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.










    Sunday, 28 October 2018

    CAS Mix Up October's Monthly Picks

    Thank you all for a wonderful challenge.  The gallery looked amazing and you all embraced the technique challenge beautifully, with lots of stunning cards and really interesting techniques.  Thanks so much for playing along with our Metal challenge!


    Our Top Pick for October
    BozenA (ArtCardBox)
    BozenA did a wonderful job on her card of layering the heat embossing powders to create a molten faux metal effect and also added texture where she did not heat the powders quite as much.
     A stunning card and a wonderful job of mixing the medias, incorporating the metal challenge and keeping it CAS.

    Congratulations BozenA on being our fabulous winner this month!
    Make sure to grab the "Top Pick" badge below.




    And more Outstanding Designs


    Congratulations to Kara, Linda, Ros, Cathy, Chrissie, JoAnn
    Birgit, Sue, and Marilyn!
    Make sure to grab your badge below.



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

    Monday, 15 October 2018

    CAS Mix Up October Reminder

    There's still time to play!

    PLEASE READ!
    Metal can be Real or Faux.
    Faux could be foil, tape, a Metal looking Technique or 'Metal looking' card.....
    Card stock/foil/yuppo etc could be inked, painted, or alcohol inks to look like metal.....
    You could also use layered die cuts and heat emboss to look like metal.
    You are only limited by your imagination.

    This is a technique based challenge, 
    so if you are using real metal charms, wire etc I would like to see it used with something else....
    like making your own 'Metal Looking Card' or even making your own charms.
    Have fun and I am looking forward to seeing your CAS creations in the gallery.




    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!!


      (Guest Designer)
      Using stamping, metal, heat embossing, die cutting, watercolouring, and alcohol inks


      Mac
      (Host)
      Wrap Technique, Stencil and Paste, Layered Embossing, Die Cuts and Stamping


      Bonnie
      UsingBlack Ice technique, foil, acetate smooshing, stamping, watercolor, die cuts,
      embossing with dies and heat embossing


      Loll
      Using Black Ice Technique, Gold foil paper, stamping,
      heat embossing, and stenciling


      Nancy
      Using Alcohol Ink on tin foil + Stamping + die cutting and Bisters Stencil Monoprint.


      Julia
      Using layered embossings on layered die cuts, stenciling, stamping and rhinestones.


      Joanna
      Stencils, Modeling Paste, Heat Embossing, Die-Cuts, Stamping


       Black Ice Technique, Silver Foil, Heat Embossing, Stamping, Die Cuts, Punches


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




      Monday, 1 October 2018

      CAS Mix Up October Challenge


      Welcome to a new challenge!
      Check out the Top Picks from Septembers's Ink Stamp with Markers challenge HERE .

      Before we get to the challenge, we'd like to introduce an addition to
      our CAS Mix Up Design Team.

      Welcome Susan (Cat's Ink.Corporated)
      We are so excited to have you join our team!

      Now on to the challenge...

      Hi ...Mac here and I am excited to be hosting my first Challenge....
      Metal can be Real or Faux.

      Faux could be foil, tape, a Metal looking Technique or 'Metal looking' card.....
      Card stock/foil/yupo etc could be inked, painted, or alcohol inks to look like metal.....
      You could also use layered die cuts and heat emboss to look like metal.
      You are only limited by your imagination.

      This is a technique based challenge, 
      so if you are using real metal charms, wire etc I would like to see it used with something else....
      like making your own 'Metal Looking Card' or even making your own charms.
      Have fun and I am looking forward to seeing your CAS creations in the gallery.



      Metal Videos:
      Faux Gilded Leaves by Laurie Schmidlin - Papertrey Ink (7:00)

      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 Pat (Colourful Card Creations)
      She won the August Stencil Monoprint challenge with this gorgeous card.


      Pat
      (Guest Designer)
      Using Faux Metal Technique, Stamping, Heat Embossing, Dry Embossing, Sponging, Perfect Pearls and Die Cuts 


      Mac
      (Host)
      Tin Foil, Real Leaves, Stamping and Heat Embossing


      Bonnie
      Using heated copper, Brushos, stamping and die cutting


      Loll
      Using smooshed magicals, die-cutting, copper heat embossing (three layers),
      and stamping


      Nancy
      Using Die cut Heated Copper + Stamping + Die Cuts


      Julia
      Using Black Ice technique, stamping, stenciling and enamel dots.


      Joanna
      Heat embossing, Vellum, Stamping and Die Cutting


      Colouring with Alcohol Inks Gold Metal Shim, Stamping, Heat Embossing, Faux Metal Technique, Punches, Die Cuts, Water colouring with Markers, Fussy Cutting, Gold and Silver Metal Pearls


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