Sunday, 21 March 2021

Spring Has Returned

CAS Mix Up has another fun challenge this month.
It's a new to me technique.
It is a great way to extend your die cuts even further.....
This is my card........

After die cutting the flower I scribbled on several colours with my zigs
and sprayed liberally with water,
I flipped it over onto watercolour card
and pressed it down three times to get the graduated look.

I used the original die cut and three more on the card.
Finishing with the stamped sentiment, splats
and heat embossing silver on the lower edge.
Thank you Bonnie, for this fun challenge.

CAS Mix up is also celebrating their 5th Birthday.
Thank you for all the amazing inspiration,
your friendly and encouraging comments
and all the techniques that I have learned and really enjoyed.

Challenges I would love to enter...
CAS Mix Up - Print Making With Dies
Uniko - Signs of Spring - without the optional twist

43 comments:

nancy littrell said...

Thrilled that you joined us at CAS Mix Up Print Making Die Cuts, Mac. Love your printed corn flowers and your die cut corn flowers. Such pretty dimensional layering and light to dark shades of color. Loved your clever way to add your sentiment and the smooshed background and heat embossed border too. TFS my friend. Love and Hugs..Nancy

Daffodil Cards said...

OH! This is gorgeous Mac, I love those cornflowers with the wonderful sentiment. I'm drooling at this beauty. Love the technique and that touch of silver.
Faith x

HilaryJane said...

Wonderful to see you in the CAS Mix Up gallery this month with the beautiful example of the die cut print making technique. That die is perfect for the technique and I just love those splatters xx

Maria said...

Very pretty flowers on your wonderful card!! Love the depth on your card and how you placed the sentiments!!

Susan said...

I love blue cornflowers (and blue is my favourite colour) so I'm totally in love with this card. Beautiful use of the die cut printing for the graduated look of the colour, and lovely die cuts and splatters on the top. Great way to do the sentiment too!

Trina P. said...

A lovely spring card. Great job on the technique. I always seem to add too much water and get a washed out background instead. 😂

Verna Angerhofer said...

So very beautiful the way you created this card.

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Well it looks like we’ve been having fun with this new technique Mac. Your card is beautifully designed and I love the colour that you’ve used. I think I’ll definitely be trying out this technique again very soon x

Viv said...

Fabulous Mac - another wonderful card and lovely to see you in the CAS Mix Up gallery! x

BożenA said...

WOW! Another great project, Mac !! I love your cornflowers, they have such an amazing color! I am also delighted with this technique, but my printing is not as pretty as yours. I wonder about your die cut flowers ... they have such white patterns between the basket and the petals ... Is it a hand-painted pattern with a white feather? It looks amazing !!
Hugs,
BozenA

Loll said...

LOVE those vibrant blues, Mac! What a gorgeous card with the mix of die-cuts, prints and splattering. Love how you've added the sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

Bonnie said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed this challenge, Mac! Your blue flowers are beautiful and I love how they stand so proud and tall! The embossed silver along the bottom and splatters finish the design beautifully! Thanks so much for sharing in our birthday celebration at CAS Mix Up!

Mia said...

What a lovely card, Mac. Great technique, my friend. Clever use of dies and pretty gradient colours. The silver embossing powder is perfect on blue. Thank you for the inspiration, sweetie.

Pat said...

I love these gorgeous cornflowers Mac and the printed ones in between in the background, and some pretty spattering too, and a great uplifting sentiment and it works beautifully on strips over the three background flowers. x

Christine Alexander said...

Wow such crisp prints from your die cuts, beautiful spring card :)

aussie aNNie said...

An adorable card and magnificent colours. Love this. x

papierelle said...

Wow, what a great idea and design. The card looks very perspective.

I Card Everyone said...

Mac, you know by now that blue isn't a favorite color - HOWEVER! These are such gorgeous shades of electric blue that I couldn't resist loving them!
I'm not sure what kind of flower this is, but they remind me of those growing wild along our country roads - so pretty! Beautiful print-making, my friend! xx
=]

Marcia Hill said...

Admit that I had to look close at this one Mac...thought they were all stamped (or printed) images at first glance, and then figured out that you used a mixture of die cut and those where you used the die cut to make a print...clever and BEAUTIFUL line up my friend!! And I LOVE that color blue you used...SOOOO pretty!! Hugs. :0)

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

This is just perfection. I have always thought that CAS cards are some of the most difficult to make them look complete but you just have the skill when it comes to these. The Queen of CAS! Take care and have a great crafty week. Hugs, Angela xXx

cuilliesocks said...

Here's another wonderfully created card from you Mac, I love your design and the gorgeous colours, and yes has returned, Kate x

Diane said...

What a gorgeous design and love the technique.

Hugs Diane

Cat Craig said...

Very cool look. Great use of the technique.

Brenda said...

Wow Mac, you are a pro at this technique as your card is stunning! I love that die you used and what a beautiful gradient fade you got. That was such a great idea to do. Love the colors you chose as well. You sentiment says it all! It has been spring here this week and has been glorious outside. Rain coming, but that is ok because the temps are staying up. So the dogs and I are enjoying it while it lasts. lol Hugs, Brenda

TK said...

Beautiful! The color is amazing, and your "prints" are sheer perfection, really great job, Mac

Zoechaos said...

Oh this is so clever those prints are just right making a lovely CAS card. x

Linda said...

I LOVE everything about this Mac. The colour is beautiful, the design is perfectly CAS, and what amazing prints! You've definitely nailed this technique my friend! Thank you for joining in with the CAS Mix Up birthday celebrations!

Ros Crawford said...

I love your cornflowers and the print... Terrific design Mac... So happy you played along. Hope all is well?

wannabcre8tive said...

Your corn flowers are just gorge. Love the blue you used on them. The splattering really looks good with them.

Liz said...

Wonderful card, Mac. I love the design and the colours are beautiful. xx

Izzy Scrap said...

What a gorgeous card screaming Spring, Mac ! Hard to imagine that's a new technique for you...it's just so beautiful. I tried this technique and found it not as easy as it seems to be on the video but YOU rocked it ! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Uniko with this beauty. x

Papercraft Boutique said...

What a lovely spring card, Mac! I LOVE the blue shades of your flowers and prints. The graduated look is so pretty and the fine splatters add depth to the card. The way you placed the sentiment strips is clever and they echo the height of the flowers!
Hideko xx

Anita in France said...

Delicate, dainty, dreamy ... and such a GORGEOUS colour (one of my faves) ... I just LOVE it! What a beautiful debut with this technique! Hugs, Anita :)

Sally H said...

I love this! Absolutely gorgeous!!!! the colours, the composition - I love everything about it x

Greta said...

You totally nailed the technique with this beautiful card, Mac! Glad to hear you've gotten your first vaccine shot!

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

This is truly beautiful, watercolour is such a delicate way of adding dimension to those flat white areas. You are a master at CAS Mac, one I always think of when I see that word. Spring certainly has sprung upon this card sigh.. Beautiful work my friend.
wishing you a very Happy Easter Hugs Tracey xx

Viv said...

Great card and what a clever idea too Mac! love the result, I must remember that, stay safe ;) hugs Viv xx

Mrs A. said...

Oh my goodness how did I nearly manage to miss this astonishing card. I love cornflowers. Great result. Hugs Mrs A.

Karen Dunbrook said...

ohhh...so very pretty, I need to try that!!
I love coming here, always so inspiring mf.
xx Karen

Inkyfingers said...

Wow, Mac - this looks so artsy and gorgeous. Love the loose colouring and pretty CAS design, and can't wait to see cornflowers in my neck of the woods.
Hope you are well.
Hugs
Carol x

Julia Aston said...

What a lovely row of blue blooms Mac. Great use of technique for this challenge! xx

Jo said...

Beautiful blue blooms, a garden filled with spring and hope. The splatters are perfect. xx

Beverley said...

What a fabulous technique and stunning results. Thank you for sharing and joining in on the Uniko Challenge. Crafty Hugs Bev x