Saturday, 1 June 2019

CAS Mix Up June Challenge

I am delighted to be hosting this month's fun challenge at The CAS Mix Up.
I have chosen Ombre....
There are lots of different ways to do this technique 
and lots of inspiration over on the blog from the fabulous design team and 
our very talented guest designer Bobby from Bits and Pieces Designs........

This is My Card..........

Ombre Technique using Lindy Magical Powders,
Die cutting, Double Heat Embossing, and Stamping.
The Ombre effect was achieved by activating The Lindy Powders with  water 
and letting them mix together. 
After they had dried I added some more on the bottom to achieve the water line.
The die cut foliage has been double heat embossed with silver.
Finishing off with stamping the sentiment, mica flakes and perfect pearls.
I made my card a Birthday card to join in the
Less is more was my starting point for the design, 
as the challenge requires us to use less than a third of your card to be embossed, 
which led onto a tall and narrow card.

I am looking forward to seeing your fabulous creations in the gallery....Have fun x
Crafty Hugs x....

Challenges I would love to enter....
AAA CAS.....5th Birthday Celebrations - Happy 5th Birthday......
AAA Birthday Challenge - Anything Goes with a Birthday Theme and any style....
Less is more  - CAS Embossing - Up to a third with dry or heat embossing
Watercooler Wednesday - Anything Goes as this is a five week month
Uniko Challenge - Anything Goes with an optional twist of Masculine





51 comments:

nancy littrell said...

Stunning shiny ombre background with your Lindy's Magicals and mica flakes, Mac. Love your double silver heat embossed die cut wheat images too. TFS your beauty and hosting a wonderful challenge, my friend. Hugs...

*Vicki* said...

Such incredible details with your shine and shimmer techniques! I love the way the powders turned out on your panel and the silver embossed details really give it nice textue and make it pop beautifully!! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous creations! HUGS

HilaryJane said...

This card is just gorgeous, I love everything about it. The effect you have created with the Lindy Powders and the heat embossing is stunning xx

Mrs A. said...

Absolutely beautiful. Hugs Mrs A.

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely stunning, I love the simplicity of the design Mac, the colours are wonderful, Kate x x

Christine Alexander said...

Mac this is stunning, I love the ombre effect with the touch of sparkle in the mica flakes and silver embossing powder :)

Bonnie said...

This is amazing, as always, Mac! I love the shades of gray and the shine of the embossing and mica flakes. I'm sure the Lindy's background has shimmer too. I always love the tall narrow cards. Great challenge, my friend!

TK said...

Gorgeous and shiny -- terrific card, Mac!

Jo said...

Such richness to this beauty dear Mac. The silver just adds so much elegance to this grey gradation. Beautiful design and so very CAS. A great challenge dear friend xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

I love the ombre effect with the shimmery Lindy Powders, especially in the neutral colors, Mac! It's so chic! The double heat-embossed foliage is so shiny that it stands out even on the Lindy ombre background. Thank you so much for hosting this fun challenge this month!
Hideko xx

Loll said...

Gorgeous design Mac. I love the elegance of this card. The die-cut leaves are gorgeous! xx

Greta said...

You always amaze me, Mac! This is another stunner--love the double embossed foliage & beautiful ombre strip!

Cardsbymaaike said...

Very stylish and super CAS. Thank you for playing at AAA Cards

Jane said...

A masterful use of ombre, so very beautiful and inspiring! Thanks so much for playing at AAA Birthday, AAA Cards & Uniko hope to see you join in with future challenges too.

aussie aNNie said...

wow, the classiest of all cards, love that thick silver.xx

butterfly said...

What a stunningly elegant card - the ombre looks amazing, and those shimmering stems catch the light so beautifully. Thank you so much for your visit and comments - I was very moved by what you said about the journalling pages.
Alison x

Daffodil Cards said...

Your ombre and anyone else's is so far apart. This is just amazing Mac. The silver, the die cut - everything is just so beautifully put together. I am in awe at your creativity.
Faith x

Mia said...

Mac, your card is a true inspiration for an amateur in card making like me. I LLLLLLLLLOVE this stunning technique! Hugs, my dear friend.

Lynne said...

Gorgeous card. I love the leaf dies and the double embossing on them x

Pat said...

A great card for this new CAS Mix Up Challenge Mac, and the ombre theme is a great choice by you too. I love the look of the Lindy Magicals and the beautifully double embossed foliage die is so pretty and the sparkly mica flakes and perfect pearls just add to the glitzy finish. Gorgeous! x

Donna Ellis said...

How lovely, Mac! I'm always in awe of your creativity and use of products. Gorgeous monochrome ombre look! hugs, de

Bobby said...

Oh my I do love this design, Mac. The silver reeds waving in the breeze with the waves behind it. Spectacular! And the creative way to add the sentiments caught my attention too.

Marcia Hill said...

SOOOO much to LOVE about this card Mac! First off, I love the tall skinny card base, and 2nd, I love, LOVE the shades of gray you created with the Lindy's for your ombre! I imagine the shimmer and shine IRL is just MAGICAL!! And your double embossed silver wheat stalks are perfection! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

Trina P. said...

So striking, Mac! Love the shine and the long design. Only you could elevate monochromatic greys to sophistication and elegance. Love it! xx

Trina P. said...

Me again... fun challenge, too.

Izzy Scrap said...

OMG ! What a striking card, Mac ! You achieved wonders with these Lindy Magical Powders and the silver heat embossed foliage looks stunning on this ombré stripe. Absolutely gorgeous ! Thanks so much for sharing this beauty and for playing along at Less is More. x

pam said...

Stunning card design Mac! love every detail.
Pam x

Viv said...

Oh wow this is so beautiful Mac! So CAS too,I love it 😀 Viv xx

Viv said...

Oh wow this is so beautiful Mac! So CAS too,I love it 😀 Viv xx

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Mac, this is just too gorgeous for words you clever lady. Happy creative week, Angela xXx

I Card Everyone said...

What a wonderful hostess you are, Mable!!! LOOK at this gorgeous panel of greys! my favorite color!
Hope to play, my friend - you set such a good example, as did your team!
=]

Created by Kath said...

A wow CAS card! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges!

Maria said...

Amazing card! Super lovely ombré effect and lovely silver foliage!

Heidi Weaver said...

I've never heard of Lindy Magical powders before, but if this wonderful ombre is any indication of how beautifully they work, I really must find out where I might get some. I love the elegance of that ombre. It's the perfect background for all that gorgeous silver heat embossing. You have a way with CAS, Mac. It's always a pleasure to see your wonderful creations. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Perfectly CAS. The silver and white work together beautifully x

Karen Dunbrook said...

wow....stunning and amazing....so elegant and wonderful Love your artsy cards mf.
xxKaren

Brenda in IN said...

I love the ombre look so I can't wait to make my card. This is just stunning. I love how you used all those elements to create this card and the shine is beautiful. I love the simplicity of it and the ombre takes center stage. Great card and great challenge.

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

You always do such interesting and pretty things with heat embossing. This is lovely and I like the silver (is that the flake) sortof drippy looking line on that watercolored piece. Very coo!

Mac Mable said...

Hi Heidi
Good to hear from you and thank you for your kind comments....Yes it is silver (dripping) flake ...Thanks for asking x
Mac
x

Brenda said...

Wow! What a beautiful card, a beautiful ombre effect! What a fun challenge you came up with Maxine. I love, love, love your card. Hugs, Brenda

Kathyk said...

I am LOVING this make

Kathyk

Chrissie said...

This is totally STUNNING!
I absolutely LOVE it!

Cat Craig said...

Ohhhh what a fabulous card. The silver bits are very eye catching and I love the neutral palette.

Ina G said...

Fabulous challenge this month M. Of course I will HAVE TO play with this one. Have been staring on and off checking it every now and then and so loving how you create such amazing and simple cards with such beauty and style. You always go beyond with your cas styles that I am always in awe of. This one is stunning with those shimmers from the Magical Powder and heat embossing. Your double embossed reeds adds such a punch. I can imagine it look spectacular IRL. Spectacular ombre card my friend.

Susan Joyce said...

Awesome design Mac, I love every detail!

Ros Crawford said...

Another stunning and unique card Mac... It's beautiful!

Anita in France said...

Sooooo stylish, Mac ... the rich shine of the silver embossed foliage is stunning against the subtle ombré background! Such beautiful detailing ... so gorgeous! Hugs, Anita :)

Julia Aston said...

I would not have thought to use shades of gray/silver for an ombre look - how clever and creative Mac! This is so elegant looking! Love the layered silver stems over the panel! xx

wannabcre8tive said...

Another absolutely gorgeous card. Love the silver and the ombre look you gave it.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Your cards are always special! I am right now swooning over this one! The ombre and the silver die cuts are so elegant! And despite being so simple you managed to add a lot of interest - bravo!

Rahmat said...

Very Stylish card Mac, thanks for joining Uniko