Hi everyone. Back with another reminder that the February CAS Challenge at Happy Little Stampers is now into the start of the second week. And also at HLS, we have our February Sketch Challenge. Today, my card uses both. :)
As you can see from my card above, I pretty much CASED the sketch :) I had a lot of fun making this card, because I got to experiment with a few new products that I recently bought.
First, I randomly stamped a floral swirl four times for the background in Versamark and then sprinkled with Shabby White Frantage (white, chunky embossing powder mixed with gold glitter). I had to buy this after my friend Susan brought some over for me to play with. It's fun, glittery and I love the texture it gives the background. Be warned, the glitter is really fine, so if you try heating it from the top, it will fly everywhere ... ask me how I know this! :)
Instead, you heat from underneath to get it started and then finish the heating on top once it's started to melt. Very cool product!
Now for the hearts. I die-cut them from balsa wood and used my new Red Inka Gold wax to cover. I love the satin finish from this product ... so pretty. I just used my finger to spread the wax paste over the hearts. Once dry, I buffed them up with a paper towel. Love this product ... but you need to be OK with getting inky fingers :)
This card was lots of fun to make, but difficult to photograph. The shimmer and shine just doesn't show up so I'm including a close up below that I hope shows it better.
I hope you'll come and play along with our either our CAS challenge or Sketch challenge ... or both! :)
And, if you also enter your card into the same challenge located on the Happy Little Stampers Forum, your name is automatically entered for a random draw prize.
I'll be back next week with another reminder card, using a different way to Emboss. See you soon!
Oh, and I'm entering this into the STAMPlorations challenge - Stamps and Hearts! :)
And it works for the February's Mixed Media Card Challenge - Love.
Stamps: Distressed Floral Swirls (STAMPlorations); Forever (Fiskars)
Paper: White (Neenah)
Accessories & Tools: Frantage Shabby White (Stampendous), Gold embossing powder (Hero Arts), balsa wood, Large Hearts die set (Simon Says), Red wax paste (Inka Gold)
HLS February CAS Challenge - Embossing
HLS February Sketch Challenge
STAMPlorations - Stamps and Hearts
Mixed Media Card Challenge - February - Love