Wednesday, April 15, 2020

April Mid Month Reminder - CAS Watercolour and CAS Stencil

I'm here today with my April mid-month reminder cards for both CAS Watercolour and CAS Stencil!
I used the Exotic Tulip stamp set from Altenew which has 3 layers of stamps for each tulip - I just used one of the detail bud tulips and a stem here.  I mixed yellow water color paint with water and brushed it right on the stamp and stamped it 3 times using my Misti
Here I'm showing how I place the clean stem on the panel where I wanted it to stamp
And here I've brushed over the stem with watery green paint, which I then flipped the Misti cover over onto the card panel and pressed down.
 I added some white watercolor splatter and 3 Frosted Flower Sequins from Honey Bee Stamps and adhered the panel to a white card base..

Here is my reminder card for Cathy's challenge to use Gilding Flakes with Stencils.  I was so excited to learn ways to use Gilding Flakes this month!
Look at the gorgeous mix of colors in these Autumn Leaves Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Flakes!
I used Matte Gel for the adhesive, spreading it over a panel of black card stock with a plastic palette knife.
I carefully removed the stencil from the panel- not wanting to disturb any of the gel.
 I waited just a couple of minutes before placing the panel onto a piece of computer paper inside a pizza box (to contain all the flying gilding flakes!) and covered the panel with Autumn Leaves Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Flakes. 
 (if you wait too long, the gel will dry and the flakes won't adhere to it)
I laid another piece of computer paper over the panel and pressed down with my hand over the whole panel to press the flakes into the gel.  I removed the top piece of computer paper and left the panel to dry for several hours. (you can leave it over night)
I used a sponge to rub over the panel to remove the loose gilding flakes and was left with a beautiful panel of stenciled gilding!  You can really scrub with the sponge to get the flakes off the black spaces as the gilding is really stuck to the gel and won't get rubbed off.  I put the brushed off flakes back into the jar of Gilding Flakes to use again later. 
(Don't put any flakes that are sticky with adhesive back in the jar.)
I die cut the panel with an older Movers and Shapers Mini Cabinet Die from Tim Holtz.  I adhered the die cut piece to a black panel and cut around it leaving just a small edge of black showing.  I stenciled lightly on a white card base using Antique Linen Distress Ink through the same AALL and Create Stencil and adhered the gilded panel over the stenciling.  I gold embossed the sentiment on an MFT die cut sentiment strip and adhered that over the panel with foam dots.

 You have until 4/24 to link up your cards to either challenge - so please join us!

See the CAS Watercolour Challenge here.     See the CAS Stencil Challenge here.

I'm linking my tulip card to:
My tulip card is Clean and Simple

Watercolor Card
Stamps:  Exotic Tulips - Altenew, Sentiment Staples: Birthday - PTI
Paper: Water color paper - Canson, white - PTI
Ink:  Obsidian - Altenew
Accessories:  watercolor paints yellow, green and white

Happy Anniversary Card
Stamps:  Hero Arts
Paper:  True Black, Whi - PTI
Ink:  Versamark, Ranger Distress Antique Linen.
Accessories:  Stencil #58 Autour de Mwa - Aall and Create, Autumn Leaves Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Flakes, 3D Matte Gel Transparent - Finibar/Art Basics, Movers and Shapers Mini Cabinet Die - Tim Holtz/Alterations, Sentiment Strip Dies - MFT, Gold Embossing Powder, foam dots, sponge.


HilaryJane said...

I bet it is a hard judgement to work out if the gel is dry enough to stay put and yet wet enough for the flakes to stick, but you did it superbly, that panel looks fabulous, brilliantly showcased by that unusually shaped die, love it. The tulips are great too but in a different way xx

Viv said...

2 fab cards -gorgeous tulips and your gilded one is wonderful. x

Trina P. said...

Interesting and creative way to use the tulips stamp, resulting is lovely spring card. Your gilding flakes card is so cool. TFS the steps.

Bonnie said...

Your tulips are so delicate and pretty, Julia! Yellow tulips are my favorites. Your gilding flakes are amazing! I've been having to use the ceiling fan in my studio and it doesn't play well with gilding flakes! Thanks for sharing the techniques!

Robyn Oliver said...

Two terrific cards Julia, and thanks for sharing your process, Robyn

Loll said...

LOVE your delicate yellow tulips, Julia. So pretty! And then the contrast with your bold and beautiful gilding flakes through stencil. Great work on both cards! xx

Susan said...

You did a fabulous job with the watercolouring direct onto your stamp! Love that soft yellow of the tulips. And your gilding flakes card is wonderful - what glorious colours!

Cathy said...

Two gorgeous cards Julia, lovely soft inking on the tulips and a stunning effect with the gilding flakes. TFS the process using the transparent paste and leaving it overnight to dry too, Cathy x

Marcia Hill said...

Your CAS tulip card is just perfect Julia and yellow tulips are my favorite!! And your gilded card is the colors and shine!! Two lovely, lovely cards!! :0)

Christine Alexander said...

Both cards are beautiful Julia. I love the idea of using the Matt gel to adhere the flakes, the gold looks amazing on black. Your tulip card is CAS perfection:)

Unknown said...

Love the airy yellow tulips on your first card! Beautiful CAS design! And the stenciled and gilded panel of the second card is just gorgeous! Thank you so much for playing along at The Flower Challenge and Seize the Birthday!

Mac Mable said...

A beautiful CAS tulip card and thank you for the step by steps with both of your cards. The gilding flakes look stunning against the black and thank you for the tips along the way. Fabulous inspiration and beautiful cards x.

Diane said...

Two Fabulous card designs.

Hugs Diane

Shona Chambers said...

I've never used gilding flakes and never knew you could get mixes of fabulous!! This makes me want to try it out!!! Your tulips are just precious, I love their CAS design and the fact they aren't perfect makes them even more beautiful. Its always lovely to see your designs at The Flower Challenge and please stay safe!

Brenda in IN said...

I love how you did the tulips and they are so pretty. The anniversary card is so gorgeous with the shine against the black card stock.

Linda said...

Two beautiful cards.
The gilding flakes certainly make a statement piece .... love it! xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

A pretty CAS tulip card, Julia! And what a gorgeous gilding flake anniversary card! All the various colors and the shine are amazing! Great job of stenciling using the gel. The black is perfect to show off the beauty of the flakes! The background subtle stenciling is a really nice touch.
Hideko xx

Shauna said...

Two lovely cards! I like the tulips and the pretty watercolor look on the first and the great stencil work on the second! Thanks for playing with us at Inkspirational!
- Shauna

Zoechaos said...

How clever to work out a way of really effectively getting your gilding flakes onto the stencilled gel design and how very elegant it looks. Thank you for your kind comment on my effort. x

Karen Dunbrook said...

great cards mf
xx Karen

Julie Gearinger said...

What a fabulous set of cards! Love the soft watercolor look of your CAS card- thanks for sharing with us at The Card Concept! Hugs and we hope you can play along with us again soon!