Monday, October 15, 2018

Mid Month Reminder - CAS Mix Up Card Challenge - Faux Metal

Today I'm have a card to share as a mid-month reminder about the October CAS Mix Up Card Challenge!  Our hostess Mac would like us to use faux metal techniques - there are several links to technique videos posted over at the challenge blog to inspire you!

For my reminder card I was inspired by this video by Jennifer McQuire:  Faux Metal Embellishments by Jennifer McGuire (16:03) 
I used faux metal technique (multiple layers of embossing), stamping, stenciling and rhinestones.
I die cut my Small Gothic Window and Hampstead Bloom (both from Poppy Stamps - may be retired) out of watercolor paper 3 times.  I glued the layers together to make the die cuts thick.  I embossed the Gothic Window 3 times using Patina Oxide Baked Texture Embossing powder from Emerald Creek.  I embossed the Hampstead Bloom 3 times with Ranger Gold Embossing powder.
They come out so wonderfully thick!  I sponged over a portion of a Tim Holtz Mini Stencil with Ranger Distress Tumbled Glass Ink and adhered the die cuts over it with Tombow Glue.  I added 2 blue rhinestones to the centers of the flowers and stamped a sentiment from Ways to Say: Thinking of You from PTI.  I placed a heavy object over the die cuts for an hour to be sure they adhered to the panel.
The challenge is open until 10/24 and we hope you'll join us!  
Please link up your faux metal CAS cards over at CAS Mix up - where you will find lots of inspiration from the Design Team and our Guest Designer -  Pat (Colourful Card Creations). 

I'm also linking my card to:

The Flower Challenge

Stamps:  Ways to Say: Thinking of You - PTI
Paper:  Water color paper - Canson, Hawaiian Shores, White - PTI
Ink: Versamark, Ranger Distress Tumbled Glass, Hero Hues Black.
Accessories:  Hampstead Bloom and Small Gothic Arch Dies - Poppy Stamps, Gold Embossing Powder - Ranger, Patina Oxide Baked Texture Embossing Powder - Seth Apter/Emerald Creek, Mini Stencil - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous, blue rhinestones - Kaiser Craft, Tombow Glue, Heat Tool.


Bonnie said...

I love this Gothic window that looks like it's made from lead with all the layers of embossing! The gold embossed flowers and stenciled background add wonderful contrast of colors with the window! A lovely design, my friend!

Shauna said...

What a lovely card! I like the subtle background pattern with the window and flower embellishment. Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
- Shauna

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous multiple layered Heat embossing of your window and flowers, Julia. Love your bit of stenciling and rhinestones too. TFS, my friend. Hugs..Nancy

Loll said...

So pretty Julia! Great colours with your blue stenciled background and the earthy green/blue of your arched window. The gold embossed flowers add a wonderful warmth to the design. I am loving the layered embossing powders. They make the die-cuts look like pieces of jewelry! xx

Jo Manna said...

REFRESHING! Using the metallic theme you managed to give a softness to the challenge. I love the repetition of blue in this beauty. The stencilling behind that window really is sooo attractive and perfect for that contrasting gold bouquet. Truly a beauty, xx

Christine Alexander said...

Your window is so beautiful in the Baked texture patina oxide, perfect mix of metal and embossing. Love it :)

Mac Mable said...

Such a wonderful layout and Wow ....the embossing layering looks amazing. The stencil blending on the background is perfect to set off the card. The patina oxide embossing powder on the window frame looks amazing and the flower looks like molten metal. Great technique and a fabulous CAS card and incorporating the metal and mixing the it x.

Susan said...

Wonderful metallic effect from your heat embossing - must really shine in real life. A perfect composition of elements with the lovely blue stenciling behind the window.

Pat said...

Thats a wonderful metal finish Julia giving the arched window the look of lead, and the gold flower stem looks beautiful over the top. The blue background stencilling complements it perfectly too, and a great sentiment. A gorgeous card. x

Brenda Brown said...

What a beautiful card Julia, love the simplicity and gorgeous metallic effects xxx

Kim Heggins said... beautiful. love that "window" and your inking behind it. such elegance!

Pia S said...

The window and flower sure look like they’re made of metal, and the stencilling helps tie everything together. An original and beautiful design. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational and sharing your work with us.

Ericka Strange said...

Great card and I love the embossed gold flower with the added blue gem. SO pretty. Thanks for playing along with us at The Flower Challenge.

Sue said...

This is beautiful, Julia! I love how you combined the elements and the gold embossed flowers with the gem centres are gorgeous.