Friday, 1 February 2019

CAS Mix Up February Challenge

The CAS Mix Up Challenge for February is Dimensional Die cuts ......
Hosted by the friendly and creative Hideko...
Our fabulous guest designer this month is......Arlene from Sundaystamper Papercrafts
There are videos links on the blog for further inspiration....
Pop across and see Arlene's and the wonderful Design Team cards.

Here is My Card.....

I have used Dimensional Die cuts, Stamping and my choice is stencilling and embossing paste.
I started with stamping the text heart in black.
I popped black embossing paste through a stencil and heat embossed a couple of 
Lindy Embossing powders. The effect is quite different on Black Paste.
The three die cuts have been layered several times and I used the same 
Lindy embossing powders, heating and layering several times too.
The effect is really quite eye catching and super shiny.
The die cut heart had the same treatment and also a layer of thick gloss.
The edging on the left is heat embossed over black card.
I popped on this photo to show the vast difference of the effect of the Lindys...
depending on light etc.
I finished off with a gold acrylic paint around some of the edges.
This card is for my DH and the flower head, which I thought looked like a thistle 
is a nod to him being Scottish and hence the colour of the purple as my inspiration.

I don't have a lot of the Lindy Embossing Powders but they give the same amazing 
colour variations and effects as the wonderful Sprays and Magicals.
I had a lot of fun making this card and thank you Hideko for the fun challenge.
Thank you for finding time to stop by and I am looking forward to seeing 
your fabulous creations in the gallery.
Challenges I would love to enter......
The Craft Stamper Challenge- Take It Make It - Anything Goes
Stamplorations - Create any type of project with a Love theme
There are three Digi's for  a free download but you don't have to use their products to enter
Watercooler Wednesday - Anything Goes
Thank you so much for the shout out and choosing my card as a Rocker x.
I have gone with the theme....Stamped heart to begin with and then lots of die cut hearts too....





58 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

WOW WOW WOW What else can one say, just admirable, creative and that embossing is gosh, so fabulous.. can't stop looking at it and visualise the fun you had in creating this...Lindy's sure has the effect you needed...wow.xx

Mia said...

This is really an eye catching card, Mac. Absolutely fabulous! I love that you used black embossing paste. Lovely popped up dies, great colours and perfect design. Kisses, my friend.

Christine Alexander said...

Mac, love the texture and dimension on your die cuts and your colours are gorgeous :)

Diane said...

Wow what a stunning design I love the embossing powders, gold and design.

Hugs Diane

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

This oooozes with delicious texture Mac, love that two tone mix of UTEE with that shimmer of Amethyst the birthstone of February. Your composition is stunning. You always work wonders with these CAS cards putting your own little twist into the mix. I love it...
Wishing you a wonderful weekend Hugs Tracey xx

baileyrosy.com said...

STUNNING ! Mac this jumped out at me and said hello !!!! What texture what gloss what dimension, beautifully done my friend .

Marie

Marianne said...

Oh my, such a stunning and striking card, Mac. Too bad it's for your DH. If he should not like it for some weird reason, feel free to send it to me. LOL
Marianne x

Sylvia said...

Another gorgeous card,Mac.Love it.

Gr,Sylvia.

Loll said...

This is a work-of-art, Mac! I LOVE your design with layering and texture and gorgoeus shimmer and shine from the gorgeous colours of embossing powders. I have just purchased some of Lindy's embossing powders but haven't used them yet. Now I can't wait to try them out! You are so inspiring, my friend! When I grow up, I want to create like you!! xx

cuilliesocks said...

Oh my goodness, this is amazingly gorgeous Mac, love the texture of the paste and colours, beautifully designed piece of work, Kate x x

Susan said...

What an absolutely gorgeous card!! The purple and gold is such a rich elegant colour scheme. And your layering of elements is fabulous from the text up to the wonderful die cuts. I'm totally inspired by it.

Daffodil Cards said...

I have to agree with every word Loll has said. I admire your work and creativity so much. I know I keep saying it, but I have too LOL. LOVE LOVE LOVE this card.
Faith
x

BożenA said...

It's a real shot in my heart. I'm stunned by your card. I did not realize that there were such amazing Lindy powders. Your card is another work of art, Mac. I love the thistle, it looks amazing in purple and golden gloss. I love this card and I am so grateful for sharing it with us.

Viv's Visuals said...

I have literally just walked through the door and turned on the PC to see this fantastically awesome piece of art. If you lived nearer I'd be round to steal it! Just beautiful Mac. x

Julia Aston said...

My oh my Mac! what gorgeous die cuts - so thickly embossed and beautiful in the gold and purple! I am trying hard not to purchase these Lindy powders and Magicals but I can feel myself weakening....... xx!

Brenda said...

Wow, wow, wow!!! What a stunning and artsy card Mac! I love the colors you used and the die cuts you used. Well heck, I love everything you used. It is one cool card for sure, now I will have to pop over and see what everyone else did. Hugs, Brenda

Lucy E. said...

The effect that you achieved with
all of the paper layers and layers
of embossing is just gorgeous!

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Your projects all have loads of great texture. I really like how there are different colors in thei embossing. It is reallly neat looking! And definitely dimensional! TFS!

Claudia N. said...

Oh, wow! I honestly admire everyone who can do such perfect and stunning CAS cards (because I can't...lol)! Great use of the embossing powder and the design is just beautiful!
And thanks so much for the lovely comment on my blog! You've made my day!

Hugs,
Claudia x

Pat said...

This has a huge 'wow' factor Mac. The colours are gorgeous with the purple and the gold and I love the addition of the stamped script heart and the texture paste. Your designs are always so eye-catching and the Lindy's EP's are fabulous with their sheen and vibrancy. x

nancy littrell said...

OMG..Mac, Absolutely Stunning Textures, Shine, colors and creative design! I love all the heat embossed layering and your Lindy Magicals EB powder Colors...Wow!!! Mixed Media at its best and yet...you were able to create a gorgeous Clean and Simple design. I am so impressed. TFS my friend. Hugs..Nancy

Bonnie said...

Oh, my! I need to get out my Lindy's EP and give them a try! What wonderful shine and depth! Your card is AMAZING, my friend! A true work of art!

Cathy said...

I thought it looked like a thistle too Mac! Totally gorgeous, love the shimmery gold and purple, it's braw!! You're are so amazingly creative, Cathy x

Papercraft Boutique said...

What a stunning card you created for your DH, Mac! The shiny and shimmery texture and the dimension of the die-cuts are just amazing. The purple and gold are so eye-catching, and the black embossing paste and the black card are working as a subtle weight behind the scene, which is a fantastic effect. Thank you so much for your kind words for me and for sharing an inspiring card!
Hideko xx

shirley-bee said...

Oh, Mac, what a stunning creation! I love the composition, the colours, everything - it’s a real work of art. Thanks for playing along at Craft Stamper Take It Make It :)

Helen said...

Wow!!! How amazing is your card Mac! I just love it and all the clever dimension and elements as well as the perfect colour pallet! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

butterfly said...

Unbelievable! This is simply stunning... those gleaming embossed die-cuts are so eye-catching with the blended colour tones and glamorous gilding. What a fabulous piece of artwork.
Alison x

Ros Crawford said...

It's mind blowing seeing your creations... You never cease to amaze and delight! This is a perfect and stunning work of art Mac... Brilliant!

Ellie Knol said...

another feast for the eye creation from you.. Gorgeous!

HilaryJane said...

Wow, this card is just stunning. I hope you are very proud of it. I shall have to try some of those techniques xx

Angela Radford said...

Brilliant card. Loving the techniques you've used they work so well. Happy creative weekend, Angela xXx

Trina P. said...

OH. WOOOOOOOOOW, Mac! I am speechless, blown away, swooning... anything that describes me being in awe of your creativity and talents(?), that’s me! Love all the dimensions and tenures. Incredible! xx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Wowzer....this is stunning! Your mixed media work is out of this world and you always seem to find the right balance without ever going over the top. The layout of this is superb and I love the touch of stamping in the background too x

My Paper Epiphany said...

WOW!!! So inspiring! You have created a masterpiece!

Izzy Scrap said...

OMG ! Your card is absolutely stunning, Mac ! So beautiful dimension and texture on this card. I don't know the Lindy EP but for sure they have an amazing shiny look. You always amaze me with your stunning creativity. Thanks so much for this fabulous inspiration. xx

Jo Manna said...

IMPRESSIVE! When I saw it at first, you boggles my mind on how you created this beauty. ...now I know ;)
There is a superb balance in this creation beyond gorgeous LOL. I love every detail on this precious card. Bravo, you are "impressive" xx

Heidi Weaver said...

Oh, Mac, where do I begin? I just sat there, staring at your gorgeous creation, stunned by the design, the products and the colours. I love that you include step-by-step instructions, although I'm not sure I could make something to equal this even if I did not diverge from those instructions. Simply incredible and worth framing. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Darnell said...

THUD!!!!

Anita in France said...

Clunk! That was the sound of my chin hitting the floor, Mac ... what a stunning piece of art! The balance of texture, colour and dimension is simply fantastic ... it positively glows ... and would be right at home framed and hung in a stylish gallery! Gasp! Hugs, Anita :)

Linby said...

Those powders really are wonderful and you've used them to such great effect. Love the layering of your design.

Karen Dunbrook said...

wow, wow and wow again....what a creation...love it!! you are so clever and talented too!!
xx Karen

Donna Ellis said...

Wow, Mac - after looking at your other artwork, I have become your newest follower! I hope you might consider following me, too!
Smiles,
Donna
{Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

*Vicki* said...

Wow Mac, I am always amazed at the unique designs you come up with!! So love the stunning metallic colors you've mixed together over your die and the wonderful textures you've achieved on this!! So stunningly gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing! HUGS

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Awww!!! Your card is so very sweet! Thanks for sharing!

Greta said...

Oh wow--the powders are stunning! This is an amazing card, Mac! Your hubby will love this masterpiece!

wannabcre8tive said...

Your card is stunning. I love the colors and the embossing really gives it a shine.

MariLynn said...

Stunning! I love the layout and the way the embossing looks. The texture is fantastic. Thanks for sharing with STAMPlorations love blog hop.

Linda said...

WOW! This looks amazing, the colours in that embossing are just stunning. Thanks for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

Sue said...

Stunning card and gorgeous effects. Very creative and beautiful!

Ina said...

Once again you have given us an amazing and incredible piece of art here M. You never cease to show us your vast array of talent in every piece you create. Of course the colours are stunning and so electrifying. Your attention to detail is always spot on. This layout is gorgeous and I love the strip on the side. Another card you just keep looking at it. So unique.

Mrs A. said...

What a beauty . Your imagination knows no bounds. Hugs Mrs A.

maria f. said...

WOWzers. What a technique. What cool product (embossing paste and powder?) you've mastered.

I Card Everyone said...

So happy that I stopped by today... this is sensational, Mable! How wonderful that gorgeous glamorous purple is... and the gold, too!!! I've missed this CAS challenge - all of them!

I've had a small glitch with Blogger lately! arrrgh… don't get me started! It caused all of the blogs I follow by email to get lost in ethernet somewhere - though I'm glad to report I'm back in business, and they are dribbling back in!
=] xx

Monika Skinner said...

This is gorgeous. I love the embossing, it adds a spot of sumptuousness. Congrats on your win over at STAMPlorations too. hugs xxx

Patti said...

Incredible!! truly!!

Maria said...

Wow!! Absolutely gorgeous card with fab embossing detail! Wonderful color and great design, so pretty!!

Lady Joyful said...

Your design is absolutely stunning! I love the colours and texture. Just beautiful. Thank you for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT

Craftyfield said...

Goodness! The lustre on that gold and purple embossed paste!!! The whole card is just gorgeous Mac, thank you for showing us at STAMPLorations Theme & Sketch!