Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Star of Wonder


Hi everyone.  Back with more homework from my stenciling class.  The class is now finished, but I have lots of technique that I haven't gotten to yet.  Today's card uses the stencil for adding embossing paste, and then covering the paste with embossing powder while it's still wet.  Once everything is dry, the embossing powder is heated until it melts.  Love the look of these raised stars for the backdrop.

I used the sketch from CAS(E) this sketch #61 for my card today (it is one of my favorites layouts and I use it A LOT!) :)





I added a large gold foil star for the focal with a star center of DP and a red rhinestone for a little color.  Some gold cording and Merry die-cut from gold foil finishes the card.  I LOVE gold!  I started using it a lot on my Christmas cards last year.

I'll be back tomorrow with more "homework".  For now, I'm in my studio playing and trying to stay warm as there are big, gaping holes in my house right now.  Our windows are being replaced.  It all started yesterday (and went very smoothly) ... so hopefully it will all be done by the end of tomorrow.  For now sweaters and more sweaters :)

Edited to add:  Just found out that this qualifiess for the Moxie Fab Challenge (Consellations:  Trendy Star Power Challenge) - thanks Bridget!







Paper:  White (Neenah); Gold Foil (SU!), Silver and Gold Collection (Bo Bunny)
Accessories & Tools:  Silhouette Cameo (for cutting my star template). embossing paste, palette knife, gold embossing powder, heat tool, Stacking star die (MFT), Merry die (Simon Says), gold cording, red rhinestone





31 comments:

Viv's Visuals said...

Fab embossing Loll - another 'I must try' technique!

Lee-Anne said...

Loll, you are just rocking all the techniques from the class! What a gorgeous Christmas card! Stay warm...soon you'll be singing "I can see clearly now" with those new windows :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

You have made the most extraordinary stenciled cards, Lolly! Everything is at a new marvelous dimension now!! Hugs, Dolly

MaryH said...

Aw, each card is better than the last one! All I've done is store the emails in a saved folder! I'm inspired by what you & Brenda have accomplished, and in my wanderings, have found several other classmates. I like all the gold you are using too. The window installation will go fast, then you gotta clean 'em. At least we did. Right now we're getting snow flurries and I'm watching our back deck get white. Just now beginning to stand a bit on the brown grass. Enjoyable to be cozy & warm inside & watch the white drift down. TFS & Hugs. Great work on your homework. You'll get an A+ for shore.

Benzi said...

Those gold stars in the background look so pretty and so does the big one. Stenciling class sounds as if it was a lot of fun.

I know how cold you must be. We had a French door replaced recently and I almost froze until they were through.

Karen B said...

Ohhhh Loll -haven't tried, or even thought, of this one. Love the sound of the embossing powder and your card is gorgeous. It's quite amazing just how many ofn our fellow bloggers are on this course - great seeing their different take on the techniques.

Karen x

Deepti said...

This is super amazing, Love the technique you have learnt. I too have made a card with stars :) you can also link this up at The Friday Mashup !! I mean if u wish :)

Jenny said...

Love the dimension and luxurious gold :0)

Marianne said...

Another wonderful card, Loll. I've been playing around with the same technique, but he embossing did not come out as evenly as yours. But that may be because I don't have any embossing paste and used Alleene's snow. I figured that might work, too LOL. I have not yet finished my card, but I did load up my cards for day 1 & 2. Yay!
Stay warm!

Susan said...

This card is fabulous, Loll. I love your star stencil and the way you did it with the embossing powder on top of the paste. The rest of the card is great too - I might have to buy that stacking star die!

nancy littrell said...

OMG Loll...ALL your gold accents are just stunning! I love your gold EB powder and embossing paste combo with your die cut stars and bright red rhinestone. TFS my friend.

Kristie Goulet said...

Stunning card, Loll!

Laura Davis said...

Ooooh I love this card!
Laura

Cindi Wells said...

I love your cards, sorry I dont post comments more often. But your simple yet elegant cards inspire me. Thank you for sharing.

Becky said...

Gorgeous! Love the white on white with the gold embossing.

Jacquie said...

Lovely card Loll, makes an unusual Christmas card

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card, the embossed paste looks great. I'm adding more to my "things to try" pile TFS, Cathy x

shirley-bee said...

Wow, what a rich and luxuriant card, Loll! The embossed stars are fabulous, but it's the pairing of them with all those other wonderful elements that make it such a stand-out card.

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is gorgeous! Absolutely stunning! I love it!

Bonnie said...

Beautiful!!!! Love those shiny stars!

donna mikasa said...

Gorgeous stenciling and I love all the gold!

Chrissy Larson said...

Wow wow wow! What a gorgeous card. Great take on the sketch and such fun stenciling!

Pati said...

Cool! I like the Embossing powder used as a way to color the paste! It makes me want to pull out my old embossing paste & play! Congrats on the Honorable Mention with CAS(E) this Sketch!! :)

Jaydee said...

Loll, congratulations on your call out at CASEthissketch for this GORGEOUS card.
Hugs
Jaydee

Bonnie said...

I was just looking at the Wrap Up post and was so excited to see that this card got a shout out in class! Great job, my friend!

Ann Marie said...

Congratulations on being spot-lighted by the talented teachers at OCC! Wow, that must feel great!

Barb Ghig said...

Don't know how I missed this beauty! Your stars are really gorgeous, Loll...I love all the texture and the pretty gold!

Karen L K said...

What a beautiful card! Nice job.

Teri said...

So, so, so cool, Loll!
Thanks for linking it up to the challenge!

Teri

Darnell J Knauss said...

I knew I would be back saying this, Lolly: Congratulations on the HM honor from CTS!! Hugs, Dippy

Lindsey said...

This is such a BEAUTIFUL card! Congrats on your well-deserved shout out at Moxie Fab!