Thursday, June 15, 2017

June CAS Mix Up Challenge - Mid month reminder!

Can you believe June is half over already!   I'm here today to remind you about the June CAS Mix Up Challenge where Loll is our host  -  you still have time to link up your CAS creation!
I used black embossing paste over stencils, stamped sentiments, rhinestones and punched butterflies.
I actually made 3 cards for my reminder post as I decided to use Wendy Vecchi Black Embossing Paste over 3 of Tim Holtz mini stencils (leafy, feather and splash) so they all fit on an 11" x 4 1/4" panel.
 (a regular card size before folding it in half!).
Here are the stencils laid out over the white card panel.
Here they are with the black embossing paste spread over them.  I used blue painters tape to hold the stencils over the paper so they wouldn't move as I spread the paste over them.
Here are the results after carefully removing the stencils.  I let the panel dry overnight.
Remember to wipe off your stencils immediately then wash them thoroughly before the paste dries on them.
I trimmed each stenciled piece close to the edge leaving a small white border on all 4 sides.
For my first card, I added a sentiment stamped strip and die cut butterfly both up on foam - the butterfly has foam just on the center body part so the wings can be folded up to add dimension.  I also added purple rhinestones.
I don't particularly like black for sympathy cards - but I think adding the color softens the harshness.
I made a 2nd Sympathy card, rotating the card to its side and using green instead of purple for the accent color.  
(funny how changing the color completely changes the look!?)
And for my third card I made a masculine birthday card (always like to have these on hand - and for some reason I think guys need funny sentiments on their cards ???!!!), stamping the sentiment from Off Beat Birthdays by PTI on a sponged panel left over from when I made this card for last month's splatter challenge.
You have until June 24th to link up your CAS cards using Embossing Pastes/Gels - check out the challenge here -  where you will also find lots of inspiration from the other talented Design Team members!

Entering my birthday card in:
Seize the Birthday
 The Male Room

Sympathy cards
Stamps:  Sympathy - Big Day Today - Waltzingmouse (retired),  Thoughts and Prayers - PSX wooden stamp.
Ink:  Versamark, True Black - PTI
Paper:  White, Winter Wisteria, Simply Chartreuse - PTI, Kraft Core Core-dinations purple and green.
Ink:  True Black - PTI, Archival Jet Black.
Accessories:  Wendy Vecchi Black Embossing Paste, foam dots, rhinestones - Kaiser Craft, Mini Stencils - Tim Holtz, butterfly punch - Martha Stewart, Tombow Adhesive.
Birthday Card
Stamps:  Off Beat Birthday - PTI
Ink:  True Black - PTI, Ranger Distress Mermaid Lagoon and Twisted Cintron
Paper:  White - PTI
Accessories:  Wendy Vecchi Black Embossing Paste, foam dots, gem stickers - DCWV, Mini Stencils (leafy, feather and splash - Tim Holtz, water.


nancy littrell said...

So pleased you shared all 3 or your stenciling with black embossing paste cards. I agree they look so different by changing the colors. TFS my friend. Hugs...

Mac Mable said...

Wow what marvellous stencilling with no seepage...respect! Gorgeous cars, appropriate and beautiful x

Loll said...

What a great way to create focal images for three cards at one time. The black embossing paste is very dramatic and beautiful ... but messy (that is part of the fun!). :) It's so amazing how changing up just the accent colour made such a difference between card 1 and card 2. I love the fun sentiment on your "guy" card. :) xx

Bonnie said...

That black embossing is stunning, Julia! The different accent colors really change the designs a lot! Awesome!

LeAnne said...

These are stunning!!!

Kim Heggins said...

Wow....that black is just stunning! What a fabulous way to make everything else pop!

Susan said...

Great use of the black embossing paste! It really does work for the sympathy card with the softening effect of the purple or green! And I love the sentiment on the third card - made me smile!

Jo said...

Stunning!!! ... the black embossing paste really gives a dramatic effect. Three cards in one sitting, so productive and they are all simply beautiful. Love it! xx

Marina said...

The black paste gives a bit of dram and really emphasises the patterns. These are great cards and I really like the sentiment about the eyesight!

Desperatehousewifecraft said...

I just love that black embossing! Its adds elegance and drama to your cards at the same time! I shall be trying that too so thanks for the inspiration!

Colleen said...

I love these cards and want to give this a the cards you made from the black embossing paste! Thank you for playing along at Seize the Birthday!

Colleen said...

I love these cards and want to give this a the cards you made from the black embossing paste! Thank you for playing along at Seize the Birthday!

Christine Alexander said...

wow the black stenciling is so dramatic, I love the card :)

Papercraft Boutique said...

Black stenciling is so refreshing and impactful, Julia! The butterfly and the rhinestones add class to this beautiful card. Hideko

Andreja L. said...

You made such a beautiful cards :-))
I am so glad you played along with us at The Male Room. Hugs, Andreja

Karen Dunbrook said...

love your results..such a great visual impact.
xx Karen

Rocky said...

Love those stencils and the gorgeous cards you've made with them. Thank you for joining us at TMR.

Deborah Frings said...

Lovely set of cards. I really like the super textured backgrounds. Fabulous sentiment on the inky background. Thanks for playing along with our Off the Edge challenge at The Male Room, Deborah, DT.

Trina P. said...

Beautiful cards, Julia. The splash of colours is a nice touch. Great job stencilling with the black paste. I rarely ever see black paste being used.