Thursday 11 August 2016

Blue, Green and Gold Anniversary

Hi everybody.  I have so many anniversaries to send cards for this month and I don't like to duplicate but coming up with something different gets very difficult.  I had the CAS Mix Up Challenge in mind, where this month the challenge is stamping, sprays and your choice.  Well, I haven't actually used a stamp but I did stamp using an embossing folder so I hope this will be acceptable as I would really like to enter and support Loll and Bonnie with their relatively new challenge, and each month I have had the best of intentions but for one reason or another I think I have only entered once.

I used a snippet of white card and my Docrafts Hearts and Kisses Embossing Folder opened out, and the positive side inked with a mixture of Mowed Lawn and Peacock Feather Distress Inks.  I placed the paper on top and pressed it down well to transfer to the card.  When this was dry I put some more ink on my glass mat and sprayed with water, and swept the card through it to spread some ink on the background too.  I then emptied most of the water out of the spray and added some Perfect Pearls Gold Mica Powder and shook it up well.  Making sure the card was really dry I then sprayed it, drying in between until there was enough of the mica in random areas to give a nice gold sheen.  I'm not sure that it shows up very well on the photos though.  As an experiment I decided  to add a piece of double sided tape down the side of another snippet of card, and using a brush applied the mica, rubbing it well into the tape.  I buffed it up with a soft tissue, and although some did rub off enough of it stuck firmly, so I was quite pleased with that.  As my piece of inked card had warped a bit and I was in a hurry to finish the card and post it, I glued the inked piece to the mica edged card which gave it more rigidity.

I then found a snippet of gold mirri card and die cut a heart from a set of dies by Sue Wilson called Heart of Hearts using the largest plain heart, and then embossed using the same Hearts and Kisses EF.  When putting the two elements together on my white square base card I adhered a piece of card behind the right hand side of the heart to bring it up level with the now rather thick piece of card which it is sitting on. 

Finally I die cut a sentiment, again by Sue Wilson, using a snippet of white card and this Congratulations die.  Before cutting with the die I sprayed the card with some of the gold mica and did this several times, drying in between with my heat gun, until it had a nice gold sheen.  I then added Peacock Feather DI.  I also backed it with Stick It adhesive before die cutting it.  Again unfortunately it doesn't really show up in the photos. 

Well, that's all for now and thank you for dropping by today.

Pat  x

I am also entering the following challenges:

Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Week 241 where we use up our snippets of paper and card etc.
CAS on Sunday -No. 89 Sketch.
Happy Little Stampers - August Anything Goes with Dies. 


Loll said...

This is so pretty Pat. Great job with the embossing folder stamping ... the colours are so pretty. And I love that you've used the same folder for dry embossing the gold mirri paper. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

Di said...

Well how clever to stamp using the embossing folder Pat! I've brayerd a folder and then embossed with it but never done this technique. Works so well - lovely card!


Di xx

Barb said...

I love this card Pat. It really is very pretty. I've never managed to get a lovely clear print like this when trying to stamp with an embossing folder. Love it. Barbxx

Kathyk said...

Delightful make and pretty colour scheme.

My surprise? Yes, I strongly suspect so. photo on FB and will be on my blog on Friday so you can check!

Happy Thursday


nancy littrell said...

Sleep your mixed media elements and gold accents gave your card so much glimmer beauty. TFS and joining us Pat. Hope you get to play again. Hugs, Nancy

Bonnie said...

I love how you've stamped with the embossing folder (a technique I've yet to try) and the embossed heart picks up the pattern! I can see lots of shimmer and know there's lots more that the camera didn't pick up! Great job, Pat! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

scrappymo! said...

This is beautiful. Full of rich gilded colour and also a lovely design. I have not used the mica yet but enjoyed your good instructions in this post.

Lucinde | Lucilight said...

Beautiful! That heart looks amazing!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Elegant design with the beautiful embossed gold heart. Have a great weekend xxx

Stamps and Paper said...

LOvely CAS card disappeared from my blog list but you are now back on..
Enjoy this lovely weather


Liz said...

Lovely CAS card, Pat. The embossing gold heart is stunning! xx

Susan said...

Beautiful use of sprays! And lovely colours! Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Mix Up.

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Such a fab the color combi..Thank you so much for joining us with Happy Little Stampers - Anything goes with dies Challenge.