Friday, December 15, 2017

December CAS Mix Up - Mid Month Reminder!

Ok, so maybe you need just one more Christmas card?  or you already have enough (yay for you!) but whatever kind of card you may need - we've got some inspiration for you over at the December CAS Mix Up Challenge!    You have until 12/24 to link up your card!
For today's card, I used:  stamping, die cuts, heat embossing and sponging - while still keeping it CAS leaving lots of open space!
I die cut the deer out of matboard and then embossed it with Platinum UTEE - Ultra Thick Embossing Enamels, it's something I had in my stash - but there is something similar available at Stampendous.   Some of the thick enamel powder tends to blow off as you are heating it - so there were some white spots left on the deer.  I just sponged over thespots with Ranger Distress Vintage Photo and Hickory Smoke Inks.  Then rubbed the deer with a paper towel to remove the ink from the enamel.
The tree background die cut is from the Mix & Mat Plaid Die from PTI.  The sentiment is Heaven Sings from Memory Box (an old rubber stamp!)

So I hope you will have a chance amid your holiday preparations to join us in the CAS Mix Up Challenge -  you have until 12/24 to link up your card!

Wishing everyone very happy and blessed holidays!

I'm also linking my card to:


Christmas - optional red/green/rust


Stamps:  Heaven Sings - Memory Box
Paper:  Cream Little Sizzles Matoard - Sizzix, white - PTI, cream- Coredinations.
Ink:  Cocoa Bean - PTI, Ranger Distress Vintage Photo and Hickory Smoke, Versamark.
Accessories:  Prancing Deer Die - Tim Holtz/Alterations, Mix and Mat Plaid Die - PTI, foam dots, Platinum UTEE Enamels, heat tool.

17 comments:

Cathy said...

Wonderful card, love the texture on the deer, Cathy x

Loll said...

LOVE the texture of the heat embossed deer, Julia. It's just gorgeous, especially over the tree frame background. xx

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful heat embossed elegant deer with your UTEE, my friend. Love your die cut background for your deer and wonderful sentiment. TFS Julia. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Hugs..

Susan said...

Wonderful use of the UTEE on your deer and a great neutral colour scheme!

Ina Grehan said...

I love the result you get with the Stampendous Enamel and your deer here looks amazing with the Utee. Do you heat it from underneath? Nice touch with the inking. Gorgeous die cut backing. Beautiful card Julia.

Jo Manna said...

That deer is truly a jewel. Beautifully executed. Love the contrast against that pretty matted die cut in ivory. Have a wonderful Christmas with your family, xxx

Sharli Schaitberger said...

What a wonderful card, Julia! I love how the deer has so much texture, yet it golden! Wow! Hugs!

Bonnie said...

This regal deer is one of my favorites! I love how you've embossed and framed him!

Mac Mable said...

Great idea to disguise the white spots with the inks. Elegant card, love the frame and thank you for the inspiration x

Monika Gulyas said...

Beautiful CAS card, Julia!!! Very elegant and beautifully made!!!

Christine Alexander said...

love the neutral tones and the great texture on your deer so elegant :)

Melissa L. said...
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Jane said...

Wonderfully elegant and majestic looking stag. Love his metallic shine. Thanks for playing at the HLS Christmas challenge.

Melissa L. said...

This is beautiful, Julia. I love the calm peaceful colors. The sentiment is lovely and perfect. Thanks for playing along at HLS MM Challenge for December. :)

Bożena Adamusińska said...

WOW! A great design! I love your winter scene. The extra dimension of the deer looks stunning.
Thank you for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Christmas.
Regards, BożenA DT HLS.

rachel said...

Awesome reindeer - the texture is fabulous! Wishing you a very Happy New Year and big thanks for joining us at Countryview challenges! Hugs rachel xx

Susan Renshaw said...

This is a stunning card! Love the deer and the tree background.
Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!
Susan
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