Monday, February 19, 2018

Magical Cork

Hi everyone.  No, this cork isn't magical as the title of my post implies. :)  But the cork does look good with the die-cut which has been coloured with Lindy's Magicals (Cattail Copper Brown).  I love that these little pots of powder are filled with goodness.  They are similar to Brushos in that each colour is actually made up of several different colours.  The great thing about Magicals ... they shimmer.  I have added a close-up photo below and hopefully you can see a bit of shimmer.

This is for the CAS Mix Up February Challenge - Felt, Cork, or Canvas.  I have already posted felt and canvas cards and couldn't miss out on the cork. :)


This cork is a gift from a sweet friend, and I had fun die-cutting it with my new-to-me leaf die that I HAD to have after seeing my Teamie Joanna use it.  Isn't is awesome.  This card is for my hubby's birthday in April.  He will love it!

Sprinkled magicals onto an acetate sheet, spritzed with a little water and smooshed the colour onto a regular piece of card stock.  Die-cut the leaf in frame and glued it on top of a cork background.  Added a stamped and heat embossed (in copper) sentiment.

Here's a close up ...

Since I had the negative pieces from the die-cut leaf sitting on my desk, I decided to make another card, this time inlaying the pieces into a white die-cut leaf frame.  Always great when you can use up those pretty bits and pieces.


... and here's the close-up ...

There's still a few days left before the CAS Mix Up Challenge closes at midnight (PST) Feb. 24th.  Hope you'll join us!






Stamps:  Fun Birthday Sentiments (Happy Little Stampers); Bouquet of Thanks (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Lindy's Magicals (Autumn) - Cattail Copper Brown; Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Framed Fern die (Penny Black), water mister, acetate, copper embossing powder, heat tool

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up February Challenge - Felt, Cork, or Canvas


31 comments:

Liz said...

Two beautiful cards, Loll, I love the effect of the Magicals. xx

nancy littrell said...

I Love how you used your negative and positive die cut leaf and magicals background for 2 gorgeous CAS cards, Loll. TFS my friend. Hugs

Jo Manna said...

Oh wow, you've brought this die cut up a notch, Loll. No wasting any part of that beeeeautiful piece of Magical powder smooshing. Both cards are very elegant, the touch of copper is truly the best compliment for that Autumn Magical colour. Happy Birthday "Hubby" xx

Marcia HIll said...

These are both FABULOUS Loll and I love that you were able to catch some of the shimmer in your photographs! Also LOVE the smooshing technique idea with these powders...definitely going to have to try that! Lovely, lovely cards my friend!! :0)

Cathy said...

Totally gorgeous cards Loll, those powders look amazing, love the diecut too, Cathy x

Ina Grehan said...

Another stunning card Loll. I got to play with Magicals while I was away and love them. Now have 2 sets ordered. They truly are amazing. Fabulous die here especially with the tiny frame which helps showcases the leaf perfectly. The negative one is equally lovely. A great Twofer!

Linda said...

Ooooh .... I think I need to try some of those Magicals these cards look gorgeous. I love the shimmer. And the die is beautiful too xx

Bobbie Bluegill said...

simplicity at it finest. Great again Loll.

Bonnie said...

Both of these are magical, my friend! Love that coppery, shimmery leaf! And love the negative just as much! Perfect with the copper embossing! A rich, masculine card that's perfect for Gord's birthday!

Mia said...

The are beautiful, Loll. Super!!!!!!

Susan said...

So glad I got to see these in real life as they sparkle more than the photos show. Both are fabulous - so glad you used both positive and negative pieces from that great die. Gord will love his birthday card - the cork works so well for a masculine card.

Darnell said...

Spectacular, Lolly! They look like hammered copper pieces and are so striking against all that white and the organic look of the cork! Love them and good job making two!! Hugs, Dolly

Christine Alexander said...

perfect getting 2 gorgeous cards out of one die cut. I agree the magicals are magic, such a beautiful shimmer :)

Karen Knott said...

Fabulous cards, the die cut looks wonderful against the cork and the second card using the negative is equally as stunning !
Hugs Kaz xx

Paula said...

Beautiful focals on both cards.... Although I haven't tried their new Magical Shakers yet, I LOVE Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals! I have about 50 of them (some retired colors). Oh that fabulous shimmer! I love their Glitz Spritz's and Starburst sprays, too... my favorite "shimmer" products for sure. All great products.

Loll said...

Oh Paula ... I can feel my wallet shrinking as I read your comment. :) I'm going to have to check out those other Lindy products!! Thanks for enabling!! Loll :)

Julie B said...

A great twofer Loll.
Brusho have added metallics and shimmers to their range too! :)

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Beautiful shimmer and shine Loll! I can see why you love those 'Magicals'! Great to get two wonderful cards from one die cutting! Have a lovely day my friend! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Karen D. said...

wonderful...love how you adventure into using different mediums and textures on your cards...
xx Karen

Daffodil Cards said...

WOW! such BEAUTIFUL results. Love both.
Faith
x

Jeanne said...

Your cards are fantastic, Loll! What a fun product and what neat texture using it with the cork. You always impress me with the techniques you use and try with stunning results. Thanks SO much for sharing!

Anita in France said...

Gorgeous, Loll ... both cork and card ... the shimmer is just stunning, love how it glints in the light! Hugs, Anita :)

Bobby said...

That leaf die looks like you, Loll. I can see why they call those powders magical. The shimmer in them is fantastic and looks great as both a background and a focal image. Super cards.

BożenA said...

Oh, how beautiful it is! The first card with its natural convexity due to the use of a cork is so beautiful! But when I saw that the second card I forgot to close his mouth with the impression ... But she is beautiful !!! This amazing pattern on a white background! And although I do not like bronzes, this card just stunned me! Unusual, unique and exceptionally beautiful!
Hugs,
BozenA

Papercraft Boutique said...

The masculine, rich-colored & textured card is perfect for Gord's birthday. I'm sure he will love it, especially it's "magical"! :-)
The white fern and frame brings out the beauty of the shiny magical-smooshed background. Simply stunning CAS card! Hideko xx

Mac Mable said...

I do so love the little pots of magicals too. You can do so much with them. Absolutely love the tone of the cork with the magical you have used. Copper is such a warm and beautiful colour to use. Stunning card...your husband is going to love it x

MaryH said...

The colors of this beautiful leaf look super stunning against the cork background. Must check out that die! Also loving what you did with the negative pieces as well. I love my Lindy's...both the magicals (which you can make into sprays!) but the flat Fabio and the starburst sprays as well. You've worked some awesome magic with this one. Gorgeous masculine birthday card. TFS

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, these are so pretty! Love the ink smooshed colors... and what a fantastic die! I also love how you used the positive and negative pieces of the die-cut!

akmoose said...

That is one of my favorite dies!! love those magicals...I've not ever seen them up close.

Julia Aston said...

Oh my goodness Loll - that shimmery embossing powder IS gorgeous - it is lovely over the cork piece and against the white! Julia xx

Susanne Vargas said...

Uh oh, you have done it once again, Loll! I think I cannot live without that fern die any longer... Your cards are spectacular, both with the cork and with the white! And that shimmer, ohhhh.... Those magicals are already on my wish list!
Have a wonderful and creative weekend, my friend!