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Sunday, May 1, 2016

CAS MIX-UP DESIGNER

I am so delighted to be bringing this card to you today as the first winner in Bonnie and Loll's CAS MIX-UP challenge which they began in March.  The challenge this month is to use stamping, heat embossing and a third item which on my card is watercoloring.



I clear embossed the gorgeous Hero Arts flower and leaves from their Monthly Kit for April (unfortunately sold out) on Canson watercolor paper.  The watercoloring was done with the Daniel Smith watercolors which Hero Arts now carries.  I masked the flower so I could position the leaves behind the flower when I stamped.  The sentiment is also from the kit - I masked the word "wishing" on the stamp before stamping in black ink and clear heat embossing.  The wishing die cut was backed with Stick-It making it so easy to position over the stamped part. I backed the whole piece with 3M foam tape and adhered to a soft grey card base.  Added a few clear sequins and done!   


Be sure to enter the challenge here.  Thanks for visiting today and love to read your kind comments.

20 comments:

  1. Your card is stunning Betty! Love what you created.

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  2. Gorgeous card Betty. Love the softness of heat embossing the image in clear and then watercolouring. The black sentiment really pops off the soft background. Thanks so much for being our very first Guest Designer at CAS Mix Up!! xx

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  3. Congratulations, Betty! And this card is a stunner - love the pretty lavenders, and the sentiment is wonderful!

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  4. What a beautiful card, Betty! I love the gorgeous watercoloured flower and the way you combined the die cut and stamped sentiments. Congratulations on being our first Guest Designer at CAS Mix Up!

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  5. Beautiful card Betty! Congratulations on your win and GD spot . . . well deserved my friend! I hope you're having a wonderful weekend! Hazel xx
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  6. I love your soft lavender flower, Betty! And that black sentiment makes everything pop! A gorgeous card! Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer this month at CAS Mix Up!

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  7. Congrats on your win, Betty! This is absolutely stunning! Love the design, colors, everything!

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  8. Congrats again on your win, and now for being the first Guest Designer at the CAS Mix Challenge, Betty! Your card is absolutely GORGEOUS! I love this flower, and the soft purple you chose for the petals...Beautiful watercoloring and design, my friend! A really stunning card!!!

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  9. Beautiful, beautiful card Betty! I have been so in love with purples and greens together this Spring, so this card just totally makes me smile...love it!! :0)

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  10. Congratulations Betty for winning in March and being CAS Mix Up's May Guest Designer. Your soft heat embossed and watercolored flowers and leaves are so beautiful. TFS and describing you steps. Looking forward to more of your CAS Mixed Media cards.

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  11. Gorgeous card Betty, that flower is a stunner! cathy x

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  12. Gorgeous card Betty and congrats on your win.

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  13. This is gorgeous, Betty! I love it!

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  14. Such a beautiful purple flower, Betty! Just love the color of the leaves!

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  15. Congrats on your win, Betty... it's such a beautiful card with the gorgeous flower

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  16. It's like a painting - so soft and subtle. Congrats on your win too!

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  17. Big congratulations to you, Betty! I can certainly see why you were chosen. Have loved my visits to you blog. Gorgeous card with stunning watercolor atop the embossing. And thank you for the heads up to join the challenge!

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  18. Congrats Betty! Gorgeous card!

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  19. What a lovely sentiment to go with your beautifully watercolored flowers! congrats on being the first winner of the challenge!!

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  20. Betty, this should be printed and sold! It is so professional and gorgeous! It's in my Top Ten for this year!! Hugs, Darnell

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