CAS Mix Up May Challenge - happy birthday

Another fun challenge this month at CAS Mix Up. The May challenge is using Gelatos or Crayons.

I bought some Distress Crayons a while ago, but I haven't had a chance to use them. So I was very excited to find out that Bonnie chose this challenge and that she is hosting it. This is a great opportunity to try out the crayons.

I scribbled Distress Crayons (all 6 colors from Set 1 + Seedless Preserves) on a piece of mixed media paper, spritzed it with some water, and rubbed it to blend it with my finger. I die-cut a floral image from it.

And here's what I made with the die-cut.

I pasted a part of the die-cut on the top and bottom corners of the panel and heat-embossed the sentiment in gold.

I've learned a lot from the video tutorials (the links are provided on the challenge page) and the inspiring cards the Design Team and the Guest Designer (Jenny) made.

*editted on 5/21: Thank you for your suggestion, Loll! I'll share this card at CAS Watercolour too. 

Thanks for visiting me today!

Stamp: Birthday Builder (Altenew)
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black (Stampin' Up!),
Mixed Media Paper (140 lb. Strathmore)
Ink: VersaMark (Tsukineko), Distress Crayons (Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers, Seedless Preserves)
Accessories: Detailed Floral Thinlits Dies (Stampin' Up!),
Embossing Powder (Gold - Hero Arts)


  1. Love these brilliant colors, Hideko, and the way they blended together so beautifully! The corner die cuts are so pretty and so is the gold sentiment! A brilliant card, my friend!

  2. This is so pretty Hideko, I love how you've placed the diecuts at both corners, gorgeous bright colours too, Cathy x

  3. Beautiful colours Hideko, such a gorgeous die cut for your disress crayon background.

  4. I LOVE this card Hideko! Beautifully done!

  5. Oh wow! This is so, so pretty!

  6. Beautiful colours and such a brilliant idea to split the die cut in two and add it to two corners of the card. A fabulous CAS card!

  7. This is so pretty Hideko! LOVE how you created the rainbow panel with distress crayons and then die-cut that gorgeous corner die-cuts. Amazing design and a beautiful card! Would love to see you at CAS Watercolour with this card as well ... challenge is rainbow. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

  8. Hideko, I have a few of these - never taken from the package! Your gorgeous end result has me curious! Gorgeous die, by the way!

  9. What a fabulous idea to die cut the pretty die cut flowers from the coloured mixed media paper. Great blending and such a wonderful CAS card. Yes I found the videos really helpful too. Such a unique and creative card...love it x Thank you for joining in at The CAS Mix Up Challenge x

  10. Your busy crayon background became very CAS when you die cut it and layered it over the white - wonderful rainbow of colors on this Hideko! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! Julia xx

  11. Hideko, your rainbow background looks fantastic and the die cut flowers from it are spectacular! Adore this card!

  12. Beautiful rainbow distress crayons background for your die cut flowers. Love your CAS design, my friend. TFS Hugs...

  13. Hi Hideko! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous card with us at CAS Watercolour! xx

  14. Bright, bold and beautiful, Hideko! Bravo making a second card using the negative die cut. Love them!


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