Hi everyone, I hope you are having a restful weekend.
I'm catching up on some more challenge cards, although I'm running out of time!
I wanted to play along with the CAS Mix Up Card Challenge, where the theme is to use an embossing folder. I use them a lot so wanted to try something different.
I embossed some blending card, then inked over the raised design with peacock feathers and weathered wood oxide inks.
Next I spritzed with some home made gold shimmer spray, to blend and soften the colours.
I knew I wanted to use some paper flowers, but at this stage I was a bit stuck so googled the folder I was using and saw this gorgeous tag by Tammy Tuterow.
I wanted more shine, so I followed her idea and painted on some clear rock candy crackle paint.
Next, diecut some rolled roses from scraps of watercolour paper, coloured them with distress inks and shaped some leaves.
I love the look of the embossing, it reminds me of a vintage wallpaper! My elements are embossing folder, stamping, diecutting and ink blending.
I'm also linking up to the Happy Little Stampers anything goes with dies challenge.
At Cuttlebug Mania the theme is thank you. I've used an embossing folder and dies, (details below ) with my trusty old Cuttlebug!
The theme is to give thanks at Work it Wednesday on the Simon Says Stamp blog.
(This card is for one of my son's friends who gave me the most beautiful painted owl rock.)
I've used snippets of watercolour paper for the roses and a scrap of green card for the leaves, so I'm visiting the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.
Sizzix Tiny tattered florals and Impression Obsession small rolled flower and twig dies;
Sizzix regal flourishes embossing folder; distress ink and oxide ink; gold shimmer spray; clear rock candy crackle paint; Happy Little Stampers doodled flowers sentiment; versafine ink & clear ep.
Thanks for visiting,
Gorgeous Cathy! The embossed strip is very vintage looking and pairs beautifully with your watercoloured flowers. I love the raised pattern with the sponging and shimmer spray. The rock candy crackle glaze does give it a lot of shine. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx
I always love your cards using embossing folders, Cathy, and this one is fantastic! I love the color and I'm pretty sure the spray makes it shimmer! The tiny flowers are so pretty with their shine like dew! A gorgeous card! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!
The rock candy made it shine. That is such a pretty color and your flowers are beautiful.
Yes it does look like vintage wallpaper and you've done a fabulous job with the embossing folder, the colours and the subtle bling. Stunning card x
Wow Cathy this is simpleeeeeee fabulous. That background is stunning and the wee flowers are just a perfect finish.
Wow, what a gorgeous and shiny mixed media panel, Cathy! Love the vintage flair and the amazing paper roses! I thought they were ready made embellishments. Fantastic job!
That little posy is so sweet against the amazing, textured, shimmery background, Cathy ... so striking! Hugs, Anita :)
A really lovely card! Apologies for a hasty comment and for me taking so long to get here! Blame Dudley!
Great to see you in the Playground.
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