Wednesday 1 June 2022


Good evening folks, hope you are all well.
Just stopping by to share a card for the new CAS Mix Up challenge where I'm guesting this time around.

My inspiration for this card came whilst I was having a clear up the other week. I had accumulated quite a few magazine articles which I had forgotten all about, so decided to have a flick through and get rid of the ones that no longer interested me. Amongst many pieces of paper was an article from Craft Stamper about stamping through a stencil by Lydia Evans. I have no idea of the issue or date but I thought I would have a try as it fitted with the challenge.

I first took a panel of thickish card, as pastes are prone to warping thin card, securing the stencil, STAMPlorations Leaf Prints 3, with some masking tape.  I used some Dreamweaver Embossing paste and a spatula to add a semi circle quite roughly to my panel. Removing the stencil carefully, the panel was left to dry and I quickly washed the paste off the stencil and spatula.
Once the stenciling and stencil were dry, I replaced the stencil over the card, taped it down and stamped a range of small leaves and flowers through it. I wasn't sure what the end result would be but I was pleasantly surprised. However, the left hand side was a bit wonky so I trimmed away that edge and added some DP to the base card to fill the gap. 
On a piece of vellum, I stamped the greeting from Uniko in Altenew's Obsidian Black ink and heat embossed with clear EP. The vellum was trimmed down and wrapped over the stenciling, adding a few dots of black enamel effects gel. The finished panel was then added flat onto my A6 base card.

So where will you go with this latest challenge, try something new perhaps like me. There's lots of fab inspiration over on the CAS Mix Up blog from the DT and a second GD, along with some helpful links as always.


  1. How wonderful to have you join us this month as guest designer. I do love this card, what a clever idea. It turned out brilliantly, your colours are fabulous and the way you added the patterned paper when your panel became too small was just genius. It adds extra interest and wonderful contrast. Welcome to out little team xx

  2. Love this lush card Jules - your textures and colours are beautiful; and the vellum sentiment is a perfect addition. Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer at CAS Mix Up!

  3. Julie, I would never have been daring enough to stamp over that paste - but you've shown us all it worked beautifully! I think I might have that stencil? Hope so, because it is gorgeous - I have a soft spot for leaves!
    Congrats on being a guest designer - aren't we so happy to have the CAS challenge back? xx

  4. This is a beautiful card Jules! I love the artsy look of your stamping over stenciled background. Brilliant work!! So happy to have you Guest Designing at CAS Mix Up! xx

  5. What a great idea to stamp on the dry embossing paste, Jules! Wonderful colors and patterns with all that texture! Thanks for joining us as Guest Designer this month!

  6. Beautiful stamping thru your stencil onto the dried technique and colors. I love your black and white border...a nice addition to your CAS design. So pleased to have you as one of our June Guest Designers, Jules. Love and Hugs...Nancy

  7. What a unique and fabulous effect with the technique and one striking card Jules x. Many congratulations on guesting x.

  8. This is so intriguing, Jules, and very beautiful! I had no idea you could stamp on dried embossing paste and I love the effect! I'm delighted to be co-guest designing with you for the June CAS Mix Up Challenge! Hugs, Darnell

  9. I was so inspired when I saw your card and hope to CASE it! The pops of colour look amazing and very artsy! Thanks so much for being a fabulous Guest Designer. Hugs x

  10. It's great to have you as a Guest Designer this month.
    Your card looks amazing, so much texture, and I love the pop of colour. Nice idea to add the strip of paper too.
    I've not tried stamping onto texture paste before but I shall definitely be giving it a go.
    Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up this month xx

  11. Love the colors you stamped over the paste stenciling - and great re-design adding the black and white angled stripes strip along the edge! Congrats on being the Guest DT!

  12. Lovely to have you as one of our Guest Designers this month Jules. Your card is awesome, love the stamping on the paste and the texture you achieved.


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