Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Three Colourful Star Cards

Hi everyone.  Sharing a few more star cards before December's CAS Christmas challenge closes on the Dec. 15th.


Lots of sparkle and shimmer for this card. :)  I started with the rubber band technique over gold foil card stock.  This is where you wrap a few rubber bands around the barrel of a brayer, load with versamark ink, and lightly roll over card stock.  The ink transfers from the rubber bands to create a lovely design.  Then the design is heated with embossing powder.  I used gold glitter embossing powder for the card above.  I cut the piece into 1 1/4" squares and mounted on my card front.

I used a piece of leftover alcohol ink with gold foil accents to die-cut the large stitched star.  It's popped up on foam to give it some dimension.

To finish, I stamped the sentiment in gold ink and heat embossed with the same gold glitter that was used for the background.

Here's a close-up ...

Since I had all my supplies out, I made two more cards using the same papers, but changing up the designs slightly ...









Stamps:  Merriment (Penny Black)
Paper:  White (Neenah 110 lb. card stock); Gold Foil (SU!); Yupo
Ink:  Alcohol Inks; Versamark; Gold Delicata (Tsukineko)
Accessories & Tools:  blending solution, gold foil, Stitched Star die (AliExpress), rubber bands, brayer, heat tool

Challenges:
CAS Christmas December Challenge - Stars


25 comments:

Nancy Stislow said...

WOW, these are sharp! Only you would have thought to use the rubber band technique on gold foil. I love that you make use of your pieces/parts from one project to create another. I love all three designs and nothing says Christmas like gold and red. These are gorgeous, Loll!

Viv's Visuals said...

Great rubber band on the gold foil Loll - looks fab. Gorgeous cards!

Ina G said...

What a fabulous result you achieved with the rubber band technique. Stunning in gold - so perfect for Christmas time. Love it when we get to make awesome cards with leftover bits and especially AI's. Beautiful star cards Loll.

Susan said...

Three wonderful variations! Love the way the panel is split in four on the first one, love the gold stars against the vibrant colours in the other two!

Maria said...

Gorgeous variations with the lovely stars, so pretty!!!

Marcia HIll said...

Three BEAUTIFUL cards Loll!! Love the gold on gold rubber band technique you used for your background on the 1st card...so elegant looking and then the Al Ink star on top is the icing on the cake!! Love the Al Ink backgrounds on the other two with the gold stars too...and also LOVE the "Merry Everything" sentiment you used! Lovely, lovely cards my friend!! :0)

Christine Alexander said...

Great trio of cards Loll, I love the gold embossing on the gold foil very elegant. I need to make some AI backgrounds, yours just pop off the page with the gold and reds. Gorgeous cards :)

Trina P. said...

Three beautiful cards, Loll. What a fun idea to use the rubber band technique to add texture. Love the shimmer and shine. xx

Maxine D said...

Stunning cards Loll - love your use of the rubber band technique and using the gold on gold too gives a fabulous but subtle result
Blessings
Maxine

Aileen said...

Three beautiful cards Loll, love the mix of rich gold and alcohol inks, looks so pretty. xx Hugs Aileen

Bonnie said...

I love the way the rubber bands make random patterns and the glittery embossing on the gold! So very festive! Pairing with the alcohol ink makes a very festive contrast!

Bobby said...

Gorgeous color and shine, Loll.

Debbie said...

Love all of these, Loll. I’m with Nancy - these colors scream Christmas.

Darnell said...

Just stunning, Lolly, all of them! Harriet and I had so much fun making AI backgrounds with gold foil and I love the look you achieved with the gold star over yours! I also love the rubberband effects! Thank you for the inspiration!! Hugs, Dolly

Robyn Oliver said...

These star cards are simply fabulous Loll, what rich gorgeous colours and love that gold with the rubber band hatching... love these elegant cards

Mac Mable said...

What fabulous Alcohol ink colours and the rubber band tecnique with the gold glitter embossing looks stunning. Glorious cards all three of them X

Susanne Vargas said...

This trio of star cards is just spectacular and makes my heart go pitter-patter! The gorgeous AI background combined with the equally gorgeous rubber band technique on gold is a match made in heaven! I have to pin these, they are so inspiring!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Gorgeous shiny trio, Loll! It's so interesting to see the AI and the rubberband effects together. Fantastic combination! I especially love the 4 square-panel background design!
Hideko xx

Anita in France said...

Rich and luxurious, Loll ... the rubber band embossed gold is fantastic ... puts me in mind of the sun glinting on a icy lake! Hugs, Anita :)

Linda said...

Oooh ..... these look amazing. Great colours and fab techniques xx

Karen D. said...

love your results with the rubber bands...so beautiful. I haven't done that for so long, may have to re-visit it. Thanks for always inspiring.
xx Karen

nwilliams6 said...

Every one of these is fabulous, Loll. Great techniques and rich colors. Wow!!!! The technique is super fun too. You always come up with the best ideas! Hugz

BożenA said...

Three great cards, Loll! I love how you used all the techniques and once again forced me to think about expanding my horizons. It's great that you give me so much inspiration. Thank you, my dear friend.

Pat said...

I simply adore the bright jewel tones of the star against the gold foil background and the pattern from the elastic bands is gorgeous, and the other variations are fabulous too Loll. x

Jo Manna said...

Oh wow, what a unique combo of supplies. These cards are out of the ordinary. Never thought of embossing on gold foil card stock, brilliant! I love them all. xxx