Saturday, 1 December 2018

CAS Mix Up December Challenge


Welcome to a new challenge!
Check out the Top Picks from November's Embossing Folder challenge HERE.

We'd like to welcome a new Designer to CAS Mix Up!
Welcome, Hideko (Papercraft Boutique)!
We are thrilled to have you on the team!


Goodbye, Julia
We are also sad today as Julia (Create with Me) is leaving
CAS Mix Up ... this will be her final month on the Design Team.
Thank you Julia, for all your hard work and amazing, inspiring cards that you've
provided for CAS Mix Up.  You will be missed!!
Thankfully, Julia isn't leaving our "family" --- see announcement below!


This month's challenge will only run for two weeks.  The challenge closes on December 15th midnight (PDST).

We are ending early this month to give the Design Team
a break during this busy time of year.

We want to thank all of you for participating in
our challenges this year.



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EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT!

A new challenge!


First challenge begins January 4th.
Please check out the challenge blog now by clicking HERE.


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Now on to our last CAS Mix Up challenge of the year ...



Emboss Resist Videos:
Emboss Resist Technique by Mwedemeyer (5:22)
Emboss Resist with Ink Blending by Laura Bassen (5:48)
Black Embossed Resist by Jennifer McGuire (9:08)



Please follow the challenge rules:
    • Cards only
    • CAS design (clean and simple) - definition on sidebar
    • Include all three components listed on challenge badge
    • Include link to challenge in your entry post
    • Enter up to three (3) times
Thank you!!


Welcome to our wonderful Guest Designer, BozenA (Art Card Box)
She won the October Metal challenge with this gorgeous card.


BozenA
(Guest Designer)


Loll
(Host)
Emboss Resist, Heat Embossing, Powdered Inks (Magicals),
Die-cutting, and Stamping


Bonnie
Using Emboss Resist, Heat Embossing, Watercolor, Stamping and Die Cuts


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


Julia
Using Black Embossed Resist, heat embossing, stamping and layered die cuts.


Joanna
Mat Medium Splatters, Brushos, Stamping, Heat Embossing, Die Cutting


Mac
Emboss Resist, Heat Embossing, Stamping, Water colouring and Die Cutting


Hideko
Using Emboss Resist, Heat Embossing, Watercoloring, Die-cutting, and Stamping


Susan
Using Emboss Resist, Stamping, Heat Embossing, Sponging, Die Cuts, 


The challenge is open until December 15th.
Winner and Outstanding Designs will be announced on December 18th.












Wednesday, 28 November 2018

CAS Mix Up November's Monthly Picks


We really enjoyed seeing all the ways you chose to use embossing folders.  The gallery was full of beautifully embossed cards!  It was really hard to pick our winner and Outstanding Designs.  I wish we could pick them all.  Thanks so much for your beautiful entries.



Our Top Pick for November
Viv (Viv's Visuals)

Viv's card was a spot of sunshine in the gallery.  The bright yellow makes the
raised design of the embossing stand out perfectly.  What a beautiful way to say Get Well Soon!

Congratulations, Viv
Make sure to grab the "Top Pick" badge below.



And more Outstanding Designs



Congratulations to Lindsey, Birgit, Alison, Janet, Arlene, Sue, Ros, Sandie, and Hannelie
Make sure to grab your badge below.



December's challenge starts in a few days.  See you on December 1st!

Thursday, 15 November 2018

CAS Mix Up November Reminder

There's still time to play!

Who knew there were so many ways to use an embossing folder?
Dry embossing can add wonderful texture to a background or stamped design, 
but don't stop there.  Check out some or all of the videos below to find 
new and exciting ways to use those folders. 

Embossing Folder Techniques Videos:
Embossing Folder Stamping: Splitcoaststampers (10:48)
5 Ways with Embossing Folders: Kim Dellow (4:41)
Double Texture Embossing: DOstamping (11:19)  
Distress Watercolor Dry Embossing: Splitcoaststampers (written tutorial)

Please follow the challenge rules:
    • Cards only
    • CAS design (clean and simple) - definition on sidebar
    • Include all three components listed on challenge badge
    • Include link to challenge in your entry post
    • Enter up to three (3) times
    Thank you!!


    Cornelia
    (Guest Designer)

    Using Embossing Folder, Metallic Gilding Polish, Die Cut and Stamping

    (host)
    Using Embossing with Folder, Embossing Folder Stamping, Watercolor, Stamping and Die Cutting

    Loll - away this week

    Nancy

    Using Embossing Folder, Die Cut Frame, Stamping, Watercolor and Heat Embossing

    Julia

    Using Acrylic Paint on Embossing Folder, Die Cuts, Stamping and Little Flowers

    Joanna

    Using Embossing Folder, Vellum, Die Cuts and Stamping

    Mac

    Using Embossing Folder, Stencil, Embossing Layering, Die Cutting, Shimmer Glues and Stamping

    Susan

    Using Embossing Folder Stamping, Perfect Pearls, Punching, Heat Embossing and Stamping


    The challenge is open until November 24th.
    Winner and Outstanding Designs will be announced on November 28th.










    Thursday, 1 November 2018

    CAS Mix Up November Challenge


    Welcome to a new challenge!
    Check out the Top Picks from October's Metal Challenge HERE.

    This month's challenge is hosted by Bonnie.


    Who knew there were so many ways to use an embossing folder?
    Dry embossing can add wonderful texture to a background or stamped design, 
    but don't stop there.  Check out some or all of the videos below to find 
    new and exciting ways to use those folders. 

    Video Tutorials:
    Embossing Folder Stamping: Splitcoaststampers (10:48)
    5 Ways with Embossing Folders: Kim Dellow (4:41)
    Double Texture Embossing: DOstamping (11:19)  
    Distress Watercolor Dry Embossing: Splitcoaststampers (written tutorial)


    Please follow the challenge rules:
      • Cards only
      • CAS design (clean and simple) - definition on sidebar
      • Include all three components listed on challenge badge
      • Include link to challenge in your entry post
      • Enter up to three (3) times
    Thank you!!


    Welcome to our wonderful Guest Designer Cornelia (Stempel Spass)
    She was chosen as our Guest Designer with this gorgeous card.

    Cornelia
    (Guest Designer)

    Using Embossing Folder, Brushos, Stamping and Die Cutting

    Bonnie
    (Host)

    Using Embossing Folder, Stamping, Heat Embossing, Die Cutting and Beads

    Using Embossing Folder Stamping, Brushos, Die-cutting, Stamping,
    and Heat Embossing

    Using Embossing Folder Stamping with Distress Inks, Stamping, and Die Cutting

    Using Embossing Folder with Acrylic Paint, Die Cuts, Stamping, Little Flowers and Washi Tape

    Using Embossing Folder, Vellum, Stamping, Alcohol Inks, Die Cutting and heat Embossing

    Using Dry Embossing Folder, Modelling Clay with Embossing Folder, Clay Embellishment and Stamping.

     
    Using Embossing Folder, Dry Embossing, Die Cuts, Fussy Cutting, Stamping, Punches and Sponging


    The challenge is open until November 24th.
    Winner and Outstanding Designs will be announced on November 28th.