Friday, November 15, 2019

Oxidized Metal

Hi everyone.  Today is a reminder for the CAS Mix Up November challenge - Oxidized Metal, which is hosted by the super talented Susan (Cats Inkcorporated).


There are a couple of video tutorials on the challenge blog if you want to give one of them a try.

I started with a piece of plum mirror paper.  I cut a small panel and dry embossed with small tiles embossing folder.  I randomly sprinkled with silver and gold embossing powders on top, leaving lots of spaces without any powder.  I heat embossed to melt the powders and then ran Staz-On black ink over top, which caught the tops of the dry embossing.  I die-cut my maple leaf and inlaid it into my card front.  Stamped a simple sentiment to finish.

Close-up ...
I love the artsy look of this technique.  Makes a perfect masculine card.  Hope you'll check out the challenge blog to see the reminder cards from our amazing Designers, and our wonderful Guest Designer, Arlene.








Stamps:  Brushed Wishes (Stampendous)
Paper:  Midnight Plum Mirror Card Gloss Effect (Tonic); white card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Versamark; Black (Memento); Staz-on Black
Accessories & Tools:  Mini tile embossing folder (Cuttlebug), Silver embossing powder, Gold embossing powder, heat tool, Maple Leaf Thanks die (Neat & Tangled)

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up November Challenge - Oxidized Metal

29 comments:

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous maple leaf, Loll! I love the effects of your embossing technique...the silver and gold embossing powders look amazing with the plum mirror cardstock, and I love how you inlaid the leaf for your design! Fabulous masculine card ~ Barb xx

Bonnie said...

I love how that embossing fit on the maple leaf and the colors you've used! This is a magnificent maple leaf, my friend!

Susan said...

Wonderful leaf in beautiful colours! And what a perfectly CAS card!

Nstiz said...

Your colors are incredibly beautiful! I love how different they are for a fall card. I also love how you randomly embossed it, not covering that entire leaf. You do have some wonderful, creative ideas! Time to take a second look at my mirrored card stock after seeing this.

TK said...

Oh My -- this is terrific! Love the colors, the beautiful leaf and the technique just wows!

Ros Crawford said...

Oh it's fabulous!! Beautiful colours and I just love the inlaid die!

Carolyn M said...

Love, love, love this card - my very favorite - probably until I see your next one :-)

Jeanne said...

Wow! This is stunning, Loll!

Michele said...

very pretty card! I love your style and color choices on the card

Marcia Hill said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS Loll and loving the colors too! :0)

Bobby said...

The metallic on purple is gorgeous, Loll!

Arlene said...

WOW, it's gorgeous!

Daffodil Cards said...

This is beautiful, love the effect on the embossing and the colour combo.
Faith x

Maria said...

The leaf is absolutely gorgeous, Loll!!

Brenda in IN said...

The plum mirror c/s made a lovely leaf with the gold and silver embossing powder. Very textured with the small tile e/f.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Gorgeous metallic maple leaf, Loll! I LOVE the shine and the colors of the leaf! It's inlaid but pops against the beautiful white space.
The small tile pattern is unique and the combination of the organic element and the geometric element makes the leaf look so interesting!
Hideko xx

nancy littrell said...

Stunning colorful and artsy oxidized inlaid maple leaf, Loll. I loved your colors, texture and beautiful shine. Such a beautiful CAS card design, my friend. TFS Hugs..Nancy

HilaryJane said...

Inlaid diecuts is one of my favourite techniques so I love this and such a great colour with a lovely shine. what's not to like? xx

Brenda said...

This is a stunning leaf/card Loll! I loved reading how you did your beautiful leaf and I was surprised to read that you used mirror card. Didn't know that it could be used this way! Love when I learn stuff like this. lol I need to try and go over and watch how to do some of these techniques for making Oxidized Metal looks. Hugs, Brenda

Jo said...

These colours are such a beautiful mix. Love the dry embossing on this maple leaf. Such a great CAS design too.

Christine Alexander said...

Wow Loll what spectacular colours with the embossing powder and foil. I want to try this, so love the colours :)

Jeanne H said...

The purple hues on your tags are particularly beautiful. You do this techniquie so wonderfully.

Ina G said...

Oh Loll what a stunning result you ave achieved here. Love the purple with the touched of silver and gold enhancing the beauty of that die cut leaf. Simple sentiment to finish. Love it!

Linda said...

This looks amazing ..... the colour is simply stunning! (I'm a bit of a purple girl at heart!) xx

Mac Mable said...

Stunning result from the fun and fabulous technique and what gorgeous colours x.

Trina P. said...

You and Bonnie were on the same wavelength with oxidized maple leaves, but created with two different techniques. The metallic EP with the purple is stunning. The design... CAS perfection.

Marianne said...

So pretty, Loll
Marianne x

Cathy said...

Amazing leaf Loll, the colours are so pretty! Looks like a fun technique... I need more hours in the day :) Cathy x

BożenA said...

Great contrast !! I love the combination of colors, purple and gold look stunning
hugs,
BozenA