Friday, June 1, 2018

June CAS Mix Up - Layered Embossing Powders

It's June 1 and a new challenge has been posted over at CAS Mix Up!  Loll is our hostess this month and she wants us to do Layered Embossing Powders!
Here is my card - where I was inspired by this technique video - Mixed Embossing Powders by Jennifer McGuire.
I was excited to get out this sweet popsicle die from Reverse Confetti to use on my card today.
 I bought it several years ago and it has not been used until now!
First, I die cut 3 popsicles and 3 sticks out of watercolor paper and glued them together to give a sturdy base for my embossing.
Then I embossed the top section in Pink Peony 3 times - letting it cool a few seconds in between embossings.
Then I masked off the middle section before inking with Versamark for the 2nd color Buttercup.
I didn't worry if there was a little overlap or flecks here and there. 
My Versamark pad is old and it has gotten several different flecks of powders stuck on it!!
I repeated masking the yellow to emboss the bottom section in Sky Blue
 I used Tree Branch EP for the popsicle stick - again embossing 3 layers so it's really thick and creamy!
I used Noted: Scalloped A2 die from PTI for the die cut framings.
I can just hear the Ice Cream Man's truck music when I look at this - can't you??! 
Popsicles were 5 cents when I was little!  
And we still couldn't get one every day - it was a special treat in the summer!
So please show us how you will use layered embossing powders on your CAS mix up card - remember to keep it CAS, use embossing powders, stamps and another media for your design!

We are welcoming Guest Designer:  Jane (Purplejet Loves Crafts) this month so please give her a warm welcome!
You'll find links to YouTube videos of various techniques for layering embossing powder as well as lots of inspiration from the Design Team over at CAS Mix Up!  You have until June 24th to link up your creation!

Stamps:  Sentiment Staples: Birthday - PTI
Paper:  White, Hibiscus Burst - PTI, Watercolor paper - Canson
Ink:  Versamark, Hero Hues Black
Accessories:  Wendy Vecchi/Ranger Embossing Powders in Pink Peony, Buttercup, Sky Blue and Tree Branch, Popsicle Die - Reverse Confetti, Noted: Scalloped A2 Dies - PTI, Tombow Glue, heat tool, Post It's for masking.


Bonnie said...

Your Popsicle looks frozen and ready to eat, Julia! Love that it has three flavors on it! Great job with this technique!

froebelsternchen said...

A yummie design Julia! Gorgeous! Happy June!
Hugs, Susi

Mac Mable said...

What a wonderful card and yes the popsicle looks ready to eat. The fun technique looks great, especially allowing the colours to blend a little together. Yes ice cream from the ice cream man where certainly treats for us too x

nancy littrell said...

I can just taste your yummy popsicle, Julia. It was a special treat when we grew up too, but we did not have an ice cream truck, but did have our "Little Store" 2 blocks away:-) Your popsicle layered melted eb powders look so creamy. A sweet summery CAS design too. TFS my friend. BTW, I now make popsicles with leftover fruit smoothies..yum. Hugs..

Loll said...

So cool Julia!! I loved when I heard that music playing in the neighbourhood. All the kids would run out. We had a frozen treat that looked like yours! What a fun technique and perfect with your sweet die-cut! :) xx

Christine Alexander said...

your Popsicle looks so Yummy with all those layers of of embossing powder. thanks for the instructions and tips :) awesome card.

butterfly said...

Yum! Your glossy rainbow embossing looks definitely good enough to eat.
Alison x

Cathy said...

Great card, love this technique, Cathy x

Jo Manna said...

The perfect summer time savour. Such a smart approach with lovely colours.
It is definitely party time :D xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

Your shiny, pretty Popsicle looks so yummy, Julia! Such a lovely CAS card with the mixed embossing powders technique. The noted scallop die-cut framing is a really nice touch! Hideko xx

Trina P. said...

Yummy card, Julia! Cool technique. Love the fun colours. Thanks for the great summer memories. xx

Susan said...

That is the most delicious-looking popsicle!! Wonderful combination of embossing powders and a perfect CAS layout!