Showing posts with label Embossing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Embossing. Show all posts

Saturday, December 1, 2018

December CAS Mix Up Challenge - Emboss Resist

It's December 1st and the new CAS Mix Up Challenge is posted!  Loll is our hostess with the mostest this month and her challenge is Emboss Resist!
We also welcome  Guest Designer:  Bozena (ArtCardBox)
There are several links to emboss resist technique videos over on the challenge blog.  
I used the Black Embossed Technique shown on this video: 
Black Embossed Resist by Jennifer McGuire (9:08)  
I had never seen this before and I love how it comes out!

I used Emboss Resist, stamping and layered die cuts.

I first stamped the holly leaves and berries in green and red inks onto a panel of white card.  Then I stamped over the images with Versamark ink and clear embossed them.  I colored over the panel with a black Tombow Marker, wiping the marker off the embossed images as I went along, until all the exposed white was black!  
You can see the shimmer of the clear embossing in this photo (hopefully!)
Stamp set is Layered Holly from STAMPlorations, Pierced Feature Frames are from PTI.
I was so excited by the technique - I made a second card - this time stamping just 3 holly leaves and one set of berries - and I did the sentiment a little differently - fussy cutting around the top and placing it below the image.
and again a close up of the clear embossing
and a view of what I stamped inside both of my cards.

So please join us and show us how you will use Embossed Resist on your CAS card design!

Please note:  The December challenge will run Dec. 1 - 15 (instead of to Dec 24), to provide two weeks off for the Design Team members during a busy time of year.

Winning post will go live Dec. 18th over at the challenge blog

Thank you!

You'll find some great emboss resist inspiration from the team as well as our December Guest Designer:  Bozena (ArtCardBox), links to technique videos as well as Mr. Linky where you can link up your own CAS Emboss Resist cards at the CAS Mix Up Challenge Blog!

This is my last month on the CAS Mix Up Team -  as I am moving over to Loll's  design team for her new CAS Stencilling Challenge!   Watch for it in January! 

Stamps:  Layered Holly - STAMPlorations
Paper:  white -  PTI
Ink:  Simply Chartreuse, Pure Poppy, True Black - PTI, Versamark
Accessories:  Black Tombow Marker,  Heat Tool, WOW Clear Embossing Power, Pierced Feature Frames - PTI  

Monday, October 15, 2018

Mid Month Reminder - CAS Mix Up Card Challenge - Faux Metal

Today I'm have a card to share as a mid-month reminder about the October CAS Mix Up Card Challenge!  Our hostess Mac would like us to use faux metal techniques - there are several links to technique videos posted over at the challenge blog to inspire you!

For my reminder card I was inspired by this video by Jennifer McQuire:  Faux Metal Embellishments by Jennifer McGuire (16:03) 
I used faux metal technique (multiple layers of embossing), stamping, stenciling and rhinestones.
I die cut my Small Gothic Window and Hampstead Bloom (both from Poppy Stamps - may be retired) out of watercolor paper 3 times.  I glued the layers together to make the die cuts thick.  I embossed the Gothic Window 3 times using Patina Oxide Baked Texture Embossing powder from Emerald Creek.  I embossed the Hampstead Bloom 3 times with Ranger Gold Embossing powder.
They come out so wonderfully thick!  I sponged over a portion of a Tim Holtz Mini Stencil with Ranger Distress Tumbled Glass Ink and adhered the die cuts over it with Tombow Glue.  I added 2 blue rhinestones to the centers of the flowers and stamped a sentiment from Ways to Say: Thinking of You from PTI.  I placed a heavy object over the die cuts for an hour to be sure they adhered to the panel.
The challenge is open until 10/24 and we hope you'll join us!  
Please link up your faux metal CAS cards over at CAS Mix up - where you will find lots of inspiration from the Design Team and our Guest Designer -  Pat (Colourful Card Creations). 

I'm also linking my card to:

The Flower Challenge

Stamps:  Ways to Say: Thinking of You - PTI
Paper:  Water color paper - Canson, Hawaiian Shores, White - PTI
Ink: Versamark, Ranger Distress Tumbled Glass, Hero Hues Black.
Accessories:  Hampstead Bloom and Small Gothic Arch Dies - Poppy Stamps, Gold Embossing Powder - Ranger, Patina Oxide Baked Texture Embossing Powder - Seth Apter/Emerald Creek, Mini Stencil - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous, blue rhinestones - Kaiser Craft, Tombow Glue, Heat Tool.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Let Old Wrinkles Come

I had a new owl stamp and sentiment that I was dying to get inky.  
And I found several owl challenges out there for inspiration!  
Here is a card I made using them!'
I stamped the background with Tim Holtz Tree Line stamps and PTI's  Birch Background.  I embossed the owl on a separate piece, die cut the piece, sponged it with Distress Ink and layered it over the background with foam dots.  I added the fun eyelash google eyes and embossed the sentiment  below the inkings.

I'm linking my card to:
My card is layered mixed media. Inspired by the owls and their big eyes!

I was inspired by an owl banner from Hayneedle

Stamps:  Owl #D9780and sentiment #C14712 - Impression Obsession, Tree Line - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous, Background Basics: Birch - PTI 
Paper:  White, Soft Stone - PTI
Ink: Versamark, WV Archival Fern Green, Ranger Distress Forest Moss, Cocoa Bean - PTI 
Accessories: Tree Branch Embossing Powder - Wendy Vecchi/Ranger, Mat Stack Die - PTI, Google Eyes - Darice, foam dots, heat tool     

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Embossed Washi Thank You!

Today I'm sharing a card I made for the Splitcoaststampers Technique Lovers challenge.   The challenge was Embossed Washi Background, which I had never heard of or tried before!
I just love how this came out!   I adhered strips of Washi over a white card panel until it was completely covered.   I started with the bird one in the center and worked above and below from there as I wanted the birds the central focus.  Then I embossed the panel with my SU Square Lattice Embossing Folder, added the die cut THANK YOU and adhered the panel to a black panel and then to a white card base.  

That beautiful Rose Birds Washi is by Alexandra Renke, I used her beautiful Foxes Washi on this Mother's Day card back in May.  The others are just generic Washi tapes I got probably at either Michaels or Joann.

What a great way to use up all those washi tapes we have - and to create a beautiful background at the same time!

I'm linking my card to:

Paper:  White, True Black - PTI
Accessories:  Rose Birds Washi tape - Alexandra Renke, pink dotted washi, black striped washi, black floral washi - Michaels or JoAnn, On the Edge Thank You die - Simon Says Stamp,  Square Lattice Embossing Folder - SU.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Mid Month June CAS Mix Up Reminder!

I'm here today as a mid-month reminder of the June CAS Mix Up challenge!  
Loll is our hostess the month and this is her challenge.
Here's my card using Layered Embossing Powders, Die cuts, stamping and water coloring.
Here's how I used layered embossing on my die cut seahorse.
I die cut the seahorse out of mat board.  Then I rubbed Versamark ink over the seahorse and spooned Baked Texture Patina Oxide Embossing powder over it.  This EP has powder and bits of gold in it. 
 I held my heat tool about 10" above the piece going back and forth over it so it wouldn't all blow off as it heated up.  Then I could move the heat tool down closer to get it all melted.  Look how thick and gorgeous this looks already!
Then I inked around the nose and up around the outside edge down to the tail with Versamark and spooned on Baked Texture Deep Sea Embossing Powder to add another layer and color to my seahorse.
(I picked the piece up carefully and moved it to a clean sheet of paper before melting the powder)
I used the same melting technique - holding my heat tool high above the piece until the powder started getting hot and then lowering it to completely melt the powder.
While I was at it -  I die cut 4 seahorses so I could make more cards!  They all look a little bit different, depending on how much of the Deep Sea EP covered the area.
I added a blue enamel dot for the eye.
To create the watery background, I took a panel of watercolor paper and tapped it onto my craft mat where I had rubbed Ranger Distress Cracked Pistachio Ink spritzed with water.   I stamped this fun Beach Day sentiment from Technique Junkies and glued the seahorse over the background.
You'll find lots of inspiration from the Design Team as well as links to videos for various Layered Embossing Techniques over at CAS Mix Up!  You have until 6/24 to link up your CAS project!  Hope to see you there!!
I'm also linking my card to:

Stamps:  Beach Day - Technique Junkies
Ink:  Hero Hues Black, Versamark, Ranger Distress Cracked Pistachio.
Paper:  Watercolor paper - Canson, white - PTI, Little Sizzles Matboard - Sizzix
Accessories:  Patina Oxide Baked Texture Embossing Powder and Deep Sea Baked Texture Embossing Powder - Emerald Creek, Sand and Sea Die - Sizzix/Tim Holtz, navy enamel dot, Tombow Glue.

Friday, June 1, 2018

June CAS Mix Up - Layered Embossing Powders

It's June 1 and a new challenge has been posted over at CAS Mix Up!  Loll is our hostess this month and she wants us to do Layered Embossing Powders!
Here is my card - where I was inspired by this technique video - Mixed Embossing Powders by Jennifer McGuire.
I was excited to get out this sweet popsicle die from Reverse Confetti to use on my card today.
 I bought it several years ago and it has not been used until now!
First, I die cut 3 popsicles and 3 sticks out of watercolor paper and glued them together to give a sturdy base for my embossing.
Then I embossed the top section in Pink Peony 3 times - letting it cool a few seconds in between embossings.
Then I masked off the middle section before inking with Versamark for the 2nd color Buttercup.
I didn't worry if there was a little overlap or flecks here and there. 
My Versamark pad is old and it has gotten several different flecks of powders stuck on it!!
I repeated masking the yellow to emboss the bottom section in Sky Blue
 I used Tree Branch EP for the popsicle stick - again embossing 3 layers so it's really thick and creamy!
I used Noted: Scalloped A2 die from PTI for the die cut framings.
I can just hear the Ice Cream Man's truck music when I look at this - can't you??! 
Popsicles were 5 cents when I was little!  
And we still couldn't get one every day - it was a special treat in the summer!
So please show us how you will use layered embossing powders on your CAS mix up card - remember to keep it CAS, use embossing powders, stamps and another media for your design!

We are welcoming Guest Designer:  Jane (Purplejet Loves Crafts) this month so please give her a warm welcome!
You'll find links to YouTube videos of various techniques for layering embossing powder as well as lots of inspiration from the Design Team over at CAS Mix Up!  You have until June 24th to link up your creation!

Stamps:  Sentiment Staples: Birthday - PTI
Paper:  White, Hibiscus Burst - PTI, Watercolor paper - Canson
Ink:  Versamark, Hero Hues Black
Accessories:  Wendy Vecchi/Ranger Embossing Powders in Pink Peony, Buttercup, Sky Blue and Tree Branch, Popsicle Die - Reverse Confetti, Noted: Scalloped A2 Dies - PTI, Tombow Glue, heat tool, Post It's for masking.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

A Vintage Journey - June Challenge - Stencil It!

The June challenge has been posted over at A Vintage Journey and Astrid is our glorious hostess this month!   Her challenge for us is to STENCIL IT!

Here is the challenge description in Astrid's words:  Create a project using at least one stencil, in a style that fits our challenge focus - vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journaling; industrial, timeworn or steampunk. There are so many possibilities to be creative with stencils on your cards, journals, layouts, ATCs or 3D projects. Stencils offer endless possibilities, be creative and have fun!
I decided to make a card for this challenge.
First, I colored on my Effulgent stamp from Penny Black with Ranger Distress Markers in Worn Lipstick and Gathered Twigs.  I spritzed the stamp with water and stamped it onto a piece of watercolor paper using my Stamp Platform so I could do one color at a time or add more color if needed on any area.  The more water you spritz on, the more watery the image, so you can practice to see what look you like!
Then I used 3 different stencils on my panel.  
First I sponged Shabby Shutters Distress ink over Tim's Crackle stencil.
Then I rubbed my VersaMark ink over Tim's Harlequin stencil on the right edge, removed the stencil and embossed it with Baked Texture Ancient Amber Embossing Powder.  This is really golden in the light.  I have a close up below where you can see that.
For the third stenciling - I used Tim's Speckles stencil and rubbed the Versmark over it over the flower area, removed the stencil and embossed it with Baked Texture Vintage Beeswax.  It looks rather like droplets of water when the light hits it.
I sponged around the edges of the panel with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and added an Idea-ology Metallic Sticker/Quotations.  I drew around the sticker with a Black Stabilo Pencil then rubbed it with a damp finger to smudge it.
Here's a close up of the droplets of Vintage Beeswax.
Here you can see the golden shimmer of the Ancient Amber EP.
So we hope you will join us this month and show us how you use one or more stencils in a style that fits our challenge focus - vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journaling; industrial, timeworn or steampunk.

You'll find lots of inspiration from the Creative Guides over at A Vintage Journey!

Stamps:  Effulgent - Penny Black
Paper:  Water color paper - Canson, white card base - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Shabby Shutters and Gathered Twigs, Versamark
Accessories:  Ranger Distress Markers Worn Lipstick and Gathered Twigs, water mister, Stamp Platvorm - Tim Holtz/Tonic,Crackle, Harlequin and Speckles Stencils - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous, Baked Texture Embossing Powders Ancient Amber and Vintage Beeswax - Seth Apter/Emerald Creek, Idea-ology Metallic Stickers/Quotations, Black Stabilo Pencil.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Watercolored Holly

I've been wanting to play along with a couple of challenges and finally got a card done for them!
I gold embossed the holly stamp onto watercolor paper.  I water colored the leaves and berries with watercolor paints and then did a watercolor wash in blue around the holly.  I layered the panel to a slightly larger piece of brushed gold paper and layered that onto my card base with foam dots. I gold embossed the sentiment directly on the card base below the panel.

I'm linking my card to:

I'd say my card is Clean Mixed Media?! 

Stamps:  Christmas Blueprint 4 - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous, sentiment from Beautiful Berries/Winter - PTI
Paper:  Water color paper - Ranger, Brushed Gold - SU, White - PTI
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  Gold embossing powder, heat tool, water color paints, brush, water, foam dots.