Sunday, July 15, 2018

CAS Mix Up July Reminder

Time for the CAS Mix Up Reminder Cards by our talented DT 
and awesome Guest Designer, Susan Joyce, (Cat's Ink Corporated).

Bonnie is hosting our creative "Colour Your Die-Cuts" Challenge.

My card using Colored die cut holly + Stamping + Stenciling and Nuvo Drops

I die cut 8 Penny Black "Holly and Berry Branch" images 
out of Strathmore Mixed Media paper.

Then spent enjoyable time coloring them with Zigs.
I used  Nuvo Crystal Drops "Autumn Red" 
to pop up the berries. Setting all the dies aside overnight to dry the Nuvo drops.

Next I die cut 4 PB Antique Frames out of SU Whisper White Thick CS.
Placed my SSS "Falling Snow" stencil over each CS
and added Nuvo Glimmer Paste "Moonstone" using a palette knife.
The Glimmer is Gorgeous!

The next day I stamped the SU "Christmas Greetings" retired sentiment
on each background layer.  Then attached my holly using 
SU Fine Tip Glue Pen and weighted down with a large acrylic block until dry.

Attached main image to SU Whisper White card base and Done...
with 4 Christmas cards:-)

I will be saving the 4 unused holly dies for 4 more different designs in the near future.

You have until the 24th to join the fun at CAS Mix Up.  Hugs..

Stamps: SU "Christmas Greetings" retired.
Paper: SU Whisper White Thick.  Strathmore Mixed Media.
Inks: Archival Jet Black.  Zigs.
Accessories: Penny Black "Holly and Berry Branch" Die and  "Antique Frame" Die.  SSS "Falling Snow" Stencil. Nuvo Crystal Drops "Autumn Red" and Nuvo Glimmer Paste "Moonstone".  Palette knife. SU Fine Tip Glue Pen.


  1. Such a crisp and wonderful card. The glimmer paste looks wonderful through the stencil and the pop of green and red on the holly looks fabulous. CAS perfection x.

  2. Your holly branch is beautifully colored, Nancy! Love those dimensional berries! The sparkly stenciling is amazing and the sentiment is a beautiful one! Great job on this technique, my friend!

  3. Wonderful bold red berries and green leaves on your holly Nancy! Love the little bits of snow on your white background too! Julia xx

  4. Gorgeous Christmas card Nancy, Cathy x

  5. Beeeeeeeeeeeautiful card Nancy. Love the shimmery background. Simply stunning!

  6. Love the holly - the Nuvo drops for the berries is fabulous. As is the Nuvo glimmer paste for the snow. All round a beautiful card!

  7. Great CAS design and colors, Nancy! The placement of the front panel, the holly branch, and the sentiment is so well balanced. The berries look so shiny and the glimmer paste snowfall in the background is pretty!
    I can imagine you were spending enjoyable time coloring the die-cuts with Zigs. :-) Looking forward to seeing what you'll create with the rest of the holly die-cuts. Hideko xx

  8. Your holly is so pretty Nancy. Love the bright green with the detail on the veins. Those berries are so beautiful, shiny and add lots of dimension. Your layered background is so pretty with the glittery falling snow. xx

  9. Way to go making 4 cards at once Nancy, and your cards are absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! LOVE the seemingly simple look to this card until you look closer and see all the gorgeous detail with the colored die cuts, the Nuvo Drops, the beautiful and sparkly stenciled background...and it's still all CAS! Perfection it!! :0)

  10. Good progress, Nancy, and so beautiful! Your berries look amazing, and love the glittery snow. Very colorful against the crisp white. We're heading out again for another week. I'm taking coloring, but I'll be surprised if I actually do any of it. Have a good week!

  11. Have a wonderful time, Leslie. Soak in the sun and nature:-) Hugs..

  12. Nancy, I just love the bold colors on this as well as the wonderful, shiny berries. What an awesome backdrop you created for them! Love that die cut with the embossed snow! Beautifully done.

  13. Beautiful Nancy, this is one of my favorite die cuts for Christmas. I love your colouring and that wonderfully snow scene you created. Stunning card.

  14. What beautiful dimension in this card Nancy. I just adore the use of the Nuvo drops, all your elements truly bring the feel of the cold brisk winter and I adore the script written Merry Christmas! Truly a beautiful CAS card, love it xx

  15. Nearly missed this beauty! So crisp and I love those berries!

  16. Love how you coloured the Holly and the Berries Nancy, beautiful design. Thanks for your lovely comments and I have enjoyed being Guest Designer this month.

  17. Another beauty Nancy, those berries look good enough to eat!

  18. I adore holly so your card really appeals to me, Nancy! It is colored beautifully and I am impressed by the way you made your snow and how everything glimmers!! Hugs, Dolly


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