Monday, 1 June 2020

CAS Mix Up Challenge - June 2020 - Embossed Vellum - Orange Bloom

Hello Everyone,
It's the 1st of June and we have a fun new Challenge at CAS Mix Up, I am Host and challenging you to use  Embossed Vellum. We welcome Bonnie as our Guest Designer this month.
We also have some changes happening, a new Design for the Blog and a new Format, some New Design Team Members, and Loll has decided to combine the CAS Mix Up, Water colouring and  Stencil challenges into one.  Each month will be a different technique style and repeated.  The Christmas Challenge will remain.
After Heat embossing the flower with Orange E/Powder I used a stylus to emboss the image from the reverse side, using waxed paper to help improve the movement of the stylus.  I love how the Vellum puffs up and changes it's colour giving the image a 3D look.  I then backed the flower with an Orange mat and die cut the circle sandwiching it to the front of my card.  I finished off with the Heat Embossed Sentiment and Stamping on the inside of my card.
Embossed Vellum, Stamping, Heat Embossing, Fussy Cutting, Die Cuts

Hope you will join us this month with your Embossed Vellum cards.
Thanks for visiting today, love to see you here and I enjoy reading your comments.
Stamps: S/U's Blended Bloom, Elementary Elegance, Altenew I Adore You
Card: Thick and Thin Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Vellum
Ink: Versamark
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Spellbinders Classic Circle Die, Embossing Buddy, American Crafts Zing Apricot E/Powder,  Zing Lime E/Powder, Heat Gun, Stylus, Stampin Pierce Mat, Misti, Dble Sided Tape, Glue Dots


  1. Wow this is so pretty Susan and what a striking effect with using the stylus on the vellum x.

  2. WOW Susan! The orange is such a striking colour and your embossing of that lush flower is soooooo good! Great card. x

  3. A beautiful card with this gorgeous bloom as a focal point. Great challenge too, loved having fun with the vellum. Thank you!

  4. That heat embossing makes the flower look lovely and frilly and the dry embossing with the stylus, adds depth and dimension. I love the sentiment in the same orange and the little flower detail inside. Great choice of challenge, I enjoyed this one. Thanks xx

  5. A great challenge, Sue! Love your flower and the contrast between the white embossed vellum and orange embossing!

  6. This is so pretty Sue! I love the dimension of your vellum flower with the orange outline. I've had a great time playing with vellum ... thanks so much for hosting this awesome challenge! xx

  7. Thanks so much for the warm welcome and especially for the reminder to have fun with vellum. It is so under used and rated. Your creation here is the perfect example. Where else could you get this effect? Plus your heat embossed sentiment makes the colors play happy together.

  8. Beautiful heat embossed and stylus embossed vellum flower, Sue. I had so much fun playing with vellum because of you and the helpful videos you shared. It is wonderful to be back on the CAS Mix Up Challenge again. TFS your beauty and again for hosting an awesome challenge:-) Love and Hugs..Nancy

  9. Gorgeous bright embossing on your pretty vellum bloom!I love working with vellum, so thanks for this fun challenge theme:)

  10. This looks so pretty Sue. Great dimension on that beautiful flower.
    I don't use a lot of vellum but when I do I love the effect. Thanks for hosting such a fun challenge xx

  11. What a gorgeous embossed vellum bloom, Susan! The bright and shiny orange heat-embossing, the white embossed petals, and the translucent orange of the circle window are so effective, interesting, and yet simple!
    Hideko xx


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