Saturday, 2 November 2019

CAS Mix Up - November 2019 - Oxidized Metal - Christmas Pines

Hi Friends,
Welcome to November's CAS Mix Up Challenge, I am hosting this month and my Challenge is to use the Oxidized Metal Technique.  I only found one Video by Jay Soriano for this technique and thought it might be a quick solution for those last minute Christmas cards.  Jay makes it look so easy, I tried a few times and had mixed results.  The two colours Red and Green muddied easily but I liked the end result and used a couple of pieces I created for my cards.
Please note: Do rub the excess ink off with a Paper Towel after setting the colours with the Clear Embossing Powder, also blot the coloured foil onto scrap paper to help eradicate the excess ink.  I Clear Embossed again after I cut with the dies and this helped lessen the ink transfer and then used tweezers to handle the die cuts.  Also when the ink appears dry foiling might be an option to soak up any excess ink as in using alcohol inks, I didn't try this but I will next time I give it a go.
Stamps: S/U's Christmas Pines
Card: Thick and Thin Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Mossy Meadow, Real Red, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Poppy Parade, Silver Foil
Ink: Real Red and Granny Green Apple Re-Inkers, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, Mossy Meadow
Cool Tools: Aqua Painter, Water, Big Shot, Sizzix Rectangle Stitched Dies, Sizzix Pretty Pines Dies, Paper Towel, Heat Gun, Clear Embossing Powder, Glue Pen, Dble Sided Tape, Foam Tape, Mini Glue Dots
Thanks for popping in today.


  1. Gorgeous Christmas card using the oxidized metal technique, Sue! I had success the first time following Jay's video, but not much luck afterwards. Your colours mingled together to create gorgeous pinks and golds. LOVE it with the Christmas greenery at the top. Thanks for the fun challenge! xx

  2. Your results are fantastic, Susan! It is a challenging technique but so worth the effort. It's a great idea to try to foil to cover the wet ink. I may have to try this again to see if that works. Thanks for a great challenge!

  3. Absolutely stunning! I love the colours you've achieved with this fun technique and the beautiful foliage:)

  4. What a gorgeous result and a gorgeous card!

  5. Love your colors and textures you created on your beautiful metallic piece, Susan. Your die cut images were the perfect embellishments. TFS your Gorgeous card. Hugs..Nancy

  6. Gorgeous Christmas card and great results with the technique, Susan! Love how your oxidized metal look! I had the same problem (excess ink), so I covered the surface with a piece of acetate after taking pictures of my card. Thanks for hosting the challenge this month!
    Hideko xx

  7. What a stunning card, so creative and love the fun technique. Thank you for the tips and I am so looking forward to joining in with this new to me technique x.

  8. This is a gorgeous card Susan and great results with the technique.

  9. Gorgeous Susan, stunning effect with the oxidized metal effect.

  10. This is gorgeous I love the mix of colours. Thanks for the tips too xx

  11. Well, whatever you did - it looks wonderful Susan! Love the colors and pretty die cut holly and pinecones at the top of the panel - I've got to check this technique out! xx


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