Thursday, April 04, 2019

CAS Stencil April Challenge

Hi everyone and welcome to the start of a new CAS Stencil challenge.  This month is hosted by the mega talented Barb (Barb's Studio Creations).

Bobby (Bits & Pieces) is our special Guest Designer this month --- welcome Bobby!  Check out the challenge blog to see Bobby's gorgeous Embossing Paste Stenciled card, along with the amazing cards by our talented Designers.  I know you'll be inspired to play along.

I used a piece of alcohol ink'd acetate from my stash.  This is my favourite combination of AI colours that is so bright and cheerful (listed below).

Placed the wildflower stencil over top and secured with a few pieces of masking tape.  Using palette knife, added embossing paste over top, keeping it as smooth as possible.  Lifted the stencil and let the piece dry.  Remember to wash off your stencil and palette knife right away (or place in water to wash later).  Once the paste dries on a stencil, it's work to get it off.

To finish my card I added a double row of gold cording along with a gold embossed "smile" tag.  The panel is popped up for dimension.

There are so many wonderful embossing pastes and gels on the market.  I hope you'll join us for this fun challenge.   :)







Stamps:  Happy Snippets (Penny Black)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Alcohol Inks:  qild plum (Ranger); sunbright yellow, tangerine orange (Pinata)
Accessories & Tools:  Acetate, Wildflowers stencil (Tim Holtz); white embossing paste (Dreamweaver), palette knife, Pinpoint Main Street tags die (Poppy Stamps), gold cording, Princess Gold embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool

Challenges:
CAS Stencil April Challenge - Embossing Pastes / Gels


29 comments:

Julia Aston said...

What a brilliant swirl of color on your AI background Loll - so lovely behind your white paste stenciled stems - the gold cord adds great interest with the little sentiment tag - perfect for many occasions a card might be needed!

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous card, Loll! I love all the texture you created using white embossing paste for the wildflowers, especially with the beautiful AI's on your background...so striking! Great idea to add your sentiment to the gold cord, too...your recipient will definitely smile when they receive this beauty! Barb xx

Mac Mable said...

Such vibrant colours with the inks and acetate and the crisp white stencilled flower with the paste looks stunning x. Such a beautiful card x.

Patti said...

Hello friend : ) I am sorry that I have been absent from Blogland. I am wrestling with a few things in my life but I'm fine really : )

I love your beautiful card!! I have never used embossing paste because I'm a big chicken! LOL you inspire me!!

BIG (((Hugs)))
Patti

Robyn Oliver said...

A stunning card Loll, that beautiful AI background is so striking with the simple white embossing paste wildflowers... nicely finished with the mini tag and gold cord...love it.

Susan said...

Beautiful vivid rich colours on the background - perfect to put your wildflowers on top of! Looking forward to doing this challenge!

Darnell said...

Gorgeous and vibrant acetate AI, Lolly! I love how smooth your texture is! And that little sediment tag is perfect! Hugs, Dolly (had to redo so I used the right name, lol!)

Bonnie said...

This is a beautiful background for the pretty paste wild flowers, Loll! I'm with Dolly, amazing smooth texture of the paste! Love that tag with the gold cord!

Maria said...

So very pretty, Loll! Such lovely color with the alcohol inked background! Beautiful flower die and great tag with the touch of gold!

Cathy said...

Such a pretty card Loll, the paste almost looks like a layered diecut it's so smooth! Really effective an the AI acetate. This is such a fun technique, Cathy x

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Loll, Love the crisp white embossed image against that stunning background :)

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous Alcohol Ink background for your stenciled wild flowers embossed with Embossing Paste. Your entire image really pops, Loll. Loved how you added a bit of gold with the gold cord and sweet smile tag. TFS my friend. Hugs..Nancy

kiwimeskreations said...

Stunning card Loll - love the drama of the white stencilling over the strong background colours
Blessings
Maxine

Julie B said...

The white embossing against the vibrant reds is so striking Loll. :)

Sue said...

The pretty flowers in white embossing look so striking on the vibrant AI background, Loll.

nwilliams6 said...

Wonderful designs on the bg and it makes a beautiful backdrop for your flowers GREAT colors and the gold cord looks great too. Hugz

Jeanne said...

Golly this is beautiful, Loll! Love the color combination. The silhouette in white is very striking and I like the gold twine and bitty label accent. So pretty!

Nstiz said...

Your marbling with alcohol ink always amazes me! Love those colors! I also would never have thought of using embossing paste over an alcohol ink background and love that look. Gorgeous card, Loll!

Daffodil Cards said...

Another stunning card.
Faith

Anita in France said...

I love how that textured wildflower just pops against those luscious warm colours, Loll ... the gold cord and sentiment really sets it off beautifully! Hugs, Anita :)

Susan Arseneault-Richard said...

What a lovely card! The colors are fabulous and really make the stenciled image pop.

Ina G said...

Wow what a beautiful bold background. I bet it looks fabulous IRL. Great stenciling and nice touch with the gold cord and simple sentiment.

Trina P. said...

Striking card, Loll. The colours are just gorgeous. Perfect backdrop for those wildflowers. The retreat last year enabled me and I had to get that stencil. 😉 xx

Cindy C. said...

Stunning card, the white embossing really pops against the beautiful alcohol inked background!

Papercraft Boutique said...

The white embossing paste wildflowers beautifully pop against the gorgeous and vibrant AI background, Loll! The shiny gold cording and the heat-embossed sentiment go perfectly with the AI colors!
Hideko xx

Bobby said...

You got great coverage with the embossing paste, Loll. Not that I want you to cover up that gorgeous background but you do have to follow the challenge rules. ;)

Linda said...

This looks fab! I love the white paste against that striking AI background xx

Brenda in IN said...

That is a beautiful combination of alcohol inks and embossing paste. The silhouette really stands out against the AI background.

BożenA said...

Such a great contrast! I love it, the white flowers of the paste look wonderful on your brave background, Loll.
BożenA xoxo