Monday, April 15, 2019

Vintage Radiant

Hi everyone.  Today we have a reminder post on the CAS Mix Up challenge blog with some new inspiring cards for you.  This month's challenge is being hosted by Susan, and she is challenging us to layer stamping and heat embossing.


This time I didn't use a layering stamp set.  Instead, I started by stamping and heat embossing a script background using a soft sand colour and clear embossing powder.  I then stamped my large flower over top in a dark brown, also heat embossed in clear.  I wanted the flower image to be on top.

I watercoloured the flower and leaf using two shades of purple and one shade of brown.  Since this is done over top of the heat embossed images, it is a resist, where the heat embossing resists the ink.  The deep colours I used for the flower enhanced the light script embossing and made it more prominent.  I sponged around the edges of the flower and leaf with more of the same brown.  It gives the image a vintage-y look ... well, vintage for me. :)  I absolutely adore this square frame and have used it a lot and will continue to do so.  I'm happy with how it works together with the pretty, fussy-cut flower.  A very simple sentiment, stamped in matching ink, finishes the card.

Here's a close-up ...
I hope you'll have time to check out the challenge blog to see the new cards from the rest of our talented Designers, along with our Guest Designer, BozenA.  Then come join us!

I'm entering this card into the Take It Make It April Challenge at Craft Stamper Magazine.






Stamps:  radiant; script; happy snippets (Penny Black)
Paper:  Mixed media (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series); White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Sahara Sand (Stampin' Up!); Distress Inks:  Gathered Twigs, Victorian Velvet, Seedless Preserves (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Clear embossing powder, heat tool, water brush, Square Frame die (Penny Black),

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up April Challenge - Layered Stamping with Heat Embossing
Take It Make It April Challenge - Craft Stamper Magazine - Anything Goes

27 comments:

Viv said...

This is such a pretty flower Loll and you have made it stand out fabulously! Gorgeous card my friend. x

Jo said...

Beautiful mixed media bloom. Love this approach and totally agree with not using layering stamp sets🥰
You are definitely the queen of fussy cutting, this flower is truly very special! ....and like you say, so is that frame. Beautiful!

Liz said...

A beautiful design, Loll, so elegant. xx

Susan said...

Love this - wonderful texture from the script stamping, beautiful colours, great framing!

nancy littrell said...

OMG..Loll, I Love your textured layered heat embossing on your gorgeous beautifully colored flower. Really stunning and unique my friend. Love your die cut frame too. TFS my friend. Hugs..Nancy

Cathy said...

Gorgeous design Loll, love the embossed script, great idea to use that as a layer, Cathy x

Bonnie said...

This flower is so pretty with the script and watercoloring, Loll! I love that frame too and it seems to work beautifully in any design!

Christine Alexander said...

stunning Loll, the script over the flower is so pretty and love the frame :)

kiwimeskreations said...

What an exquisite result Loll - love the way you have used this magnificent flower stamp and the techniques to create a wee masterpiece!!
Blessings
Maxine

Patti said...

This card really has a wow factor! The coloring is stunning. The addition of the script writing is really elegant!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, this is amazing, Loll! You combined the layered heat-embossing and the emboss resist technique for this card. I love that you used a script stamp for layering! I didn't think about that.
The vintage-y brown and purple/violet go so well and your coloring is so beautiful. The square frame looks awesome and I love it too. Looking forward to seeing it more in the future.
Hideko xx

Linda said...

I love this Loll. The flower looks beautiful, and the added text is such a nice touch. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

Julie B said...

Such a pretty card Loll. I agree with you about the frame, looks fab. :)

Anita in France said...

Such a lovely framed bloom, Loll ... the sense of texture and dimension on it is gorgeous! Hugs, Anita :)

Brenda in IN said...

What a unique take on layered embossing. It is lovely and so distinctive. The touch of gold makes it so elegant and I love the frame.

Nstiz said...

WOW! You outdid yourself on this one! I just love the script stamped over the flower and love those colors! This is amazing, Loll! The Penny Black frame is so perfect for your background too. Love this one!

BożenA said...

WOW !!! This card took a lot of my time. I can not stop looking at her, Loll! Wonderful, I have an impression that a flower is a movie screen, after which the subtitles are moving ... What an amazing impression of space! Maybe this great frame suggests such an association ??
BożenA xoxo

Mac Mable said...

Your vintage looking card is stunning Loll. Love the colours, the creative technique and the die cut frame is wonderful x.

Daffodil Cards said...

I love the flower and the frame, another gorgeous card.
Faith

Barb Ghig said...

Oh, what a beautiful vintage bloom you have created, Loll! I love your color palette and the scripty background is perfect! Please keep on using your square frame...I love it, and I think it works so well with your CAS designs ;) Barb xx

Robyn Oliver said...

This card is so different Loll, to your clean bright usual colours, but it's fabulous - I agree with Barb -'vintage' - gorgeous colour combination and I'm so pleased you did the technique a bit differently because that's where my thoughts have been.

Jen said...

I like what you did with the flower - very creative.

Susan Joyce said...

I love how you created the layers of embossing Loll and then watercoloured the flower. Your die cut frame is fabulous, can't wait to get my hands on one. Happy Easter!

Bobby said...

What a great way to do the technique, Loll. The flower is gorgeous with that script underlay.

Trina P. said...

Beautiful and striking, Loll. Love the script, the colours, the layout and that square frame. Onto my wish list it goes. xx

shirley-bee said...

This is beautiful, Loll! I love the colour scheme, and the script background on the flower. Thanks for playing along at Craft Stamper Take It, Make It :)

Pat said...

This is such a great design Loll and the ladder frame really shows it off. I love the light coloured script which shows up beautifully against the darker tones of the flower and leaf, and the complementary coloured sentiment looks great too. x