Friday, 5 May 2017

Post 160: CAS Mixed Media Card: Happiness is a State of Mind

Hi Friends :)

I'd like to share a CAS Mixed Media Card today. I tried out a new technique today i.e.- "Decoupage" and I must say I enjoyed it quite a bit! 

Synopsis of the Process:

The card panel is a wonky stitched rectangle die cut on which I decoupaged 3 butterflies from a napkin using mod podge gloss lustre. After that I did some ink smooshing with distress inks and water from a spray bottle. Then using archival ink stamped some flowers. For the sentiment, heat embossed it on vellum using black embossing powder and then tore the vellum to a rough rectangle shape for added interest, stuck this to the card panel with some dots of Tombow glue. Then created some black splatter with watered down black ink from a zig and then stuck the card panel to the card base. In the end, added gold colored sequins to finish off the card. 

List of Supplies:

Rubber Dance Stamps- Textured Flowers and sentiment from Something Wonderful Set
Cutplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Die
Butterfly design Napkin
Mod Podge Gloss Lustre
Mini Distress Inkpads-festive berries, tattered rose, worn lipstick, fired brick, dried marigold and carved pumpkin 
Water Spray Bottle
Iris Cardstock 250 gsm
Black Zig marker
Homemade emboss buddy
Ranger's Super Fine Detail Black Embossing Powder
Versamark Watermark Mini Inkpad 
Ranger's Heat Tool
Ranger's Archival Ink- Jet Black
Tombow Mono Multi Glue

Here are a Couple of Pictures of the Card:

I am playing along with the following challenges:

Rubber Dance May Colour Challenge (I've included the 3 colors in the moodboard here)

Butterfly Challenge #78 (I've included decoupaged butterflies and gold sequins)

CAS Mix Up May Challenge (I've done stamping + splattering + decoupage + ink smooshing) 

CASology #247- Flow (I've used ink smooshing here and let the colors flow freely with water spray giving a loose organic watercolored effect)

HLS May Watercolor Challenge (Used red here and ink smooshing with distress inks and water to create a loose organic look)
Love reading your precious comments!
Stay Blessed. 


  1. This is so beautiful! I love the butterflies and the flowers together on a beautiful color palette.
    I also love decopaging sometimes, it is fun and relaxing at the same time.
    Thank you for joining the Rubber Dance Challenge.
    Hugs, Anita ♥

  2. Hmmm, the term "mixed media CAS" threw me for a loop for sure! But you've really created a one layer mixed media wonder here - it's fantastic! Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Autumn

  3. Love your gorgeous card! The colors and the texture are fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  4. This is fabulous. Love those butterflies. Thankyou for fluttering into the butterfly garden for this challenge. Hugs Mrs A.

  5. Beautiful card Preeti. Have not tried decoupage on a card ... you did a wonderful job. Love the colours and the black splatters. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  6. Love the butterflies, flowers and splatters, Preeti! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  7. Happy butterflies, love your colour combo and splatters too. Will have to try "découpage" ;) Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up!

  8. Wonderful card, Preeti! Your background has such a a nice mix of our colours this month and the butterflies look beautiful decoupaged on top. Thank you so much for using our stamps and joining our May colour challenge at Rubber Dance ♥

  9. This is wonderful dear..The title Itself is very intetesting..Turned out so beautiful..Haven't ever tried decoupage..and you tried decoupaging on paper..Great work..

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  11. really gorgeous
    thanks for playing with us at addicted to stamps

  12. Gorgeous card Preeti, I love the background, absolutely fabulous and the vellum sentiment is perfect 😍❤️

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

    Lols x x x

  13. What a cool technique! Thanks for sharing with us at CASology this week!

  14. Very cool technique, I love how the inks flowed together for that cool background! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

  15. What a beautiful card and technique, thanks for your sweet comments on my card at Mrs. A's wonderful Butterfly challenge!

  16. Great choice of inks to 'flow' together Preeti! Lovely that you could join us this week at CASology!

  17. You created a beautiful panel here Preeti, and I love your colouring.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers, and I hope you will join us again soon.
    Carol x

  18. Love this! The colours look fab. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx