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1/13/2018

CAS Mixup Brusho and Clingwrap

HiYa...We have welcome sunshine after several dreary days. Think the cold front moving across the USA is on its way towards us, as the air is much cooler today. I hope all of you dealing with health issues are beginning to feel improvement. So many folks are down with respiratory infections, colds, the winter blues. Sending hugs to those folks.

After some playing with the brusho/starch/cling wrap techniques, I'm back with another card made from that play. Will add it to the CAS Mixup Challenge for January.

 
 


Blue background created with Dylusions After Midnight spray over a glossy krome kote cardstock; sprinkled some blue shades of brusho crystals, may have added a dash of the black pot, then spray starch. Let it bloom just a bit, then crumple a piece of cling wrap and just scrunch it all around. (remember that old song, You Do the Hokey Pokey and you shake it all about? Well, maybe nobody ever sings that anymore, but that's what I think about as I'm scrunching that cling wrap LOL).

MB die cut white glitter paper (American Crafts 6x6 pack - it does not have the heavy plastic backing some glitter papers do, so it's very easy to cut). Cut a plain c/s of the same die to give the glitter paper a little heft. Used a Hero Arts Infinity circle die to get a shape to fit the blue background - round part of the snow globe. I have quite a few different circle dies, and would you believe not a single one fits exactly? I made one of the Infinity dies fit with a little trim here and there, and carefully glueing it to the globe. Could have cut another die from the blue and done an inlay, though some of the bits would have been tedious. I'm not in the mood for tedious just now.

Fun Foam behind the finished snow globe for dimension. Then popped it onto a rectangle embossed with our favorite CB dots EF. Cut thin strips from the remaining brusho piece to create a frame after seeing how it looked just plopped over the snowflake mat. Stamped sentiment in Memento Paris Dusk, then restamped with versamark and clear EP to get some shine. Hand cut the sentiment piece and this is the card that was delivered to our neighbor with the new knee this morning. Since it was a little bulky - thought this would be a good use of a dimensional card, and will save the earlier card to mail.

Added a pretty card to the Cards by Friends page. Now off to link up with the CAS Mix Up Challenge. Hope you'll come along and see some gorgeous cards done with this technique.

Blessings and Hugs. Thanks for the visit.

38 comments:

  1. This is so striking, Mary. That deer is so majestic. Love the snow globe and the gorgeous background. We’be been so very cold here. But we haven’t caught any bugs gets. Here’s hoping we all stay healthy and warm.

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  2. This is so gorgeous, Mary!! I love the beautiful blues!! The embossing and the sparkle are fabulous!! It's so stunning!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  3. Hi Mary,
    oh my word this card is sooooooooo! gorgeous.
    You have created a materpiece here.
    The inking technique you have used is os brilliant, and the colours are so superb.
    Love the wonderful globe and super sceneinside it.
    Lovely embossing also.
    Love and big crafty hugs from my house to yours. Jenny L.

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  4. Wow Mary, your Brusho's background catches my eyes!! Such wonderful job scrunching that cling wrap! Love the result and the blue shades match very well the white glitter! The embossing gives a touch of elegance to your card! A great design!
    Here the day are most warm, but the TV says that the next week the cold will return. Winter isn't finished! :)
    Hugs and take care!

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  5. I love this very pretty snowglobe Mary and the glittery white paper contrasts beautifully with the gorgeous deep blue background using the clingfilm technique, and the embossing in the two different designs is just perfect. x

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  6. Gorgeous card Mary! Your blue cling wrap piece looks gorgeous as the sky for your snow globe. Great idea to cut leftover thin strips to create a beautiful frame as well. The winter scene inside the snow globe is beautiful cut from sparkly paper, and love the texture of the snow embossed background. A gorgeous card Mary and I'm sure it brightened the day for your neighbour! xx

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  7. Oops ... thanks for sharing your card with us at CAS Mix Up!! xx

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  8. Must say I do love this technique and have used it several times. Your result is lovely Mary and the colours are gorgeous.x [aNNie]

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  9. Mary, wow, such an awesome cling wrap background. I love the icy blue colour and the texture of the cling wrap. thanks for playing the CAS Mix up challenge :)

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  10. I love this! The beautiful blues make it look like a midnight sky and the glitter white paper is perfect for this card

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  11. Beautiful Brushos/starch/Cling wrap background for your Winter scene, Mary. So pleased you were able to join us at CAS Mix Up. Stay away from the germs. Hugs...

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  12. A stunning card Mary,just love that vibrant background you have created...really makes the scene pop....such a great stag....xxxx

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  13. This is so striking with the vivid and rich blue color, and standing in the midst of it is that majestic reindeer - all within a snowglobe! Beautiful and elegant card, and I admire you for playing with all those elements to come up with something that looks like this! It's well worth the time spent! Gorgeous card!

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  14. I love this snowglobe with the pretty, winter scene! Good job of trimming the circle because it looks perfect to me. Your cling background is so pretty with the rich blues and a perfect background for the snowy scene! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  15. I've seen some stunning Christmas cards lately but this one takes the prize! Absolutely gorgeous!!!!!
    Lynn

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  16. A Beautiful card, with lots of sparkle with the beautiful blue background and embossing. I suspect your neighbour loved it and was grateful for your kindness.
    Faith
    x

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  17. Your blue background is really pretty and I love the white sparkle paper. Lovely card!

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  18. Oh, this card is just beautiful Mary! The Brusho and cling wrap technique looks fabulous! Isn't it amazing what we can do with ordinary household items. I love the embossing and the sparkle as well!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  19. Wow Mary - love your "cas" card! Beautiful blue background with the cling wrap technique and the lovely glittery deer scene globe - stunning for sure.

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  20. This is a fabulous "CAS" card! Loving that gorgeous brusho cling wrap background with the sparkle white globe scene in front. Stunning!

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  21. Wow! That deer die looks so awesome against that fantastic background. What a fun snow globe design. One day I mean to try the cling wrap look.

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  22. This is so beautiful, Mary! Love the rich, royal blue and the wonderful texture you achieved with spray starch and cling. This is such a lovely, winter card! Love the monochromatic color scheme.

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  23. A super card Mary, such a beautiful snow globe scene and lovely embossed background.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  24. Really beautiful card Mary, love the snow globe image and the gorgeous blue background, super EF too.

    Kath x

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  25. Oh WOW, Mary, your card is absolutely stunning! I love the design and the colours are perfect.

    I used to regularly sing the 'Hokey Cokey' (as we used to call it) with my class when I was teaching 4 and 5 year olds. I still have a couple of CDs with it on. I'm humming the tune as I'm typing this! LOL! xx

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  26. Another gorgeous background turned into a stunning card! Love it!

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  27. What an amazing background...those blues are just stunning with the white snow globe. It almost has a mirror effect, just love your sweet card! Happy New Year!

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  28. Looks gorgeous Mary.
    Hugs Veerle

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  29. What a beautiful card! That blue is just stunning with the embossed white!

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  30. Absolutely stunning. Love the vibrant blue and that pretty glitter is fabulous x So eye catching and so very beautiful. I am on the mend at last from that horrendous virus and looking forward to getting in my craft room again x

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  31. Absolutely beautiful! Love the vibrant blue - fabulous with the silver reindeer snowglobe and the embossing folder layers. Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Mix Up.

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  32. This is beautiful. The blue truly is the star of this card. I love how you embrace a technique and fully try it out. We still sing that song here in the UK at parties. Hugs Mrs A.

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  33. Love that die cut with the background, very striking.

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  34. Fabulous card and great technique will have to try that one-mojo gone awol at the moment!!!My little grandaughters still sing that-speaking of which Ellie the 10yrs has this flu virus and has been in bed with a temperature/sickness and just drinking since Sunday but because it's a"virus" no medication given so just calpol for temperature and we have her here as Mum at work and Dad lives here but when she gets up at 4am feeling ill whose bed does she come too ----ours!!!still we don't need to get up and Dad has to work too
    Carol x

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  35. The blue background looks velvety and beautiful. And teaming it up with white makes the color stand out even more. Your card is lovely.

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  36. Wow, this is a beautiful card Momma Mary! I am loving that background you created. That sounds like a fun technique to do. Yes, I sing that song a lot! lol But maybe I am dating myself?! That is a great snow globe die as well and I love all the layers you have done on this card along with the embossing. Hugs, Brenda

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  37. I just love your snowglobe design and that beautiful blue winter sky made using the technique Mary! Thanks so much for joining us in the CAS Mix up! Julia xx

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