More. xx

    1. Your welcome my friend. I loved all the beautiful samples for your LIM Shiny challenge. Happy Holidays Trina. Hugs

  4. Nancy, such a wonderful background, I love the red against the green monoprint. So pretty :)

  5. OMGoodness Nancy what an amazing mono print background you have here. Gotta try this out! So many fabulous STAMPlorations products used beautifully here. Love your SU embossing really showcasing your wonderful bright true Christmas greeting.

  6. Your card has so many wonderful techniques! I love all the texture and dimension. Wonderful color combination too. Thanks for joining us at Less Is More!

  7. I love that sentiment. I'm pretty sure I have it in a stamp. It's beautiful all big and bold against your stenciled background. Pretty sure I NEED that snowy embossing folder. So much to love here, Nancy!

  8. Soothing shades of green and gorgeous patterns in the Monoprint, Nancy! I've never tried this technique, but your card and Karen's totally inspired me to try it. I love that you tilted the sentiment. It gives a fun movement to the card. Lots of elements, and yet CAS perfection! Hugs.. Hideko

    1. You would LOVE the monoprint technique, Hideko! So fun with watercolor products and even Brushos. It never turns out the same. Have to remember...always looks better when dry. I will be watching for your samples:-) Hugs Thanks for your sweet comment too.

  9. What a great background you created with the reverse stenciling Nancy! great mix of colors - and the bold red sentiment really pops off it! Julia xx

  10. I love the gorgeous colours of the monoprinted background Nancy and the large sentiment stamped over the top really makes a statement. x

  11. The holly monoprint makes such an artsy background, Nancy! And the sentiment is gorgeous embossed in red! Thanks so much for your pretty Christmas card! It's the first of the year!

  12. So classy and the mono printing is fabulous x

  13. That mono print is simply beautiful. Love the two tones of green, perfect for the complimentary red sentiment. Such a a festive Christmas card, love it! xxx

  14. wonderful and so festive mf...great cards for Christmas!!
    xx Karen

    1. Because of you my friend...Loved your monoprint Christmas design:-) We sure have fun sharing. Hugs and Happy Holidays, Karen.

  15. Beautiful Christmascards!
    Thank you for joining our challenge at Cas on Friday.
    Mariken DT


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