Sunday, May 22, 2016

Embossing with Uncoloured Images


Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing another Heat Embossed card as a reminder that the CAS Mix Up May Challenge - Heat Embossing is closing in a few days.



The panel above started with randomly heat embossing some script background (I do love this background!). :)   Colour was then added over top of the embossing using the acetate smooshing technique with Distress Inks (Twisted Citron and Broken China).  Love the subtle colours paired with the embossed script.

I also heat embossed a few butterflies and then fussy cut them out.  I didn't colour them this time, instead leaving just the embossed liquid platinum as the colour.  This is all because of my friend Maria and her post she did about the "illustrated" style and a new trend of having the focal images uncoloured.  Not my usual, but I gave this a try and have to say that I really like how this turned out.  :)  Thanks Maria!

It's so easy to make a CAS Mix Up card ... my card has stamping, heat embossing, and acetate smooshing.  Still lots of open space, which is the CAS (clean and simple) part of the challenge.


I hope you'll come play along with our May challenge at CAS Mix Up.  There's still a few days left to play along  The challenge closes end of day May 24th (PDT).

Thanks for stopping by!







Stamps:  Fluttering (Memory Box); En Francais (SU)
Paper:   White (Neenah 110 lb. card stock)
Ink:  Versamark; Distress inks:  Twisted Citron, Broken China (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Liquid Platinum embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool, acetate sheet, water mister

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up May Challenge - Heat Embossing


32 comments:

Linda said...

This is so pretty ...... great colour combo. I love the embossed script in the background and the butterflies look so elegant without any colour. xx

nancy littrell said...

OMG Loll, absolutely Stunning. Your heat embossing keeps getting more and more gorgeous! I am totally inspired to do something special. TFS my dear friend.

Bonnie said...

What elegance!!!! Love that soft smooshing with the embossed script! And the butterflies are very elegant in their rich white and platinum!

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous!

Donna said...

I love this, Loll. A great example of understated beauty :)

Cathy said...

Beautiful! Love that you left the butterflies white. I also love the bg stamp, such a shame that it's discontinued! Cathy x

papierelle said...

Absolut amazing!! The mcard looks so light and airy!!

Lee-Anne said...

Love how the embossed butterflies just pop off the smooshed background, Loll! Absolutely gorgeous design!

Marcia HIll said...

Such a beautiful and elegant card Loll...really like those butterflies uncolored! :0)

Pat said...

These colours are so springlike and pretty Loll and the embossed script and butterflies complement it perfectly. x

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Wow, lol !! I sit, I look and I can not say anything to the experience. It WOW I blurted out loud when I saw this card! Wonderful, elegance and delicacy. I love this card.
Hugs and **
BożenA

Joan V said...

WOW. This is so gorgeous.

Tracey McNeely said...

Loll your card is absolutely gorgeous! I love every detail and what to try it. Did you emboss both the sentiment and the butterflies with the Liquid Platnum? I have an unopened jar itching to be tried out! Have a wonderful day!

Anonymous said...

Just Gorgeous! Totally Gorgeous!!

Nancy Stislow said...

Talk about elegant! This is magnificent, Loll! Love the soft wash using acetate smooshing, a personal favorite and the script background! The uncolored butterflies are SO perfect! What more can I say! This card is the epitome of class!

Bobbie Bluegill said...

Looks like the comments above just say it all. Another elegant card from the expert of CAS and sophistication.

Shirl said...

I do like that script stamp too. I also like that liquid platinum e.p. on this oh, so pretty card! I agree, this turned out very well!

Shirl

Trina P. said...

This is a beautiful CAS card. Love the soft colors.

Susanne Vargas said...

I so adore this card and it's light and airy feel! Spectacular!

TK said...

Very beautiful, Loll! I just love the "pop" of non-color, AND that beautiful script!!! Love it!

Anita in France said...

How gorgeous, Loll ... the light delicacy of the butterflies is beautiful against the softly smooshed panel ... fantastic! Hugs, Anita :)

maria f. said...

Oh. So. Elegant! Incredible with just that minimal touch of color!

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous card, Loll! I love how you've showcased the details on the butterflies with gold embossing, and how you created the soft, watercolored background with your DI's! Stunning CAS design, too!

MaryH said...

It's gorgeous! The delicacy of the DI smooshing shows nicely since you've left the embossed butterflies 'neutral'. Oh this is SO pretty and the color choices look so nice with the platinum shine. Will check out the video, TFS. Hugs

Vicki Dutcher said...

Stunning with the soft colors and the embossing!

Birgit said...

Oh Loll, this is so soft and gorgeous!! I love the embossed, scripty background and the sweet uncolored butterflies really make a lovely statement together. Beautifully done!!

Julia Aston said...

This is beautiful Loll! the soft touches of color and gold embossing on white - lovely!

Susan said...

Lovely colours on the background and so elegant with all the gold embossing and uncoloured butterflies. An interesting style - thanks for the link to more about it.

Kia said...

Exquisite card ... love the technique you have done, it is ever so elegant.

Bożena Adamusińska said...
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Brenda said...

Stunning! Gorgeous! Exquisite! I can't think of any more to describe this card but it sure it amazingly beautiful! Love the embossing and love the butterflies uncolored. Your smooshing colors are my favorite color combo. Love this card so much! Hugs, Brenda

Vicki Finger said...

This is so beautiful! I love it.