Thursday, March 1, 2018

Acetate for CAS Mix Up

Hello, and welcome to a new month.

It's a special month for us.

CAS Mix up is 2!!!!

We're celebrating with prizes for the top pick and one random draw winner.

Be sure to check out the challenge and enter a card for your chance to win!

We also have some exciting changes at CMU.
  I'll get to them in a minute.

First, our challenge hosted by Susan

and my card.

I used acetate as a window by first embossing the image on
heat resistant acetate with StazOn white ink and heat embossing.

The acetate is sandwiched between two pieces that have the 
window cut from them

I stamped this gorgeous flower again with Mustard Seed Distress ink 
on a piece of watercolor paper and colored it in using inks that
were smooshed unto my palette.  I picked up the ink with a water brush.

The trickiest part for me was lining the watercolor flower behind the 
acetate window after die cutting it.

The sentiment starts on the front and finishes inside.

My mixed media are
stamping, acetate, heat embossing, watercolor and die cuts.

Sadly, this is Susan's last month at the Mix Up.
We'll miss her wonderful designs as inspiration, but she promises
to join in the challenges.

Gladly, she is joining the CAS Christmas Card Challenge.

It starts in just two days.

We're so excited!!!!

And we're even more excited that Mac Mable is joining our CAS Mix Up team!
Yay, Mac!  We're so happy to have you on our team!

The Design Team has some awesome inspiration for you and we are joined
this month by Cathy R. as our Guest Designer.  Thanks, Cathy!

Check the CAS Mix Up Challenge for helpful tutorials using acetate.
Then join in for a chance to win a birthday prize.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  French Marigold (Stamplorations), Out on a Limb (PTI)
Ink:   Onyx Black (Versafine), Cotton White (StazOn), Mustard Seed, Fossilized Amber, Dried Marigold, Peeled Paint (DI)
Paper:   Neena, Heat Resistant Acetate (Crafter's Companion), Watercolor (TH)
Other:  White EP (SU), Water Brush, Stitched Squares Die (SSS)


Mac Mable said...

Yey.....So very Happy to be joining your extremely talented design team Bonnie x Wonderful cards, great techniques and stunningly beautiful cards x

Carole said...

Wonderful cards Bonnie!

jimlynn said...

The way you did this adds so much dimension! Gorgeous card!

nancy littrell said...

Wow..Stunning Acetate sandwiched CAS design, Bonnie. I love your heat embossed and beautifully Distress Inked watercolored marigold. But your acetate window design opening up to your beautiful inside marigold and sentiment on the inside are truly genius! TFS

Congratulations for celebrating with Loll your 2nd CMU Birthday:-) Fabulous years of inspiration and fun, my friend. With Love and Hugs, Nancy

Liz said...

Gorgeous card, Bonnie. The image is beautiful and I love this sentiment. xx

Loll said...

What a creative and clever design Bonnie. Love your watercoloured flower that shows through the windows and the white embossing on the acetate layer. Very cool!! And beautiful design. Love it! Happy 2nd birthday, my friend!!

Trina P. said...
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Trina P. said...

Gorgeous, Bonnie. Fantastic job aligning the image. The white embossing looks so polished. Super design too.
Came back to add... HAPPY 2nd BURTHDAY! Congratulations on a fun and successful challenge! Looking forward to working alonside you at CAS Christmas.

MaryH said...

Oh this is just so pretty. Enjoyed reading how you did the acetate (never tried that but this looks great). Love the happy sunshine yellow too, as it glows. Of course the stitched aperture is a big winner. Mac will be super on the team, and will certainly miss the inspiration from Susan on the DT. TFS & Hugs

Susan said...

First of all, thank you for the kind comments about me leaving CMU, Bonnie - I'm really looking forward to working with you over at CCCC. And I will come back and enter CMU each month!

I love your card - the idea of an acetate window with just the image outline on the front of the card is a great one! I can see it would be tricky lining up the coloured-in image on the inside, but you managed it perfectly. Love the happy sunny yellows of the marigold - makes me feel so cheerful. And that is a wonderful sentiment!

Marcia HIll said...

What an awesome card Bonnie! Absolutely LOVE how the front is just the outline of the flower and all the color is on the are too clever!! I'm sure lining it up was a real pain, but oh so worth the effort! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

Christine Alexander said...

Wow, 2 years have jut flown by:)
Awesome card using that beautiful flower. I love the acetate window the flower looks so 3d behind and that great typed sentiment.

JD/ Jill said...

Beautifully done! So pretty, and bright and cheery!

Ina Grehan said...

Wow a double take on that amazingly beautiful flower. Love it in yellow. Stunning layout and perfect sentiment.

Whisper said...

WOW you have created such a stunning pair of cards, Luv Sam x

Daffodil Cards said...

I can only say WOW! And STUNNING!

Doris said...

What an amazing card! I can't wait to try this. Sandwiching the acetate is a clever way to avoid having to hide an adhesive, and mounting the colored image on the inside gives it depth. The best part of this card, though, is in its beauty!

OceanLover said...

Just a comment on this lovely card..... I believe credit for the French Marigold stamp is due Shery Russ at Stamplorations, not Stampendous. The stamp, unfortunately, is no longer in production.

Jo Manna said...

This card simply amazes me. What a very clever approach giving this beautiful rose so much dimension. Such a stunning CAS brilliant card called LIFE, love it!!! Hugs xxx

Nancy Stislow said...

You did some fabulous engineering on this, Bonnie! Love the results and the dimension you achieved by doing this. I had no idea that Staz On even came in white, sure never saw it before. What a gorgeous card!

Cathy said...

Wow! This is such a clever card Bonnie. Love how you've used the card front as a see through layer for that goreous yellow bloom inside, Cathy x

Bobby said...

The flower looks different at different angles, Bonnie. At first I thought you had painted on the acetate. I can see where lining it up behind the embossed acetate would be difficult but it is stunning.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Happy 2nd birthday for CAS Mix Up, Bonnie!
I love this beautifully watercoloured flower card! The white embossed outline on the acetate panel is perfectly aligned with the inside flower! Love the great design and the insightful sentiment too. Hideko xx