Tuesday, 1 September 2020

CAS Mix Up September Guest Designer

 Super thrilled and delighted to be the guest designer over at CAS Mix Up Challenge 
This months challenge is Embossing with Dies.
The creative and friendly design team have tons of inspiration over on the site
and there are video links too, to inspire you further.......

This is my card.......

I have used stamping, embossing with dies and my choice is die cutting.
I used the leaf die to emboss onto foil card and coloured it with alcohol inks.
I also die cut the leaf out of white cardstock to lay on top of the foil.
This gave a real 3D effect as if it was pushing through the white layer.
I also embossed the sentiment die onto the foil 
and dripped alcohol inks into the indentations.
Finishing off with stamping and heat embossing the cute little hearts.

I loved stretching my dies further by embossing with them
and thank you so much for the honour of guesting with you this month......x
I hope everyone is keeping well?
Thank you so much for finding time to stop by my blog, 
I truly appreciate it.

Challenges I would love to enter......

40 comments:

Viv said...

Stunning colour combo Mac and another fab example of how talented you are! Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer at CAS Mix Up! xx

HilaryJane said...

What a clever way to use your die. The effect is really stunning. I love that 3d effect and the shine from the foil xx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I had to read how you made this a couple of times, it just didn't seem possible. I should have known better LOL. This is fabulous, I love the foil popping through the die, what a wonderful technique. You really are very clever. Love how you used the inks on the embossing too.
Faith x

I Card Everyone said...

So very clever, and beautiful, Mac! You are such a wonderful guest designer!
=]

MiamiKel said...

This is so magical, Mac! Such vibrant colors and wonderful detail! Congratultions on being a GDT - they have gained a STAR!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Oh my! So beautiful. I love the colors, foiling and all the textures.

Loll said...

This is gorgeous Mac! I love all the dimension from your embossed leaf. Amazing done in the turquoise foil. Beautiful colour combo of turquoise, gray and white. I am always in awe of your talent, my friend! Thanks for being our Guest Designer this month! xx

BożenA said...

I looked forward to your next card, Mac, and of course I'm delighted. I love how you used the die to emboss the foil and make a matrix through which the embossing can be seen. This is a very clever approach to the subject of the challenge. And of course you have achieved a delightful effect. Amazing card, Mac
hugs,
BożenA

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Beautiful. Loving the colour, the texture and the dimension you've produced. The techniques are so clever. Must pop over to see what the design team have been up to. Happy creative week, Angela xXx

Donna Ellis said...

Mac, I never cease to be WOWed upon visiting your blog. I have this die (and haven't used it yet), and would never have considered embossing with it or using metallics with it! Thanks for the inspiration, because your creation is LOVELY! hugs, de

Zoechaos said...

Congratulations on your guest spot and for your selection for August at CAS mix up. This card is so very textural I love the embossed metal and am going to be very interested in learning this technique and like you stretching my “stash” further. Once again congratulations well deserved. Stay safe, keep well & have fun. X

Bonnie said...

WOW! I love how the AIed foil is pushing through the white die cut leaves! The teal is such an awesome contrast with the white! The embossed xoxo is amazing and the little hearts a wonderful touch! Another masterpiece, my friend! Thanks so much for sharing your talent as Guest Designer this month!

Pat said...

What a fabulous looking background Mac and love that leaf die embossed onto the foil card and the turquoise AI is gorgeous, and the embossed silver foil sentiment with AI colour in the indentations, and sweet little hearts, look wonderful over the top. You always come up with something so different. Congratulations on your GD spot too. x

My Paper Epiphany said...

So original and stunning! I loved this card the moment I saw it! Such a great idea to use the foil and colour it with AIs. Thanks for being our Guestie this month:)

TK said...

Stunning! Love the texture, colors and fabulous foil

Susan Joyce said...

Totally delightful Mac, I love every detail of your amazing design. Thanks for being our Guest Designer this month.

nancy littrell said...

Wow...your die embossing with foil and then adding the die cut white really makes your card pop, Mac. I loved the added embossed XOXO and stamped hearts too. So creative and clever as always, My friend. So pleased you were chosen as our Guest Designer for September. Your card is Stunning Mixed Media!! Love and Hugs..Nancy

Craftychris said...

This is beautiful! Fabulous techniques which together are so cool! Take care and stay safe xxx

kiwimeskreations said...

Wow Mac, you have really rocked your dies with this stunning masterpiece. Love it
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Karen Dunbrook said...

wow....how gorgeous and elegant. The details on the leaves is just amazing and your results are fab.
So happy you are their GD this month.
xx Karen

*Vicki* said...

Your background here looks amazing Mac! I love how you've went about putting this together with the die cut and coloring over it! Really impressive look with the sentiment too! So beautifully done and congrats on your GDT spot my friend! So well deserved!

Ros Crawford said...

Congrats on your GD spot Mac... It's always lovely to visit here and see your amazing creations... This is so lovely. The leaves look fabulous! That's a clever tip to emboss and die cut it gives such a terrific texture. Stay well my friend

Jo said...

Another glorious jewel dear Mac. You never disappoint and I am so proud that you are our special guest for this month's challenge. I love the depthness achieved and using the foil make it even more stunning and special. Thank you so much for being part of the challenge that I'm hosting, always a pleasure. xxx

cuilliesocks said...

What a stunning card Mac, wonderfully designed and the colour theme is gorgeous. Congratulations on your GDT role, well deserved, Kate x

Inkyfingers said...

What a simply gorgeous card, Mac and you totally rocked this technique! I love the beautiful colours you used and layering the card for an in-depth pattern was a genius idea. Congrats on being a well-deserved guest designer.
Take care.
Hugs
Carol x

Trina P. said...

Congratulations on GD! This is a stunner! The foiling is so gorgeous. Adding the white was a good contrast. Love the colours.

Diane said...

Just stunning, love the colors. You have the best techniques.

Hugs Diane

Izzy Scrap said...

Congratulations Mac for being such an inspiring Guest Designer ! Love your gorgeous card. Such a fabulous idea to use both die embossing and die cutting, it gives such a beautiful dimension. Of course love your colour choice too. Amazing as usual ! xx

Brenda said...

Wow, this looks amazing Mac! I love the way you used foil paper and colored the embossed leaves, and then put the same die cut out over the embossed one, so cool!!! Love that you did the same thing with the xoxo. Really cool! I'm not surprised that you are Guest Designer over at CAS Mix Up, you are good at mixing it up!!! Hugs, Brenda

Christine Alexander said...

congratulations on being picked as GD, your embossed die cut image is beautiful :)

Linda said...

WOW! This is stunning. I love the effect from the embossed foil layer and the colour looks amazing!
Thank you for being our GD this month xx

Julia Aston said...

What a gorgeous card using this interesting technique Mac! Your green leaves are stunning and there is so much shine on your whole design! Congrats on being the Guest DT this month! xx

Brenda in IN said...

Wow, this is lovely. That foil is beautiful and the embossing over it is so pretty. I love the embossed xoxo too. Awesome technique. Congratulations on being guest designer and your great card.

pam said...

Oh my this is just stunning Mac!beautiful embossing and colours
Pam x

Papercraft Boutique said...

What a gorgeous leaf card, Mac! Coloring embossed foil sheet and layering the white die creates a wonderful shiny 3D effect. The silver and aqua green color combo is so cool! Always happy to see your cards on the CAS Mix Up Challenge site.
Hideko xx

Ina G said...

You have wowed us again with your creativity Mac. What an amazing effect you achieved. Love the colour choice. Can't wait to see your reminder creation!

Greta said...

I always say wow when I come to your blog, Mac! Your creativity & talent is amazing! Really love the look of the embossed leaves colored with AIs!

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

You always give us something extra with what every you create, thinking outside the box using those dies in ways many would not. Lovely choice of colour and very classy in design, layering the white die cut over the embossed foil displays even more dimension. Incredible creation.
A fabulous Guest Design piece Congrats Hugs Tracey xx

Anita in France said...

Glimmery, glitzy and so elegant, Mac ... puts me in mind of the stylish 30's ... gorgeous ... and wonderfully dimensional! Congratulations on your GD spot! Hugs, Anita :)

butterfly said...

Subtle glamour - that peacock blue with the silver is lovely. Sorry to have been a poor visitor lately - there's a lot going on!
Alison x