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.

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

Tin Foil, Real Leaves, Stamping and Heat Embossing

Using heated copper, Brushos, stamping and die cutting

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

Using Die cut Heated Copper + Stamping + Die Cuts

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

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.


  1. Thrilled to be hosting my first challenge and what amazing inspiration from the team and Pat....All so very creative and imaginative with the metal theme x. Great to have Susan on the team x

  2. Susan will be a great addition to the team and I can see there are so many brilliant interpretations of the metal theme, and a great choice by Mac. Thank you again for asking me to be GD this time. x

  3. Fun challenge prompt by Mac and wonderful inspiration by Pat and the DT. Looking forward to see more of Susan's creations as well.

  4. Awesome inspiration from the Talented Designers here. Can't wait to play with Mac's fantabulous Theme this month. I'm in. Thanks M.

  5. Best challenge participants I've seen on any site in a long time. Way to get crafters to really stretch themselves.

  6. Great theme Mac! and thanks to the DT for the wonderful inspiration, hope to play along again soon, Cathy x

  7. Congratulations to Sue! What a great addition to the Team! The cards of Pat and the entire Team are spectacular!! Hugs, Darnell