Friday, January 20, 2017

CAS Mix Up January - #2

Hello friends.  I have a few more cards to share with you for the CAS Mix Up challenge, where this month we are being asked to use some sort of liquid color on our cards.  I still had some backgrounds left over from playing with my Al inks a couple weeks ago, and finally made them up into cards.


Here's what I came up with:


I think this one turned out to be my favorite!  I used Botanical and Pool Alcohol inks on the Yupo paper one drop at a time, and used a straw to blow the ink before each drop formed a circle on the paper.  I love the look of all the lines shooting out!  (Click on the photo to see even closer up)  My dear friend Birgit gave me the set of Butterfly Buttons dies (Poppystamps) for Christmas and I just cut them out of white and wound gold thread through each one before placing them on the Yupo paper.  I thought the sentiment from Mama Elephant's Butterfly Kisses set was absolutely perfect for this card!  :0)


This card uses the other half of the Yupo paper that I used for my first card HERE.  For this card I used Memory Box's Prim Poppy die and a sentiment from Altenew's Painted Poppy.  CAS and bright and cheerful!  :0)

My last card doesn't really fit for this challenge since I didn't do any stamping on it, but I used a larger piece of background for it and there just wasn't really any space for stamping without ruining the card.


I really liked the simplicity of just the background (Butterscotch & Sunset Orange Alcohol inks) and the white die cuts (Gina Marie Designs), so decided to leave as is.  Figured I can put the sentiment inside and use it for a masculine birthday or thank you card.

There are still a few more days to play along with this challenge (closes on the 24th), so check out all the amazing inspiration from the DT and play along right HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do!  :0)


10 comments:

  1. Hi Marcia, wow your Ai cards are beautiful and all so different! I love the effect you've achieved on the first one and the butterflies are so pretty with the gold thread. The poppy one also gorgeous and the background on the third also looks lovely with the white die cuts. Thank you for visiting my blog and for your lovely comment. Have a blessed weekend!

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  2. Stunning array of cards Marcia ! Those bright backgrounds are just gorgeous ! Love them ! Thanks for sharing and for inspiring.
    Izzy Scrap

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  3. Marcia, these are all so gorgeous. Wow, love them.

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  4. What awesome backgrounds, Marcia! I love the lines on the first card! I haven't tried blowing with a straw but will do that first chance I get. Thanks for that inspiration! The other backgrounds are equally as pretty! Thanks so much for sharing these with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  5. Your AI backgrounds are all so beautiful Marcia. Love all three designs with simple white die-cuts that let the gorgeous colours of the AIs be the star. I have not tried the straw technique with AIs, but must do that soon! So awesome! xx

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  6. Oh Marcia, these are all fabulous! I'm in awe of the backgrounds you always seem to achieve. I'll have to try your straw technique. Sounds fun and I love the look! Beautiful, beautiful my friend!!

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  7. I love all of these! Such vibrant backgrounds~

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  8. OMG Marcia...all 3 of your AI cards are Stunning! You have wonderful examples of different AI colors and CAS designs. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs....

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  9. Wowing all over the place! So beautiful, each one! The backgrounds are amazing, and the simplicity striking! Wait, here's another one... WOW!!!

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  10. 3 gorgeous backgrounds using the AI Marcia - isn't it fun to play with supplies and see what happens!?! I think the first one is my fav as well - but all are beautiful! thanks for playing along with CAS Mix up this month! Julia xx

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