I can't believe it. I finally made a CAS card. This is for Bonnie and Loll's CAS mix it up challenge which you can find HERE. I had some mild success dropping alcohol ink on coated cardstock but it was so loud it would blind you. This die from Simon was a perfect way to use it. I die cut the card base, die cut the bright paper and inlaid this. I had reservations at first but it wasn't too bad. The worse was those itty bitty dots the seem to jump off the cutting plate into mid air and disappear. My first attempt I lost 1/3 of them. If the pieces stayed in the die this would be a lot easier by turning the die back over into the die cut card base and poke them in place with a pin. But that didn't happen. Thanks for looking!
Date: Friday, January 13, 2017 GMT Views: 819
Registered: July 25, 2004 Location: Hog Wallow, KY Posts: 37499
Fri, Jan 13, 2017 @ 4:50 PM
Simple but stunning. I love the dots, I'm sorry they were so frustrating. I agree alcohol ink and coated paper love each other and create a wonderful shine. I like the toned down color. This is a keeper. Great job. Happy New Year 2017.
Registered: February 5, 2007 Location: St. Louis, MO Posts: 74186
Fri, Jan 13, 2017 @ 5:11 PM
First, Nancy, a delight to see one of your beautiful cards in the gallery. Love your CAS design of this one with the bright colors peeking out from behind the die cut cover. The perfectly gold embossed message is beautifully done....and something for all of us to keep in mind. LOVE IT!!!
Splitcoast Challenge Hostess Teapot Tuesday TEAm Vintage Lover
Registered: August 15, 2007 Location: Twin Cities MN Posts: 33877
Fri, Jan 13, 2017 @ 5:29 PM
I would not have guessed this to be yours.....good for you taking up this CAS challenge. What amazing results! Fabulous card! And your patience was tested with those tiny dots...not sure I could have stayed with it. Love seeing your creations Nancy :)
Registered: January 20, 2011 Location: Beautiful British Columbia Posts: 7606
Fri, Jan 13, 2017 @ 5:41 PM
This is beautiful Nancy!! LOVE the colours ... you know me with orange and pink!! I know exactly what you mean about inlaying small pieces ... there's always some that go missing. :) Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx
Registered: December 14, 2007 Location: Vancouver canada Posts: 8923
Fri, Jan 13, 2017 @ 5:51 PM
OMG can't believe you managed to deal with that many dots. I had a bit of a problem with the the larger version :) I absolutistly love the colours you used, the orange/red just pops off the page awesome CAS card
Registered: November 24, 2015 Location: Marco Island, Fl. Posts: 292
Fri, Jan 13, 2017 @ 6:11 PM
Love everything about it. The color, the sentiment and how you embossed it. Great job.
------------------------------ How did I get along before I found this wonderful addiction?
I have made hundreds of cards and so many people say it has brought joy to their lives which, in turn, brings joy to my life. Almost everyone I give them to says that they always save me, which I consider a huge compliment.
Registered: December 4, 2010 Location: Minnesota Posts: 11150
Fri, Jan 13, 2017 @ 6:32 PM
What a stunning CAS card Nancy! I really love the colors you achieved and I love this gorgeous embossed sentiment too. Have you tried Glad Press N Seal before? It works wonders when dealing with lots of little pieces like you did. You are a miracle worker to have done all this by hand my friend. Hugs! ~Karen.