CAS Mix Up February Challenge - just a note

Hi everyone,

My dear friend, Nancy, is hosting a challenge at CAS Mix Up Challenge this month.

She chose Stencil Heat Embossing as the theme.

Here's my card:

[How I made the card]

1. Die-cut a square frame on the front card base.

2. Masked outside of the square frame and stamped the stone wall image with Distress Ink.

3. Die-cut a piece of acetate sheet with leaf dies and made a stencil.

4. Put the leaf stencil over the stone image, added VersaMark to the card front through the stencil, and heat-embossed with Distress Embossing Glaze.

5. Spattered gold Perfect Pearl inside the frame.

6. Made a sentiment strip by sponging white card stock with Distress Oxide Ink, and foiled the sentiment on the strip using gold foil.

7. Cut two sentiment strips, glued them onto the back of the foiled sentiment strip for dimension, and glued the entire piece onto the card front.

I love how the stamped stone image shows through the Distress Embossing Glaze. 

Sorry I was not able to get any shine from the Glaze or the Perfect Pearl in my photos.

Let's go and look at the challenge blog to see the Design Team's and the other participants' cards!

Stamp: Slate & Stone (Stampers Anonymous)
Paper: Whisper White (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Weathered Wood (Distress Ink - Ranger), Speckled Egg (Distress Oxide Ink - Ranger), VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Other: Dies (Layered Leaves - My Favorite Things, Hemstitch Squares - Spellbinders), Distress Embossing Glaze (Speckled Egg - Tim Holtz), Glimmer Plate (Everyday Sentiments II - Spellbinders), Glimmer Hot Foil (Gold - Spellbinders), Perfect Pearl (Gold - Ranger), Connect Glue (Gina K)


  1. Beautiful CAS card Hideko. I love the colour, speckled egg is one of my favourite :)

  2. LOVE, love, love this! Thanks for sharing:)

  3. I love the stone stamping in the background with the embossed leaves resting on it! The matching sentiment with the foiling is so pretty! I also love how you can peek through the frame! Another awesome card, my friend!

  4. This is so beautiful and artsy Hideko! LOVE the stone background with the leaves falling on top. So pretty done with the glaze to add shine. The hemstitch border is just perfect. xx

  5. Wow...Clean and Simple Perfection and so artsy and creative, Hideko. I love all your heat embossing, Love how your background shows thru your Distress Embossed Glaze..so cool! Your hemstitch frame and pretty sentiment are very special too. You got more mixed media elements in your CAS design..Wow!! So pleased you joined us at CAS Mix Up Stencil my dear friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

  6. So innovative and artistic, Hideko! I love it. Aren't the Distress Embossing Glazes lovely the way what's underneath shows through? Love the hemstitch die cut and the gold splatters as well.

  7. You made me do it, Hideko...I just finished a CAS card using my Speckled Egg Distress EB Glaze for the 1st time plus a script behind the stenciling for the 1st time. I will take a photo in a day or two and share on our Feb CAS Mix Up Challenge Stencil Heat Embossing:-) TFS for the Inspiration, my friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

  8. This is such a beautiful elegant card Hideko. Lovely to see those Distress Embossing Glazes in action too! Vicky x

  9. You 'had me' at hemstitch, Hideko - but what you've done inside that darling box is really amazing! Here you are, tempting me with two things I don't have: foiling, and glazes! I am just as happy to have you showing me how beautifully these two things can come together! LOve your hand-made stenciled leaves step just outside their pretty frame! xx

  10. So beautiful and unique! Love the design, especially the hemstitch... enabler alert. 😆 Looks like an art piece that needs to be framed! Interesting that the glaze allows what’s underneath to be seen, I have yet to try it... another enabler alert. 🙈

  11. Such a fabulous CAS design and so much interest inside that hemstitched square Hideko x. Great effect from the glaze and really must take a closer look at those.....I love the sentiment strip too. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration with this striking card x.

  12. A really lovely card Hideko, that's a great technique and I'm loving that frame die too, Robyn

  13. This is beautiful. Love the different layers, and the colour. thank you for sharing at CAS Mix Up!

  14. What a fabulous card! Love this design and your clever embossed stencil


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