Hi everyone. Back with my last reminder for the February CAS Challenge at Happy Little Stampers. There's still a few days left to enter ...
Basically, you wrap rubber bands (we call them elastic bands in Canada) :) ... around a brayer, ink with Versamark and roll over your paper to create a pattern; then cover with embossing powder and heat set. You can create custom designed paper for your backgrounds or for die-cutting embellishments. Simple, but so pretty. After I heat embossed, I sponged distress inks randomly --- love these colours. I added a few die-cut leaf sprigs in white and a simple gold embossed sentiment banner to finish. This card was sent to my friend Karen in Tasmania --- happy belated birthday, my friend!! :)
I made a second card using this same technique with gold foil card stock and gold glitter embossing powder ... no sponging on this version. It is really elegant and I thought it would be perfect for a Christmas card.
I punched two ornaments from the rubber band embossed gold card stock, added shaped and layered poinsettias and pine springs at the top of each (both coated with glitter glue for added sparkle), and mounted them onto my card front with gold cording. A gold embossed sentiment finishes the card.
I hope you'll join us for this fun challenge at Happy Little Stampers Blog. There's a link set up for anyone wanting to share their CAS Embossed cards ... but there's only a few days left, so pull out your embossing powder, embossing folder, or embossing paste ... make a CAS (clean and simple) card and join in the fun!
I hope you've enjoyed seeing all the lovely CAS embossed cards in the gallery ... and ones done by Kathy, Kylie and me. Looking forward to our next CAS Challenge which will be posted Mar. 3 at 6am (AEST) ... that's noon Mar. 2 my time (PST). :)
Edited to Add: I'm entering my first card into Challenge #18 - Birthday at Uniko Studios. Thanks to Sandie for letting me know!
Stamps: Sweet Sentiments (Amy R)
Paper: White (Neenah)
Ink: Versamark; Distress Inks: Mustard Seed, Spice Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools: Brayer, Elastic Bands, Gold embossing powder (Hero Arts), heat tool, sponges, Little Leaves die (Sizzix)
Stamps: Beautiful Season (SU!)
Paper: White, Gold Foil, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive (SU!)
Accessories & Tools: Brayer, Glitter Gold embossing powder (unknown), heat tool, Ornament punch (SU!), gold cording, Mini Petals punch (McGill), stylus and mat for shaping poinsettias, Wreath Strip die (Cheery Lynn), red glitter glue and green glitter glue (studio g), gold stickles
I've got a couple more cards to share with you from my time on the Dirty Dozen Design Team at Splitcoaststampers.com. These haven't been posted here before and they both have embossing of some form, so thought I'd share them with you today :)
More rubber band embossing
Paper: White (Neenah); Cherry Cobbler, Gold Foil (SU!)
Accessories & Tools: Heart dies (Simon Says), Love die (Paper Smooches), elastic bands, rubber brayer, gold glitter embossing powder, heat tool
Folded Christmas Tree
Stamps: Christmas Sampler (Paper Smooches)
Paper: White (Neenah); Be of Good Cheer DSP, Brushed Gold (SU!)
Ink: Real Red (SU!)
Accessories & Tools: Circle Nestability (Spellbinders), Snowflake embossing folder (Cuttlebug), Star die (C.C. Designs), Dazzling Details (SU!)