Friday, 1 June 2018

CAS Mix Up June Challenge

The CAS Mix Up Challenge for June is 

Layered Embossing Powders

Hosted by Loll

There are lots of  fun techniques with tons of possibilities.

The design team and our fabulous guest designer Jane from The Purplejet Loves Crafts Blog 
have wonderful inspiration for you over on the blog.
There are video links too...

This is My Card.....

Use any technique that layers embossing powders and keep your card CAS.
Include some stamping and your choice....My choice is heat embossing.

I used my electric pancake maker and a craft mat.
This gives constant heat and the powders don't fly everywhere.

I started with melting clear UTEE and then had fun layering lots of 
different colours of embossing powders.
Some of them are Lindy's, which have a wonderful shine to them.
I used a cocktail stick to make some patterns and then very quickly pulled off the craft mat 
and stamped into the molten powders with a leaf stamp that had gold ink on it.
I left the stamp in place until it cooled and carefully pulled it off.
I was really surprised how well the stamp had stamped and loved it!
Of course if you weren't happy then remelt it and start again.....
I have stamped part of the background card with light grey foliage.
The sentiment has been stamped in green ink and then half heat embossed in gold.
The solid embellishment easily came off the craft mat and I used 3D glue to mount onto the card.

Such a fun technique and I have loads of 'experimenting' to use for future cards.
Pop across to the blog and be inspired by the amazing team and Jane....our very talented Guest.
Thank you Loll for this fabulous theme for this months challenge...

Crafty Hugs
xx

Challenges I would love to enter.....
Craft Stamper - Take It Make it Challenge...Anything Goes and must include stamping
Watercooler Wednesday - Anything Goes
This is a fun and friendly challenge blog....
Thank you so much for the shout out with my card...Delighted....





43 comments:

cuilliesocks said...

My goodness Mac what an amazing design, absolutely beautiful, the texture and colours are brilliant....oooer you are clever, Kate x

*Vicki* said...

Wow this is just gorgeous!! I really LOVE the shinny EP with the leaf image!! This makes for a very striking design Mac!! Thanks for sharing! :) HUGS

Viv said...

Oh wow Mac this is so fabulous!loving the bright green and such a clever idea too ;) Viv xx

Mac Mable said...

TEST X

maria f. said...

Hot! (Wanted to say "cool" but there must have been lots of heat at your place to make this beautiful piece ;)

Julia Aston said...

What a great technique you used to achieve this beautiful leaf print in all that glorious swirled green Mac! Love this! Julia xx

Bonnie said...

You are so amazing, Mac! What an awesome way you've layered the embossing powders and stamped that leaf! WOW! I love the way your brain works!

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous shiny and pretty green and gold heat embossed layering, Mac. I love how you stamped your gold heat embossed leaf. It did turn out so well. I can't wait to see more of your loads of layered embossed samples.

TFS, my friend. Hugs..

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Love it, especially the bold colors and great texture, another piece of art!

Loll said...

AWESOME! LOVE this design Mac. Such a cool way to melt your green background and then add some interest with swirling the stick. The gold stamped leaf turned out perfectly!! I have not tried this before ... but now I have to ... gosh said the same thing to Jane! So many fantastic ways to use layered embossing powders! Beautiful work Mac! xx

aussie aNNie said...

WOW STUNNING. I love using Utee but have not for a while. I use the Hot Pot designed for this kind of embossing with the special non stick paper. the good thing about that is you can save the excess Utee powders and mix them up for next time if you want a range of different colours. Works great with chipboard.xx[aussie aNNie blog]

Christine Alexander said...

Mac, absolutely stunning. I really should try stamping in EP. such a cool effect :)

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

I love every little inch of this and can imagine how much fun you had creating it. Playing with Utee and embossing powders is very understated, if only chemistry at school was as much fun, I’d surely have came out with a higher grade! Amazing design, I have a soft spot for the glorious leaf.
Hugs for the weekend Tracey x

Maxine D said...

WOW - Mac this is AMAZING!! Love the rich colours in the background to the that fabulous gold leaf, and the subtle stamping behind it.
Blessings
Maxine

Linda said...

WOW! This looks amazing, and sounds like fun to do. The colour is just stunning xx

Cathy said...

Amazing project Mac! Love the detail on the leaf, looks like a fun technique, Cathy x

Anita in France said...

Gasp! Another stunner, Mac ... this amazing leaf panel looks as though it would be at home in a chic home decor boutique ... it's beautiful ... striking ... rich ... stylish! Hugs, Anita :)

Daffodil Cards said...

Oh! Mac, such a beautiful creation, I love the leaf in the embossing powder, such a beautiful colour on the ep and the texture is wonderful, it could be an enamelled brooch. I LOVE it.
Faith
x

Jo Manna said...

You've done it again, another amazing card. I have to try this, it turned out amazingly. This green is so radiant and the gold compliments it perfectly. Another awesome card Mac xx

Brenda said...

Wow, this is amazing and so pretty! So you use an electric pan and melt the powders and then put a puddle on your craft mat and then stamp?! Do you have to heat it with the embossing tool or is just heating in the pan enough. I didn't know you could do that! lol I love the beautiful color you got and with that gold that is just stunning! Love your heat embossed sentiment too. Hugs, Brenda

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, this is fabulous, Mac! I LOVE the shiny green heat-embossed layering with the beautiful swirl patterns and the stamped gold leaf! It's a piece of art. Love the awesome design of the card too. Hideko xx

Susan said...

What a brilliant idea, to stamp into the embossing powder! I love the results you got and will have to give this a go. Beautiful background and sentiment treatment too.

Ros Crawford said...

Sorry I've been MIA... Playing catch up... This is incredible! I have to check out how that's done because I love the results. Your card is so creative and unique... It's more of a gift than a card! Have a super day!

Trina P. said...

WOW!!! Amazing card, Mac! So creative and brilliant to impress a leaf image in your gorgeous embossed layers! Stunning results from start to finish. Love the shine. xx

Mia said...

Wow, Mac!!!!!!!!!! This is GORGEOUSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!! I haven't tried embossing powders yet -as I am still new in card making- but definitely I will do it soon. Thank you so much for this GREAT inspiration, my friend. Kisses!!!!!!!! I am going to watch the videos...

Heidi Weaver said...

Oh my goodness! WOW! Mac this is incredible. I love the multilayered embossing powders and all the wonderful textures you've created here. An electric pancake maker? So now I need kitchen gadgets to satisfy my creative needs? Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Jeanne H said...

As many have said WOW. Your card and creativity are truly amazing and so wonderful. Love the green. I have lots of embossing powders but no UTEE, but will try to emulate you the best I can. Thanks a bunch for the inspiration!

Mac Mable said...

Hi Jeanne...
Thank you so much for your kind and generous comments.
The technique will work with embossing powders, without the UTEE, it just takes more powders.
It's a great way of using up embossing powders .......you know the ones we've all bought that are hiding in the cupboard!
Thanks agian
x

Kara Lynne said...

That just looks amazing! I think I stared at it for a good five minutes! Such a fabulous stamp image to use for your technique too!

MaryH said...

This is just absolutely AWESOME. Enjoyed reading how you did this, and what spectacular results you got with this technique. Must go research some tutorials. Love the colors you've achieved with the different products...and what fab summer greens in both the underlayer and the texture of the leaf. Stunning. (re: blogger email notification: I left a comment on my last post, checked the box. It doesn't appear to be working for me still. Glad you got it fixed at your blog! ) TFS & Hugs

Patti said...

LOVE! this is so incredible! This leaf would make a stunning broach!!

Penny Hanuszak said...

You certainly put that pancake maker to good use Mac. Love this delightful leaf image your were able to capture. The gold ink on the stamp did a marvelous job ....such a deep indentation. This is truly a work of art. Love the background stamping and sentiment too. Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Anything Goes Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week Mac, and as always inspiring!

Mrs A. said...

Goodness me, this looks not only fabulous but sounds a fascinating technique. Love the leaf you have created. Hugs Mrs A.

Sylvia said...

Really beautiful card,Mac.Stunning leave.Love this tecnique.

Gr,Sylvia.

BożenA said...

Some time ago I tried this technique, but it never occurred to me to add gold ink to the stamp. Thanks to this, you have obtained such a stunning effect. And once again, you left us far behind you ;-)
Hugs,
BożenA

Lady Joyful said...

I really love this card! It's absolutely stunning and a great use of embossing powders. Really fantastic card. Thank you for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT

Heidi Stamps said...

A stunning leaf, the green and gold go so well together. I had not thought of using my electric griddle with a craft mat to do this type of thing, but I am so glad you shared that tip. Thanks, as always, for sharing. I really enjoy your art!

Ina G said...

Trying to catch up with commenting after my trip north. Again you amaze me with your creativity here. Such detail and dimension. Gob smackin' gorgeous M. You sure are a Mixed Media Queen.

Viv's Visuals said...

Playing catch up Mac - just one word for this awesomeness of a card - AMAZING! x

Greta said...

I still have my electric skillet for doing this technique, but haven't used it for a long time. Your gorgeous card makes me want to get it out!

Diane said...

What a fabulous leaf design.

Hugs Diane

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Clearly the most inspiring card from the DT! I must find time to play along...I certainly have a lot of UTEE, perhaps I should use it before it goes bad ;)

shirley-bee said...

Beautiful card, Mac! The leaf impression is perfect, and I love how it's cradled by the rest of the molten powder. Thanks for playing along at Craft Stamper Take It, Make It!