Thursday, June 15, 2017

CAS Mix Up June Reminder

It is time for the CAS Mix Up June Reminder Cards !  Such inspiring CAS Mixed Media cards this month by our DT, GD and in the growing gallery.  Embossing pastes and Gels are such fun medium to use :-)


I used Stamping + Glass Bead Glitter Gel + Distress Oxide Inks Smooshed Background and Die Cuts


Close up of Glass Bead Glitter Gel !


I borrowed this beautiful Memory Box "Honey Blossom" die from my girl friend, Susan at our recent Retreat in Vancouver, BC.  I die cut it using Strathmore 140# WC paper and watercolored with my Zig markers.   I then used Faber Castell Glass Bead Glitter Gel over all the flowers using a palette knife.  It added a wonderful shiny glittery thickness to the flowers.

Next I used a piece of smooshed Distress Oxide Inks on Arches Hot Press paper from our Retreat and Die Cut with my CUTplorations ATC Tag Builder Die.   I used Archival Black ink to stamp my SU You're a Gem (ret) sentiment using my MISTI.   I have discovered how easily it is to stamp over DOX's,  even when using watercolor paper.  I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Worn Lipstick, Fired Brick, Fossilized Amber, Broken China and Wilted Violet.  Also love how you can see ALL the DOX's used on a piece,  so do not have to try and remember your color combo :-)

After die cut flower stem dried I attached to my die cut background using SU Fine Tip Glue Pen and weighted down with an acrylic block.  I added fun foam ($ store) to back of main image and mounted on SU Thick Whisper White CS.  The Glass Bead Glitter Gel was a really fun product to use and plan to use again soon.

Hope you get to play along with our CAS Mix Up June Embossing Paste/Gels Challenge. You have until June 24th to join in the fun!  Happy Stamping my friends...Hugs..


Supplies:  Listed in Description..

Adding to:

CAS Watercolour June "Summer" Challenge


The Flower Challenge #9: Anything Goes


SSS Monday Challenge: Touchy Feely


STAMPlorations June CAS Challenge Anything Goes..no optional twist


STAMPlorations Never Ending Anything Goes


22 comments:

Loll said...

Your DOX ink smooshed background is so pretty, Nancy. And your flowers are amazing with the bright colours and the sparkle from your glass bead glitter gel. Aren't we having fun with pastes and gels this month??!! xx

nancy littrell said...

I totally agree Loll. The pastes and gels are so much fun to play with for beautiful textures and sparkle :-) Hugs...

Bonnie said...

I love the added texture on your pretty flowers, Nancy! The sparkle and shine is so much fun and the DOX background gives a nice soft background!

Christine Alexander said...

Love that soft colour with the smooshed DOX and glass bead gel is my fav. It gives so much sparkle to a card :)

nwilliams6 said...

I need some distress ink oxide classes! This bg came out awesome, Nancy. Fun die cut altering too. Many hugz!

Ros Crawford said...

Oh my... This is stunning! Love the BG and the design is so eye catching!

Mac Mable said...

Loving playing with gels and pastes this month too. Amazing background and amazing colours on those die cut flowers. The gel and beads look fabulous x

Julia Aston said...

Your bold glitter gel blooms look beautiful against your soft background Nancy! SO pretty! Julia xx

nancy littrell said...

I think the tricks are: Dry between layers, spritz often and dry, do not give up..keep adding ink until you like it! I LOVE these DOX inks!

nancy littrell said...

P.S. Watch lots of videos..esp. Tim's!

Susan said...

Love the way you used the piece you die cut from my die - I've never thought of putting glass bead gel on it. It looks fabulous! Beautiful colours too, both on the flower and the smooshed panel.

nancy littrell said...

Thanks again Susan for letting me borrow your die...I came home with several for future use and do have the die on my wishlist:-) Hugs..

Jo Manna said...

I adore the colourful smooshed panel, soft and pastel, just perfect for that adorable flower die cut. Such a great idea for the use of glass beads, they are magical just like this beautiful card. Love it! xx

nancy littrell said...

Thanks so much Joanne. Magical...how nice and especially coming from you..one of my absolute favorite CAS mixed media creators :-) Hugs..

Leslie Miller said...

Oooh, glass bead glitter gel! I tell you, there's always something ever more wonderful coming down the pike. The oxide inks look very cool on your background. Pretty!

Gwendolyn said...

What a wonderful watercolour card Nancy, just love that smooshed DO inks background! And that glass bead glitter gel... wow, it really creates a beautiful effect on your die cut flowers! Thanks for the beautiful inspiration, as always.

nancy littrell said...

Your very welcome Gwendolyn. Thank you for your sweet comment. Hugs

Emma Williams said...

What a beautiful card, this is so gorgeous and I love that background it's so pretty! Thank you so much for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... x

JosieD said...

Great looking card -- love the combo of the DOX b'grd. and the glitter glass bead gel.

Pink Unicorn said...

This is absolutely stunning, love every little bit of it - the muted background and the bright pops of flowers. Thank you for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge. We hope to see you back again soon! Karola, DT, InvisiblePinkCards

Viv said...

This is so pretty Nancy, just love your bright pretty flowers. Thank you for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' and we hope to see you again soon ;) Viv DT xx

Tenia Nelson said...

What a gorgeous card!!! Thanks for playing along in the STAMP CAS June challenge!!