Monday, December 10, 2018

CAS Christmas and CAS Mix Up

Hello friends.  Finally had a chance to put a card together last night and yippee...it will work for both the CAS Christmas and CAS Mix Up challenges!



I combined both the emboss resist and the stars onto my background and came up with this card:


I started with my background piece and inked up my stars with Versamark ink and then heat embossed them with white embossing powder.  Next I used Gina K's Powder Blue ink and blended over the background and the stars began to show up!  I wanted a little more pizazz in my background, so I lightly added just a touch of Cobalt Blue Brusho's and then misted with water.  Love how the background came out looking like a snowy AND starry nighttime sky!  I mounted this panel to a top folding white card base and then added another top layer that I had die cut with SSS's new Tree Frame die that I added clear acetate behind and foam tape so I could make this card a shaker.  Here's a close up so you can better see the emboss resist stars:


I added iridescent and silver stars for the shaker part and my sentiment was embossed in silver using stamps from CP's latest SOA box.

These two CAS challenges are only open till the 15th this month, so check out all the wonderful inspiration from the DT's HERE and HERE and then play along!

Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!


17 comments:

  1. Love how you turned your beautiful card into a shaker card x. The mix of inks and the brushos looks fabulous and the stars are so pretty. All finished off with that wonderful white die cut tree frame. Love the mixing of the medias and then keeping it CAS....Absolutely beautiful card x.

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  2. What a frosty and lovely shaker Marcia! That's a nifty tree!

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  3. So beautiful!! Wonderful shades of blue with the combination of ink and brushos! And such a great idea for a shaker card. Love that new tree frame die!

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  4. What a beautiful snowy, star filled sky, Marcia! The two shades of blue give it lots of depth! Love that you make it into a shaker! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up and CAS Christmas!

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  5. Marcia, that's such a wonderful snowy background for your tree (love that tree). The brushos look perfect with the crystals of exploding colour mixed with the star sequins.

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  6. Gorgeous starry night sky, love your card Marcia

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  7. GORGEOUS Marcia! LOVE the beautiful background with the white embossed stars and the pretty mix of powdered inks. So beautiful ... and the sequins make it even better! That tree die-cut is fantastic and works so perfectly for a shaker card, adding a lovely focal point, but not taking away from the beauty behind. xx

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  8. Beautiful heat embossed white tiny stars for your emboss resist starry night background, Marcia. I love how you made your die cut branch window into a gorgeous shaker card. Wonderful sentiment too. TFS your beauty, my friend. Hugs..Nancy

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  9. Great idea to do a shaker, Marcia! Just love all the blue with the yummy white tree frame!!

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  10. Beautiful card and use of the emboss resist technique, Marcia. Love the colour of your starry background. Fun idea to turn it into a shaker. Thank you for joining us at CAS Christmas Star challenge. x

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  11. This is so dreamy Marcia! The two techniques you used are pefect compliments to each other. The light brusho's add to the starry affect. Such a lovely, lovely card my friend!

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  12. It turned out so beautifully, and so artsy!!

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  13. What a gorgeous snowy & starry nighttime sky you've created, Marcia! The heat-embossed stars, the Brusho snowfalls, and iridescent & silver sequin stars are simply beautiful! AND it's a shaker card - how fun! The white tree die and the frame look wonderful. Thank you for sharing this beauty at CAS Mix Up!
    Hideko xx

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  14. What a wonderful background you created for this beautiful shaker card Marcia! love the white tree in front - so pretty! xx

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  15. You have beautiful dies and you use them to perfection! I love this with the tiny stars in the shaker and a perfect BG for them too!

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  16. Gosh, this snowy, starry scene is just magical, Marcia ... there's such a wonderful sense of depth and wonder to the embossing and shaker elements ... just gorgeous! Hugs, Anita :)

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