October CAS Mix Up Reminder 2020

There’s still time to play along with Viv’s tone on tone theme for the CAS Mix Up Stencil Challenge. Remember to head back to the blog for more inspiration from the design team, videos and our special guest Pat.

For this card I used the Sizzix Woodland die to create a fur tree stencil. Using a Nellie Snellen photo frame die, I made another stencil to mask the contour of the Bristol paper, thus creating a frame. Using faded jeans DOX inks, I added with a light hand of ink blending for the sky and added different intensities of ink blending through the fur tree stencil for the background. Once satisfied, I removed the frame mask and, with a heavier hand, created the whole tree. Some Gloss Gel was also added before removing the homemade stencil. I added some white and blue glitter to give an iridescent snowy appeal to the tree. A noël word die was added to this simple card. Another Christmas card to add to my stash 😀

For the second card I masked and scored the left and bottom sides of the Bristol Paper. A light layer of Mustard Seed Dox was applied and then some blooms from the Crafters Workshop Flying Garden stencil were added. Some modeling paste was the last layer applied and embellished with some clear rock candy.

Hope to see your scrumptious creation in our gallery. Thanks for stopping by, HUGz,

18 thoughts on “October CAS Mix Up Reminder 2020

  1. These are both gorgeous, Joanna … the warm glow of the yellows behind those shimmery blooms is delicious … and I love the depth and dimension of your Christmas card with the glittery pine and Noel sentiment … so atmospheric! Anita 🙂


  2. Two gorgeous cards Joanna! I LOVE that you’ve used that beautiful tree die to make a stencil. The background looks so misty and cold with the colours and shading you’ve done. The tree in the foreground is gorgeous with the darker colours and a bit of shimmer. Beautiful!

    Your second card is pretty with the sweet embossing paste flowers with the bright sunny yellow. More wonderful tone-on-tone stenciling in the background. Great work, my friend! xx

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  3. Gorgeous creations and so artsy and pretty Jo. I love the background trees and the texture of the tree over the top with the layer of gloss gel, and the whole thing looks like it is covered in a dusting of wonderful snow, and then the second with yellow tones using a floral stencil and again texture with the rock candy stencilling over the top. x


  4. You have done two scrumptious cards here, Jo! Love, love, love the forest and that gorgeous tree in the forefront! I love the tone on tone stenciled background of the second card with the wonderful texture and dimension of the paste flowers! Two awesome cards, my talented friend!

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  5. Both cards are gorgeous! I am convinced there is not a challenge out there that you can’t do. That tree is fabulous! I love the texture on that one and the creative background. The second card is just beautiful and I love the way the paste picked up the tint from the background.

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  6. Love your tone on tone fir trees background, which added wonderful depth to the background trees, Joanna. Oh my, but your Gorgeous glistening snow covered fir tree just about popped out of my computer screen! TFS all your layering steps for all your trees too, my friend. Always great to add to your Christmas stash. Love and Hugs…Nancy

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