Saturday, 1 September 2018

CAS Mix Up September Challenge

The Cas Mix Up Challenge for September is ....

Ink up your Stamps with Markers.

Bonnie is our host this month.
Chrissie from Simply One of A Kind is our wonderful guest designer.
I hope to see you in the gallery this month with this fun challenge.

This is my card........

I have used Distress inks to ink my sentiment stamp, stamping
and my choice is heat embossing and die cutting.
I started by using the markers to ink up the large sentiment stamp 
and lightly spraying with water before stamping.
After it had dried I clear embossed with several layers of clear embossing powder.
 I then completely sprayed the card with flat black ink.....
Lindy's are usually shimmery but I wanted a matt black one on my card.
Using several cotton buds I removed the ink, that had beaded on top 
of the clear embossing sentiment.
I had never tried this before and it worked really well.
I finished off with die cutting and water colouring the flower die with the same distress markers.

I had fun with inking the stamp with the markers and then spraying with the black ....
There are video links for more inspiration on the blog 
and fabulous inspiration from the rest of the team and Chrissie.
Hope to see you in the gallery x.
Challenges I would love to enter......
Stamplorations - Summer CAS Challenge
Although they are on a Summer break the fun keeps going on......Thank you x.
Stamplorations - Summer Theme and Sketch Challenge
September Winner with my card....Thank you x





39 comments:

*Vicki* said...

Wow Mac, I have never seen a spray cover THAT well over white like this! This turned out stunning and the black really makes the colors stand out beautifully on your design! thanks for sharing the details...must be looking into those sprays now!! :) HUGS

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous colored and heat embossed..several times..die cut sentiment, Mac. Adding the flat matte colored black spray was genius! Your die cut colored flower was the perfect final touch, my friend TFS Hugs..

Julia Aston said...

When I first saw your card I just thought you had stamped on black Mac - duh - colors wouldn't show up on black!(I guess it could have been a die cut colored word?!) What a great idea to spray the whole card black after embossing the word so it would resist! Love the colors you used here - and the sweet added stem! Julia xx

BożenA said...

Fascinating technique, thank you very much for the detailed description. Initially, I thought that the sentiment was cut from the colored background and glued to the black base of the card ... how wrong I was when I read the description :-) Great card, I love the fabulously colorful lettering and the black, matte background. Another amazing card and great technique.
Hugs,
BożenA

Bonnie said...

I would never have thought to spray this fantastic sentiment with black paint! But what a dramatic effect it has! I love the contrast with the delicate watercolored flower! Wow!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

A superb card - as usual - absolutely stunning on the black background!

aussie aNNie said...

LOVE this and your fabulous idea of spraying the background black after embossing. Now I wonder, did you ink your clear stamp with clear embossing ink then place it over the coloured image then add embossing powder before using the heat gun? I know that may sound like a silly question but I love to ask and learn.. I am loving the effect and also wonder if black dylusion spray would be ok for the background? You guess it, I am thinking of trying this technique of yours later. I love the technique for the challenge and all the cards, including Chrissie's are stunning.xx

Loll said...

Very cool experiment, Mac! It turned out beautifully! Love the flat black background with the bright and shiny thanks die-cut. Great design with your watercoloured flower being part of the "n". xx

Marina said...

It looks fabulous and the technique is coming back to me - is it called Joseph's Coat? Anyway, you've done it beautifully - the colours sing out.

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Very pretty! The several layers of clear embossing leave such a smooth look. Thanks for sharing your process.

Cara said...

This is gorgeous, I love the colour contrast, it really pops off the page x

cuilliesocks said...

A stunning Mac, love the big sentiment with gorgeous colours and on the black card it really punches, Kate x

Brenda said...

Wow Mac! This is a beautiful card, but I didn't know you sprayed the card base with black-I thought you used black card base. lol I love the way you got this look, it is a beautiful card! Hugs, Brenda

Chrissie said...

Absolutely stunning and what a fab technique!
Simply love it!
Chrissie xx

Jo Manna said...

Another innovative approach dear MAC! That same family colour palette makes for the perfect contrast of that mat black coloured background. The flower die adds a nice soft finish to this beauty. Love it! xx

pam said...

Wow fantastic work Mac, looks amazing.
Pam x

Trina P. said...

I thought you did some masterful ink resist blending, but how brilliant to use a spray! So much quicker... and another item to add to my growing list. I have this mega stamp set too, but had no clue what or when I would use it. Great job. Love the colours. xx

Linby said...

love the colours on your wording and flower. I did try black out but with an ink pad, this spray gives a real black though - fab.

Darnell said...

Beautiful card, Mac! The colors of your thanks are sensational against that black! Thank you for sharing how you did it!! Hugs, Darnell

Christine Alexander said...

Thanks for the instructions, your sentiment looks fantastic embossed and sprayed in the Lindy's black. I need to check out that spray :) I love the pop of colour against the black. awesome card.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, you need to put a note next to the card - "I did NOT use black cardstock", Mac! ;-P I thought you used black cardstock until I read the blog. You're amazing to think of spraying the entire panel with the matte black. And the results are fantastic! Love the contrast between the colorful and shiny sentiment and the matte black. The flower colored with the matching colors is so pretty and the stem echoes the cursive lines. Hideko xx

Susan said...

That is amazing - at first I thought it was a black card base with a die cut "thanks" on it. I love the way you coloured the thanks stamp and then used the spray - what great coverage you got with it! The die cut watercoloured flower is the perfect finishing touch.

Maxine D said...

What an amazing outcome Mac - this is stunning, especially against the black!
Blessings
Maxine

Ros Crawford said...

You sprayed that card?? Wow!! I adore the flower and the word beautifully glossed up and the colours are just my cup of tea... Stunning card my friend! Enjoy your week!

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Another stunning card Mac and the colours look amazing. The word look really striking against the black background. Hope you’re keeping well and happy, and thank you for your visits. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

MaryH said...

It's always so interesting to read the creative process of your beautiful cards. Love this bold sentiment, and adding the flower as you did, is a brilliant design. I like the hot colors and they really stand out marvelously from the wonderfully black matte Lindy's background. The black really makes the sentiment colors POP! TFS & Have a great week. Hugs

Mrs A. said...

Wow. Stunning effect against the black. Love your choice of colours. Hugs Mrs A.

Craftychris said...

Ooh this is awesome! Such a cool technique and so vibrant - I must have a go. Thank you for the idea! xxx

Anita in France said...

Those gorgeous colours on the sentiment and on that delicate bloom really stand out so beautifully against the saturated matt black, Mac ... so bold and dramatic ... in a deliciously soft way! Hugs, Anita :)

Ina G said...

Love how simple it was to colour your big bold Thanks die but then of course you go the extra and place that pretty flower perfectly on the N. The clear embossing looks fabulous and what about that black background! Awesome M.
What a super CASimply stunning creation.

Karen D. said...

gorgeous card...love all the details you added, takes this card to the next level mf.
xx Karen

Brenda in IN said...

This is beautiful. I love the colors on the sentiment and boy, do they pop against that black background. Just lovely.

Greta said...

Gorgeous color combo & great technique! Love this, Mac!

Mia said...

Adorable card, Max. Lovely colours and great design. Happy September, my friend.

Viv said...

Another clever idea Mac!love your choice of colours too.Such a dramatic card with the bright colours and black background too...gorgeous ;) Viv xx

Daffodil Cards said...

You absolutely amaze me, I'm always open mouthed when seeing your designs and then reading the way you did them. This is absolutely STUNNING. I'm sure most people (me included) would stamp onto black card. I LOVE what you have done. So Beautiful.
Faith
x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What a great idea, beautiful combination of products and colors!

BożenA said...

Congratulations, this fantastic card has won another prize for you, Mac. I am sure that if you volunteered for DT STAMPlorations, you will be welcomed with great joy.
Hugs,
BożenA

Papercraft Boutique said...

Congtrats on the win at the STAMPlorations Summer Theme & Sketch Challenge, Mac!
Hideko xx