The theme for The CAS Mix Up March Challenge is Faux Stained Glass.
The challenge is hosted by the very creative Joanna.
Pop across and be inspired by the talented Design Team
and our fabulous guest designer Gundi (Papierelle)......
We are also celebrating our 3rd Birthday.....
This is My Card......
I have used the Technique, Stamping and my choice is Heat Embossing, Die Cutting and Stencilling...
The Large die cut Butterfly, from Memory Box has a solid part and a more intricate part to it....
Two separate dies.......
For the solid background die I used a few pretty colours of distress inks and water.
The more intricate die cut has been die cut 5 times and layered to achieve the Faux Stained Glass,
using Glossy Accents.
There are really good links on The CAS Mix Up Blog that explains the technique really well.
This photo shows the added extra background layer, which I heat embossed in copper to give even more dimension and to make the butterfly look like it was actually flying.....
The top layer has a couple of layers of heated copper embossing powder
and I think this photo shows the effect of the Faux Stained Glass technique.
The stencilled flower has been done with translucent embossing paste
and I finished off with white heat embossing on the tag sentiment.
I had never done this technique before but with the help of the video links I had fun and enjoyed it.
Hope to see your wonderful creations in the gallery
and I hope you'll join in our 3rd Birthday celebrations x.
Challenges I would Love to Enter........
Watercooler Wednesday - Heidi's All About Occasions Challenge
Thank you for the shout out......
Thank you for the shout out......
The Craft Stamper - Take it Make it Challenge - Anything goes as long as you've got stamping on it.
Amazing card, Mac. Really inspiring technique. I love your colourful background and your "flying" butterfly. Hugs, my dear friend.
Yet another stunning creation - this is wonderful. I love the understated effect of the dark florals behind the focal image. Such a wonderful design.
Wow this flutter is ready to take off, well succeeded. I love the contrast between the soft pastels and the copper, they are so complimentary. I love the addition of the stencilling too. The sentiment says it all. Another beauty Mac! xx
Oh WOW, the butterfly is so striking against the dark background. Gorgeous card, Mac. xx
I HAVE to echo the WOWs. Another amazing card, what a wonderful result your playing has achieved. So much movement and colour, a STUNNING result again Mac.
Stunning card Mac, love that gorgeous butterfly and wonderful background.
Gorgeous butterfly embossed in copper! Wonderful color, too! A fabulous card, so pretty!!
So professional looking and loving the choice of colour combinations. Hugs Mrs A.
I am so loving this butterfly, Mac! I also love the tone on tone stamping and embossing! The colors in your butterfly show beautifully against the dark gray background! A super elegant card, my friend!
Ooh, this is absolutely stunning Mac and love the pretty colours you have chosed for the stained glass, and the copper metallic embossing with its two layers has added a really rich look to the finish, especially against the darker background card, and the touch of texture with the stencilled flower using the paste, and the white embossed sentiment are fantastic finishing touches. This would look stunning in a frame too, although I know for the challenge it has to be a card. x
Totally amazing card Mac, such a gorgeous butterfly, Cathy x
Stunning card Mac, your butterfly is so beautiful and love the subtle heat embossing behind :)
Simply Stunning CAS faux stained glass die cut butterfly card design, Mac. I love how you watercolored the solid butterfly layer and copper heat embossed the top detailed butterfly layer. I always enjoy seeing your colored "white space" you often use for your CAS designs. TFS my friend. Hugs..Nancy
So gorgeous! And the real look of stained glass too.. The CAS background is just the thing to get the butterfly to pop off the page in its glorious colours! x
Just amazing Mac. Never done this technique and my mojo has currently deserted me with all the house upset but hope to try and join in again this month. x
Absolutely stunning Mac, the butterfly is gorgeous, what colours too. I love it set against the dark grey card, it a fabulous creation, Kate xx
Absolutely GORGEOUS card Mac...LOVE it!! :0)
Mac, you did a great job from the video. This is so pretty and the background is beautiful.
This is simply stunning, Mac! I love the pretty wing colors with the gorgeous faux stained glass shine, contrasting the dark background! The copper metallic heat-embossing added wonderful dimension to the layered die-cuts (what a detail work on the two wings!!), and the stenciled flowers on the side are really nice touch! And, as always, a fantastic and well-thought-out layout!
I love this card. The butterfly is amazing and the subtle detail on the background finishes it off beautifully. The dark card base creates a wonderful contrast xx
You never fail to impress with your use of techniques to produce the most stylish of projects. I just love everything about this gorgeous card. Happy creative weekend, Angela xXx
This looks amazing, Mac, a real stunner. I have to resist the urge to reach for the butterfly through my screen and touch the butterfly.
My goodness, Mac! Your butterfly creation with its splendid coloring and gorgeous copper details is beyond beautiful! Your intriguing use of more dimension behind the butterfly really does resemble stained glass layers. Thanks for sharing your beautiful creation with the rest of us. hugs, de
Your card is absolutely beautiful! I LOVE the faux stained glass technique...you really pulled it off! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.
This is stunning! Love everything about it. You might want to enter it into the Scrapy Land Challenge where the theme is always anything goes using any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells.
STUNNING and so beautiful, it looks like a broach to wear and full of gorgeous colours and artistic cleverness...xx
Your butterfly looks amazing Mac. It's not a technique that I've tried before but I will definitely be having a go at it in the near future. I love the Copper embossing too, it looks fabulous. I also really like the very subtle flower that you've stamped in the background. Great work as always x
Oh this is stunning! I really love the colors you used! the rich dark colored cs really brings out the vibrancy of the butterfly.
Fabulous results, Mac! I would be so proud of myself if I'd made that card. Wonderful combination of colours in the butterfly and the copper embossing and copper card base. The stenciled flowers work perfectly to ground the butterfly.
Elegant and classy, Mac. Your colour choices are spot on. Love the shine of the copper embosssed top layer. xx
What a stunning and beautiful butterfly you have made here M. So much dimension and amazing colour. Love the extra bit os heat embossing in the background. Adds so much more to another stella creation. Certainly is 'dreamy'
I'm absolutely gobsmacked by this beautiful piece of jewelry you have made to inspire us for this challenge, Mac! I love the rest of your design, too. It's the perfect platform for this spectacular butterfly!! Hugs, Darnell
It so does look like glass and it's stunning!
This is so beautiful Mac and I love the glossy colourful stained glass look.
Your stained glass butterfly is gorgeous, Mac! I love it done with the copper and how you've layered it to create a 3-D effect. Your deep coloured card base is go elegant and perfect with the butterfly. I love you translucent wildflowers and heat embossed sentiment banner. Amazing design! xx
Wonderful techniques, color and design Mable.
This is a great technique and I love the colours you chose.
The butterfly with its glassy wings is beautiful. And on the dark background it shines perfectly.
This is stunning Mac! I love that stained glass butterfly, it just pops on your dark background, love the glossy stamping on the background too, just so beautiful, so elegant! Hugs, Brenda
Oh my, your butterfly is just stunning ! What a striking piece of art you've done with this technique, the beautiful colours you chose, the copper EP and the dark card. Another stunner from you ! Thanks so much for sharing. x
Oh, your butterfly is beautiful - that shimmer of the "glass" is wonderful as is that subtle ombre shading capturing the sunrise. Stunning!
Perfect die to use for the technique, Mac--gorgeous card! I love the technique & need to try it again--thanks for the inspiration!
wow Mac, stunning butterfly cards, love the look. I'm never disappointed when I come here for a visit!!
Oh my this colorful butterfly with the glossy wings is just perfectly done!! You've really made the most of this technique and I always love to come and see what you've done!! I love it!! Thanks for the well wishes my friend! HUGS
Wow Mac!!! Your butterfly is just stunning using this technique - love how it's raised off the card at it's wings, the subtle clear stenciled stems - and so pretty layered over that bronze shimmery card base! I've got to try this technique! xx
Dreamy! Such a gorgeous butterfly and your stained glass is beautiful as well.
This is so beautiful - you've used the technique so well.
I love your stained glass butterfly. The colours look stunning with the bronze and I like the delicate flowers in the background. Thank you for playing along with the Cradft Stamper challenge xx
Mac your butterfly is a total delight and your card is stunning!! Love everything that you designed.
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