Hi, my friends! Hope you are all safely tucked in, and staying safe! I was so honored to be invited to be the guest designer CAS Mix Up Challenge in November 2020! It's time for the Water Color Challenge, and our host with the most is Bonnie Klass, who always makes CMU interesting, and fun! Are you ready for the theme?
After pondering the idea of 'off the edge' - okay, you know me by now - I took it to a different place than Bonnie might have been thinking. But isn't that the fun part of card design? Here is my idea of 'off the edge' for Christmas!
This Altenew Festive Poinsettia is a favorite of mine - it was perfect for
stamping off the edge, and really dynamic when die-cut so the
leaves are partially off the edge as well!
It was easy to do:
- Stamp the Poinsettia onto a 4.25 x 5.5" piece water color cardstock - I clear embossed my image, and water colored it with Distress inks*, then gave it a purposeful splattering of gold Gansai Tambi blue gold water color paint, using a the very tip of a round paint brush
- When dry, I used the coordinating die to cut the portion of the bloom you'd like to be 'off the edge' - in my case it was just the main part of the 'bloom.'
- Then use another rectangular die to cut the panel - be sure to lift those petals over top of the cutting edges of that rectangle. AND save the pieces that can easy be placed back to fill out the rectangle on my A2 Neenah card base.
* Distress Inks: Aged Mahogany, and Rusty Hinge
Fabulous card, Michele!!! Congrats on the Guest Designer gig!!! YAY!!!
So lovely to have you as a guest designer this month and your card is stunning. Love your take on 'off the edge' and your perfect gold splatters, just the right number in just the place and just the right size - how clever you are xx
Congrats on your GD gig Michele, you have certainly rocked this one out of the ballpark, it's incredible!
This is a great card Michele! The gold spatters are perfect highlighting your pretty poinsettia. Lovely to have you as our Guest Designer this month! x
Woot, woot! I love how you think, Michele! This is amazing off the panel and so beautifully colored. I just ordered this bundle. Couldn't resist! Thanks so much for being out Guest Designer this month!
Have to say, you really know what "off the edge" means. Love the scale of the this card and the clever way you chose to meet the challenge. LOVE how you colored it...very artsy. Congratulations...you aced the Guest Design gig.
Great job Ms. Guest Designer! ; ) I love this poinsettia image - it's one of my all-time faves and as usual your CAS treatment is perfect!
Hugs - Red : )
Your "off the edge" design is beautiful Michele and congrats on being the Special GD this month...definitely well deserved! You've used one of my favorite Altenew sets too and I'm loving the colors also...lovely, lovely card my friend!! Hugs. :0)
Oh boy!! Congrats, they are going to love having incredible YOU as their guest!! Your card is stunning. Simple yet filled with so much to drink in!
Beautiful Michelle, love your take on off the edge watercolour and the gold splatters add just the right touch of Christmas sparkle :)
Love how you watercoloured this beauty in a sketchy style. The two tones make this CAS card spectacular. Fun to see the petals outside the base panel giving more interest to the focal point. Thank you so much dear Michele for being our special guest over at CAS Mix Up! xx
Gorgeous! Love the beautiful coloring and the SPLATTERS!
Gorgeous, Michele! Congrats on being the guest designer! You knocked it out of the park, my friend. Such a lovely image and showcased beautifully!
Splatter perfection on this beautiful card! Congrats on the GD gig.
This is stunning Michele! Love the off-the-edge look~
What a gorgeous Christmas card. I love the poinsettia, which is beautifully coloured and the gold splatters add a lovely touch of shimmer. Thank you for being our Guest Designer this month xx
Love your loosely watercolored poinsettia and how you die cut and mounted the flower off the edge and with a couple leaves off the edge of the background also. Beautiful CAS design, Michele. So pleased to have you as our Guest Designer for November. Love and Hugs..Nancy
Congrats on your guest designing spot at CAS Mix-up, Michele. It looks like you double edged. Offed the edge twice. Well whatever you call it, it's fabulous!
Very beautiful and creative way to have an off-the-edge design, Michele. Love your watercoloured poinsettia. The splatters are the perfect finishing touch. Thanks for being our Guest Designer this month at CAS Mix Up!
Congratulations on the Guest Designer spot at CAS Mix Up, Michele!
I love your partially off-the-edge poinsettia, Michele! I was wondering how you left the tip of the leaves intact, so thank you for describing how you made the card! The gold spatters are the perfect finishing touch!
wonderful design, rich colors, Michele!
Michele, this is one show-stopping card! The colors caught my eye immediately, and that splatter of gold is just perfect!
Many congratulations Michele on guesting over at the friendly CAS Mix up x. A stunner of a card and love how you die the die cutting for the off the edge theme x. Love the loose water colouring and love this card x.
Congrats Michele!! I'm so happy to see you guesting and what a fabulous card!! I'm in love with this...
Congratulations on your GRT with this challenge it is a huge compliment and acknowledgement of your skills. Your card here is wonderful and I love the idea of the die cut being off the edge! x
So is off the edge the same as over the edge? Either way this is wonderful!
What a gorgeous poinsettia Michele and love your idea of just die cutting the top half that goes over the edge of the rounded rectangle in the background. I love the gold with the red and the gold stamped sentiment and background spatters to finish. x
This is a cool way to take it over the edge. Great design and pretty card.
Congrats again on your well-deserved win and on your GD spot, Michele! I really LOVE your take on the challenge...Beautiful watercoloring and gorgeous CAS design! xx
Gorgeous! The wide white border really draws the eye to the gorgeous poinsettia!
That is a gorgeous poinsettia stamp Michelle - and wonderful die cut and colored - congrats on being the Guest DT this month! xx
Gorgeous poinsettia, Michelle, and I love how you did the leaves off the edge!! Congrats on guest designing at CAS Mix Up!!
This is such a beautiful card with gorgeous colours.
This is stunning Michele, I love your colour choice and your watercolouring is just wonderful!
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