Thursday, June 1, 2017

CAS Mix Up June Embossing Paste/Gels


CAS Mix Up June Embossing Pastes/Gels + Stamping + Your Choice Challenge has begun!


Stamping + Embossing Paste with Glitter on Stencils + Die Cuts and Distress Oxide Inks sponging.


Close Up of Glitter!


Embossing Pastes and Gels are such fun Mixed Media products.  I used This "How to use Embossing Paste with Glitter on Stencils Technique" YouTube Video for my technique.  It was my 1st time to try this technique.  I will definitely use it again.  Love the ease and beautiful sparkle.

1st step.  I sponged a card front using Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks: Faded Jeans, Cracked Pistachio and Wilted Violet onto Arches 140# Watercolour paper.  I then spritzed my piece with water to blend the colors.

Next step...Taped my new Kaiser Craft Mini Designer Template "Bubbly" (gifted to me by my sweet friend Loll) over my sponged card front and used my palette knife to spread a layer of the Gel over the stenciled circles.  I used Goldens Heavy Gel (Matte) Medium.

Next..sprinkled on SU Dazzling Diamonds Glitter and removed the excess DD by tapping the back of my piece with my finger.  Then removed my stencil.   I let my piece dry completely.

Now what?  I kept with my circle theme and die cut part of my card front using my Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers Die.  I set it aside.  Then stamped my SU "You're a Gem" (ret) sentiment and die cut with the smallest circle die.  I still  had plenty of my DOX piece left so used my new Poppy Stamps "Butterfly Sprinkles" Die that cuts out 5 tiny butterflies...perfect for embellishing.

Next I used my MB "Stitched Rectangle Layers" Die (the largest size in set) for my SU Whisper White card front and attached to my SU Thick Whisper White card base.

I used the same circle die to die cut a piece of fun foam (Dollar Store) to add dimension to my main image and attached the small sentiment circle adding 2 SU rhinestones.

Last Step...arranging and attaching cute tiny butterflies with my SU Fine Tip Glue Pen.  This was such a fun glittery CAS Mix Up June challenge card.   Do check out all the beautiful cards from our talented Design Team and our Guest Designer,  Marianne (cards 'n stuff).  I guarantee you will be inspired.  We would love to have you join us this month.  You have until June 24th to play.   Hugs..

More Challenges: 

SSS Monday Challenge Going around in circles
STAMPlorations CAS Challenge: Anything Goes + Twist: Masculine Colors










Less is More: Challenge #330-Shimmer








Supplies: Listed in Description

30 comments:

Loll said...

This is so beautiful and also arsty, Nancy. Love the mix of gorgeous colours for your background. The gel and glittered circles are so sparkly ... your "gem" sentiment is just perfect. And I love the sweet little butterflies. Awesome card, my friend! xx

Julia Aston said...

Wonderful planet-like shapes stenciled over your beautifully colored circle Nancy - love the flutter of little butterflies too! Julia xx

Mac Mable said...

Such a pretty effect with that fabulous background and the ever so pretty stenciled circles and glitter. Unique and love it! x

Nancy Stislow said...

This turned out so wonderful, Nancy! Love the geometric design! The added glitter looks fabulous!

Bonnie said...

Love all the glitter bubbles, my friend! Such pretty colors too!

Susanne Vargas said...

Wow, what an awesome card! Love the layout, the colors, and the sparkle!

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous card, Nancy! I love how you played with your Oxide inks and how you added dimension and sparkle with your embossing paste and glitter! Such a striking card!

Christine Alexander said...

so pretty. I love that mix of colours and also love the dimension the EP gives:)

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This is such a beautiful card! I love how you blended the colors and how you included all of that gorgeous glitter. The shimmer is magical and I really love how you arranged those circles. This would be such a perfect card for so many people on so many different occasions. Thank you so much for sharing such an inspiring piece with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

nancy littrell said...

Thank you so much Andrea for your wonderful comment. I have to give credit to my Kaiser Craft "Bubbly" stencil for the arrangement of the circle. I just used my MB circle die to cut my favorite part and added the small die cut sentiment circle. TFS your wonderful SSS Challenge. Hugs...

Rahmat said...

WOW, Nancy, it is a stunning card, Ivreally like the focal point you created with such a delicate shimmer.

Izzy Scrap said...

Absolutely stunning, Andrea ! I can't take my eyes off this gorgeous card ! I love your beautiful blue blended background and those sparkling bubbly circles add so much interest, such as the butterflies ! Love your layout ! A really fabulous inspirational card for all of us ! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along with us at Less is More !

Ros Crawford said...

Oh this is so pretty and sparkly! Love it!

Susan said...

Beautiful colours and glitter - must look wonderful in real life! Love the tiny butterflies as embellishments!

Leslie Miller said...

Love at first sight! This is so cool, Nancy. I like how you've got the little butterflies fluttering away. Pretty colors and great texture. And glitter! What more could you want?

Trina P. said...

Wow, Nancy! I love the colours. The added DD glitter to the paste is gorgeous. May have to try this technique out. Love it! Thank you for joining us this week at Less is More.

nancy littrell said...

Thanks Trina...I am trying to play more at LIM now that you are on the DT :-) Happy Stamping my BC friend...Hugs..

Sharon said...

Stunning! Sensational! Superb! What a beauty of a card you created Nancy. The super colours of the distress oxides make such a gorgeous backdrop for the glittery circles. Really impressed that you kept this so CAS yet used mixed media techniques. The design is terrific. Thank you so much for popping this fabulous card in at Less is More xx

nancy littrell said...

Wow..Sharon, Thank you for the Awesome Comment!!! Much appreciated. I hope to play more in your challenge. Hugs...

Susan said...

Such pretty shimmery circles! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

Darnell said...

You are so clever, Nancy! This is a shimmery schparkly delightful design, precisely executed!! Hugs, Darnell

nancy littrell said...

You should see my schparkly craft room :-) Thanks for your precisely executed comment my friend. Hugs...

Papercraft Boutique said...

Fantastic colors, Nancy! I love the glitter paste circles! They must look more beautiful in real life, picking up the colors behind them. Hideko :-)

Karen D. said...

such a super cool card Nancy...love, love the effect you achieved.
xx Karen

Jo Manna said...

Beautiful design and such rich colours too. Love that you kept the same paper and the circle shapes, such cohesion and gorgeous to look at. Bravo! xx

Mandy said...

Gorgeous CAS card Nancy! It's so elegant and pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Bożena Adamusińska said...

WOW! Beautiful colors, beautiful design! I love how you added shiny paste to create beautiful islands on your watercolor background. Awesome!
Hugs,
BożenA

Pat said...

This has worked out beautifully Nancy and the glitter over the gel medium looks wonderful. I love the stitched circle and then the base layer stitched rectangle, these always add an elegant touch to a card, and I love the sweet butterflies cut from the same textural piece to finish. x

Linda said...

This looks so pretty ... I love the sparkly bubbles and those adorable little flutterbys. Thank you for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS challenge xx

Suchi said...

Oh My Nancy! Your card is so perfectly CAS! I love the texture and color! Beautiful! Thank you so much for playing along with us at STAMPlorations CAS Challenge for June! :)
Suchi- DT xx