Saturday, April 1, 2017

Floating Inlaid Dies for CAS Mix Up

Good afternoon.
It's time for another
CAS Mix Up Challenge

Thank you for the wonderful response to our birthday party last month.

It was quite a party!

This month's challenge is

I've used stamping, floating inlaid die-cutting (using Catherine Pooler's technique), 
heat embossing, watercolor, and splattering.

Check out the wonderful inspiration cards by our talented Design Team.
We are joined this month by our Guest Designer, Maria
who was the winner of our February challenge.

To make this card, I partially die cut the butterfly (Concord and 9th) from a piece of textured cardstock.

After pressing him into the VersaMark pad, I heat embossed him in black 
(very carefully, I might add).  I repeated the process to get him totally covered in the black.

I watercolored on the smooth side of a piece of  Arches watercolor paper,
using Distress Inks, a spray bottle and an Aqua Painter.

I'll recommend you watch the video to see how to put it together as I ended 
up putting it together and taking it apart several times before I got it right!

That's why the beads have globs of glue.  To do it again, I would make sure
it was put together correctly BEFORE adding the beads.

Ahh, adventures in cardmaking!

I hope you'll inlay some die cuts in some way and join us at
CAS Mix Up

There are video links over there of different Inlaid Die techniques.

The challenge is open until the 24th.

Simon Says Monday Challenge is THINGS WITH WINGS
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge is ANYTHING GOES

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Dandelion (TT)
Ink:   VersaMark, Archival Black (Ranger)
Paper:   Watercolor (Arches), Ice Cream (Core'dinations) 
Other:  Floral and Flutter Die (C9), Black EP (SU), Acetate, Microbeads


nancy littrell said...

Beautiful die cut butterfly Bonnie. I need to look at the video to see the floating die cut technique. TFS the link. I love your watercolored panel too. Hugs...

jimlynn said...

Stunning card Bonnie! Love how you did the two panels and that butterfly, the splatters, and colors are just so perfect. A beautiful card.

Marianne said...

This is so pretty Bonnie. Love how the texture adds extra interest to your beautiful design.

Loll said...

Such a beautiful design Bonnie. Love how the butterfly floats over the pretty watercoloured background. I could imagine that this takes a bit of "engineering" skills to get it together just right. Great job! xx

Barb Ghig said...

Such a gorgeous card, Bonnie! Your watercolored border is the perfect backdrop for your butterfly, which is truly the star of this show! I think using the floating inlaid die-cutting technique was a great idea, too! I can't wait to play along!

Betty Keefe said...

wonderful card Bonnie - i have this technique on my "to try" list but will have to watch the video again to remember how to do it! it's so effective!!

Jo Manna said...

What a beautiful card. The watercoloring is really gorgeous for that highlighted black embossed butterfly. So much fun to have another technique to learn. Thanks for sharing. HUGs

Liz said...

Stunning card, Bonnie. The butterfly is so striking against the lovely background. xx

Mac Mable said...

What a stunning effect to the part in laying of that beautiful die cut. The black pops against the pretty water-coloured background. What a fabulous technique and fabulous card x

Julia Aston said...

What a great inlaid die technique you used Bonnie! Your butterfly looks like its black wire with your wonderful embossing! So pretty layered against the watercoloring! Julia xx

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card Bonnie, love the look of this technique. That butterfly die is calling me too lol! Cathy x

Jenny Mutter said...

Love your card. The butterfly is gorgeous. Is the company Technique Tuesday? I would love to buy this. Thanks for sharing.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Gorgeous black butterfly, Bonnie - just love it against the watercoloring and the white inlaid piece!!

Daffodil Cards said...

Beautiful card Bonnie.

Sandy said...

Unbelievable - wonderful and beautifully done Bonnie!
sandy xx

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Great technique! Very ingenious use of background and punch. Thank you for sharing this beautiful card.

Susan said...

Fabulous use of the inlaid floating technique - I'm going to have to try it (and I'll be sure to rewatch the video first!!). Love your colour combination!

Donna said...

Stunning the butterfly and how you did the watercolor under his wings is fabulous!

Nancy Stislow said...

Wow Bonnie! You have mastered that technique! I love the impeccable coverage you achieved with your black embossing powder and your panel is just gorgeous! The black butterfly is such a fantastic contrast. Beautifully designed!

Christine Alexander said...

I'm in love with this technique, the butterfly looks wonderful framed agains the watercolour background.

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

What an absolutely stunning card! I love the layout you used and how it's simple, but totally sophisticated and fancy-feeling at the same time. The butterfly is especially striking and I love how the black pairs so beautifully with those yummy pastels you created. This is really lovely and I'm so glad you shared your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Maxine D said...

Bonnie this is amazing - I must go and find that technique, it's stunning

Karen D. said...

gorgeous...I love the enameled look of the butterfly.
xx Karen

Susanne Vargas said...

What a clever take on the inlaid technique! This card looks stunning!

Barb said...

Fantastic Design! Very clever. Great colours too. I love it. Barbxx

Brenda said...

A beautiful card Bonnie, I love the inlaid die technique, but have never tried this kind before. I love how it looks, will add that video to my list of video's to watch! The colors you used are so pretty together. Hopping I can find time to play along this month. Mowing is starting and that always keeps me way to busy!! lol Hugs, Brenda

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Wow! The work gone into making that butterfly shiny and dimension! It was worth it though. Great card-great idea.

Mandy said...

Gorgeous CAS card Bonnie! It's so sweet and pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Robyn Oliver said...

A very lovely card Bonnie, love how you inlaid the butterfly (nice die too)

Nance said...

Very pretty, Bonnie! Love the partially inlaid butterfly and those pretty spring colors!