March CAS Mix Up!

Capture d_écran 2018-11-11 à 12.17.12Welcome back to theCapture d’écran 2019-02-25 à 16.41.28 March CAS Mix Up Challenge to which I’m so honoured to be hosting, PLUS it’s our 3rd Anniversary Blog, Yahoo.  This month, we’re trying the Faux Stained Glass technique.  Of course, we’ve got plenty of video’s on the blog, but the design team along with our Special Guest Gundi have made some stunning cards to get you started.

Using my favourite Framed Fern Die, from Penny Black, I adhered 3 layers of die cuts out of 140lb watercolour paper.  Then, I mixed some Alcohol inks of yellow, green and blue onto Yupo paper.  Once dry, I placed my stacked/glue stacks to where I liked the nuances of colour and adhered it.  Instead of Glossy Accents, img_3629I used Americana’s Triple Thick Gloss Glaze and, except for some bubbles, it did the job.  Again I waited for this coat to dry and trimmed the piece at the edge of the die cut.  To finish I stamped a zen checkered stamp (Texture Clear Stamp Arty from Kaisercraft) with sticky embossing powder and added silver gilding flakes.  I also added silver gilding flakes to the fourth Framed Fern die cut to top my stained glass.

Do join in on the fun at CAS Mix Up!  There’s plenty of videos & inspiration from our Guest and Design Team.  Thanks for stopping by,


20 thoughts on “March CAS Mix Up!

  1. What a gorgeous card! Your AI background, the gilded silver flakes, and the checked background are all special. You always seem to add that “je ne sais quoi”!

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  2. J’adore ! Tu m’étonneras toujours avec tes magnifiques cartes et toutes tes belles idées. Tes créations sont toujours très originales et différentes des autres. Merci beaucoup de partager tes superbes cartes CAS…quelle source d’inspiration ! Bises x

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  3. Your stained glass framed fern is beautiful, Jo! I love the mix of colours of the alcohol inks in the background. Adding the silver gilding flakes makes this so very special. Gorgeous design, my friend! xx

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  4. That is stunning! I love the alcohol ink background and the gilding flakes are just the perfect touch. Question about this card – do you think you could mail it without extra postage. Just wondering how thick it is. I love it!

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  5. This is simply gorgeous, Joanna! I love the beautiful blend of the AI colors under the shiny Gloss Glaze! The silver gilding flakes used for the top layer of the leaf die-cut and the background stenciling added wonderful texture and shine. Thanks so much for hosting this fun challenge!
    Hideko xx

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  6. Joanna I am loving your gorgeous stained glass work! I’ve never used this technique, but certainly hope to give it a go! Thanks for introducing it to me… congratulations to you and your team on your 3rd birthday!

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  7. Gorgeous faux stained glass background for your die cut framed leaves, Joanna. I loved all the colors in the Alcohol ink faux stained glass background. Adding your silver flakes embossing over your leaves added such beautiful texture. I recently purchased Nuvo Chrystal Glaze, so your challenge was perfect timing to learn how to use my new product. TFS and hosting this month. So awesome that Loll, Bonnie and DT girls are celebrating CAS Mix Up’s 3rd Anniversary too. Hugs..Nancy

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  8. This is a stunning piece with the fern in the frame Joanna, and has a great stained glass effect with the background alcohol inks and the glossy glaze, and then the pretty silver gilding flakes on the fern, and also the chequered background which really brings it all together. x

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  9. Not only is your “stained glass” beautiful, Jo, but all the silver gilding takes it over the top! WOW! Wonderful challenge and and awesome card!

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  10. Wow! Talk about a wonderful combination of products and techniques creating such outstanding visual texture. This one caught my eye right away! Thanks too for describing your process. This is incredible!

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  11. Ohhh this is so special Joanna…..The Stained glass effect looks glorious and the silver flakes and the embossing and stamping is so very striking. Beautifully CAS and love the mixing of the medias. Fabulous challenge Joanna and I had fun…..Thank you my friend x.

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