Monday, February 09, 2015

My Love


Hi everyone.  Back with another reminder that the February CAS Challenge at Happy Little Stampers is now into the start of the second week.  And also at HLS, we have our February Sketch Challenge.  Today, my card uses both.  :)






As you can see from my card above, I pretty much CASED the sketch :)  I had a lot of fun making this card, because I got to experiment with a few new products that I recently bought.

First, I randomly stamped a floral swirl four times for the background in Versamark and then sprinkled with Shabby White Frantage (white, chunky embossing powder mixed with gold glitter).  I had to buy this after my friend Susan brought some over for me to play with.  It's fun, glittery and I love the texture it gives the background.  Be warned, the glitter is really fine, so if you try heating it from the top, it will fly everywhere ... ask me how I know this! :)

Instead, you heat from underneath to get it started and then finish the heating on top once it's started to melt.  Very cool product!

Now for the hearts.  I die-cut them from balsa wood and used my new Red Inka Gold wax to cover.  I love the satin finish from this product ... so pretty.  I just used my finger to spread the wax paste over the hearts.  Once dry, I buffed them up with a paper towel.  Love this product ... but you need to be OK with getting inky fingers :)

This card was lots of fun to make, but difficult to photograph.  The shimmer and shine just doesn't show up so I'm including a close up below that I hope shows it better.




I hope you'll come and play along with our either our CAS challenge or Sketch challenge ... or both! :)

And, if you also enter your card into the same challenge located on the Happy Little Stampers Forum, your name is automatically entered for a random draw prize.

I'll be back next week with another reminder card, using a different way to Emboss. See you soon!

Oh, and I'm entering this into the STAMPlorations challenge - Stamps and Hearts! :)




And it works for the February's Mixed Media Card Challenge - Love.












Stamps:  Distressed Floral Swirls (STAMPlorations); Forever (Fiskars)
Paper:  White (Neenah)
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Frantage Shabby White (Stampendous), Gold embossing powder (Hero Arts), balsa wood, Large Hearts die set (Simon Says), Red wax paste (Inka Gold)


Challenges:
HLS February CAS Challenge - Embossing
HLS February Sketch Challenge
STAMPlorations - Stamps and Hearts
Mixed Media Card Challenge - February - Love

28 comments:

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty card! Thanks for telling about heating the Frantage from underneath...I sometimes do that...but not all the time. I have some Frantage that I have not used yet...so now I know I better start with heating that from underneath when I finally get around to trying it.

Becky said...

This is beautiful! I love the gold embossing.

Anita in France said...

Loll, this is just lovely ... the texture and shimmer in the background is glorious ... the fabulous satin finished hearts really pop against it! Anita :)

Susan said...

Love the way you did the background with the Frantage ep! It must be fabulous in real life! And the Inka Gold on the hearts looks great - can't wait to play with it with you!

shirley-bee said...

This is gorgeous, Loll! I love the Frantage panel, and the red hearts are fabulous.

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Beautiful card! I love the frantage, it's so pretty. Your hearts are adorable! Xx

Betty Keefe said...

fantastic card Loll - the glittery background is gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful and a must try for that glitter. It is amazing! Sucha sweet card LOLL

Carol said...

A beautiful card Loll, the waxed hearts look fab with the gold in the background. Carol x

Becca Cruger said...

There is SO much inky, splattery goodness going on here! Love the elegance of this design. Thanks for sharing it with us at STAMPlorations "Stamps and Hearts" challenge this month!

Wei said...

Hi Loll, Fantastic and amazing card! Love your embossing flourishes background! Thank you for sharing at STAMPlorations "Stamps and Hearts" challenge .

Kylie said...

I loved this from the moment I saw it. That glittery gold background is stunning. Thanks for the close up because I was able to feast my eyes over that mixture of gold and white. Gorgeous!!! xx

Bonnie said...

Wow, Loll, what a lot of different texture and shine! The background is amazing and so are the hearts! Wow!

Sue said...

The glittery gold swirls are a beautiful effect, Loll!

MaryH said...

This is really serendipity this evening for me to find your blog address to give to a UK blogger - and I see this stunning card. Now I've had trouble trying to use frontage (didn't show at all!) and we just purchased some balsa wood to see if my dies would cut it! (Had DH pick out some for me). What a wonderful look you've achieved with the products you used, and your frontage does gleam quite nicely and the hearts do look waxy. Is this a new Inca Gold product? I have some of the pots that are rather waxy, but once you open the jar - mine have tended to harden.....I really like the effects you've achieved with this card! TFS & Hugs.

Brenda in IN said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for the information about the Frantage. I have some and it has no instructions on it. I haven't used it so now I can. Love all the shine on this card.

maria f. said...

You always use the coolest products! Love that closeup shot so we can really get a feel for the beauty. Thanks for gracing the STAMPlorations gallery too, Loll.

Karen Murray said...

This is such a gorgeous card, with lots of detail but not overwhelming. It is gentle and bold at the same time. Love it x

Deepti said...

This is gorgeous! Love those gold shimmery flourishes on the card base. thank you for sharing with STAMPlorations :)

Lee-Anne said...

Oooh love the flourishes...especially with the mix of embossing powders, Loll! Simply beautiful!

Julia Aston said...

LOVE that Frantage white Embossing Powder - it gives your card such great texture Loll - and the red hearts are so pretty using that red wax!

Nonni said...

Your mixed media CAS style is gorgeous, Loll! The different finishes look great, I love all the sparkle and shine! Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations and thanks also for being our GD in February! xxx

Angela said...

What a gorgeous and sparkly explosion of LOVE, Loll! I love every detail and want to try that embossing powder. Thank you for inviting me to add my embossed birdie card to the HLS challenge this month!

Cathy said...

Such a pretty card Loll, I love the cool background and the gorgeous red on the hearts, it looks creamy. Those products definitely sound like lots of fun, Cathy x

yyam said...

Cool. LOVE the background texture and all the gold!

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS card, Loll! I love all the sparkle and your hearts are perfection! Thanks for the reminder about the challenge :)

cm said...

LOLL *waving wildly* My sweet friend, mega apologies for having fallen several posts behind in commenting *hanging head in shame*! I have, however, gazed at, admired and oohed and ahhed over each and every card as they appear in my Feedly! Again, your creative, innovative, thinking-out-side-the-box creations dazzle and delight! I'm going to stand myself in the corner for a bit, then hopefully, get my act together to stay on top of your creations (blaming my tardiness on new work duties, travel, more travel, more work and overall scatteredness, as I try to adjust to life with a piece missing...). Thank you for understanding and for being such an AMAZING friend! Your card here: jaw-dropping stunning! You've showcased some nifty new products and techniques beautifully! Hope you're feeling better and better with each passing day!
Hugs~c

Brenda said...

Wow, wow, wow! This card looks just like the sketch Loll!! And it is incredible! I just love that embossing stuff you used, so cool looking, love the fine glitter-I'm just in love! The hearts are amazing too. I have one pop of Inka Gold in Champagne but really haven't used it yet. I thought it was gold, but it wasn't. lol I am loving that red though. Nice to know how to use it now too. lol Hugs, Brenda