Hello all you lovely people! :-). Today I've got a card to share that's not quite my usual style. While it's still CAS it's a bit more freestyle than I've ever done before. I was playing around with my embossing folders when the birth of this card began. I wanted to try inking my embossing folder before putting it through the press but rather than using just ink I thought to myself..."I wonder if using versamark ink, the folder and then embossing powder would work?". So I tried it. It works! Now it wasn't a solid impression but that's okay. I liked the way the embossing powder looked kind of incomplete. Take a gander...
The colours of my card were inspired by this weeks CAS(E) Study challenge.
Wida's card is gorgeous! I didn't follow her design layout but I included many of the lovely colors she had in her card. And I've got a flower too. Plus the sequins. I'm growing very fond of my sequins. My little stash from Neat and Tangled is growing rather small though. I'm going to have to rectify that! Anyway, I used a glitter gold embossing powder (Stampendous) and a chevron embossing folder (Darice) for my background piece. I added some little flags using DP (Dear Lizzy Neapolitan collection by American Crafts) and green cardstock (all my cardstock is Recollections). I stamped my sentiment (Fiskars) and embossed in white (Stampendous) on the green flag. I added a chipboard flower (Dear Lizzy Neapolitan collection by American Crafts) and some sequins. Despite all the elements it still feels CAS to me.
I'm also going to link this up to Addicted to CAS where the code word is TEXTURE.
On a different note, I had a good day on Tuesday. I got my new stove/oven delivered! It's so pretty! Take a look...
Glass top, true convection, self cleaning and stainless steel. Sigh. LOL! I also purchased an awesome craft storage unit from someone on Kijiji. Its fantastic and I can't wait to reorganize!! I've got a picture of that too.
Well, I think that's all for today. I will have some more cards to share later. Thanks for visiting! :-)
Lovely card Kim and the craft storage unit you have there is awesome!!!!ReplyDelete
What a fun technique - you've inspired me to try it! The card is gorgeous. I also love your stove and amazing craft storage (jealous!!!).ReplyDelete
Your new technique creates a wonderfully weathered look - I love it and it's one to steal! I'd also like to steal your craft storage!ReplyDelete
Love your card, so vintage and pretty! Great craft storage, too! Thanks for playing along with CASE Study!ReplyDelete
What a cool technique Kim, it worked out fab! So what is cooking tonight!! And so jealous of your crafting storage xReplyDelete
Beautiful card! But with that shiny new oven you may not want to make cards anymore....Hopefully that won't come true....Have a great weekend with cards and cooking :)ReplyDelete
What incredible texture! What a smart idea and terrific tip about the Versamark and EP! What a stunning stove!! Way to go, Kim!! And thank you for joining the texture challenge at ATCAS!! Hugs, DarnellReplyDelete
Kim, what a cool technique (ep, Versamark and an embossing folder combination would never enter my mind!!) and the result is nothing short of WOW!! So pretty...and the addition of the flower/tag cluster...I'm near to swooning! Stunning! I'm having stove-envy...and cabinet envy...Looks like some welcome additions to your home that will receive plenty o'love!! Hugs~cReplyDelete
Such a great card love it. Glad you joined us over at CASE Study challenge.ReplyDelete
Totally interesting technique using versamark ink, embossing folder and embossing powder. Really like the look you got on your card.ReplyDelete
Awesome use of texture - love that the embossing powder is sporadic - Thanks for joining in at ATCAS!ReplyDelete
Kim, I like the way the embossing powder looks complete, too. It really adds to the texture on the card. Love the strong embossed background and the fishtail banners. So glad you joined us at ATCAS this weekReplyDelete