Monday, October 01, 2018

CAS Mix Up October Challenge

Hi everyone.  Today's card is for the CAS Mix Up October Challenge - Metal.  This month's challenge is being hosted by the very talented, Mac.


This will be a birthday card for my oldest son who turns 35 in November.  Where do the years go??!!  He likes all things mechanical and so I bought this die from AliExpress to use specifically on a card for him.  I think it's really cool.

I started by sprinkling Lindy's magicals on mixed media paper and spritzing with water.  I kept adding more powders and sopping up any excess water as I went along.  I used three colours of magicals (hydrangea blue, cattail copper brown, and bells of Ireland).  By adding more and leaving it to move and bloom, I ended up with very intense colours.

I cut the gear frame from the magical panel and also from a panel of heavy white card stock.  With the white die-cut, I pressed it into a Versamark pad, dipped it into copper embossing powder, and heat embossed.  I repeated this to add three full layers, which helps the powder to melt very smoothly and adds a thick layer.

I inlaid the magical powder panel, adding in a few of the gear pieces and leaving some empty for more interest.

Here's a close-up, which I tilted so you can see the shimmer from the magicals ...
I hope you'll join us for this fun challenge.  Check out the challenge blog to see the amazing designs from our Guest Designer Pat (Colourful Card Creations), along with our designer's cards.

Also wanted to welcome the newest member of the CAS Mix Up Design Team.  Welcome to Susan Joyce (CatsInkcorporated)!!  So happy to have you on the team Susan!

Sending this over to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Anything Goes challenge.






Stamps:  Sentiment - Thank you (Lil' Inkers)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah 110 lb. card stock), Mixed media panel (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Lindy's Magicals Powders (hydrangeo blue, cattail copper brown, bells of Ireland), water mister, copper embossing powder, black embossing powder, heat tool

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up October Challenge - Metal
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Anything Goes

27 comments:

Barb Ghig said...

I really love this card, Loll! The copper frame and gears are so cool and work perfectly for your son with his mechanical interests! Your background is so striking with all those rich colors and the shimmer really adds drama to your overall design...An awesome masculine birthday card!

Daffodil Cards said...

LURVE the copper frame and the finished result.
Faith

Mac Mable said...

Wow those magiclas look stunning and so shiny and glorious. Great combination of colours too. Love the layering of the copper heat embossing on that fabulous die cut...it looks amazing x. Love the attention to detail of popping back in some of the die cut pieces and leaving some white....creative and unique x. Your son is going to love it and yes where does time go? x

Nancy Stislow said...

This is truly a fabulous masculine card! I have to agree, that frame is so perfect for a masculine card too. Love the triple embossing as well as the beautiful background you created with Magicals. He'll love this card!

Julia Aston said...

What a great gear die/frame Loll - it looks so thick and lusciously metallic with your embossing - and the shimmer of those Magicals IS magical! A wonderful masculine design for your son's b'day! (mine just turned 41??!! WHAT????) xx

Liz said...

Brilliant masculine card, Loll. Super inky background and the copper embossed die cut is lovely. xx

scrappymo! said...

This is a fabulous card for a guy. Your son is going to love it! I really like the sparkleof the Lindy's stuff against the copper widget frame.

Pat said...

This is a fantastic background using the Lindy's Magicals Loll, and the copper embossed cogs framing it go beautifully. Your son will just adore this I'm sure. I adore all the shimmer from the Magicals, they are definitely one step up from Brushos, and this is one gorgeous card. x

Bonnie said...

Love these copper gears, Loll! The multi layers of embossing make them look so dimensional! A perfect masculine birthday card that I'm sure will please Evan!

Marcia HIll said...

This turned out so cool Loll! The copper die cut looks FABULOUS and fits in beautifully with the Magical colors you used...your son is going to love this!! :0)

Quillish said...

Omg this is brilliant Loll! So cool and stylish. The colours are so bright and masculine and that frame makes it look fabulous

Christine Alexander said...

I love that die, so perfect for masculine cards. I bet that background shimmers and sparkles :)

Jeanne said...

Oh gosh, Loll, that background is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing how you created it. The gear frame is also very cool. They work together wonderfully. I'm sure your son will be thrilled with this card. And truthfully, you look too young to have a son who is turning 35. I hope he has a wonderful birthday!

Brenda in IN said...

What a perfect card for your mechanical son. The copper just makes the gears look so authentic. Love that background. Happy birthday next month to your son.

Susan Joyce said...

Great die cut for a Male themed card Loll and the layers of copper embossing work together so well with the Magical colours. Awesome design! Thanks for your lovely comments and welcome to the Design team.

Trina P. said...

That Magicals panel is gorgeous, Loll! It looks absolutely amazing behind the dimensional copper embossed gears. Makes for a great masculine birthday card. xx

Maria said...

Such a gorgeous masculine card for your son! Lovely background and fab gear frame! I’m sure he’ll love this awesome birthday card!

Brenda said...

Wow Loll, this is one cool masculine card! I love that gear/cog die. Your background looks amazing and I love how you made your gears/cogs look like metal. Mac picked a great challenge. Hoping I can play along but not sure. Miss Kahlua is not doing well with her potty training at all and you just can't take your eyes off her for a second. So, I'm going to be taking her to do some training! Hugs, Brenda

Jo Manna said...

How those colours of Magicals combine so beautifully with the copper. This is a stunning card Loll, your son will be soooo happy. The layers of EB give this card so much dimension. Good idea to leave some pieces out ...adds to the 3D effect. Another beautiful card dear friend!
xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

Loll, this gear framed birthday card is perfect for Evan. I guess he has Gord's genes. :-)
Your Lindy's magicals background is amazing! Love the stunning colors, shimmer, and blend of colors! (OK, now I know what colors of Magicals I should buy next.) The 3 layered heat-embossing of the gear frame looks so smooth and shiny! Leaving some of the gears holes empty does add more interest and let the air flow.
Hideko xx

Bobby said...

Three thumbs up, Loll! Spectacularly designed and implemented! Can you tell I LOVE it?!

Ina G said...

OMGoodness look at the gorgeous shimmer from those Magicals - really is magical. So glad you showed a close up. Awesome background and a super male card with the melting metal cogs. Also like how you left a few bare. Fabulous card Loll. You son will love it for sure.

Karen D. said...

such a super cool looking masculine card...just perfect for the challenge! Sure he will love it.
xx Karen

Susanne Vargas said...

That copper frame looks phenomenal with the magical inside! Awesome card for your son! (Hope he doesn't check out Mom's blog ;)...)

BożenA said...

You have created this mechanism so wonderfully. It looks like it was actually made of bronze. What an amazing feeling when you look at this card and you know that it's not metal ... This illusion is so realistic. Real magic, Loll!
BożenA xx

Cathy said...

Fantastic masculine card Loll, and wow! That shimmer, looks amazing, Cathy x

Robyn Oliver said...

This is the coolest male card Loll, love your colours and the fab cogs die cut border looks amazing with the triple copper embossing