Sunday, 1 April 2018

CAS Mix Up April Challenge

The Challenge for April is The Rubber Band Technique
hosted by Julia.

To join in you are asked to use the The Fun Rubber Band Technique, Stamping and Your choice...
Pop across to The CAS Mix Up Challenge to see wonderful inspiration from the rest of the team 
and Hideko, The Paper Craft Boutique, who is our amazing guest this month. 
You will be treated to stunning inspiration when you pop into her blog....

This is my card.....

I have used the Rubber Band Technique, Stamping and my choices are
embossing paste, stencil and die cutting.

This new to me technique was so much fun....
I wrapped a thin elastic band around an acrylic block, stamped randomly 
with versa-mark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.
I used several shades of grey ink and blended them, with a brush, over the white embossing.
The flower is a masked stencil, which I popped silver embossing paste through.
The sentiment has been die cut twice and I finished off with white acrylic splats.
If you have never tried this technique why not give it a go.
It produces some unique effects and you'll have fun trying.
Thank you Julia for this new to me technique, which I have loved.

Crafty Hugs
xx

Challenges which I would love to join in....
Just Us Girls - Wild Card Week...CAS
Stamplorations never ending Anything Goes challenge
The stencil is Stamplorations






47 comments:

Patti said...

Cool!! I just saw Loll's post too this is a wonderful technique that I have never tried before!!I love the effect you achieved! Beautifully done friend : )

Patti

Jo Manna said...

Beautiful monochrome theme to your amazing card. Such a creative CAS design too, hugs xx

cuilliesocks said...

I love this fabulous contemporary designed card Mac, the mono shades are brilliant, love it, Kate x

Anita in France said...

Cool monochrome, Mac ... this is so elegant and stylish ... the silver bloom is delicious against the rubber band embossed and sponged background! Not heard of this technique ... hope to try it and play along! Hugs, Anita :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

This is fabulous I love the neutral colors

Trina P. said...

Gorgeous and classy, Mac! Love the neutral colour tones, especially the shiny silver embossing paste. I need to get me some of that. 😂 Great job with the new-to-you technique. xx

Margik said...

What a beautiful card and great technique!
Brilliant, Mac!
Mar :)

Christine Alexander said...

Love those neutral colours, awesome effect with the band and splatters together.

nancy littrell said...

Your stenciled flower really pops with all the shiny silver embossing paste, Mac. I Love how you chose a grey tone for your white space..so elegant and unique.

Stamping and heat embossing your Rubber band stamped background gave such beautiful texture without over powering your flower and die cut sentiment. TFS my friend. Hugs...

Ina Grehan said...

WOW! You have made this card so unique M with the lakky band technique and added that Mac touch with the beautiful floral stencil and splats. Love the big bold sentiment. Another stunner and so striking in the neutral colours.

Robyn Oliver said...

Very eye catching Mac, love the soft grey feel and the pop of silver to highlight your double diecut sentiment

Julia Aston said...

Wow - love how you used the technique on your beautiful design Mac! The silver embossing and stenciling make this so elegant and the black sentiment really pops off it - I like how you just used the bottom half of your card and the lovely gray! Julia xx

Loll said...

Beautiful card with the black, gray, silver and white. Love the interest from your rubber band embossing and softly brushed gray background. So pretty with the silver paste flower and splats, Mac. Very elegant card! xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

Such a cool monochromatic card using the rubber band technique, Mac! I love that you stamped the rubber band images only at the bottom (and part of left side) and gave an ink-distressed gradation look. The silver embossing paste flower and the black die-cut sentiment are so impactful!
Hideko xx

Susan said...

Love the great neutral colour scheme. Your rubber band background is fabulous and the white splatters are a great addition. The silver embossed flower is beautiful and the sentiment very striking.

Bonnie said...

This is stunning, Mac! Love the soft gray background with the lovely texture from the rubber bands! And that silver flower is so elegant!

Mia said...

Fabulous and elegant card, Mac! Kisses, my friend.

TK said...

Very elegant, Mac! Love the simply stated background and delicately embossed flower!

Maxine D said...

Such a classy and elegant result Mac - love the silver and grey combination.
Blessings
Maxine

Marina said...

Great proof that mixed media can be cas too- these are fabulous effects and all the more impressive for being the focal point of your card.

wannabcre8tive said...

I really like your rubber band embossed technique. It looks great and adding the silver card stock was perfect.

aussie aNNie said...

Love this mono card and this technique sure sounds like one I want to try..xx💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

What a fabulous technique, it reminds me of one I used to use in playgroup with paint during mark making time. I must try it with embossing ink. What an amazing card you have created and I adore those subtle colours.
Thank you so much for sharing.
Creative wishes Tracey x

Linda said...

I love the elegant monochrome design and the shine from the silver paste looks fab. You've definitely nailed the rubber band technique my friend xx

Heidi Stamps said...

Very classy,, I do like the embossing paste! I hope to have time for this challenge this month! Have a good day!

MaryH said...

Amazing texture, love the silver paste embossing, and this is a technique I don't remember ever trying (even though I've seen lots of videos on it!) Looks easy but is so effective here in creating that fab background. The bold sentiment is just perfect with the design of this gorgeous card! TFS & Have a good week.

Daffodil Cards said...

You take on something different and SMASH it, this is so very elegant and very beautiful. I LOVE everything you do Mac.
MMmmmm wonder if I could do it LOL.
Faith
x

BożenA said...

Your work with the eraser and block has produced great results. I love calm shades of gray and silver flower. White dots are perfect finishing the card. Thank you for your amazing inspiration.
Hugs,
BożenA

pam said...

Wow this is really beautiful looking card Mac, looks elegant in your colours! and love the design.
Pam x

Liz said...

Stunning card, the rubber band technique is so effective. xx

Pat said...

I adore this monochromatic look with the silver paste through a stencil, and the shades of grey in the background go beautifully over the white embossed rubber band pattern, and they stand out superbly. I love that large sentiment and the white spatters too. A fabulous design Mac. x

Macimbalo said...

So cool looking! Going to have to check that technique out! Thanks so much for linking up this week at JUGS!

Ros Crawford said...

Morning Mac! I hope your Easter went well? Not too cold up there? This is another stunner, beautifully done and so unique... I have done that technique and hope to find time to play along. All ok here and I enjoyed my time with Pat ... She copied 3 of my cards Lol!

Karen D. said...

I need to do this again...love the look of your classy card mf.
Haven't used this technique in years.
xx Karen

Zoe Sanderson said...

I've never really mastered this technique. The card you have created here is a fabulous example I love your colour choice and wonderful abstract design.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

LOVE the colors! Love your card!

Linby said...

Love your card the extra detailing is fab - I did this technique many years ago hoping to enter with another go at it.

Sylvia said...

Stunning card,Mac.What a cool technique.Love the way you've used the word die on the embossing flower.

Gr,Sylvia x

Greta said...

Unique & beautiful, Mac! Very classy!

Viv said...

This is so classy Mac! love the design and technique you used also, well done again ;) Viv xx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Such a contemporary piece of art...... absolutely fabulous! x

Diane said...

What a wonderful technique and card design.

Hugs Diane

Heather said...

I really like the rubber band technique with versamark and your understated colour choices - very classy.

Pamellia Johnson said...

So gorgeous Mac! I love the neutrals, so much wonderful contrast with the grey and white and black. The silver makes such a splash, I just love it! Hope you're having great weather my friend, sending hugs :)

Mrs A. said...

The rubber band technigue does sound fun. Your card is terrific and I love how you have added the large flower. Hugs Mrs A.

Desperatehousewife Craft said...

Wow what a spectacularly elegant card! The perfect CAS mix media card. Thanks for visiting my blog and for your kind comment. Hugs, Gwendolyn

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

another cool creation! Maybe I just have to play with rubber bands, eve if there is no challenge - thanks for the inspiration!