Thursday, June 15, 2017

Happy Birthday

Hi everyone.  I'm sharing a reminder card for the CAS Mix Up June Challenge - Embossing Pastes / Gels that I'm hosting.



I made this card for Jer to give a dear friend for her birthday.  He asked me to make something "artsy". :)

I had played with alcohol inks about a week ago, trying a combination of yellow, orange and purple.  LOVE how these colours look together.  I used just a small corner of the piece I made, so you'll be seeing this combination again.

I wanted to add some texture behind the coloured panel, so I used white embossing paste through a small dot stencil.  Happy with how it turned out.  It gives lots of texture, but the white-on-white keeps the design CAS.

I used a white die-cut flower sprig, cut down to fit the small panel, and then added a little bit of drama with a black sentiment border.  Fun card to make!

I hope you'll check out the challenge blog to see the reminder cards from the rest of our Design Team and our wonderful Guest Designer, Marianne.

There's still lots of time to play along.

Since  used Embossing Paste for the background, I'm joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.








Stamps:  Fun Birthday Sentiments (Happy Little Stampers)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah); Yupo (alcohol ink panel); Black (SU!)
Ink:  Alcohol Inks:  Sunlight Yellow, Wild?? (Ranger); ? orange (Pinata); Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Small dot stencil (The Crafter's Workshop), white embossing paste (Dreamweaver), palette knife, Flower Frolic die (Penny Black??), white embossing powder, heat tool

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up June Challenge - Embossing Pastes / Gels
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Emboss it


28 comments:

Marianne said...

I definitely need to have a play with my alcohol inks again soon, after seeing your pretty panel. Love how all of the elements of your card are working together to create a CAS design with a lot of impact.

nancy littrell said...

Your alcohol background is gorgeous with your white die cut leaves and black sentiment tag. Your added stenciling with embossing paste was a wonderful textured addition to your pretty main image. TFS Loll and hosting another fun challenge. Hugs.

Trina P. said...

Beautiful card, Loll. Gorgeous background as always. Love your colou combos.

Nancy Stislow said...

I would have never dreamed that that color combination would be so gorgeous! The paste in the background is the perfect backdrop for this elegant panel. Fabulous design, Loll!

Pat said...

This is really pretty using the alcohol inks Loll, and I love that bright and firy colour combination against the white die cut flower and the textural dots in the background add lots of interest. x

Bonnie said...

Love these colors, Loll! The embossed tiny dots add wonderful texture!

Christine Alexander said...

the subtle white on white embossing paste with that beautiful pop of colour are gorgeous. Jer's friend will will love it :)

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card Loll, love the subtle texture and those gorgeous colours, Cathy x

Aquarius said...

Gorgeous - vibrant colours and the subtlety of the white dots work well

Linda said...

I LOVE this colour combination and teamed up with the white it looks stunning xx

Maxine D said...

Oh how wonderful Loll - love it, especially the AI background with the purple
BLessings
Maxine

nwilliams6 said...

So cheerful and fun, Loll. Love the colors, but my fave part is that stenciling in the far bg. I need a stencil like that. Super fun card. Hugz

Mac Mable said...

Such a fabulous colour combination and it looks great with the black sentiment strip. Yes the dot embossing paste just adds another dimension/texture without loosing the CAS style x Having fun this month playing with the gels and pastes...thank you for the inspiration and challenge x

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

WOW! What can I say? . . . STUNNING!! I LOVE those super vivid colours and the combo! That texture behind the panel is gorgeous! I'm sure Jer's friend will LOVE it too! Have a wonderful day my friend! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Jeanne said...

Oh Loll, this is gorgeous! I adore the colors. The bit of texture in the background is perfect. A fantastic card! Hope you have a nice day. :)

Margaret S said...

Absolutely gorgeous! The colors pop on the white textured background. Thank you for sharing.
Margaret

Marcia HIll said...

Beautiful card Loll! I love the color combination of your Al Ink background and the subtle white on white dotted background with the embossing paste...they both work perfectly together! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

Julia Aston said...

I just love the subtle look of the white stenciled dots behind your bright AI panel Loll! Julia xx

Pam Sparks said...

Gorgeous Loll! I love the white embossing behind your vivid, beautiful focal piece!

Susan said...

Love the white on white embossing to add texture. I can't wait to see more cards with the beautiful alcohol ink piece - lovely colours!

Jo Manna said...

A fabulous mix of colours, such a happy/warm feeling to them. Those stencilled dots are the perfect base for that AI piece and the white flower die cut is nice and crispy. Beautiful as usual Loll xx

Daria said...

Beautiful card! I love the paste embossing, and the alcohol background looks wonderful. TFS. Daria

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous color palette, Loll! You always do amazing work with your alcohol inks, and I love how your embossing paste pops in the background! Such a beautiful work of art!

swldebbie said...

Jer's friend should be thrilled with this one, Loll - LOVE the colors - they look so summery with the white - I could see wearing white pants and a pretty top with these colors and pattern. And, yes, a black necklace to pull it all together. Such a great card!

Karen D. said...

gorgeous...such rich and wonderful colours..sure Jer's friend will love it!
xx Karen

Papercraft Boutique said...

Your alcohol inked panel and background stenciling (small dots with embossing paste) are fluid and beautifully unstructured. I love it! Hideko

Virginia Lu said...

So striking! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Emboss It” Challenge! Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

scrappymo! said...

Stunning card. Loving the colours here and the pop of the black sentiment strip!