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Thursday, August 1, 2019

CAS MIX-UP GD

I am so pleased to be the CAS Mix-Up guest designer this month.  Awhile back when Loll first showed her paper towel technique for making backgrounds, I gave it a try and just gave up on it.  So when Bonnie told me what the challenge was my first thought was that I had to figure out how to make a background that looked good and that I liked.  This time I couldn't give up!!  You really need LOTS of ink to make this work.

First I liberally smooshed broken china, salty ocean and peeled paint distress inks on my work surface and spritzed with water.  Blotted it all up with my paper towel and just kept doing that until there was a lot of color absorbed.  I let the paper towel dry and then continued the way Loll shows in her video.  On the left is the paper towel and on the right is my background.


I made a shaker using my new wood frame infinity dies and icicle sequins from Hero Arts with magnolia die cuts.  I'm really happy with the results - even had a large enough piece to make several cards.  I also managed to use the actual paper towel on a card - check back on 15 August to see my card.

Be sure to have a go at this fun technique and enter your card here.  Besides stamping and the technique, my mix-up items are die cutting and the shaker with sequins.


Thanks for visiting today and love to read your kind comments.

17 comments:

  1. Oh cool...another new technique to try out. Your card is gorgeous Betty.

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  2. What a fabulous idea to make a shaker card and it is stunning Betty. So glad you mastered the technique and love the pretty colours you achieved. The white die cut contemporary flowers look great and the texture from the wood grain frames your beautifully card to perfection. So pleased to have you as our guest designer this month Betty and what an amazing card x.

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  3. Congrats on your well-deserved Guest Designer spot, Betty! I'm so impressed with the beautiful paper towel and background you created with your inks...the colors are so soft and lovely and work perfectly with these gorgeous blooms! Great idea to create a shaker, too...Love this card so much!

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  4. Your card is gorgeous Betty! Love the soft colours of your paper towel transfer. Looks amazing with the clear sequins from your shaker part and the gorgeous magnolia die-cut! So happy to have you Guest Designing for us this month at CAS Mix Up! xx

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  5. The sequin mix looks beautiful & I'm so impressed with your results of the technique! Sounds very interesting--may have to give it a try. Love everything about your card, Betty--such great elements!

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  6. These challenges do make us try techniques don't they? You mastered it this time, Betty! What a beautiful soft colored background that is so perfect with the die cuts and shakers! Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer this month!

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  7. Well done Betty on your guest spot. And it shows that perseverance is worth it. The background is so pretty. I had to go check out Loll's video. I usually use baby wipes to sop up extra inks but am going to use my Paper towels so I can try out this.

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  8. Congrats on your GDT position, Betty! Thank you for showing how you made your lovely card! hugs, de

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  9. Betty your background is perfect using the Paper Towel Transfer Technique, your shaker card turned out fantastic! Congratulations on being our Guest Designer this month, lovely to have you Designing for us.

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  10. Sooo beautiful Betty, this is a definite must try technique!

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  11. Cool background with the paper towel technique, Betty!! Just love the woodgrain frame in white with the flower stem accents!!

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  12. What a beautiful shaker card, Betty! I love the soft summery paper towel transfer background with the elegant white magnolia die-cut! The shine of the icicle sequins in the shaker is so pretty! So happy to have you as Guest Designer this month at CAS Mix Up.
    Hideko xx

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  13. Gorgeous shaker card, Betty. I had the same issue of not having enough mopped up ink on my paper towel backgrounds. Watching Loll's video really made the difference. TFS your beauty. Hugs..Nancy

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  14. Simply Stunning Betty. I love the soft tones with the white frame and the white blooms. The crystal sequins make it even more dreamy. A beautiful card, thank you so much for being our Special Guest at CAS Mix Up! xx

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  15. This is a showstopper Betty! I love how you kept the frame and the die cut flowers white to really show off the background, highlighted by the glitter and sequins. Really stunning!

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