Sunday, 15 April 2018

CAS Mix Up April Reminder

There's still time to play!



April Rubber Bands Videos:
Rubber Band Technique by Loll Thompson (7:40)
Rubber Band Technique by The Serene Stamper (9:30)
Stampin' Up Rubber Band Technique by Crafty Hippy (6:43)   


Please follow the challenge rules:
    • Cards only
    • CAS design (clean and simple) - definition on sidebar
    • Include all three components listed on challenge badge
    • Include link to challenge in your entry post
    • Enter up to three (3) times
Thank you!!


(Guest Designer)
Rubber Band Technique, Stamping, and Die-cutting


Julia
(host)
Rubber Band Technique, Stamping, Stenciling


Alcohol Inks, Acetate, Smooshing, Die-cutting, Rubber Band Technique,
Heat Embossing, Stamping


Bonnie
Using Rubber Band Stamping, Heat Embossing, Sponging (Emboss Resist), Stamping and Die Cuts


Rubber Band Brayering + Stamping + Acrylic Block Stamping with DI's and Die Cuts.


Joanna
Rubber Band, Masking, Heat Embossing, Ink Blending, Die-Cuts and Stamping


Mac
Rubber Band, Stamping, Die Cutting, Heat embossing and Water Colours


The challenge is open until April 24th.
Winner and Outstanding Designs will be announced on April 28th.




Sunday, 1 April 2018

CAS Mix Up April Challenge

 Welcome to the April CAS Mix Up Challenge!
And Happy Easter to everyone that is celebrating today.

Check out the Top Picks from March's Acetate challenge HERE, including
Jenny & Ina --- our 2nd Birthday Celebration winner's of $25 gift certificate
for Simon Says Stamp.


  I'm excited to be hosting the challenge this month and can't wait to see the cards you create!
This month I'd like you to use the Rubber Band Technique.
I had never heard of this technique, but several of the Design Team have and perhaps you have as well.

Basically, you wrap different sizes of elastic bands around acrylic blocks or brayers.  Then you ink them up, or color them with markers, spritz with water and press or roll the bands onto a panel.  Or you can ink them with Versamark and emboss the design.
Check out all of the Design Team's creations below for some inspiration.

We have several videos linked below to help you visualize the process if you are not familiar with it.
Remember to keep it all clean and simple leaving lots of open space on your card!

We also extend a hearty welcome to Hideko (Papercraft Boutique) - our very talented Guest Designer for April!


April Rubber Bands Videos:
Rubber Band Technique by Loll Thompson (7:40)
Rubber Band Technique by The Serene Stamper (9:30)
Stampin' Up Rubber Band Technique by Crafty Hippy (6:43)   


Please follow the challenge rules:
    • Cards only
    • CAS design (clean and simple) - definition on sidebar
    • Include all three components listed on challenge badge
    • Include link to challenge in your entry post
    • Enter up to three (3) times
Thank you!!


Hideko
(Guest Designer)
Using Rubber Band Technique, Stamping, Heat Embossing and Die Cutting


Julia
(host)
Rubber Band Technique, water coloring, stamping, twine, Wink of Stella


Loll
Rubber Band Technique, Heat Embossing, Die-cutting, Sponging, Stamping


Bonnie
Using Rubber Band Stamping, Inking with Markers, Stamping, Watercolor and Die Cuts


Nancy
Rubber Band Heat Embossing Technique + Stamping + Die Cuts


Joanna
Rubber Band, Die Cutting, Monoprinting, Stamping


Mac

The challenge is open until April 24th.
Winner and Outstanding Designs will be announced on April 28th.





Wednesday, 28 March 2018

CAS Mix Up March's Monthly Picks

Thank you to everyone who took part in the Acetate Challenge.
We all had so much fun playing with Acetate too.  We loved seeing the great variety
of styles and techniques in the cards you made.
Thanks so much for sharing in the fun with us as we celebrated our 2nd birthday!


Our Top Pick for March
Jenny Martin
Jenny produced a fabulous card, incorporating two techniques into her acetate (alcohol ink and dry embossing), framing it and adding a beautiful dragonfly and a great sentiment.  Above all, her colour combination is stunning!

Congratulations, Jenny
Make sure to grab the "Top Pick" badge below.
We will contact you shortly about your $25 gift certificate from Simon Says Stamp as our
Top Pick for our 2nd Birthday Celebration!


And more Outstanding Designs


Congratulations to Sue, Maura, Birgit, Jenny, Marcia, Viv, and Lindsey!
Make sure to grab your badge below.


* * * * *

As part of our 1st Birthday celebration, we did a random draw for a
$25 gift certificate from Simon Says Stamp.

True Random Number Generator  8Powered by RANDOM.ORG
The winner of the random draw is Ina!
Congrats Ina!
We will contact you shortly with your $25 gift certificate for Simon Says Stamp!

April's challenge starts in a few days.  See you on April 1st!

Thursday, 15 March 2018

CAS Mix Up March Reminder

It's already the middle of March (time is flying!) and I'm back to remind you that you only have until March 24th to link up a card using acetate.  Thank you for all the great entries so far!

There's still time to play!


And this is an especially good month to enter a card as CAS Mix Up is celebrating its second birthday and there are prizes to be won!


Prizes
$25 gift certificate for Simon Says Stamp for challenge Winner
&
$25 gift certificate for Simon Says Stamp for one random draw of all entries
(must follow the challenge rules to be eligible for prizes)

Please follow the challenge rules:
    • Cards only
    • CAS design (clean and simple) - definition on sidebar
    • Include all three components listed on challenge badge
    • Include link to challenge in your entry post
    • Enter up to three (3) times
    Thank you!!


    Video Tutorials:
    Winter Window Techniques by Jennifer McGuire (14:13)
    Tissue Paper Watercolouring & Techniques by Loll Thompson (10:24 - go to 7:25 for the acetate technique)
    Awesome Circle Shaker Card Tips by Kristina Werner (6:51) 
    Floating Inlaid Embossed Die Cuts with Catherine Pooler (7:30)
    Alcohol Inks on Acetate with Kerrie (6:24) 
    How to Heat Emboss on Acetate by Justine Hovey (6:21)
    4 Ways: Clear Card Elements by Jennifer McGuire (22:41 - a bit long but it does have 4 techniques)
    If you don't want to watch Jennifer McGuire's long video, go to her post  "4 Ways: Clear Card Elements" (it sums up the ideas in the video)

    * * * * *
    Now on to our mid-month inspiration!

    (Guest Designer)

    Stamping, Acetate, Die Cutting, Embossing, Alcohol Inks and Watercolour.

    (host)

    Stamping, Heat Embossing, Colouring with Glitter on Acetate, and Die Cutting.

    Loll

    Acetate stenciled with Embossing Paste, Embossing Powder, Watercoloured Tissue Paper, Stamping


    Stamping, Acetate, Alcohol Inks, Tissue Paper, Foil and Die Cuts


    Acetate, Alcohol Ink & Tissue Paper, Stamping and Die Cuts.

    Julia

    Heat Embossing and Alcohol Inks on Acetate, Stamping, Die Cuts, Half Pearls.


    Acetate, Stamping, Alcohol Inks, Die Cutting, Heat Embossing


    Acetate, Stamping, Alcohol Inks, Die Cutting, Heat Embossing, Stencil.


    The challenge is open until March 24th.
    Winner and Outstanding Designs will be announced on (month) 28th.