Tuesday, October 2, 2018

CAS Mix Up - Metal

Good morning friends.  I made a card for the CAS Mix Up October challenge - Metal.  I had to give this faux metal technique a try.

Yay, my card was one of the Top Picks at CAS Mix Up.

I am getting better at CAS cards. :)  and enjoy playing in the CAS challenges.  I am using metal, stamping and die cuts.  I die cut the Simon Says Stamp Circle Leaves 3 times, layered it and embossed it 5 times in gold embossing powder to give it a metal look - I hope it does.  I had embossed the circle around the leaves, but didn't like it so I clipped the cleaves out of the circle and them made a frame with two circle dies and placed the leaves in it.  I mounted the frame with foam tape to match the dimension of the leaves. I added the watercolor background to make them shine and also added some gold spots to it.  The scallop panel is die cut with MFT Blueprints 27 die.  The sentiment is from Neat & Tangled Floral Frame set.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,


  1. Your gold embossed layers on the leaves look fabulous and so perfect for the CAS Metal challenge. The water coloured background is so pretty and sets off those wonderful shiny metal leaves beautifully and loving the gold splats too. Thank you for joining in the CAS Mix Up Challenge with this beauty x.

  2. WOW! This is beautiful, JoAnn! You have really embraced CAS! Your metal leaves are fantastic and I love how you've put them in the circle! The watercolor background makes the leaves show beautifully and I love the scalloped and pierced edge! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

  3. AMAZING card JoAnn!! You have done so well with CAS design. This is a beauty. Love the five layers of embossing for your leafy sprig. Isn' it cool how the finish gets so smooth. Gorgeous. Your watercoloured background is fantasitc to show off the metal leaves. Beautiful mix of colours and I love your design with the framed circle. You have faux metal technique, watercolouring, stamping and die-cutting all in a wonderful CAS design. Great work! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  4. A gorgeous card JoAnn with such pretty colours behind the wonderful thickly embossed leaves, and complemented beautifully by your rectangular scallop stitched die cut frame. Great! x

  5. Your multiple embossing layers definitely give the stem a beautiful metal look JoAnn! A wonderful CAS design with the white framings and lovely green/yellow background! Thank you for sharing with us at the CAS Mix Up!

  6. Your card is amazing. I love the colors and mixing of the background and beautiful metallic twig. Beautiful CAS card


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