4/01/2018

CAS Mix Up April Challenge - happy birthday

I was so honored and happy to be selected as Top Pick in January and now to be a Guest Designer at CAS Mix Up Challenge this month!




The April Challenge is Rubber Band Technique. Julia Aston is hosting this fun challenge. Check out the challenge blog and find great inspiration!



Here's my card:


I used Rubber Band Technique + Stamping + Heat-embossing + Die-cutting.

The background was done with the rubber band embossing technique - I wrapped rubber bands around a brayer, inked it up with VersaMark, rolled it a few times over the white cardstock, covered everything with embossing powder, and heat-set it.

The Koi was die-cut from a piece of gold vellum. I love the airy feel of the Koi. I stamped the sentiment, and embellished with the sequins. I hope you can see the shimmer of the vellum from this angle.




The challenge is open until April 24th. I hope to see you in the gallery!



Stamp: Birthday Builder (Altenew)
Paper: Whisper White (Stampin' Up!),
Gold Vellum (Grafix Arts)
Ink:
VersaMark, Versafine (Onyx Black - Tsukineko)
Accessories: Dies (Koi Fish - Hero Arts),
Embossing Powder (Silver Pearl - Wow!), Sequins (Wisteria Blossoms Mix - Pretty Pink Posh), Rubber Bands, Brayer (Speedball)

16 comments:

Mac Mable said...

Hideko, what an amazing and beautiful card. Love the movement of the fun rubber band technique on the background against the fabulous Koi fish, which looks so beautiful in the gold vellum. Thrilled to have you as our guest designer this month x One unique and stunning card x

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous CAS design using the heat embossed Rubber Band Technique for your background, Hideko. I LOVE how your Koi Glows. I had no idea there was gold vellum. So pretty! TFS and so pleased you were our GD for April. You are so talented my friend. Hugs and Happy Easter..

Trina P. said...

Congrats on GD, Hideko! This is absolutely beautiful. Great use of the rubber band technique to create a watery background for your gorgeous koi. The gold vellum really adds fabulous shimmer. xx

Christine Alexander said...

Congrats on being GD at CAS Mix up, awesome card, the rubber band technique is perfect for water and your Koi is gorgeous. That's such a cool die :)

Robyn Oliver said...

Gorgeous card Hideko, and congrats

Loll said...

This is so beautiful Hideko! LOVE your shiny gold Koi - gorgeous! And looks beautiful over the rubber band background. Those embossed lines look like water. Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer this month at CAS Mix Up! xx

Julia Aston said...

Oh my goodness Hideko! LOVE your beautiful Koi with little bits of it popping up giving such great dimension - and your embossed rubber band background is the perfect background for him to be swimming through - the scattered sequins add lovely dots of color - thank you so much for being our Guest Designer at CAS Mix Up(and especially glad it was for my challenge!) Julia xx

Bonnie said...

WOW, Hideko, this is fantastic! I love that gold koi and the embossed lines from the rubber bands! So much wonderful texture and shine! Thanks so much for joining our CAS Mix Up team this month!

Susan said...

Love the shimmer of the embossing powder on your background - a perfect setting for the gorgeous gold koi! What a great card!

Pat said...

The silvery pearl heat embossed lines using the rubber band techique go beautifully with the gold vellum Koi Hideko, and look like ripples on water, and love the added sequins, and the black inked sentiment gives a strong finish in black. A wonderful card. x

Ros Crawford said...

Many congrats! This is breathtaking... I love the koi and your BG is perfect for it.

Jo Manna said...

You always amaze me with your eloquent designs Hideko. Love your work!
That subtle rubber band background giving a watery flow to that gorgeous gold Koi airy die. Such a fresh design, a true beauty. Thanks for being our guest on CAS Mix Up! warm hugs xx

Kia Gibson-Clapper said...

Love love this ... a fabulous look. I feel a CASE coming on.

Susanne Vargas said...

Congratulations on your GD spot! Well deserved! Your card is fantastic with the beautiful brayered background for your shimmery golden Koi!

donna mikasa said...

Your gold koi is just stunning and thank you for sharing the "rubber band" technique! The embossing is the perfect "water" for your koi.

MaryH said...

Brilliant idea to use the vellum on this stunning koi. Love the shimmer of gold scales against the white waves, It's a very realistic scene too. TFS & Hugs