Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Glass Bead Roses

Hi everyone.  I had to make one more acetate card before the CAS Mix Up March Challenge - Acetate closes.  The challenge is winding down.  There's still four days left to enter.


Susan has us playing with acetate this month and I have shared three cards each using Acetate in a different way - one card with Alcohol Inks, one card with dry embossed Acetate, and one where I have used Acetate to cut a stencil using a die.  There are many other ways to use acetate on cards ... check out the challenge blog to see some video tutorials.  It's a very versatile product to have in your craft room.

The card above uses a Rose stencil.  I used a piece of acetate from the same background as this card.  I do love this combination of colours, and it looks so pretty with the glass bead gel through the rose stencil.  A bit difficult to get a good picture because of the transparency, but the texture and shine is very unique to this amazing product.   If you ever get a chance to buy some, it's worth it.  I use Golden Brand glass bead gel, but there are other brands.

I backed my panel with a piece of copy paper to show off the colours of the alcohol inks.  I added a white embossed black banner at the bottom.

Here's a close-up

I hope you'll come play along at CAS Mix Up if you haven't had a chance yet.






Stamps:  Fond Expressions 2 (STAMPlorations)
Paper:  White card stock card base (Neenah 110 lb.); Black (SU!)
Ink:  Alcohol Inks:  Wild Plum, Red Pepper (Ranger); Tangerine (Pinata); Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  acetate sheet, Rose stencil (CUTplorations), glass bead gel (Golden), white embossing powder, heat ool

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up March Challenge - Acetate

28 comments:

  1. Always love what you create with that delicious glass bead gel, Loll ... this is gorgeous ... vibrant and bold, with the most fabulous shimmer and texture on the roses! Hugs, Anita :)

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  2. Stunning card, Loll, the glass bead gel give a beautiful texture to the panel and the colours are gorgeous. xx

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  3. Beautiful use of the glass bead gel, Loll! So lovely on the acrylic and AI background. Thanks for doing an extra card for the challenge I'm hosting!

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  4. Wow...Gorgeous Glass Beads on your stenciling over acetate image, Loll. I have not tried that technique with my glass beads. I have a almost of full jar of Golden's glass beads. You have inspired me again, my friend. TFS Hugs...

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  5. Such a unique effect with those glass beads and gorgeous colours of alcohol inks. Vibrant and absolutely gorgeous card x

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  6. This looks amazing Loll, love the richness of the colours x

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  7. This is such an imaginative way to use acetate and the results are incredibly beautiful! Wow on this one, Loll! I always love the colors you combine to get these fabulous results- always a combination I would never have thought to use.

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  8. This is such a beautiful technique Loll!! I love the rich elegance : )

    Patti

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  9. Another beautiful result with your glass beads. (tutorial when you get time please!) The colors are awesome and was this a stencil you cut yourself? It shows the roses shapes really well with these rich color tones (oops just reread the supply list and saw the stencil source!) You just go from success to success! Love it! TFS & Hugs

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  10. The glass bead gel and acetate make an amazing combination, Loll! Wow!

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  11. Wow, beautiful card Loll! I love how you have used acetate in all those different ways. Hugs, Brenda

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  12. You have WOWED us again here with this beauty Loll. So full of rich colours. Awesome result with the glass bead gel.

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  13. this certainly has that wow, wow, wow factor. the glass beads against those amazing AI colours. I love the texture and depth of colour of your card Loll.

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  14. Beautiful, Loll! I'm not sure I've seen glass bead gel, but you worked marvelous wonders with it!

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  15. Gorgeous! Your work inspired me to buy some of the glass bead gel. :) One of these days I'll play with it again. In the meantime I'll marvel over your beautiful creations with it and all the other fun techniques you use! :) Hugs!

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  16. Oh, Loll - this is gorgeous and I can imagine that IRL it's stunning!! I would never have thought of glass bead stenciling on the acetate bg - genius!!!!!! Thanks for all your inspiration and your kind comments on my entries to CAS mix-up - I have had such fun with the acetate technique (I have one more to post)!!

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  17. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL Loll!! Love your colors and that glass bead gel looks amazing on your roses...and I know it really shines in real life too! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

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  18. This looks beautiful ..... so much gorgeous texture and the colours look amazing xx

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  19. Wow, this looks like a precious stone. What an original approach with the acetate. You are right, this colour combo is delicious. Beautiful Loll xx

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  20. Goodness Loll, that gel stenciling looks great on the acetate - beautiful colors! Julia xx

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  21. Spectacular, Loll. I would never have thought to add glass beads to acetate but the shine and colors are gorgeous.

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  22. That stunning background with the effect of the glass beads is a eye-catching combination! Love it!

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  23. What a lovely card Loll, I have learnt of something else new (to me) never heard of Bead Gel so will be watching for that at my next craft show. I love the texture and shine you achieved. Beautiful!

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  24. Incredible Loll technique. The end result is great. Thanks to you, I still learn new techniques. Thank you :-)
    BożenA xoxo

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  25. Wow, I LOVE this card, Loll! And I do love this combination of colors, too! The dark purplish pink adds something very special to the other beautiful colors. I haven't used or owned glass bead gel, but this gorgeous card definitely made me to get some! Thank you for your inspiration! Hideko xx

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  26. The colours are striking and those glass beads look so cool. Beautiful artsy card, Loll. xx

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  27. WOW! This is really gorgeous, Loll! I love when you play with your glass bead gel...Your roses are so vibrant and stunning! Another really beautiful card!

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