Monday, February 16, 2015

Glass Bead Embossing Gel


Hi everyone.  We are already into week three of the Happy Little Stampers February CAS Challenge - Embossing.  Lots of amazing entries already for the challenge ... I've had such a wonderful time checking them all out! :)





I made this for my Mom's birthday which was a week ago.  Even though I am still recovering from surgery, I wanted to make something special just for her.  I hobbled and rolled myself around my studio and came up with this card ... she really liked it. :)

I sponged Mustard Seed Distress Ink for the background, and added glass bead embossing gel over my Textured Mesh Stencil.  Love how it turned out.  Very subtle design ... just having a bit of sparkle added in the mesh design.

I sponged more card stock with light orange and then die-cut two sets of the poppies from it, plus another die-cut of poppies in green (base).  I cut the stems off the orange die-cuts, leaving just the blooms and then sponged two more shades of orange to give them some texture and depth.  I used my blender pen to add some strokes of rust on the poppies to add interest and used my stylus and mat to shape the blooms and layer them as well.

I then added a simple white frame and stamped the sentiment in brown.

I hope you'll be inspired to play along with us at the Happy Little Stampers February CAS Embossing Challenge.  Just remember to keep your card CAS (definition is listed in the posting for the challenge), and add some embossing of some type to your card.  Hope to see you in the gallery!

There is also a sketch challenge going on at Happy Little Stampers.  I'm going to add this card to that challenge as well since it's similar to the sketch :)




I'll be back next week with a final reminder card for the challenge.  See you soon!







Stamps:  Happiest Birthday Wishes (SU!)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Garden Green (SU!)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Rusty Hinge, Brushed Corduroy (Tim Holtz); Garden Green (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Prim Poppy die (Memory Box), sponges, Texture Mesh Stencil (Memory Box), glass bead gel (Golden), palette knife, stylus and mat for shaping poppies, Rectangle Nestabilities die (Spellbinders)


34 comments:

Valerie Nolan said...

Just fabulous Loll, love that background and the way you've added life to the poppies, stunning!
Val x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Loll
Fabulous card... Love the Flower Die.... What is embossing Gel?
Hope you will soon be better...
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Craft-E-Place said...

Beautiful card, I love your colour choice.
Elaine

Linda said...

Stunning as always Loll ...... love the colours and the effect with the glass beads embossing gel. Hope your recovery is going well ..... look after yourself hun xx

Kathyk said...

Simply gorgeous, that glass bead gel is splendid and really gives it an extra lift as well as dimension

Kathyk

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Sylvie. Golden makes a whole line of embossing gels that can be used over stencils, etc. The gels dry clear (and most of them are shiny, although there is one that has a Matte finish). I have bought several to play with from my local art store ... one of my favourites is called Glass Bead Gel and it actually has teeny, tiny glass beads in the gel ... the gel dries clear, but leaves behind the glass beads that sparkle and shine --- very cool stuff! xx

Deepti said...

This is gorgeous :) love the effect of glass bead gel with you fabulous inking and coloring !

Gail Townsend said...

Stunning card, love the glass embossing effect. Gail cc

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

This is just stunning Loll . . . no wonder your mother loved it! You just manage to bring life to all your designs! Wish your mom Happy Belated Birthday, and I do hope your recovery from surgery is a speedy one! Hazel xx

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Stunning, Loll! hope you'll have a speedy recovery!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Just beautiful I hope you are doing better did u get mycard?

Jacquie said...

Hi Loll,

Wow! Stunning piece of work, love it all. Never heard of embossing glass bead gel but it looks fabulous. Sorry to hear you are not well, hope you have a speedy recovery.

Love & hugs

Jacquie j xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Anonymous said...

I have not mailed my get well card yet, but I will! I love this card. It is amazing!

Bonnie said...

I love the dimension of these poppies and that embossing paste it gorgeous! Glad your Mom liked it and hope she had a wonderful birthday. Glad to see you can get in the studio again too!

Susan said...

Loll, I love this - I really must do more stencilling. The colours are so warm and cheerful. I'm sure your Mom loved it!

judy said...

I love the texture and dimension on this lovely card!

Shylaa Shree said...

a gorgeous card dear

Becky said...

This is stunning. Love the design and stenciling.

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Absolutely stunning! Love the glass bead embossing gel!
Hope you are recovering well. I'll be thinking of you. Sending healing hugs xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Simply stunning Loll....gorgeous colours

Anne

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Loll, this is just gorgeous! I love that background, looks like I'm adding yet another product to my wish list!! Your flowers are gorgeous and I love how you popped them up! I'm really glad you are back and recovering from your accident. I am beaming you big get well hugs and kisses! :)

Sue said...

The beautiful poppies look wonderful against the lovely shiny background!

cm said...

Stunning card, Loll - and of course your mom loved it, as do I! So rich and luscious...
Hugs~c

Carol said...

This works wonderfully Loll...must give it a go. A very beautiful card. Carol x

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous Loll. Love your glass beads eb paste. I am sure your mom will treasure another card by her talented DD made with so much Love. TFS my friend. So nice coming home to sunshine :-)

shirley-bee said...

This is fabulous, Loll, no wonder your mum liked it! The glass beads give such a lovely texture, and it's all set off beautifully by the frame. Hope your recovery is going well.

Brenda said...

Wow Loll, this card is fabulous! I love those poppies and oh my those glass beads just look gorgeous! They are so cool looking on your cards. I love the extra depth you gave the flowers. I can see why your mum loved it!!! I pray that your healing is going well! Hugs, Brenda

Pat said...

I think this is gorgeous Loll and the lovely bright red poppies and the pretty yellow glass beaded background is just wonderful and is enhanced perfectly by that white frame and your mum must have been so pleased with this. Hope you are recovering well, but it must be very frustrating as these things tend to take time. It certainly isn't inhibiting your creativity though!

MaryH said...

Awesome and inspiring indeed! I did link a card, then emailed Kylie to be sure that my interpretation of the CAS rules is fitting the bill. This is just gorgeous, love those gel beads, the colors & of course that beautiful poppy image. Hope today is a good day. Big hugs & TFS

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous CAS card love the die-cut poppies and fantastic gel beads must check that out -found your blog through a link on MaryH blog
Carol x

Barb Ghig said...

I love the effect of glass bead gel on your background and how you blended your inks to add so much beautiful depth and dimension to this card! Beautiful take on the sketch, as always!
I hope you are feeling better each day...take care of yourself :)

Anita in France said...

So very lovely, Loll ... the shimmer and shine from the glass bead paste is just stunning! Good to hear you're making progress with your recovery ... hope it continues to go really well! Anita :)

Gramma Sarah said...

Ohhhhh love that glass bead paste...will get some to try! So glad you are progressing well with your recovery and will continue to do so. The colors and choice of flower are so perfect for a mom. Been out of the loop for awhile so am catching up with all your inspiring cards and techniques.

Nonni said...

Glass bead embossing gel! Wow! Looks amazing!