More …but still CAS

Hi I’m back with the CAS Mix Up challenge using an IO Gingko die to stencil the Simply Less is More Challenge #413 …where MORE but still CAS is the theme.

Using some Distress Oxides Peeled Paint and my die cut stencil, I ink blended the five leaves. Then I used the die itself to sponge the texture. I also added some Clear Wink of Stella and contoured with a Sakura stardust gel pen. The sentiment was first white heat embossed and finally gold heat embossed.

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

February CAS Mix Reminder 2020

There’s still time to play along with our Stencil from Die Cutting Challenge! Remember there’s lots of inspiration from our Special Guest, Ina, and the design team; plus videos can be found on the CAS Mix Up blog.

For this card I used the IO Heart Stems die. I placed this die cut stencil onto my grey mixed media paper card base with a piece of masking tape in the center. I applied a very thin coat of white modelling paste, removed the stencil, added Silver Pearl Embossing powder and immediately heat embossed. I stamped the Lawn Fawn sentiment “congratulations” in the center with Versamark and the same EP. I also added some splatters of gold Heidi Swatt Spray. Then I adhered an IO bow out of gold card stock along with a heart rhinestone.

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Ok, I really wanted to challenge myself, by combining 4 challenges. So here goes: “amour” (love) for the Inskpirational#207; for my CASologie#361 Sweetheart; stripes for the Just Us Girls#522 and the CAS Colours & Sketches #357 sketch. A Japanese paper window card for my 2 RED Vellum beaded hearts and a striped “amour” word die sentiment.

Thank you so much for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Pink Vellum

Pink Vellum Blooms for the Color Throwdown Challenge #579 of dark blue/navy, light blue, pink, and white to go with Jen’s Sketch at Freshly Made SKtehes #421.

The SSS Hydrangea Vellum die cuts with Nuvo Drops and navy glitter were framed with the light blue SSS Quadrangle frame die cut. Finally, a Concord and 9th navy glittered layering leaf was added.

Thanks so much for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna


Playing with the CAS(E) this Sketch #357 and the Color Throwdown #578 palette.

I first die cut the toque in red glitter paper and proceeded to heat emboss the pompom with two layers of puff white embossing powder. For the card base, I smooshed some light gray Tombow brushes and then splattered with some dark gray Tombow. The strip was glitz heat embossed. Then came the hard part, can I succeed to aline the MFT border strip twice, above and below, and get it even? Evidently, the answer was NO 😛 …so I added Nuvo Crystal drops and heat embossed with some white pearl powder. Careful, they do explode when heated, …just like an egg in the microwave LOL! …better to let them dry first! A light Christmas card for my stash 😀

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

tiny & few

The Simple Less is More Challenge #412 is tiny and few 😛 OK, …for this Valentine’s Day OLC, I dry embossed the largest Lil’Inkers Stitched Heart, then added GANSAI opaque gold watercolour. Finally, I stamped and heat embossed the heart stamp & Amour with several layers of gold sparkle EP.

I’m also entering my loved one’s V-D card to the “Affectionate” theme over at the TIME OUT Challenge #154 😀 …Along with the AAA Cards CAS Game #158Up to 1/3 + optional twist Hearts“! HAPPY VALENTINE’S

A quick card that I hope you’ll enjoy, thanks so much for stopping by, HUGz Joanna

February CAS Mix Up 2020

Welcome back, this month I’m the host and we’re attacking Stencilling from Die-cuts. Lots of inspiration from our Special Guest, Ina, and the design team; plus some videos can be found on the CAS Mix Up blog.

For this card I used the Memory Box Small Circle Burst and applied gold molding paste on my white textured card base. While I was letting that dry, I die cut a a heart out of very thick card stock and a piece of Yupo paper (prepped with red and gold Alcohol Inks). These two were adhered together and the sides were gold heat embossed. I punched a hole for the gold eyelet and added a gold string of beads. The heart was covered with some crackle paste. Finally, I stamped and gold heat embossed a SSS Lots of Dots circle on a piece of vellum, and die cut the circle.

Hope you’ll join us in our CAS Mix Up gallery, thanks so much for stopping by,