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4/22/2017

An Inlaid Rose for CAS Mixup Challenge

Good afternoon on a lovely & quiet warm Saturday. Doing bed linens after running some errands this morning so just took a minute's break to do a little post. I've been wanting to join in with the current CAS Mix Up Challenge and finished up a couple of cards that might work for this month's challenge.


Here's the 2nd card - both used the same Gina Marie flower die, and were made from Brusho backgrounds.

 
These roses have been floating around on the desk for some time, and so has the embossed background. Hunted up the Gina Marie rose die and die cut the background (and reminder to self: best to die cut first, then emboss! I was lucky enough on the first card that the Mbossibility folder (So Trendy) lined up perfectly, so I could re-emboss after the die cutting sort of flattened out. On the 2nd card, I diecut the opening for the inlay, then embossed). 
 

Card #1, with fun foam behind the rose inlay

The same design, just having the rose facing opposite direction. The reason I did a second card? When making this one, I had the bright idea to add a cut foam shape behind the rose (fussy cut the shape). The dimension is great, but thought it may look more like it was just adhered to the top of the card front, rather than inlay. But the rose was glued to the foam, then both pieces were inlaid into the opening. Looks quite nice IRL.... This is a really pretty die, and I like the look of the brusho pieces that were extremely easy to put back in the shapes.

A new Easter card was added to the Cards by Friends page, and I'll be back later with another CAS watercolor challenge card.

Ya'll have a great afternoon, and I'm off to the CAS Mix up Card Challenge..rules are in the badge at the beginning of the post. You still have time to play along!

Hugs and Prayers.

29 comments:

jimlynn said...

The Brusho's look so pretty on that rose! Love the embossing in the background too. Very pretty cards Mary!
Sounds like you're having a nice weekend.
Lynn

Bonnie said...

What pretty roses, Mary! The Brusho piece was perfect for this die! Love the embossing and sometimes I like it flatter! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

Pat said...

I love your pretty roses die cut from gorgeous Brusho pieces Mary, and the embossed background suits them perfectly. I have often made the mistake of embossing before die cutting but with more luck than judgement have managed to line it back up in the folder, and I'm sure I muttered a few choice words under my breath to the effect that how silly it was of me...hahaha. x

Shona Erlenborn said...

Very sweet Get Well cards, Mary. Thanks for the inspiration. This is such a fun design!

Lisa said...

They are so gorgeous, Mary!! The colors are so vibrant and beautiful!! Love them, my friend!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Loll said...

Both your rose cards are beautiful, Mary! LOVE the colour of the brushoes used for die-cutting those gorgeous blooms. And they look amazing with the texture from the dry embossed background. Always good to figure out the order of things. I have done it too where I've dry embossed and then it is flattened after die-cutting. :) Probably have done it more than once, actually! :) Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

Valerija said...

This is stunning! Love the roses.
Valerija xx

Sue said...

Hi Mary, A lovely card.

Hope you have a nice day. Sue

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful CAS cards love the Brushos and embossing -great technique too
Carol x

Pia S said...

Whatever the reason for making two similar cards I believe that's a thing I should do more often. Especially when it comes to Christmas designs as the number I need is increasing each year. And it's a great way to try out little twists to see what you prefer. I really like the effect of the brushi colors here. Stylish designs.

Marilyn said...

Beautiful cards!! Love the embossed background!

Pam said...

These are both beautiful Mary! I love how the roses turned out, the colors are so bright and beautiful!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Carol L said...

I love not only that pretty rose, but the lovely embossed backgrounds. The blended colors look amazing and are sure to uplift the recipient! A fresh rose always makes me feel better :)

Petra Swart said...

That is such a beautiful rose and it looks wonderful cut from the brusho coloured paper, Mary!!! I really like the colours you've used!!! The dry embossing is lovely and the small sentiment at the bottom is all that was needed to finish off two great CAS cards, my friend!!!! Lovely!!!!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!!
Hugz

Greta said...

What a gorgeous rose die, as is your Brusho background, Mary! Love dry embossing, but lately can't seem to use my folders, but maybe now I will.

Olga Fink said...

Gorgeous cards Mary!
xoxo Olga

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love those pretty roses on your cards. Great colors.

cuilliesocks said...

Just gorgeous Mary, beautiful colours and design, Kate x

scrAPpamondo said...

Amazing cards!! Great idea using the brushos, it gives fab warm blended colours to the roses! They look great!And the background compliments them so beautifully! You have made so well making wo of these CAS!
Hugs

Brenda said...

Oh my these rose cards are so beautiful Momma Mary! I love the brusho background you made for them too. Simple, but elegant! The embossing is so pretty too, love that embossing folder you used. Hugs, Brenda

Redanne said...

The roses are stunning and they look so beautiful against the clean white embossed background - I so wish I could do this type of card! Hugs, Anne xx

Kathleen said...

Really beautiful card and gorgeous colours.

Kath x

pam said...

Two beautiful cards Mary, love the background for your roses and embossed background.
Pam x

Nancy Stislow said...

This is one of my favorite techniques and it works so beautifully with your gorgeous painted rose. Your colors are fabulous, Mary and love the highlighting on the blossom.

Julia Aston said...

Your inlaid roses are just beautiful Mary - the red and gold look lovely against the white background! Thank you for joining us in the CAS Mix Up challenge! Julia

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Great job on these cards. I like the colors.

Pippa said...

Such pretty brusho flowers and I do like your inlaid cards.

Anita in France said...

Such fabulous roses, Mary ... the variegated brusho colour is perfect for them ... and pops beautifully against the texture-y white! Hugs, Anita :)

scrappymo! said...

The contrast of the two cards is so interesting. Just reversing how you assembled the die looks so cool.