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4/13/2018

CAS Mixup Card Challenge for April 2018

Happy Friday - gosh just realized the date is the 13th! Oh well, I'm not superstitious - very much, anyway! There's a neat challenge going on over at the CAS Mixup for April...using rubber bands. Finally had a chance to have a play, but this past week was rather busy for us, so just got a card made with one of my efforts.

First, though, I'd like to welcome a new follower, Louise of Cards4ubyLouise and Other Treasures.
I happened to spot Louise on a visit to my blog pal, Brenda of Inkspired to Stamp, as Brenda had shared a lovely card using the Black Ice technique. Louise's comment indicated she was going to try the technique, so of course I paid her a visit, enjoyed her cards, and there you go. It's interesting how  visiting various blogs can often lead you to a new friend. So if you've the time, I urge you to visit both these blogs to enjoy some really pretty cards using this 'new-to-me' Black Ice technique.

Now on to the CAS Mixup Challenge for April 2018:

 
 
Edit: A nifty video by Loll shows off this neat & easy technique.
 

My effort at this technique.

 
 
- 2 medium size rubber bands wrapped round a brayer roller.
 
- inked with versamark, WOW white pearl embossing powder for the resist.
 
- DOX smooshing with Twisted Citron, Broken China. Looked at this for a bit, thought it was too greeny, so went back and did a couple more layers with Blueprint Sketch, drying in between the smooshing. DIe cut with a stitched rectangle die
 
- MB Koi die cut from a previous background made with Dylusions sprays
 
- mirror gold overlayer cut and adhered.
 
- Sentiment stamped and then added some Nuvo Grey mist for water bubbles. Hope I left enough white space to consider this a CAS!
 
I'll be back later - hopefully before the challenge closes - with another card made using thinner rubber bands wrapped over a small ink block.
 
 
Ya'll have a good afternoon, and come back when you can! Hugs & Blessings.
 


36 comments:

  1. Wow!! Such amazing background for that bright fish!! It looks just wonderful and stunning! I have never seen a background made with the technique you used here, I will give a try, one day! Thanks for sharing your amazing card!

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  2. Oh my goodness what an amazing background, perfect watery colours for that fabulous golden fishy xx

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  3. Looks to me like you nailed the technique - and WOWSERS!!!! What a beautiful card! Did I already say WOW!
    Lynn

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  4. Hi Mary, really lovely creation and a super result for your first attempt at this technique, not heard of it myself but must try to remember and go check it out.

    Kath x

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  5. Gorgeous and very creative rubber band background, Mary, for your water feature. Perfect for your pretty fish. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs..

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  6. You did a great job with that technique and I love how it turned out! The colors are perfect with that great KOI fish! I love it!

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  7. That's a neat technique. I like that koi die...what stamp company? Have to try the rubber bands tonight. From the video you linked us too, I think after that was the foil technique....gosh those make beautiful cards. Told my husband I need to get a laminator and the stuff that goes along with it! "So many techniques, so little time!"

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  8. I love this rubber band technique did it years ago. Should do it again. Love your card Mary well done. Hugs Veerle x

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  9. I love this technique with the bands round a brayer and you have done it beautifully and it looks like wonderful ripples on a pond, and then your gorgeous bright Koi swimming around. Gorgeous Mary. x

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  10. Wow! This is lovely, Mary! I like the idea of using an EP color other than white or clear. Really beautiful. Hugs, de

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  11. Isn't this technique fun, Mary? I love the pattern you made with the rubber bands and the fantastic DOX with it! It's a perfect home for the beautiful koi! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  12. such a clever water effect with the rubber bands and versamark. Love the little Koi ":)

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  13. LOVE your rubber band "waves" Mary! They are amazing!! ... and so pretty with the beautiful koi. Love the colours of blue and orange together. Fantastic rubber band technique card Mary!! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

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  14. What great use of the technique Mary - your card is amazing
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  15. Hi Mary, Lovely card.

    Hope you have a nice day. Sue

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  16. Brilliant Mary! Love the bright koi atop this "fintastic" background! Gorgeous idea!

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  17. I'm glad you had time to make this lovely card. The rubber band water is perfect for the koi. He is beautiful and just shines. Great card, Mary and thanks for the shout out. Can't wait to see your next rubber band card.

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  18. WOW! What an outstanding effect you achieved on your rubber band stamping! LOVE this, Mary. The koi on this background was brilliant! Love the colors you chose to create the water too.

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  19. What a fabulous effect you've achieved with this fun technique Mary. It is perfect for a watery card and love that beautifully coloured Koi on the gorgeous background. Thank you for joining in over at The CAS Mix Up Challenge x

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  20. Fabulous technique Mary and a fabulous card, I love the design and colours, Kate x

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  21. Absolutely stunning! I just love what you did with the rubber band technique. That looks amazing the way the background worked so well for your underwater scene. Neat koi fish too!

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  22. A super card Mary, such a great technique - you have created a brilliant background for your fabulous Koi.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  23. Wow, this is so stunning!! I love the technique you used with the rubber bands!! So creative!! The colors and the koi are gorgeous!! I love, love this!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  24. Yay! Great minds, Mary, that we both made water with our rubber bands! I love your card! I haven't tried using rubber bands on a brayer, but I will because you were able to get the lines to curve, which you can't do when they're wrapped around a block, so thank you for this idea! Hugs, Darnell

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  25. Hi Mary what a lovely card,well done my friend xx

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  26. WOW, this is absolutely beautiful Mary, I love the technique you did! Love the shine of the koi fish die cut!
    Hugs,
    Pam

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  27. Such great ripples you created with the rubber band technique, Mary! The blend of DOX smoothing is so beautiful, and the color and the outline of Koi are just perfect! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! Hideko xx

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  28. Fabulous card Mary, love the background! Your koi looks very happy swimming in the ripples, Cathy x

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  29. You certainly smashed the technique Mary, this is such a beautiful card. Love the background and that koi.
    Faith
    x

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  30. Love the effect you've achieved with this technique! Perfect water for your beautiful Koi!

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  31. Loving the effect of the background Great card.......Lis

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  32. Darling card and fun background, this is a hot comeback technique right now!

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  33. Such a fun technique that I must try some time xoxo

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  34. Fabulous background and love the koi-have tried the black ice technique so easy and a great effect
    Carol x

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  35. Wow - your embossed rubber band stamping really looks like the ripples in the water this beautiful Koi fish is swimming in! Thank you so much for joining us in the CAS Mix Up! Julia xx

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  36. You did a really nice job using this technique...your fish image is just perfect one to try it with!

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