Thursday, 21 April 2016

You are Amazing....

April Challenge-Mid Month Reminder....

at STAMPlorations ......
for their CAS Challenge 

The Design Team is fabulous and always come up with the 
most original, creative and stunning inspiration. 
STAMPlorations have a very active Blog, if you've time pop across and take a look....
They also have great challenges, incorporating lots of different crafting styles.

Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to Guest with you this month.
Anything goes with the optional twist of Spring Greens.
I started with masking off the center panel and blending  black distress ink.
I used a stencil for the flower....Metallic paints first and once dried clear embossing paste.
I also used a stencil for the dots and gold embossing paste.
The script text was stamped  and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.
I finished off with stamping the sentiment in black 
and then versa mark and gold embossing powder at the bottom.
Ye Ha for the Misti.
The metallic paints and gold embossing has given a beautiful shine to the card.

I will be entering my card into..............
STAMPlorations - Never ending - Using their products
CAS Mix Up Challenge - Stamping and Stencil and one other...
Masking, Heat Embossing and Embossing paste.
CASology - Mom 
Because we have had Mother's day in the UK I went for the sentiment of You are Amazing
Curtain Call - Simplicity

Thank you for stopping by.
Crafty Hugs x


  1. The MISTI is the most amazing tool and your card is amazing too! Love the dramatic effect of the metallic on the black! Very classy card, Mac! Thanks for sharing it with us at CAS Mix Up!

  2. I want a Misti!! this card is so beautiful!! The gold really makes it elegant! but I am totally impressed!! with the way you layered gold on the lower half of your sentiment! You should give this card to yourself because you really are! AMAZING!!


  3. Mac, your card is great! So glad that you are Guest Designer with us this month, you use mixed media techniques so elegantly keeping cards still very simple, but with special effects. As this time - embossing paste over metallics gives a beautiful result. - Sweet Kobylkin

  4. What a gorgeous and bold card. Love the black and gold background and the gorgeous black and gold sentiment.

  5. These cards are really Mac-AMAZING! Great job Mac! LOVE this layout and design. Such a fabulous mix of products with lots of shine. Very artsy! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

  6. GORGEOUS!!!! Wow Mac, I love the vibrant flower against the black, and that sentiment with the half and half is bloomin brilliant!! hugs :)

  7. Oh, this is so pretty! Love the black backdrop with the metallic flower. The multicolored greeting looks great. Thank you for playing along with us at Curtain Call.

  8. Love that flower and touch of gold script in the BG. Thanks for joining us at The Curtain Call.

  9. Hey Mac!! Both of your cards are pretty!! I love how flowers pop off your cards.Thank you so much for playing with us this week at CASology.

  10. WOW! LOVE the effect Mac! Gorgeous design!
    Thanks for joining us at CASology !

  11. Incredible! So beautiful! Words fail me... Both cards are stunning and they are so lucky to have you guesting...

  12. Well both of these creations are amazing Mac!! I love the metallic look on the wording and the flower!! The black really makes everything pop out so nicely!! Congrats on your GDT spot too!! P.S. Hope you don't mind, but I'm trying to catch up with my fave blogs today!! :) HUGS


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