Sunday, November 18, 2018

Thinking of You

Hi everyone.  One more quick card for the CAS Mix Up November Challenge - Embossing Folder, hosted by Bonnie.


Here's another embossing folder technique that I learned this year.  I did share some cards earlier this year with this fun technique that uses Powdered inks sprinkled onto white mixed media paper, placed inside an embossing folder, and run through a machine to dry emboss the image and embed the powders.  Remove from folder and spritz with water.  The colours explode as they always do when water is added, but having them embedded into the card stock allows some to stay in place and gives lots of deep areas of colour.

I used an embossing folder that came with my die-cutting/embossing machine.  It's really beautiful with deep embossing.  I cut the panel down and added a die-cut butterfly that I received from my friend Bonnie, along with a stamped black banner sentiment and die-cut sentiment.

Easy and fun card to make.

Here's a close-up ...
There's still five days left to play at CAS Mix Up before the challenge closes.  Come join us!  Pull out your embossing folders and have some fun designing a CAS card.








Stamps:  Clearly Besotted (A Little Sentimental)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series); White (Neenah 110 lb.); Black (SU!)
Ink:  Magicals:  blue and green
Accessories & Tools:  embossing folder from Gemini, water mister, butterfly die (gift from friend), white embossing powder, You die (Simon Says Stamp)

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up November Challenge - Embossing Folder


24 comments:

Trina P. said...

Whoa! I think I’m caught up on my commenting! What a treat to end on this beautiful CAS card, Loll. Gorgeous colours and that gifted butterfly is the perfect finishing touch. I will have to give this technique a try one day. 😉 xx

Sue said...

Gorgeous effects with the embossing folder, Loll, I must try this. Your card is beautiful with the delicate butterfly.

Susan said...

Beautiful shades of blue - perfect with the simple white butterfly. Love the way you did the sentiment too.

Bonnie said...

Your background is gorgeous, Loll! The Brushos blended so beautifully! A perfect perch for one of my favorite butterflies!

Nancy Stislow said...

WOW! What a fabulous color that is! I haven't done this yet but I must remember to try this. Love that white on black sentiment banner you used too. This is just so beautiful!

Cathy said...

This is so pretty Loll! love the rich blues and that gorgeous butterfly. I'm hoping to play along soon and this technique might just have got my mojo going! Thank you, Cathy x

Quillish said...

What a beauty! The white butterfly against that gorgeous blue background is so lovely. I must try this technique of using embossing folder and improvise the powder inks with something else or may be buy the ever in my list, Brushos now!

Christine Alexander said...

so pretty Loll, I think I need to try this technique again :) those bursts of colour look wonderful with your embossed image.

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous eb folder technique using your Magicals, Loll. I can just imagine all the beautiful shimmer from your Magicals. Such pretty blue tones and beautiful butterfly. TFS my friend. Hugs..Nancy

Robyn Oliver said...

So pretty with that lovely bright blue background and the crisp white of the card and butterfly, gorgeous Loll... really must try out this EF technique, it's fabulous

Linda said...

What a gorgeous effect you've created with the powders and the EF ..... I love it! The die cut butterfly is so pretty too xx

Marcia HIll said...

What a BEAUTIFUL card Loll!! I think I need to start writing these different techniques down that I want to try as I forgot all about this one and it looks so good!! That butterfly die cut is soooo pretty too! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

Jeanne said...

Wow! Fabulous background and a beautiful butterfly make this a gorgeous card!

Brenda in IN said...

Oh Loll, this is so pretty. I really like that background and the butterfly just pops against it.

Skylark said...

What a simple but stunning technique Loll. Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration as always! Stef x

BożenA said...

Oh, what a great card, Loll. I love your background, it's so amazing. Great contrast with the white panel card and white butterflies. Such a beautiful card.
BożenA xoxo

Gail Townsend said...

Gorgeous card, love the effects of the embossing folder, must give it a try.
Gail xx

Mac Mable said...

Stunning effect with the embossing folder technique Loll and the prettiest of colours. The die cut butterfly is fabulous and loving the little cute 'you' sentiment too x.

Anita in France said...

What a great technique, Loll ... those variegated brusho colours intensify the embossing beautifully! That delicate butterfly is gorgeous against such a lovely background! Hugs, Anita :)

Jo Manna said...

Ooooh I love this idea. Something new to try. Great design and this blue is beautiful, perfect for that delicate flutter. Love how you arranged the sentiment, so very special. ...thinking of you ;)
xx

Barb Ghig said...

WOW! What a beautiful effect! I definitely have to try this technique with Brushos! I love that you chose the butterfly for this card, too...Gorgeous, Loll!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Fabulous effect of the embossing technique, Loll! I love the beautiful shades of Magicals blue and green. The white butterfly and sentiment die-cuts look awesome against the gorgeous background. The black sentiment strip is a nice accent too.
Hideko xx

Karen D. said...

so beautiful....of course, done in my fav colour.
xx Karen

Susanne Vargas said...

This looks phenomenal! Love it!