Tuesday, 23 June 2020

All Puffed Up...

It's been too long since I have posted but we are in strange times.
I have so enjoyed keeping up with your fabulous posts, commenting 
and learning from your wonderful and amazing creativity....
Today's cards have been inspired by CAS Mix Up Challenge....

Today's Cards.....

Twofer is asking for Circles or Bubbles, so I have used a circle die for both cards.
My Seahorse card has been inspired by the CAS Mix Up Challenge, 
which is to use embossed vellum.
I have stamped and heat embossed onto vellum the little squares 
and onto the seahorse with Lindy Embossing powders, which are so very pretty.
On the back of the vellum seahorse, I have used an embossing tool 
and the seahorse all puffed up....A new technique for me....
Cracked paste was used on the die cut seaweed and on the sentiment strip.

I decided to use the Jellyfish stamp on my second card, 
as I thought it would look good all puffed up....
I used a stencil and distress ink, onto card stock, to use as my background.
Stamped and heat embossed the jellyfish in silver onto vellum as the front layer.
The circle die cuts were used under the vellum 
and then the fall outs heat embossed in silver on the top.
Finishing off with the sentiment heat embossed onto the vellum.

Many thanks to all the very kind messages I have received to ask after me.
I have truly appreciated each and every one of them.
Enjoy your Crafting and keep safe and well.....
Challenges I would love to enter.....
Cas Mix Up - Embossed Vellum - Seahorse Card
I have used stamping and dry + heat embossing onto vellum 
and my choices are die cutting and crackle paste
Twofer - Circles/Bubbles - Thrilled with my Win.....Thank you x
I have used a circle die cut for both of my cards.
Seahorse card is a friendly Hello card
The Jellyfish card is a birthday card
AAA Birthday #14 - Use Vellum - Jellyfish Card
This card is going to a special member of the family


55 comments:

Liz said...

Oh WOW, your card are just amazing, Mac! Fabulous designs and I love the subtle colours. xx

Loll said...

WOW! I see you've been storing up those creative juices as these cards are AMAZING! So artsy and full of wonderful elements. I could stare at these for hours and still find something new to see. Incredible work from you Mac! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Absolutely stunning cards, great techniques. They are beautiful and stylish and I love your choice of colours. Wishing you a happy and creative week, Angela xxx

Diane said...

Wow, what fabulous design and dimensions.

Hugs Diane

Glad to see you posting again.

Viv said...

Jaw dropping creativity AGAIN Mac!
Adore the Seahorse (I love Seahorses - did you guess!) and the jellyfish is just THE best thing ever! Love them, love them, LOVE THEM!!!! xxx

Mrs A. said...

Two fabulous cards and a fantastic technique. Your cards never disappoint. Hugs Mrs A.

Mia said...

So glad to see you back, Mac. And with two gorgeous cards. The puffed up sea creatures look amazing and both the cards are very stylish, creative and elegant. A true inspiration, my dear friend. Hugs!

Greta said...

I keep looking for a new Mac post & you didn't disappoint! Absolutely amazing work, as always! I am so drawn to the softness & beauty of the seahorse card! Take care during these strange times. Hugs, Greta

Bonnie said...

You are such an amazing artist, Mac! The seahorse is a work of art with the satiny embossing and dimension! The cracked seaweed and sentiment panel add wonderful texture and I love the embossed squares and white bubbles! The jelly fish is just as much of an artistic marvel! Wonderful sentiment too! I'm glad you are well and sharing your artistic talent with us at CAS Mix Up!

Jo said...

Wow Mac, these are like precious jewels ...you always, always AMAZE me. Such a unique approach to vellum GORGEOUS, sorry for shouting LOL.
Two amazing cards, you are so high on creativity level. Beeeeautiful!
Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Mix Up! xx

Darnell said...

It's so good to see you back again, Mac! So many have taken breaks during this chaotic time. It's a real struggle to keep the mojo juices flowing! I'm delighted to see that you were inspired to kick yours into gear and come back strong in your usual sensational fashion with these two brilliant designs! It turns out you can work magic with vellum just as you have done in the past with so many different materials! The seahorse and the jellyfish are breathtaking! From the wonderful backgrounds to the perfect sediments, you have made two works of art!! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #28! Keep well and come back soon to keep sharing your talent! Hugs, Darnell

MiamiKel said...

Oh be still my heart, these are both magical! I love everything under the sea so your cards just brought a sense of calm and serenity and earthy beauty - gorgeous card, my friend!

Christine Alexander said...

wow Mac, two beautiful cards with two of my favourite creatures. The texture and dimension is amazing on both cards :)

papierelle said...

Both cards are amazing!!! What a beautiful effect. I love seahorses and I'm in love with these card!!

kiwimeskreations said...

My computer is in danger of damage from a dropping jaw, and drool - Mac these are two sensational cards, exquisitely made!!
Loving the embossed vellum - both heat embossed and manually...
We have been so fortunate to have been able to return to 'nearly normal' life here.
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

butterfly said...

So lovely to see you back in action here - and with two such amazing bubbly cards! I love the lighter than air feel of the seahorse one - the light colours give it such a delicate, fragile look, perfect for that most intricate and fragile-looking of sea creatures. The silver jellyfish looks incredible, and the composition of both cards, with the bubbles leading your eye up and away, is perfect.
Alison x

aussie aNNie said...

wow you have created not one but two amazing cards, love them and find them just amazing. xxx

My Paper Epiphany said...

Breathtakingly stunning cards! What I wouldn't give to have a day watching you create!!! Maybe when the dreaded Covid is conquered and I visit my In-laws in Fife, I can make a detour ­čśëThat Seahorse is perfect for this technique, as is the jelly fish! I am definitely going to check out Lindy's ep and the crackle paste.
Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Mix Up and Twofer:)

Ros Crawford said...

OMG!!! I can't get over how beautiful these are... I know you have taken time out but you've come back with such amazing creations - I am positively drooling! I love the textures the tiny silver rings... everything! And who knew I could ever love a jelly fish!

cuilliesocks said...

Wow!! Absolutely stunning Mac, wonderfully designed cards, with wonderful colour palettes, beautiful images too, especially the seahorse. Love all the silver embossing, in fact I love it all, Kate x

Cat Craig said...

Mac, wow the wait for you to get back to card creating was worth the wait. These are stunningly lovely cards. I am loving the silver and pale greens. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer Card Challenge #28.

Susan Joyce said...

Two awesome designs Mac, love the seahorse, the embossing on the reverse gives so much dimension and the heat embossed jellyfish with the bubbles is fantastic. Thanks for joining CAS Mix Up this month.

Marcia Hill said...

STUNNING!! They are both simply STUNNING Mac!! I think I've been drooling for the past 10 minutes simply going over every little detail of both cards! Your seahorse with the Lindy's embossing powder on the vellum is just magical and I love the pearlescent sheen to the color! And your jellyfish looks like it could be jewelry with that BEAUTIFUL silver embossing! Both backgrounds are just as magical as the main images too! SO good to see your creations again Mac...you've been missed! And thank you so much for sharing both these beauties with us at The Twofer Challenge!! Hugs. :0)

Brenda in IN said...

I'm so happy you are back to crafting. And wow, are you back! These cards are stunning, works of art. The designs, stenciling and embossed vellum are simply wonderful. Great use of the bubble die.

HilaryJane said...

It is brilliant to see you back and what amazing crds, they are both so clever and stunning and full of such wonderful detail and yet still CAS, I have no idea how you do it. That little fish behind the seahorse is amazing and both backgrounds are stunning. You have created such amazing dimension with the vellum on the jellyfish. I assume you have fussy cut the jellyfish out, that was an achievement in itself! Love them, so glad to see you in the CAS Mix Up gallery xx

Trina P. said...

You sure know how to make a comeback entrance! WOWser!!! These twofers are incredible, especially that gorgeous seahorse! The amount of dimension, texture and shine are outstanding! As I’ve said many times before, your cards are pieces of art and should be framed!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

OH! Mac, you always come with something so incredibly GORGEOUS. I absolutely LOVE the "Puffed" effect on your sea creatures, such amazing work on both, they really should be in an art gallery. LOVE them with their techniques on each. WOW!
Take care
Faith x

Verna Angerhofer said...

Such fantastic cards and I really like the puffed look with the embossing. Great shine and shimmer too.

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Mac! You have made me speechless,and that’s quite the feat! How incredibly gorgeous and so laden with amazing texture and shine! Love love LOVE it. Hope you are doing well. Love, de

Jeanne H said...

Several have said wow and that's my reaction too. WOW your cards and techniqes are awesome. Thanks for showing us your talent.

Maria said...

So happy to see back crafting! What amazing creations with the puffed up seahorse and jellyfish! Great use of the bubble rings, too! You achieved great results, so pretty! i’m always in awe of your creations, well done!!!

*Vicki* said...

I think I'm going to echo everyone else here by saying how magically gorgeous these creations are Mac!! The puffed out images look incredible especially since they look so delicate as well! You really go into some fabulous detail with each of them! Beautifully made my friend! Thanks for sharing and stay well and happy!

Brenda said...

Wow, wow, wow! These twofers are stunning Mac! I need to come to Scotland and get some card lessons. lol I love both of these cards, your sea creatures are amazing all puffed up on the vellum. Great use of "bubbles", they are perfect for these cards. I didn't even know there was crackle paste, I live under a rock, but now I will have to look for it as it is super cool on your card! Hugs, Brenda

TK said...

Good NiGhT, these are GORGEOUS, Mac! Two fantastic cards and each so beautiful and unique! I'm loving both

nancy littrell said...

Hi Mac, I have missed you my dear creative friend! Wow, Stunning heat embossed and puffed up vellum, Seahorse!! Love your die cut bubbles, soft colors and dry embossed squares. So incredibly creative and unique mixed media CAS creations, my friend. So pleased you shared your Stunning heat embossed jelly fish with the die cut bubbles and beautiful stenciled background that looks like water too. So pleased you entered your seahorse in our CAS Mix Up: Vellum challenge. Hope to see you again soon. I know my mojo has been missing at times these last difficult months too. We are well and keeping healthy and busy with all our Spring and now Summer gardening. We have a beautiful place, so it is easy to stay safe at home.
Much Love...Take care and stay safe. Hugs..Nancy

Anita in France said...

Clunk! That was my jaw dropping, Mac ... what a stunning Twofer! You captured such delicious fresh wateriness in both scenes with the fabulous texture and depth of die cuts, heat embossing and stencilling! Oh my, those shimmery vellum sea creatures are simply magical ... making them all dimensional by puffing them up makes it seem as though they're carved pieces of art! Delighted to see you creating again in blogland ... and so pleased to have you playing along with us at Twofer ... thank you! Hugs, Anita :)

Jane said...

Loving all the shimmer and shine and the beautifully serene use of that mint green. Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

Marina said...

What a fabulous delicate look you've achieved with the embossing on vellum. Both cards are so beautiful.

Bo┼╝enA said...

I have been waiting for your new cards for so long and it was really worth the wait :-) every time you surprise me so much that I gather for a long time with your artistic knockout. I love both cards, your seahorse looks amazing, I love the details, it's stunning. I also love this jellyfish, the silver compresses and vellum look perfect. Thank you for this portion of the feast for the eyes and the spirit :-)
hugs,
Bo┼╝enA

Robyn Oliver said...

Two fabulous cards Mac... love them, Robyn

pam said...

Two fantastic cards Mac
Pam x

Papercraft Boutique said...

So happy to see you, Mac! I missed you a lot.
Your twofers are AMAZING! The puffed up vellum seahorse and jellyfish are so delicate and beautiful. You did a fantastic job of heat embossing and puffing up the detail parts.
Wonderful ways of die-cut circles for both cards and the blue/green-tinted seaweed with the crackled texture looks awesome!
Hideko xx

Inkyfingers said...

Wow, Mac! What an awesome pair of cards. I love these classy and stylish cards and I couldn't pick a favourite because they are both beautiful.
Take care.
Hugs
Carol x

Tina said...

I love both cards! Such cool use of vellum. Especially the jellyfish looks spectacular! Thanks for joining us at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join again. Tina DT

Pat said...

It is great to see your taking part Mac, and I missed these two beauties and such worthy winners of the challenge. I love the adorable seahorse and jellyfish heat embossed on to vellum and all the wonderful and perfectly executed techniques on both cards make to fabulous creations. x

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Two fabulous cards - sorry I missed them earlier!! Congrats on your win at Twofer - so well deserved! Especially love the jellyfish on vellum - so realistic looking - but the seahorse is sweet too! Well done!!

Zoechaos said...

WOW! it has been a while but the wait was worth it and so pleased to know you are all OK. These cards are stunning the colours you have used are so pretty and restful, green is my favourite colour. You work on the embossing with Vellum beautifully done, and it is lovely to see vellum coming back into use like this. Heat embossing on vellum now that can be tricky you have again done it brilliantly. xx Stay safe, Keep well and HAVE FUN x

Nora Noll said...

Just had to pop by and say congratulations on your winning of the Twofer challenge. These cards are GORGEOUS. I Love your dimension and the color choices you used. FABULOUS design!

Susan said...

Congratulations on winning the Twofer challenge, Mac! So well deserved as these are both wonderful. I especially love the first one with that gorgeous seahorse and fabulous layout.

Greta said...

Congrats on the Twofer win--well-deserved, Mac!

TK said...

Congrats, Mac! I knew this one was a winner at first look, it's stunning!

Karen Dunbrook said...

your cards are always so totally wow....love seeing what you create mf...
ps...excited to see you are going to be our guest at The Flower Ch. yeah.
xx Karen

Julia Aston said...

Two gorgeous embossed vellum card designs Mac! Beautiful card designs as well!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Congrats on Twofer win! These cards blew me away:) Can you please let me know what brand you used for the seahorse. Thanks!

Mac Mable said...

Hi Jenny
Thank you so much for your kind and lovely comments x
The seahorse is by Ryn and I have had it ages.
It stamps beautifully and it is good for cutting it out too.
Do you find that you buy all the new 'crafting goodies' and then often resort to the 'old' ones...?
Thanks again x