CAS Watercolour March Challenge - happy birthday

Jenny is hosting the CAS Watercolour Challenge this month and she chose "Watercolour on Vellum" as the theme.

Here's my card:

[How I made the card]
1. Cut a piece of vellum 3" x 3".
2. Put the vellum piece on the card base and gold heat embossed the dahlia on both the vellum and the card base.
3. Watercoloured the dahlia in red.
4. Heat embossed the sentiment in black.
5. Made a frame impression with a mod rectangle die on the card base.
6. Glued the vellum onto the card base and curled up one edge. (The vellum was warping a little, so it was easy to curl it.)

The challenge is open until March 24th.

Thanks for visiting me!

Stamp: Regarding Dahlias (Stampin' Up!), Birthday Builder (Altenew)
Paper: Whisper White, Vellum (Stampin' Up!)
Paints: Gansai Tambi (#32 Red, #36 Wine Red - Kuretake) 
Ink: VersaMark (Tsukineko)

Accessories: Die-namics Mod Rectangles STAX (My Favorite Things), Embossing Powder (Gold - Hero Arts, Black - Stampin' Up!), Connect Glue (Gina K)


CAS Mix Up March Challenge - beautiful day

Have you tried the Faux Stained Glass technique featured in this month's CAS Mix Up Challenge?
I tried another way of making the Faux Stained Glass look using a piece of acetate today. Thanks, Joanna, for hosting this fun challenge this month!


Here's my card:

Using Faux Stained Glass Technique, Die-cutting, Heat-embossing, Alcohol Inks, and Stamping

[How I made the card]
1. Blend Alcohol Inks on a piece of Yupo paper.

2. Heat-embossed the butterfly on a piece of acetate in black.
3. Die-cut the front panel and then die-cut the butterfly outline from the panel.
4. Heat-embossed the sentiment in black.
5. Attached the heat-embossed acetate to the back of the front panel and popped up the front panel on the card base with foam tape.
6. Glued the sequins onto the front panel.

You have until March 24th to link up your card here. I hope you'll join the fun!

Stamp: Trendy Butterflies 2 (STAMPlorations), Beautiful Day (Aletenew)
Whisper White (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Alcohol Ink (Watermelon, Sunshine Yellow, Raspberry, Purple Twilight),
VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Dies (Trendy Butterflies 2 - CUTplorations, Stitched Mod Rectangle STAX - My Favorite Things), Embossing Powder (Basic Black - Stampin' Up!), Sequins (Clear 4 mm, 6 mm -Pretty Pink Posh), Foam Tape (3M), Connect Glue (Gina K)


CAS Christmas March Challenge - joyful wishes

CAS Christmas Challenge is celebrating its first anniversary this month! Congratulations, Bonnie, Loll, and Designers! Thanks to this challenge, I had a lot of fun making Christmas cards throughout the year and I didn't have to rush in November to make them last year.

Susan Bridgman is hosting the March challenge and she chose Deer as the theme.

Here's my card:

[How I made the card}
1. Die-cut the big deer from a piece of acetate to make a stencil and stenciled the deer on a green piece of cardstock. Sprayed the shimmer spritz lightly over it.
2. Die-cut the fawns and the sentiment from a piece of white cardstock.
3. Die-cut an oval window from a piece of woodgrain cardstock.
4. Glued the fawns and the sequins onto the stenciled green panel.
5. Glued the die-cut sentiment on the front panel and adhered the front panel to the green panel.
6. Attached the window panel to the card base.

Let's join the celebration!

Whisper White
, Garden Green (Stampin' Up!), Woodgrain (White - Simon Says Stamp)
Ink: Craft Stampin' Pad (Whisper White - Stampin' Up!)
Dies (Winter Wonderland - Sizzix, Holiday Words On a Line - Simon Says Stamp, Inside & Out Stitched Oval STAX - My Favorite Things)
Sequins (Metallic red 4mm, Metallic Gold 6mm), Sheer Shimmer Spritz (Sparkle - Tsukineko), Connect Glue (Gina K)


CAS Mix Up March Challenge - beautiful day

This month is our 3rd birthday celebration at CAS Mix Up!

Congratulations, Bonnie and Loll! Thank you so much for all you do and your continuing inspiration. I am so honored to be on your fabulous Design Team. 

I hope you'll join the celebration. We have some prizes - check out the challenge blog for more details.

On to this month's challenge...

If you love shiny stuff, you'll be thrilled to join this month's challenge. The theme is Faux Stained Glass, hosted by our very talented Designer, Joanna
Our wonderful Guest Designer for March is Gundi.

Here's my card:

Using Faux Stained Glass Technique, Die-cutting, Heat-embossing, and Stamping

[How I made the card]
1. Die-cut the stitched frame and pasted on to the card front.
2. Die-cut the tulip and the bud from white card stock 3 times with Stick It Adhesive Sheet on the back of the card stock.
3. Adhered the first layer to the card front and colored the flowers with Zig markers. Added the white pigment ink to the tip of the flowers.
4. Layered the rest of the white die-cuts and poured the Crystal Glaze generously. (It gets flattened when it dries.)
5. Waited for the Glaze to dry and layered a silver glitter die-cut on top.
6. Stamped the sentiment with the black pigment ink and heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder for shine.

I like how the Faux Stained Glass effect turned out! It makes you feel like touching the smooth and shiny surface, doesn't it? 😊

The challenge is open until March 24th.
Check out the challenge blog for more inspiration and join the fun celebration!

Stamp: Beautiful Day (Aletenew)
Whisper White (Stampin' Up!), Glitter Paper (Silver - Recollections),
Zig Clean Colore Real Brush Marker (Pale Pink. Light Pink, Pink, Light Carmine, Lialac - Kuretake), Craft Ink (Whisper White - Stampin' Up!), Versafine (Onyx Black - Tsukineko)
Dies (Tulip with Bud - Alexandra Renke, Single Stitch Line Rectangle Frames - My Favorite Things), Nuvo Crystal Glaze, Embossing Powder (Clear - Hero Arts), Stick It Adhesive Sheet


STAMPlorations CAS February Challenge - choose happy

This month's STAMPlorations CAS Challenge is:

Here's my card with the color twist:

[How I made the card]
1. Swiped the Distress Oxide Ink pad (Salty Ocean) over a piece of white cardstock.
2. White heat-embossed the sentiment on the swipe.
3. Die-cut the swiped paper with the frame die.
4. Die-cut a little heart from red glitter paper and glued it to the panel.
5. Dry embossed the card base.
6. Slightly tilted the front panel and popped it up on the card base using a rectangle piece of craft foam. 

This is actually a card for myself. I bought this sentiment stamp to remind myself of what I sometimes forget. 😉

Thanks for stopping by! 

Stamp: Choose Happy (STAMPlorations)
Whisper White
(Stampin' Up!), Glitter Paper (Red - Recollection)
Ink: Distress Oxide Ink (Salty Ocean - Ranger), VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions (Stampin' Up!), Dies (Antique Frame - Penny Black, Mini Hearts Set - Simon Says Stamp), Craft Foam, Connect Glue (Gina K)