Friday, June 15, 2018

Glitter Embossed Butterfly

Hi everyone.  Today is the reminder post for the CAS Mix Up Challenge.  This month it's hosted by me and I chose --- Layered Embossing Powders.


I played around with the Encrusted Jewel technique a few months back and had so much fun with it.  So easy to do if you have a hot plate ... but you can also use your heat tool.  For my butterfly, I used some very old embossing powders that I've had since I first started making cards many years ago.  They are so old and they don't work well on cards (I've tried), but they are perfect layered with each other.  I have green glitter and blue glitter, which I sprinkled on top of my die-cut butterfly very liberally.  Once they started to melt, I threw in a few pinches of Shaved Ice.  This products is pearl, iridescent flakes, but if they are heated they turn into deep green and blue iridescent flakes that melt.  So pretty.  I've had the Shaved Ice for at least 10 years and don't think I've used it before. :)

For my card, I created a leaf background stencil from a Penny Black die and used it to add embossing paste to the background.  Placed a card front over top that was cut with a peek-a-boo window, stamped with a simple silver sentiment.  The butterfly is popped up on top.

Here's a close-up ...
... and closer-up ...
I hope you'll check out today's post on the challenge blog to see the amazing cards from our Designers and wonderful Guest Designer, Jane.

Layer up embossing powder any way you want, create a CAS card that includes stamping and one other mixed media element and then join us in the gallery.  We'd love to see you there.







Stamps:  Many Everyday Messages (Hero Arts)
Paper:  White (Neenah 110 lb)
Ink:  Delicata Silver (Tsukineko)
Accessories & Tools:  Moonlight Butterfly die (Memory Box), Green glitter embossing powder, Blue glitter embossing powder, Shaved Ice (Stampendous), Peek-a-boo window die (AliExpress), ? die (Penny Black), acetate sheet, White embossing paste (Dreamweaver)

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up June Challenge - Layered Embossing Powders

28 comments:

  1. Gorgeous Encrusted Jewel butterfly, Loll. I love the colors and the embossing paste stenciled leaves for your window background. Such beautiful texture for your CAS design, my friend. TFS the close up too:-) Hugs..

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  2. That's such a pretty butterfly Loll, a really striking card. :)

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  3. Beautiful card, Loll! Your technique has created a stunning butterfly!

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  4. Thanks for your comments!

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  5. Goodness how beautiful is that butterfly Loll!! love the crystal pieces and wonderful colors! The white embossed background is perfect to add a little texture without taking away from the beauty of the butterfly! Julia xx

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  6. You have achieve an intense shine and vibrance on all of your pieces Loll. So impressive, they truly look like precious stones. This butterfly is no exception. The all white design for this card is so pure and perfect for this butterfly. The modelling paste leaves behind add so much texture, another gorgeous beauty! xx

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  7. Beautiful card Loll, such a gorgeous sparkly butterfly. Love the subtle stencilled background too, Cathy x

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  8. Wow, this encrusted technique looks like so much fun Loll! I love the colors you have gotten with the Shaved Ice embossing powder. Never heard of Shaved Ice embossing powder, but I am loving how it looks. lol I don't have many embossing powders, but might have to give it a go anyway just to see what I get. Love how your card came out and an totally crushing on that butterfly. Hugs, Brenda

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  9. This butterfly is GORGEOUS, my friend! What beautiful color and sparkle! Love the stenciled leaves behind it and it's beautifully framed! A beautiful card!

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  10. Gorgeous Loll, love your textured background and that beautiful butterfly.

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  11. WOW! This one is a feast for the eyes! Guess a hot plate is next on my wish list. This is so beautiful and can't imagine how luxurious it looks in real life. Love this effect and like most crafters, I have embossing powders from way back.

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  12. My jaw just dropped! Dhummm.. you hear that?? OH my this looks like a swaroski brooch on a card. What a beauty! what cool ideas you get.. those colours ..uff.. magical! You create magic Loll.. every single time !

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  13. Wow Loll that is one amazing butterfly!! Loving what you are doing with this technique.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  14. Absolutely gorgeous, Loll! Oh my, you had me at butterfly, but then you ramped up the loveliness tenfold with your glittery goodness on this beauty. I also adore the textured background. Subtle, but beautiful. Wonderful work, Loll!

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  15. Gorgeous card Loll and your butterfly is so pretty against your textured background

    Anne

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  16. Absolutely stunning butterfly, unique and glorious. Such a fun and addictive technique. Yes a great way to use up all the hoards of powders, flakes etc. Yes I have found that some coloured embossing powders can stain the cards or leave a halo of mica etc around the sentiments, if you use them for that, so I don't use them that way much now either. Wonderful inspiration Loll, fabulous and unique card and thank you for the fun technique...learnt lots x

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  17. Love the embossing with this GORGEOUS butterfly, it's so pretty.
    Faith
    x

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  18. That is one GORGEOUS butterfly Loll! Your background is lovely too, but that STUNNING butterfly sure steals the show! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

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  19. Your encrusted butterfly is stunning, Loll! Fantastic photography work on the close up... so sparkly. The embossed leaf background shows it off perfectly. Love it!
    Hope you are feeling better. xx

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  20. Such a gorgeous butterfly - the colours are beautiful and the sparkle from the glitter and shaved ice is perfect! Love the bit of embossing paste behind it.

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  21. This technique allows you to create amazing effects. I love your shiny butterfly. He has my beloved colors and so much shine! This is one of the most beautiful CAS cards.
    BożenA xoxo

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  22. Wow, this is stunning, Loll! Your encrusted jewel butterfly is so gorgeous, sparkly, and elegant, my friend! And I love that you stenciled leaves with embossing paste in the background to give window nice subtle texture.
    Hideko xx

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  23. Your glittery butterfly is spectacular! Also love the colors with all the white! Wonderful card!

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  24. Wow! Loll, this is beautiful ... the shimmery, sparkly shaved ice glints so brilliantly in the light ... seems this wonderful butterfly is all dressed up for the ball! Hugs, Anita :)

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  25. Such a wonderful technique! ❤️ that butterfly! Stunning card, Loll!

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  26. Absolutely stunning Loll. Such gorgeous rich colours on your butterfly. Love the textured background.

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  27. This is so beautiful and it just sparkles. I'm so happy you shared this technique as it makes the most stunning die cuts just glow.

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  28. I love all the little things you have to melt into your images, Loll. The shine is glorious.

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