Tuesday, 1 November 2016

CAS Mix Up November Challenge

Welcome to the start of a new challenge here at CAS Mix Up.  Before we start, we'd like to thank all the talented card makers that put their names forward to be on our Design Team.  Thank you so much!

Here's our new Design Team members...

Joanna Manna

Julia Aston

Thanks to all that entered our challenge last month.  There were so many gorgeous CAS Mixed Media cards!

Maura was the Top Pick for October with this BEAUTIFUL card.

If you'd like to see full-sized views of all the gorgeous cards from our Design Team and participants, please click HERE to view the CAS Mix Up October Pinterest Board.

Now on to this month's challenge:

This month we want you to use a masking technique on your card.  Make sure to include some stamping (a little or a lot), masking, and then pick something from the "Your Choice" list in the right sidebar to add in.

Masking is the use of materials to protect areas from change, or to focus change
on other areas.

Please enter only Clean and Simple Mixed Media cards
Thank you!!

We are so fortunate to have Linda S. (Lin's Craft Corner) as our Guest Designer this month.
Linda made an amazing marbled card for our September challenge.
Click HERE to see her winning card.

Here are our sample cards.....
Linda S.
(Guest Designer)

Using Stamping, Masking with a Die Cut and Sponging


Using Stamping, Masking, Ghosting, Heat Embossing and Die Cuts

One Layer card using Stamping, Masking, Sponging, and Splattering


Using Stamping, Die-Masking, Die-cuts, Stenciling with Brushos


Using Stamped Sentiment, Masking with Masking Paper and Liquid Frisket, Die Cutting, Sponging, and Heat Embossing


Using Masking with a Stencil, Dry Embossing, and Stamping


Using Masking, Watercolour smooshing, Stamping, Die-cut, Heat Embossing
and Stenciling


Here are some videos of this technique for you to use if you'd like:

Using Die-cuts for Masking by Pega Papel O Tijeras (2:52)
Different Masking Techniques by Laura Bassen (3:26)
Masking with Stenciling by Catherine Pooler (4:23)

Masking Fluid Resist by Heather Telford (6:53)
Reverse Masking by Beate Johns (6:22)
Watercolored Ornaments by Dina Kowal (10:05)
A Quick and Easy Masking Technique by unifyhandmade (6:13)


  1. Congrats to the new Design Team members! Love all the cards for this month's challenge!

  2. What wonderful and varied samples of masking by the team - I'm thrilled to be working with you all! Julia xx

  3. Gosh, I don't envy you at having to select winners from all the fab cards you are getting. Congratulations to your 2 new team members. Their cards are just gorgeous... Love all the DT cards being shared here. Hugs

  4. Congratulations to the new team members and thank you for the wonderful inspiration x