Monday, April 01, 2019

CAS Mix Up April Challenge

Hi everyone.  Welcome to the start of a new CAS Mix Up Challenge.  April we are looking for Layered Stamping with Heat Embossing.  This month's host is Susan (Cat's Inkcorporated) and she has provided several video tutorials on the challenge blog to explain this fun technique.

We are thrilled to have BozenA (ArtCardBox) as our Guest Designer this month.  Please check out the challenge blog to see BozenA's beautiful layered stamping with heat embossing card ... and the amazing cards from our Designers.


I used a NBUS SU! stamp set that I've had for a little while.  I had tried this a few times with Altenew layered stamps and just couldn't get things lined up properly.  I found this a bit easier to work with, but you'll see it isn't perfectly lined up either. :)

I decided I needed a bit of help, so I placed my outline image in my misted and stamped with antique linen distress ink.  I then lined up my image in a second Misti that I have (or I could have used the stamp on blocks) with the leaves stamp, stamped with versamark and heat embossed the lime green.  Repeated with the red flowers.  And then finally, placed my card front back in my first Misti with my outline stamp.  Used Versamark and silver embossing powder to create the outline.  Each layer I added lots of anti static powder so that the embossing powders stayed where they should be.

I fussy-cut the image and placed it over a simple lined background that I made with my brayer and a few rubber bands with tan ink.  Very subtle, but adds a little something.  Popped up a thick white frame over top, and also popped up my flowers on top.  A simple sentiment heat embossed in red finishes the design.  Happy with how this turned out.

Here's a close-up ...
Come join us!  Hope to see you in the gallery!






Stamps:  Gift of Love (SU!); Simple Sentiments (Lawn Fawn)
Paper:  White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Versamark; Soft Suede (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Brayer, rubber bands, Lime embossing powder (Ranger); Red embossing powder (WOW); Silver embossing powder (Ranger), Frame die (AliExpress), heat tool

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up April Challenge - Layered Stamping with Heat Embossing


28 comments:

Mac Mable said...

The technique looks fabulous Loll and like you I learnt along the way with layering stamps. What a striking colour on the fabulous flowers, great fussy cutting, love the subtle background and the way you popped out some of the flower out of the frame looks wonderful x. Unique and beautiful card x.

Barb Ghig said...

I am so impressed with your flowers and leaves, Loll! The colors are so vibrant and I love all the dimension you created with this technique! Great idea to create a subtle background, too...another really stunning work of art! Barb xx

Anita in France said...

Striking and so gorgeous, Loll ... these lovely blooms look almost glass-like ... fabulous against the soft, subtle background! Hugs, Anita :)

Jo Manna said...

What vibrancy in the close up of those rich blooms. Such a smart approach too. I scratched my head a lot on this technique. Bravo with this gorgeous result. Love the red embossed sentiment to match. A beautiful composition too. xxx

Linda said...

Beautiful flowers, Loll. Love the red and silver embossing.

Liz said...

Lovely card, Loll, the flowers really stand out against the delicate background. xx

Nancy Stislow said...

You did a fabulous job of this technique, Loll. It's one I'm hesitant to even try. This looks gorgeous in those wonderful colors. I can't get over the fussy cutting you are willing to do. I can see where lining it up would sure be difficult.

Bonnie said...

Love these red flowers, Loll! The silver outline makes them very elegant. Love that subtle background too. It add that extra something special!

Susan said...

Love the silver embossing powder for the outline! Such a perfect finishing touch! Great subtle rubber band background too!

Cathy said...

Wonderful card Loll, such pretty details. Hope I get to play along with this technique, Cathy x

Maria said...

Oh, perfect details on your lovely card, Loll! Lovely subtle background with the lines and gorgeous outlined red flowers!

Christine Alexander said...

Loll, your layered stamping is gorgeous. I'm off to check out the video, it looks like fun :)

nancy littrell said...

I love your soft textured rubber band technique on your background, Loll. Such a nice subtle effect behind your gorgeous pop of textures and colors on your beautiful flowers that you fussy cut perfectly. TFS my friend. Hugs..Nancy

Susan Joyce said...

Love your bold and beautiful flower spray Loll the red and green with the silver just pop! Your soft background finishes your card beautifully.

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh Loll what a dramatic and elegant card - love how you have rocked the technique
Blessings
Maxine

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Stunning Loll if had time would join.. but miracles do happen! Think I may have a doable idea time will tell! Hugs Shaz in Oz.x

Julie B said...

The photo doesn't do the shine on this spray any justice, it's so pretty glistening on my sideboard! Fab card and thanks for the well wishes Loll. xx

Daffodil Cards said...

Gorgeous.
Faith x

HilaryJane said...

The heat embossing makes the flowers really shine and I really like the rubber band background. I am going to have to try that xx

BożenA said...

A striking color contrast, I like it a lot. White card and so deep colors look great. Thank you for the description of the card. So much trouble, but the end result is dazzling.
Thank you very much, Loll, for such a warm welcome in the group of DT. I am honored to be able to take part in this challenge. Thank you *

Papercraft Boutique said...

Beautiful shine of the silver embossing on the vibrant red flowers and the lime green leaves, Loll! The rubber band background adds the right amount of interest (without distracting), and the wide frame strikes a perfect balance between the bold red flowers and the open white space!
Hideko xx

Karen Dunbrook said...

wow...so elegant and wonderful Loll...love the look.
xx Karen

Linda said...

This is beautiful Loll. Great results from the layered stamping and I love the heat embossing to finsih it off xx

Trina P. said...

Beautiful layered heat embossing, Loll. The image layers look lined up to me. Fabulous design... that rubber band background is perfect to show off your striking flowers. xx

Julia Aston said...

What a great technique this month! Your flowers are so pretty in the red with the silver detail Loll! xx

Bobby said...

It sounds like a lot of work went into the flowers, Loll, but well worth it because they are beautiful.

Ina G said...

You have blown me away with this card Loll. Boldy bright and beautiful. Lovely soft background.

Brenda in IN said...

That silver really outlines this flower so beautifully. I love those deep colors and such a unique background with rubber bands.