Thursday, March 15, 2018

Acetate and Embossing Paste

Hi everyone.  We are already over half way through the month, so this is a reminder of the CAS Mix Up March Challenge - Acetate, hosted by my talented friend Susan (Cardmaker's Garret).


And it's also our 2nd birthday.  Come celebrate with us.  Prizes for Winner and one random draw of all eligible entries.


I'm having fun with this challenge.  Today's card uses acetate as a "window" for my card.  I have used a wildflower stencil and white embossing paste over top of the clear acetate, and then sprinkled with iridescent glitter embossing powder.  Once the paste was dry, I set the glitter embossing powder with my heat tool.

I've attached the window to the inside of my card front and popped it up over a watercolour tissue paper background.  This background was made by watercolouring tissue paper (see my video tutorial HERE) using Inka Gold.  I've used slate blue and gold.  It's pretty and shimmery.  I stamped the sentiment (NBUS stamp set that I just bought) using a matching yellow gold ink.

We are thrilled to have Cathy (Cathy's Card Spot) as our Guest Designer this month.  Please check out the challenge blog to see Cathy's reminder acetate card, along with the reminder cards from the rest of our Designers.  Then come play along!

I'm also heading over to the CAS Watercolour gallery with this card as the challenge this month is Garden.  I love my garden of beautiful wildflowers with my watercoloured background. :)







Stamps:  Watch Bloom (Memory Box)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah 110 lb.); white tissue paper
Ink:  Delicata Gold (Tsukineko)
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, Inka Gold in slate blue and gold, acetate sheet, Wildflower stencil (Tim Holtz), White embossing paste (Dreamweaver), Iridescent embossing powder (SU!), heat tool, Rectangle Nestabilities die (Spellbinders)

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up March Challenge - Acetate
CAS Watercolour March Challenge - Garden

24 comments:

  1. Fabulous background and wonderful use of the acetate Loll. Such a beautiful effect and so is the glitter that you heat embossed over the paste...Stunning effect and so delicate and pretty x

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  2. Fab background and a great idea to use the embossing paste with the glitter EP.
    Such a pretty card. :)

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  3. I am not surprised you love this Loll - it's simply gorgeous!

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  4. What a beautiful blue background for your delightful paste stenciled stems Loll! So pretty with the white popped up framing and the lovely golden sentiment! Julia xx

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  5. That background is so dreamy and the perfect backdrop for your stenciled flowers. Love this is so beautifully designed with your popped up window. I definitely want to case this one!

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  6. This is so elegant. I love the flowers done with the paste. Hugs Mrs A.

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  7. I love this card so much - partly because it is blue and white, but mostly because I love the idea of using a stencil and paste with added glitter from the embossing powder - brilliant combination! It's been so much fun being on the DT for CAS Mix Up - I'm really going to miss it, but going to your Christmas challenge makes up for it!

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  8. Never even thought of using embossing paste on acetate but I LOVE what you did (and Mac too!) with it...just lovely!! And it shows up so beautifully against that blue and gold background too! Lovely, lovely card Loll!! :0)

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  9. What wonderful depth with your embossing paste, acetate and tissue paper background! A beautiful wildflower garden, my friend!

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  10. Gorgeous card, Loll. I love the colours of the background. xx

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  11. Love your Inka Gold in blue and gold over your acetate sheet and how you added the stenciled with white paste and glitter wild flowers. Gorgeous wild flower garden my friend. TFS Hugs..

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  12. Absolutely stunning Loll, your embossing is beautiful. I love the dimension of your flowers against the acetate.

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  13. Another beautiful background Loll. Love all the different ways we can use acetate. Now I have just seen another - thanks to your gorgeous wildflower stencil. Must add this to my need to try techniques.

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  14. This is fabulous Loll! I really must give this beautiful technique a try now it's a little warmer here (although they have forecast more snow over the weekend). I hope you are well, sorry I have been behind with my commenting. Have a great weekend my friend! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
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  15. You make the most special backgrounds. That blue with speckles of gold is so precious ...and then you add the embossing paste with glitter, a sublime card. The gold sentiment keeps the softness of this gorgeous card. Hugs xx

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  16. Super dimension here Loll with the white paste and the glittery finish makes it so pretty. I love the soft blue and gold tissue background too which finishes it beautifully, and complemented with the gold embossed sentiment. x

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  17. I'm playing catch up with my favourite blogs at the moment and I just had to stop by and say this looks gorgeous ... so many fabulous techniques, and it looks even better in real life. Thanks hun xx

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  18. Such a pretty card, Loll! I really like what you did on the acetate and the sparkle. The background really helps it to pop! Beautiful work!

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  19. Oooooh, I’m swooning over your gorgeous background in my favourite colour blue. I can just imagine how shimmery this is IRL. Your garden of white embossing paste flowers look amazing. xx

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  20. Beautiful card Loll, the background is stunning and you're a master at using acetate. I have a pile of rejects that I might get to revamp one day lol! Cathy x

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  21. Shimmeringly gorgeous, Loll ... I went in for a close look ... seems those those lovely wild flowers are glimmering with morning dew against your beautiful background! Hugs, Anita :)

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  22. Incredibly beautiful card, Loll! A beautiful combination of white and blue. I love this card. This is one of the most beautiful cards I've seen. She stole my heart :-)
    Hugs,
    BożenA

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  23. What a beautiful and dreamy background you made, Loll! The colors and the visual texture are amazing! Stenciling with embossing paste, topped with a sprinkle of iridescent glitter embossing powder - it sounds like cake recipe. I would love to see this card in real life! Hideko xx

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