CAS Mix Up November Challenge - thank you

Welcome to our new challenge at CAS Mix Up!

Our talented Designer, Susan Joyce, is hosting the challenge this month and her theme is Oxidized Metal. Our wonderful guest designer is Arlene (Sudaystamper Papercrafts). 

There are tutorial video links at the challenge site, so please check them out and try this unique technique.

Here's my card:

Using Oxidized Metal Technique, Die-cutting, Heat-embossing, and Stamping

[How I made the card]
1. Lightly wet a piece of silver foil paper and dropped green and blue ink from re-inker bottles on it.
2. Dried the surface with a heating tool and covered the surface with clear embossing powder.
3. Heated the surface until the color of the embossing powder changed.
4. Well, I think I dropped too much ink and heated it too long...
    The surface film started peeling and part of it was completely gone after wiping off the surface with a paper towel. It made an interesting shape, and I didn't want to waste the piece, so I continued making the card using the piece.

5. Made a rectangular window in the front panel using a die, cut the Oxidized Metal piece into a rectangle using the same die, and popped it into the window. Taped them together in the back.
6. Stamped the sentiment and clear-embossed it.
7. Popped up the front panel on the card base and glued the thyme die-cut.

You have until November 24th to link up your card here. Looking forward to seeing your card in the gallery!

Stamp: Yay for You (My Favorite Things)
Paper: Whisper White, Silver Foil Paper (Stampin' Up!)
InkBermuda Bay, Pacific Point (Stampin' Up!)
 Infinity Rectangle Dies (Hero Arts), Rosemary & Thyme (Alexadra Renke), Embossing Powder (Clear - Hero Arts), Foam Tape (3M), Connect Glue (Gina K)


  1. Hideko, this is so cool! Thank you for the step-by-step! I love the result you achieved and how you turned it into a magnificent card!! Hugs, Darnell

  2. I Love how you turned your oxidized image into a Gorgeous and unique CAS Card design, Hideko. You have me inspired to try the technique):-) TFS Hugs..Nancy

  3. I have been admiring this card, Hideko, and I'm glad to finally see how you got that fantastic, artsy design! I LOVE it with that sweet die cut! Fantastic, my friend!

  4. I love your stunning and very unique panel! Thanks for the steps:)

  5. I love the shape of your heated inks on silver paper. Very artsy background. Absolutely THE BEST die-cut silver leaf sprig to embellish. Gorgeous card, my sweet friend! xx

  6. I love the look you got here Hideko! It's amazing!

  7. Gorgeous, Hideko. I love the peeled organic effect. Artsy and fabulous. Beautiful colours and design.

  8. Your oxidized metal panel turned out fabulous Hideko, love it's rustic appearance, just like peeled paint!

  9. So glad you kept going and what a stunning card. Very unique and a fabulous result from the technique. Thank you fro the step by steps, which I always enjoy reading x.

  10. What a great result Hideko - it's turned out fabulous!

  11. Never could this have been anything but a happy bit of kismet!! It's beautiful, Hideko! xx

  12. so cool, I love the organic look of the ink after heating it. Love this type of oopsy :)

  13. This looks so cool, it's what I would call a 'happy accident'. The finished effect looks amazing xx

  14. Wow - this is beautiful Hideko! Love the colors and the marble look - mistakes often give excellent results! SO pretty!! xx

  15. Well I would say that's a happy accident and one can only hope to replicate your results! Just beautiful, Hideko!


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