Saturday, 6 April 2019

Something New (for me)

Thank you for all the good wishes I received after my last post. This week I am looking forward to a quiet time with lots of time in my craft room, I have many thank you cards to make.

Today I am sharing my card at CAS mix it up April Challenge the main technique this month is layered stamping with heat embossing, which I have never tried before. I watched the video examples on the blog and realised that I have both the stamp sets demonstrated, the layered butterflies and bird by Hero Arts. I haven't actually used the butterfly one before so I decided to use it for this.

I am also sharing it at Pixie's snippets playground (#349 yes please for the draw) as the butterfly was stamped on a snippet of black paper and the background was in my stash.

Here is my card:

I don't have many different coloured embossing powders so I stamped the base layer and heat embossed with white then I did the second layer in terracotta and the third layer in gold. The stamping was done on black paper and I fussy cut it out. The background within the frame is alcohol ink on yupo paper that I did some time ago. This picture shows the foiling on the alcohol ink background:

The front panel is attached to a dark mulberry coloured card base although it looks black in the picture it isn't. It tones quite well with the alcohol ink colours. Here is a close up:

The sentiment is stamped and heat embossed and a large YOU has been stamped and heat embossed in white inside the card. I was pleasantly surprised by how the layered heat embossing went and if I get a chance I might try another one with the bird layered stamp.

                                    Snippets Playground Badge

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today, I really appreciate it.


Mac Mable said...

Wow to the glimmer and Wow to the technique....Fabulous. Your layering of the butterfly looks beautiful and the alcohol inks looks wonderful. Such a stunning CAS card with a great technique. Thank you for joining in the CAS Mix Up Challenge with this stunner x.

Loll said...

You butterfly turned out perfectly Hilary! Looks beautiful against the gorgeous AI foiled background. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

Bonnie said...

This is a beautiful butterfly, Hilary, and the alcohol inked background with the foiling is a perfect resting place for him! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

Susan Joyce said...

Love your pretty butterfly Hilary, just perfect for the challenge and I love the Alcohol ink piece with the gold foil. Thanks for playing with us at CAS Mix Up this month.

KandA said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card Hilary, the embossed butterfly looks amazings as does the super background with the foiling xx

papierelle said...

The background is gorgeous!!! Beautiful card!

EmmaT said...

Gorgeous card, your background is beautiful. Emma

Di said...

What a lovely card Hilary! I instantly knew it would be a background of alcohol inks on Yupo such fun to play with! With the butterfly, frame and sentiment it's one really elegant card!


Di xx