Wednesday, March 17, 2021

CAS Mix Up Challenge

Hello once again crafty friends, please don't faint that I'm posting twice in one day! lol Yesterday was dreary as well so I had a play day. The dogs were napping so it let me have that play. I have been loving the look that everyone is getting doing the print making with die cuts and I've been wanting to try it now forever. And this was the time since CAS Mix Up Challenge is having this challenge hosted by Bonnie. Well I finally did it! It's not as good as Loll or Bonnie and the DT makes, but I'm happy with my outcome for the first time. Hopefully I will get better at it. I didn't put a sentiment on this card yet, I will once I decide what I want to use it for. Ready for it?

Not too bad right??? I need to dig through my stash and see what other dies I have that will work and practice some more. I used Real Brush pens but next time I think I will use Distress Inks. But I'm still please with the results on my first try. 

As always, thank you for taking time from your busy schedule and visiting with me for a spell. I so appreciate you and you always make my world brighter. Until next time.....

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:

Zig and Arteza brush pens
water color paper
My Creative Time layering dies for the frame
Sunflower die - not sure but think AliExpress and not sure if I bought it or if it was a gift from
a sweet blogging friend. My mind is like a sieve, I put stuff in and it all runs out! 


Veerle's Kaarten Hoekje said...

Beautiful card Brenda, love that big flower die.
Hugs Veerle x

Viv said...

This is really pretty Brenda and the black frame highlighting your prints is a great addition. Thanks for sharing with us in the CAS MIx Up gallery!

Marilyn said...

Beautiful card!
Have a great day!

Carol L said...

This is so pretty and I have to crawl out from underneath my rock, because I don't know what the print-making with die-cuts is! Whatever it takes to create it, your card turned out quite lovely! I just love that sunflower!! Ok, so who stole the sun again???

Irish Cherokee said...

I like it. Subtle and clean. Very nicely designed.

Hugs and Blessings,

Jules said...

Hi Brenda

That sounds like a great technique and your finished card is lovely!

Great layout and your die cut flower is beautiful!

I don't think I have ever posted twice in one day LOL!!

Hope all is well with you.

Love Jules xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

I saw this challenge and thought it looked fun. Brenda, youve captured it beautifully in the subtle colours reflected in your background from your diecut. Well done!
Thanks for sharing, and may our great God bless and keep you, dear Brenda, and all whom you love safe and well.
Prayer hugs, Shaz in Oz. X

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My Paper Epiphany said...

Well done Brenda! Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing with us in the CAS MIx Up:)

I Card Everyone said...

What do I think? I think you've aced the technique, and created a beautiful card, Brenda! Your print-making is fantastic - and I do SO love that particular sunflower!
wait - two cards?? who is this, and what did you do to my friend! Off to see...

Sandy said...

What do you mean "it's not as good as Bonnie's"!?? I think you did a wonderful job - I am pea green with envy. I have to admit that Loll did one of these print making cards not long ago that I almost fainted and fell out it was so beautiful. You should be happy with the outcome -- make some more!!!!
Sandy xx

Mac Mable said...

I think the die cut that you choose to do this fun technique looks amazing. A really striking card, great design and the prettiest of gentle colours Brenda x.

Nstiz said...

Fantastic job of this and I love the added contrast with a black frame and mat. I always have trouble coloring a die cut but you succeeded beautifully. You made me want to try this again! Gorgeous and love that die cut!

Brenda in IN said...

This is a lovely technique and I'm so glad you tried it. Your first card is amazing, Brenda. I love the die cut and your card turned out so pretty. It is so fun to try new things and some you will like and some not. This is a keeper!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I'm impressed twice in one day, go girl! Your second card is very beautiful, I love the technique although I haven't tried it yet, your sure does look beautiful. I love the design, the colours and the beautiful die with the black rectangle it has great impact.
Keep safe
Faith x

Liz said...

Beautiful card Brenda, a really effective technique. xx

Bonnie said...

You did fantastic, Brenda! I love this sunflower and it made great impressions in the background! Love the framing too! Thanks so much for sharing in our birthday celebration at CAS Mix Up!

Darnell said...

Not too bad? Are you kidding me, Brenda? I'm calling winner, winner on this one! I love the flower you chose and the really fabulous print you made with it. The frame and mat in black really elevate the whole design! Keep well! Hugs, Auntie

Anita in France said...

Soft and dreamy and just lovely, Brenda ... the black frame really makes the die cut and printing pop! Hugs, Anita :)

Loll said...

AMAZING work Brenda! I LOVE the colours of your sunflower and the print is absolutely gorgeous. Looks like a Monet painting! Seriously, AH-MAZING, my sweet friend. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx