Saturday, December 1, 2018

CAS Mix Up Emboss Resist

Our last CAS Mix Up Challenge of 2018. What a Fabulous year of Challenges by 
Loll and Bonnie and our very talented DT and GD's!
Be sure and check out the wonderful CAS designs this month by our DT and
very talented Guest Designer, BozenA (ArtCardBox).

Also a special announcement about Loll's new CAS Stencil Card Challenge:-)
I am thrilled to be one of the new DT members!

Welcoming Hideko (Papercraft Boutique) to the CAS Mix Up Design Team.
You are an amazingly talented CAS mixed media artist, my dear friend!

Julia is moving over to the new CAS Stencil Challenge and has been with
CAS Mix Up from the beginning.  Her mixed media photo tutorials were so inspiring.

Whew, so much news..Now back to the CAS Mix UP EB Resist Challenge!

Using Emboss Resist + Stamping + Heat Embossing, Sponging and Die Cutting

I kept my design very Clean and Simple, letting the Emboss Resist
technique take center stage!

I placed my SU Whisper White Thick card front in MISTI.
Stamped SU Tree image from "Christmas Lodge" (ret) with Versamagic Cloud White
Pigment Ink. Then heat embossed with Wow Bright White EB powder .
The tree is so shiny and pretty.

Next used T.H. circle blending tool to sponge my Distress Inks 
over the heat embossed tree.  I started at the bottom using 3 different blue colors.
Used the darkest shade 1st, Emerald Lagoon,  then Salty Ocean and Broken China.  
The colors have a tinge of green,  but photographed with all blue tones. 

Then I die cut my main image using Penny Black Antique Frames Die.
Using the 2nd to largest Die.

Next used MISTI to stamp the SU Bells and Boughs (ret) sentiment.
I stamped with Faded Jeans DI and then heat embossed with SU Clear EB powder.
I stamped the sentiment again with clear Versamark and heat embossed again 
with clear EB powder. I added a SU Rhinestone to the sentiment for a little bling.

Popped up main image and sentiment with fun foam onto card base and done!
The tree and sentiment are so shiny and pretty IRL.

Wishing happy holidays with family and friends celebrating your blessings.
With much Love and Hugs...

Adding to CAS on Sunday Challenge #147 Make a Christmas Card

Stamps: SU Christmas Lodge and Bells and Boughs..both retired sets
Paper: SU Whisper White Thick
Inks: Distress Inks:Emerald Lagoon, Salty Ocean, Broken China and Faded Jeans. Versamark. Versamagic Cloud White pigment ink.
Accessories: Penny Black Antique Frame Die. SU Clear EB Powder. Wow Bright White EB Powder. T.H. Blending Tool. SU Rhinestone and fun foam.   


  1. The blending looks absolutely beautiful over that magnificent white heat embossed tree Nancy. Such a wonderful CAS Christmas card and mixing the it x.

  2. Your white embossed tree is so pretty with the soft blue sponging around it Nancy! What a great font and swirl on your sentiment too! Julia xx

  3. This is so serene and beautiful, Nancy! It's a model example of the Emboss Resist technique. Your white heat-embossed tree shows the detail so well and I love your smooth and gradient ink blending! The shiny sentiment and the sponged edges are a really nice touch.
    Thank you so much for your generous words for me. I'm flattered. Great to be on the same team with you!
    Hugs.. Hideko

  4. beautiful image of the tree and such perfect blending Nancy.
    So happy to see you will be on CAS Stencil, that's so you Nancy :)

    1. Thank you Christine, I am excited to learn new stenciling techniques and will continue to play on the CAS Mix Up Challenges:-)

  5. Classic example of the emboss resist technique, Nancy. Flawless ink blending. Love the blue and the antique frame. xx

  6. This tree is perfect for this technique, Nancy! And your sponging is perfect! It's so smooth and I love the depth of blues!

  7. Congratulations on being a DT member for this newest challenge, Nancy. This card is such a wonderful example of the emboss resist technique. Love that white tree against your gorgeous blue background. The Penny Black frame finishes it off so beautifully!

  8. A beautiful card, Nancy! Love all that gorgeous white and blue and the pretty sentiment. Wow, lots going on in your world! Looking forward to your new endeavor. You're so good with stencils and CAS.

    1. The CAS Stencil Challenge will be a fun time learning new ways to use my many stencils or...make my own:-) Thank you for your sweet comment, my friend. Hugs..Nancy

  9. In Poland, there are such mornings when everything is covered with white sparkling frost. These are the few moments when I really like winter :-) Your Christmas tree looks like this! A great card!

    1. Thank you so much, my friend. Stay warm and Merry Christmas. Hugs.Nancy

  10. A beautiful card in my favourite colour combo of blue and white. Love the way you did the sentiment.

  11. Your white embossed tree is so pretty Nancy!! Love the different shades of blue sponged to reveal the beautiful design. Gorgeous!! xx

  12. I'm really looking forward to the new challenge and so happy to see you on the team too. This is such a pretty card - beautiful blending

  13. Your beautiful card reminds me of the beauty just after a long night of snowfall. Everything is white, I love to walk early in the morning to see it before the traffic gets out. Wonderful card Nancy.

  14. Your tree is just glowing, Nancy! I love that blue illumination behind all that lovely white!! Happy Holiday Hugs, Dolly

  15. Beautiful CAS design Nancy, great embossing and spongeing.

  16. such a beautiful, vintage feeling card mf...
    xx Karen

  17. Gorgeous CAS card, love the uneven diecut edge, it frames the tree beautifully, Cathy x


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