The Less is More Challenge #402 is a stencilled OLC. I reached for the Crafters Workshop Small Cone Flower stencil and applied a mixture of embossing paste, acrylic paint and iridescent medium. I then stamped, in Cerulean blue, “Tu me manques” (I miss you)!
For this Paper Towel Transfer card, I white pearl heat embossed a special Peony Bud die cut, given to me by, Bonnie, a very special friend who knows how much I love flowers 😀 Then, using MFT’s Flower Silhouette stamps, I partially stamped two different flowers, at strategic places to be part of the bloom and leaf parts of the die. Before adhering the flower, I stamped the sentiment: “L’art est une harmony parallel à la Nature” (Art is harmony parallel to Nature, by Paul Cézanne). I also stamped some grass, added some white pearl and white puff EP.
Do join in on the fun, thanks for stopping by, HUGs,
Freshly Made Sketches is celebrating sketch 400 with their first sketch. I thought I’d try to make it “clean” with my one layer card. Some dry embossing, masking, sponging, heat embossing and embossing paste are the techniques used for this card. “Une petite attention juste pour toi” (A little something just for you …FMS 😉 ).
Welcome back to a new technique at CAS Mix Challenge. The Paper Towel technique is a beautiful way to create special textured backgrounds. It’s also a great way to reuse the inks mopped up by those paper towels left to dry. There’s a video and plenty of inspiration to be found on the blog by the design team. Our Guest Designer this month is Betty!
For this card I stamped a W plus 9 Summer Bloom, added sticky embossing powder and Gilded Flakes. For the heart, I stamped Peacock OI, again added sticky embossing powder and cover with clear Rock Candy crystals. With a paint brush I added some of the same OI to shade the bloom. Then some Liquid Pearls were added for dimension. Can you believe that this is a one layer card? Sometimes I surprise even myself!
Pop on over to the CAS Mix Up to get your creative juices going. Can’t wait to see your beautiful cards. Thanks for stopping by, Hugs,
This is a special BIRTHDAY card for my dear, sweet friend, Bonnie. She is, also, the important other half, behind the CAS community scene.
The Papersmooches vase die was dry embossed onto 140lb cold press watercolour paper. I masked the top rim to be able to stamp MFT‘s silhouette flowers, with my Misti, of course. I used Daniel Smith watercolour paints and then embellished with my white & glitz gel pens. A piece of Japanese lace paper was die cut and adhered with matte medium onto the card. A Technique Tuesday stamp “you are amazing” was stamped and silver heat embossed along with part of the sunflower stem to ground the bouquet.
For these cards I used a Hero Arts Konnichiwa Floral Blossom stamp to “lift” alcohol ink off Yupo Paper and then placed the ink onto the cardstock. I heat embossed both the Yupo and cardstock before assembling these cards. My first was the blue where I rubbed instead of dabbed the Alcohol ink, UGH, so I rescued the piece by white embossing the Yupo. The second, I forgot to completely clean my stamp so I had left over blue ink (on the left side) which I stamped onto the white window card. Finally the third was the one I was truly happy with. This technique creates interesting impressions full of colour, once you keep in mind all the steps. The Peek a Boo window die cut is from MFT.
The challenge is really worth giving it a try. Can’t wait to see your CAS cards in our gallery. Thank you so much for stopping by, HUGs,