Thursday, December 15, 2016

Tis the Season for CAS Mix Up

We're halfway through the month and there's still time to join in at
CAS Mix Up.

Here is this month's challenge.

I stamped the snowflakes and heat embossed with silver.

Then I used a sponge dauber and sponged some Pool Party ink in the center of each snowflake.
For the largest one, I put the dauber down in the center and twisted.  Then I pulled the color out toward the edges just a bit.

The background is a piece of vellum over the white card.
It adds a misty look like a snowy day, don't you think?

By cutting the vellum half an inch longer than the card front, I was able to wrap it
over the top and adhere it to the back.  I also used some adhesive under where the design piece would be to hold it steady to the card base.

The design is on a piece of silver foil.  The camera thinks it's black.

We did a similar card for a recent card class. Here's a peek.

It's not quite CAS.  Just a bit too much going on.

I hope you'll join us at CAS Mix Up this month and share a bit of sponging with us.

The Design Team has some awesome inspiration for you and we have a 
very talented Guest Designer too.

This challenge is open until December 24th.

December - Sponging videos:
Basic Sponging Techniques by Dawn (3:04).
Bokeh by Brenda Keenan (6:32)
Color Layering for Galaxy background by Ilina Crouse (7:40)
Emboss Resist Ink Blending by Laura Bassen (5:48)
Faux Mother of Pearl by Loll Thompson (6:09)
Layered Sponging by Susan Campfield (6:05)
Masking and Sponging by Brenda Keenan (7:42)

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe (card 1)
Stamps:  Tin of Tags, Peaceful Pines (SU), Holiday Snippets (PB)
Ink:   Encore Silver, Pool Party, Emerald Envy (SU)
Paper:   Solar White (Neena 110 lb.), Vellum, Silver Foil, Whisper White (SU)
Other:  Silver EP, Sponge Dauber, Vinyl Stickers-Silver (Stampendous)

Card Recipe (card 2)
Stamps:  Same
Ink: VersaMark, Bermuda Bay
Paper:  Pool Party, Silver Foil, Whisper White (SU), Foiled Vellum (retired SU)
Other:  Silver EP, Sponge Dauber, Vinyl Stickers-Silver (Stampendous)


nancy littrell said...

TFS both your beautiful cards Bonnie. I wondered how you had attached your vellum, TFS your trick. Your 1st card is such a wonderful CAS design. Hugs, Nancy

Loll said...

Such a creative and beautiful design Bonnie. And a great way to add sponging! Love both version. On the first one, the plain vellum does as a soft look ... misty is a good way to describe it. Isn't it funny how your camera played with the silver foil frame?? Looks good, even if it was black. :)

The second version is so pretty with the layers and the striped vellum. I bet the girls loved making this in class. xx

Jo Manna said...

I love both cards. That vellum really finishes that winter mood, great idea (thanks for the tip) :D Now for those silver snowflakes, well that sponging gives them Heart ....cooling effect, perfect! HUGs xxx

Mrs A. said...

The effect is very striking and a good choice of colour too. hugs Mrs A.

Brenda said...

Such beautiful cards Bonnie! I love the simplicity of both of these cards and of course am in love with those silvery cool snowflakes and sponging! Hugs, Brenda

Julia Aston said...

The sponging highlights your pretty silver embossed snowflakes wonderfully Bonnie! Both cards are delightful! Julia xx

Maxine D said...

What a lovely card Bonnie - love how you have sponged over the snow flakes

Babs Watson said...

Beautiful stamped images Bonnie just love the snowflakes, such a pretty card..

Hugs Babs x

Daffodil Cards said...

Both beautifully stamped and beautiful work.

Pat said...

Such pretty snowflakes Bonnie and the sponging works really well. TFS the other card and the stripes complement the snowflakes beautifully. x

Susan said...

Both cards are lovely but my favourite is the one with the vellum - love the frosty look of it. Great way to use sponging to just highlight the stamped snowflakes and sentiment! And I love the aqua and silver colours together.

Viv said...

Two gorgeous cards here Bonnie, love them both equally ;) Viv xx

Linda said...

Your sponged snowflakes are so pretty. I have yet to get a card done for this challenge, but hope to get to it this week.

Sandy said...

So pretty!!!!!
Merry Christmas Bonnie!
Sandy Claus xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Both cards are wonderful but that top one is breathtaking.

TK said...

Very pretty! Your teal and silver goes together like peas and carrots! lol Love the teal under the snowflakes.