CAS Mix Up February Challenge - a million thanks

I look forward to the CAS Mix Up challenge every month. This month's theme is to use felt, cork, or canvas.

I've had a cork sheet for a long time and never used it. So ta-da~ this is the time to use it.

I die-cut the sheet of cork with the solid leaf die 3 times, and die-cut color cardstock with the outline leaf die. Layered them and glued them together.
Pasted the three leaves on the front panel and stamped a sentiment in the center.
This is a very simple and easy card to make. At the same time, I spent most of the time choosing colors because of its simplicity. I chose Very Vanilla over Whisper White as the card base and the front panel. I also tried many colors for the outline leaves, but these neutral colors made it to the final list. :-)

cork + stamping + die-cutting

Thank you, Joanna, for hosting the fun challenge!

Stamp: Essential Sentiments (My Favorite Things)
Paper: Very Vanilla, River Rock, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede (Stampin' Up!)

Soft Suede (Stampin' Up!)
Cork sheet (Recollections), Die-namics Layered Leaves (My Favorite Things), Stitched Rectangles Dies (Simon Says Stamp)


  1. CAS Mixed media at it's best. I love the simplicity of the design and the cork looks wonderful behind your leaf outline.

  2. Simply beautiful cork leaves design, Hideko. I love your neutral colors with your Very Vanilla card base and simple sentiment. Your stitched simple framing is perfect for your CAS design. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs..

  3. Leaves me smiling, Hideko! That leaf die may be among my favorite, too! I know nothing about mixed-media, but I know a beautiful card when I see one... right now!

  4. This is fabulous, Hideko! I had my cork for ages too. So glad to have an excuse to use it! Your simple leaves are so classy! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  5. This is simply beautiful Hideko. The perfect CAS design!! LOVE how you've layered your cork leaves with the different colours of coloured card stock for the outline. Amazing design. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

  6. Beautiful CAS design, Hideko, very inventive use of the cork!

  7. Love your choice of colours for this fabulous card. Great idea to use the cork to die cut with. Great choice of colour for the card stock too....CAS card perfection x

  8. What a perfect masculine CAS mixed media card! So classy and elegant. I love the neutral colours you used - they work so well with the cork.

  9. Oh Wow!! What a clever use of the cork (I have some too somewhere) I love the earthy feel as well at the CAS look!

  10. What a gorgeous and simple design on this Hideko! the die cuts look beautiful over the cork leaves! thanks so much for joining us in the CAS Mix Up with this beauty! Julia xx

  11. Wonderful idea to use cork on your leaves--I love the color and the texture on your card!

  12. This looks spectacular in it's simplicity! Love the ombre shades of the outlines! I think the vanilla was a good choice, white would have been too harsh. I know what you mean by spending time to decide on the colors... I also spend way too much time on the sentiment for my cards!
    Have a wonderful and crafty weekend,

  13. Gorgeous design Hideko, love the colours you chose, perfect with the texturey cork, Cathy x

  14. Love this whole CAS design Hideko. Rich colours to contour the cork was a genius approach. Your card is very elegant, love it xx

  15. So beautiful! Love the layering of outlines over the cork!
    Super CAS too!


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