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Thursday, 1 October 2020

CAS Mix Up October Challenge - Guest Designer Spot

Hi there everybody.  I am so pleased and excited to be the Guest Designer over at CAS Mix Up Challenge this time and thank you to Loll, Bonnie and the team for inviting me to join them this time, and it is the turn of stencils to take the spotlight.  The challenge was set by Viv and she has chosen 'Tone on Tone'.  If you want some inspiration do pop over there and see what all the very talented team have come up with, and there are also some You Tube video suggestions for even more ideas.  

 Anyway on to my card for which I have used a new to me stencil by Funky Fossil called Abstract Flowers and three bright Distress Inks - Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry and Ripe Persimmon, and finished with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder.  Techniques: stamping, ink blending, heat embossing, dry embossing and die cutting.

I started by covering a piece of white card with the three bright distressed inks using a blending tool working diagonally across it.  When this was dry I dusted the card well with my Anti Static Bag and laid my stencil over and used each of the inks in turn covering each coloured portion of the card with the stencilled image in the same colour as the card beneath, and working the ink well in for maximum coverage.   While the ink was still wet I covered the stencilling with the WOW Clear Gloss EP and heat set it.  

Finally again allowing plenty of time for everything to dry I then used a square stitched die to cut it down a bit and then I ran it through my machine to dry emboss it for more dimension.  I then added a sentiment stamped on to a piece of white card using Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink and cut around it and added some of the pink ink left on the blending tool to the edges.  I then added a piece of foam to the back of the panel and the sentiment before mounting it on to a 6" square white card.

I have really enjoyed being the Guest Designer and the tone on tone was fun to do with a stencil and I hope you will join in with the challenge which is open until the 24th October. 





I am entering the following challenges:

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.
NBUS Challenge 19 - Where we use our Never Before Used Schtuff.
Stamplorations October Stencil Challenge - Always Anything Goes.


 

31 comments:

  1. Wonderful vibrant colours and a great explanation of the technique

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  2. What a gorgeous card, I bet it is even better in real life with the shine from the embossing. I like the fact that you dry embossed it as well. I am absolutely sure that I would have messed it up if I tried that! What a great guest designer card, thank you xx

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  3. A lovely stencil and a fabulous kaleidoscope of colour Pat. It's lovely to have you as the Guest designer for my challenge! x

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  4. Very striking! Such a great technique....

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  5. This is a real beauty Pat! I love graduated colour and beautiful image! So happy to have you as our Guest this month!

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  6. beautiful, the EP really makes the image pop. Love it :)

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  7. A fabulous card - I love the rich colours. Congratulations on GD for this challenge.
    Kath x

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  8. Hello Pat, and congratulations on your GD role and you've created such a beautiful card for it. Wonderful colours and such a pretty floral stencil, Kate x

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  9. What a beautiful card. I love the colours, and the heat embossing really makes that gorgeous stencil stand out. It's lovely to have you as our GD this month xx

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  10. Wow, this is so beautiful! Love the stencil and the colours you used for your panel. i can imagine the glossy shine, it must be lovely!

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  11. Hi Pat, It's so nice to have you Guest Designing this month! What gorgeous, rich colors and so beautifully blended! The heated, clear embossing powder makes the flowers shine beautifully! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  12. Pat, this is just stunning! I love the way you created your tone on tone image with so much depth. It just glows! Vicky x

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  13. Your card is beautiful Pat! LOVE the stencil and LOVE these colours! Gorgeous! Thanks for being our Guest Designer this month at CAS Mix Up! xx

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  14. Impressive ink blending and and incredible gradation of colour. So bright and crisp, truly a beautiful card. Thank you so much for being our special guest at CAS Mix Up!

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  15. Beautiful card, Pat. I love the layers you used to create this striking card!

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  16. Congratulations on your Guest Designer spot at CAS Mix Up, Pat! Your card is absolutely gorgeous! I love the warm, beautiful, rich colors, and I can imagine the pretty shine from the gloss embossing. Sponging the edges of the sentiment piece is a nice touch!
    Hideko xx

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  17. Beautiful, bold and bright! Fabulous rich warm colours. Flawless ink blending. Congratulations on GD at CASMU! 👏

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  18. Many many congrats on your GD spot Pat! Your card is so lovely! I really like the colours and you did a super job with the blending and stenciling

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  19. love the beautiful colours you used on your card....so pretty.
    Congrats on your GD spot.
    xx Karen

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  20. Gorgeous Bright and Beautiful stenciled floral image, Pat. I love your choice of Distress Ink colors and heat embossing with clear EB powder...really makes your colors and image stand out. Sweet little sentiment tag too. So pleased you joined us as our Guest Designer this month too. Love and Hugs..Nancy

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  21. what lovely colors and a beautiful stencil used on this Pat!

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  22. Congratulations on being Guest Designer, Pat! I love your card to inspire us! The wonderful warm colors are awesome and I'll bet it's really stunning in person! Thank you so much for sharing with everyone at NBUS! Keep well! Hugs, Darnell

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  23. Beautiful, vibrant and fun!

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  24. Congratulations on your guest spot. Your card is simply glorious x

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  25. Many congratulations on guesting Pat with this stunner of a card x. The blending and the colours look amazing and what an eye catching stencil x. I love how you clear embossed it and then dry embossed it too.....so creative and absolutely beautiful x.

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  26. So pleased Pat that you entered your Gorgeous Stenciled blended with bright Distress Inks and then heat embossed floral image design card in our STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge. Love and Hugs...Nancy

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  27. Thanks for being our Guest Designer this month Pat, love the pretty bold colours you used and your lovely stencil.

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  28. Pat you are a fabulous guest, with a most beautiful card! Your gorgeous tone-on-tone stenciling is certainly the star of this card!
    =]

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  29. Absolutely gorgeous card Pat, love how you achieved the tone on tone with the clear embossing.. put on my to do list... and big congrats with the GD spot too, hugs Robyn

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  30. Such a gorgeous inky creation for your GD spot, I love Funky Fossil stencils too, you've achieved real depth to the design with the techniques you've used! x

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