Tuesday, February 13, 2018

CAS Mix Up Feb. 2018

Hello friends.  This month's challenge over at CAS Mix Up is all about using either CORK, CANVAS, or FELT on your card.

I used CORK...take a look:

I used the leaf die from PTI's Songbirds to die cut my leaf branch from a piece of cork, and then placed it on a piece of Linen cardstock that I sponged a bit with Tempting Turquoise ink.  I did not have any canvas, so I used the Linen cardstock to add a bit of texture like the canvas would have.  Here's a closer up view:

Still a little hard to see, but it's there and IRL it looks really nice!  For my bird I used the Faux Enamel Technique using chipboard and embossing powder....LOTS OF FUN!!  I used PTI's Brushed Birds dies to cut my bird shape out of chipboard and then used OLD SU! embossing powders in Tempting Turquoise, Gumball Green, and white.  My sentiment is from PTI's Keep It Simple: Thinking Of You.

So for this card I used: Cork, die cutting, embossing, ink blending, & stamping.  Quite a few elements for such a CAS card but I love the way it turned out!!

Still lots of time to play along with this challenge (ends the 24th), so check out all the beautiful examples from the DT and in the gallery, and then play along!  You can find all the info you need to play right HERE.
Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!


  1. This is stunning Marcia! I just checked out the video for faux enamel embossing. What a great technique. Your bird is fabulous and I love the addition of the cork. Awesome card my friend!

  2. Wow, Marcia! You have aced the mixed media! Love that faux enamel bird with on the cork branch! The soft sponging behind the branch makes it show up even more and I love the linen textured cardstock! Thanks for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

  3. what sweet little bird in Faux enamel and love that cork branch.

  4. Sweet card Marcia!! LOVE all your elements ... this is a beautiful CAS mixed media design. Your faux enamel bird is so pretty. I'm loving playing with this new-to-me technique. And he looks right at home perched on the cork leaves. Awesome design, my friend! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

  5. Your stubby little bird is just adorable with the cork branch Marcia! What a sweet card! Thanks for sharing with us at the CAS Mix Up! Julia xx

  6. Just beautiful, Marcia! I love your faux enamel bird - such great colours! And using cork for the branches is the perfect way to incorporate it. Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Mix Up.

  7. Your birdie is such a cutie nesting on the beautiful cork die cut. The faint blue background is the perfect pitch. Love your card Marcia xx

  8. Great idea for the cork leaves, Marcia! This sweet card is a lovely CAS design...I have trouble with this concept :-)


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