CAS Mix Up April Challenge - so sorry

It's already mid-month and this is a reminder of the CAS Mix UP April Challenge, a fun Rubber Band challenge, hosted by Julia!


Here's my card:

This time I used Distress Oxide Ink for this technique. 
First, I sponged and blended a few inks to make the background. Next, I inked up the thin and thick rubber bands, wrapped them around my brayer, and rolled it over the background. Then I lightly sponged over the background again with Broken China to soften the rubber band lines.
The front panel was die-cut and the sentiment was stamped with Iced Spruce.

I liked that the background turned out to be ethereal and appropriate for the occasion.

I used Rubber Band Technique + Stamping + Die-cutting for the card. 

You have until 4/24 to link up your card here. Hoping to see your card in the gallery!

Stamp: So Sorry (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Mixed Media Paper
(Strathmore - 140 lb), Whisper White (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Distress Oxide Ink (Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Fossilized Amber, Iced Spruce)

Rubber bands, Brayer (Speedball), Die (Circle Leaves - Simon Says Stamp)


  1. Yes such an ethereal background and absolutely so perfect for the occasion. So delicate, so pretty and love the sentiment stamped in the Iced Spruce. Beautiful and gorgeous card Hideko x

  2. I agree ... your background is very dreamy looking and perfect for the occasion. Gorgeous mix of colours and I like how you've used the blue ink on top of the rubber band impressions. Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer this month, Hideko!! xx

  3. Your background is beautiful, Hideko, and perfect for the occasion! I love this die cut! Very serene. I think Iced Spruce is one of my favorite colors! Thanks so much for joining our CAS Mix Up Design Team this month!

  4. Beautiful soft coloring on your rubber band background Hideko! Love the colors you used and the lovely circle framing and stem overlay! It was wonderful having you as our Guest DT at CAS Mix Up this month - thank you so much for your beautiful contributions! Julia xx

  5. Beautiful Hideko, I love the softness of the colour and rubber band stamping such a perfect frame for your wonderful die cut.

  6. Oh my Hideko, I love the velvety richness of your background, what a great subtle effect you've created with the rubber bands. And the leaf die cut is the perfect match. I truly enjoy your style, thank you so much for being our creative Guest at CAS Mix Up, it was truly a pleasure, xx

  7. Hideko, I've yet to add a brayer to my tool box! I'm regretting that now... what a fantastic idea for this technique! Gorgeous results, and the circle frames it beautifully!

  8. Am absolutely loving your GORGEOUS background Hideko...so soft and calming and just perfect for the white silhouette die cut leaves! Beautiful, beautiful card!! :0)

  9. Beautiful card, Hideko! The depth of colours is just gorgeous. Softening the rubber band marks is perfect. xx

  10. You are right, Hideko, your rubber band background looks ethereal and serene - perfect for the occasion! Love this card!

  11. Wonderful use of the rubber bank technique, Hideko, to create a really soft background - perfect for a sympathy card, and perfect with the white die cut over it.

  12. love this...the gorgeous color behind the die cut is wonderful.
    xx Karen

  13. You are the master of the rubber band technique! I love the look behind the diecut circle--ethereal indeed!

  14. Such a beautiful card Hideko,love your inking, Cathy x

  15. Your inky background is beautiful! Such a lovely card.


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