Friday, June 21, 2019

CAS Mix Up Card Challenge: Ombre

Gorgeous Ombre CAS Cards by the DT, GD and in the Gallery!

I made my card using the makeup brushes gifted to me by my dear friend
Trina at our recent 2019 Crafting Retreat!
They are perfect for the Ombre Technique hosted by the very talented, Bonnie!

My Distress Oxide Inks CAS Card!
My card was an early birthday card for my dear sweet friend, Bonnie:-)
She received her card yesterday.

I sponged the Distress Oxide Inks using the sponging brushes onto Strathmore
Mixed Media paper.  Sponging light to dark colors: Hickory Smoke, Iced Spruce
and Faded Jeans.  Then spritzed using T.H. spritzer.

Die cut Ombre background with Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Die.
Then arranged Alexandra Renke "Grasses" that I die cut using SU 100# CS.
This beautiful die set was gifted to me by my dear friend, Hideko:-)
Attached Grasses with Connect Glue a wonderful gift from sweet Loll.

I am thinking I should have made this card into a "Friend" card,  but it is
going to a special birthday girl Friend:-)

I stamped and heat embossed the SSS Everyday Sentiments in MISTI.

Next die cut the card front with same stitched rectangle die and 
Inlaid my main image and attached card front to card base and Done!!

Loved the results.  Thank you to all my dear friends for your thoughtful Gifts:-)

You have until the 24th to play along with the CAS Mix Up Ombre Challenge.


Stamps: SSS Everyday Messages
Paper: Strathmore Mixed Media.  SU Whisper White 100#
Inks: Distress Oxides: Hickory Smoke, Iced Spruceand Faded Jeans.  Versa Magic White Ink.
Accessories: Makeup Brushes VIVII Amazon.  Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Dies.  Alexandra Renke "Grasses" Dies.  Clear EB powder. T.H. Spritzer.


  1. This is so beautiful Nancy. Isn't it great when friends give you wonderful gifts to make a card like this! :) You are well loved, my friend! xx

  2. You love us well too, dear friend! I have this sitting on my desk and get to celebrate my birthday a little longer this year. Thanks so much and I'm glad to see what colors you used and I LOVE those grasses!

    1. I am so glad you liked your card. I think it does look better IRL...but we are all use to that! Happy Birthday again...early:-) Hugs..

  3. How awesome that you can share this beauty with us already, Nancy. Fabulous DOx ink blending and colors choices. So happy you like the brushes. 😁

    1. I Love my new brushes, Trina. Thank you again, my friend. Hugs..

  4. Wonderful Ombre background Nancy, gorgeous CAS design.

  5. Lovely, lovely card Nancy! Your blending is so pretty and I love those grass die cuts...CAS perfection!! :0)

  6. What a beautiful CAS ombre card with fabulous blending Nancy. Love the colour combination and I bet Bonnie loved it ?x. Fabulous gifts from your crafty friends too x. Thank you for joining in The CAS Mix Up Challenge Nancy with this beauty x.

  7. Beautiful ombre background, Nancy! I love the color combination, that I would have never though of! The light spatters add interest in a subtle way. I could hear the grass die-cuts' joyous singing in front of the gorgeous background! :-)
    Thanks so much for adding your beauty to the CAS Mix Up gallery, my friend!
    Hugs.. Hideko

    1. Thank you Hideko. The color combo was a combo that Trina had used on a card at our Retreat. She used DOX Pumice Stone, but I did not have so used Hickory Smoke. I do have all 3 colors in DI, which I might try in the future. Hugs...Nancy

  8. Hmmm... not sure I have these colors, but I sure love the combo! I should write it down. It makes a beautiful night sky. Great dies, too. I sure have enjoyed my brushes. You did a beautiful job with them here!

  9. In a word .... Gorgeous!! I love the colours!

  10. I love the results too, a lot!!! Wow, your ombre panel looks perfect with that rich colour combo. Truly a beautiful card dear Nancy. Thanks so much for sharing this jewel with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

    1. Your very welcome Jo. Such a fun WC technique:-) Hugs...Nancy


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