Wednesday, February 1, 2017

February CAS Mix Up Challenge - Corrugated Cardboard

Welcome to February and to the CAS Mix Up Challenge - this month Susan has asked to use corrugated cardboard.
For my card today - I used a piece of partially stripped corrugated cardboard, a stamp, Brushos with water, and 3 dies - and I made it a Valentine!
Here are a few photos of how I made my card.
I die cut 4 hearts out of a piece of cardboard I saved from a box using an old Sizzix die.  I decided to just use the largest one and ripped off some of the top layer.
 Then I shook just a little bit of Brilliant Red Brusho onto the heart.
Next, I spritzed it with a little bit of water - and look at the explosion of color!  I like to leave it like this with splotches of color -  the more you spritz with water - the more the Brushos dissolve and spread.  The different layers of cardboard also absorb the color differently so it gives a wonderful mottled appearance.
I die cut an arrow from black card and a stitched square out of white.
And then I put it all together!  The arrow wasn't long enough to go across the full distance of the heart - so I cut it in half and adhered it to the two sides, die cut another arrow and just snipped a little middle piece and adhered it in the center as if the arrow was shot through the heart. 
(To my eye, it looked like too big of an opening without the added little middle piece)
I adhered the heart to the stitched square and layered the square over the card base with foam dots.  My card is 4 1/4" x 4 1/4".  I stamped the sentiment along the bottom in black ink
So we hope you will join us by linking up your CAS Mix Up card-  here's the link to the challenge where you will find more corrugated cardboard inspiration!   You have until the end of February to join in!
I'm also linking my card to:
Happy Little Stampers


Stamps:  Crazy Talk - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous.
Paper:  white, True Black - PTI
Ink:  Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  Brillian Red Brushos, water spritzer, Dies: Stitched Mat Square, Of the Heart Dies - Lil'Inker Designs, Hearts - Sizzix, corrugated cardboard, foam dots, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive.

15 comments:

Dotty Jo x said...

Corrugated card - the crafter's friend! Love your card, Jo x

Loll said...

I love this design Julia. The heart looks amazing with the Brushos over top. Who knew that brushos would look so good on cardboard??!! The arrow is just perfect. Love the three sections. Fantastic design! xx

Brenda said...

What a cool Valentine card! I love that you used brusho's on the corrugated cardboard, it looks so cool and I'm glad you stopped adding water-it just looks so cool the way it is! I also love the arrow, it really does look like it is going through the heart. Great card design too. Hugs, Brenda

Jo Manna said...

What a cool way to add colour (Brushos) to that heart. Never thought that it was show up that much over kraft coloured card stock. Smart girl! Beautiful design too, LOVE it! Hugs

Redanne said...

Beautiful Julia, the corrugated card certainly took the Brushos well! I love the improvisation with the arrow, it looks great! Hugs, Anne xx

Bonnie said...

I love that you used the cardboard that was not completely stripped, Julia! I could have saved myself a lot of work it I'd realized it would look this good! Love the arrow and how you cleverly made it fit!

Deb Riddell ~ Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Beautiful Julia, love how the Brushos reacted on the corrugated card, think I am going to have to get me some of those! Deb xo

nancy littrell said...

I love your mixed media corrugated heart Julia. Your pieced arrow was a stroke of genius. Don't you love when that happens? Such a nice CAS design too my friend. Hugs......

Susan said...

Fabulous use of the brushos on the partially revealed corrugation - love the variation in colour you got. Wonderful design with the heart pierced by the arrow. Thanks for making such a great card for my challenge!

Lisa Lara said...

wOW, Julia, great job using the cardboard. Love how you heart turned out.

Julie B said...

Love the way you've left some of the top layer of the CC behind. The simple white background makes the Brusho heart sing. :)

A Pink said...

A fine example of there being beauty in simplicity . Lovely x

Sue said...

I love how you used the corrugated card, Julia. What a great idea to add Brushos. Such a lovely design with the arrow.

Melissa L. said...

This is gorgeous, Julia. I love how you used the cardboard, made a mixed media creation and kept it CAS too. Beautiful. Thanks for playing along at HLS WC.

Benzi said...

Love that corrugated heart and the arrow is just so special. Gorgeous valentine.

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