Friday, June 1, 2018

CAS Mix Up Layered Embossing Powders

Be prepared for Gorgeous Glittery Shiny Creative CAS Mix Up
Layered Embossing Powder Cards from the DT and our awesome Guest Designer
Jane (Purplejet Loves Crafts),  who is joining us from the UK!

Loll is hosting this awesome challenge.  There are helpful links to techniques too.

Here is my card using the "Encrusted Jewel" Layered Embossing Technique.
The Close Up showing shine and sparkle!

I used the "Stampendous "Encrusted Jewel" 4:43 You Tube video for my technique. 

Here is a photo from our recent Retreat showing 
 Trina, Loll, Susan, Nancy (me) and Christine heating their beautiful pieces on grills
and then adding embossing powders and glitter.
Thanks Darnell for the cute photo!

For more photos of our retreat by Alex click on the Retreat 2018 tab under my banner.

We all came home with many more pieces of Encrusted Jewel pieces for future projects.
It is a great technique for using up your stash of EB Powders and Glitter.

We used a thick white cardstock that Loll shared with us.
My pretty glittery die cut background was from another technique we did 
I sponged with Distress Oxide Inks, then pounced with scrunched up baby wipes for added 
texture.  Then sprayed with TSUKINEKO Frost Sheer Shimmer Spritz.
So shimmery IRL.

I die cut with PB Antique Frame Die and popped up with fun foam and attached to 
SU Whisper White Thick CS after stamping my sentiment using MISTI.
I loved the results and hope you do too.

Be sure and check out the CAS Mix Up June Challenge for many more gorgeous card samples.
You  have until the 24th to play along. Hugs..

Stamps: SSS "Bouquet of Thanks"
Paper: 130# white CS from Loll for Encrusted Jewel feathers.  Strathmore Mixed Media.  SU Whisper White Thick CS.
Inks: TH DOX inks: Faded Jeans, Salty Oean, Peacock Feather and Wilted Violet.  Archival Black.
Accessories: Grill (250-300 degrees), hear resistant craft mat cut down to fit grill, Wax Paper on mat, small spoon, grey and blue EB powders, glitter.  palette knife to pick up hot melted EB powder die cut feathers.  PB Antique Frame Die. SSS Feathers Craft Die , rhinestones from stash. SU mini dimensionals (love for dies), MISTI


  1. Wow...those feathers with that amazing technique look fabulous. So unique and absolutely stunning card x

  2. Stunning, stunning, stunning Nancy ... I love this.

  3. Wow Nancy - your feathers look like beautiful metal pins! wonderful layering of embossing powders and a lovely card made!! Julia xx

  4. What beautiful feathers, Nancy! Love the blue with the sparkling jewels and the shimmery background is perfect for showing off those feathers!

  5. The feathers are gorgeous Nancy. I love how the silver melted so smoothly and the beautiful colours of the glitters on top. So pretty with the background --- wonderful design, my friend! xx

  6. love your feathers they look so incredible beautiful against that blue sparkly background :)

  7. Your feathers are so gorgeous - love the colours! And love your shimmery background piece. I think that was one of my favourite techniques from our retreat.

  8. Fabulous card, these techniques look like a lot of fun!

  9. WOW on that feather, Nancy and love your color choices. I sure hope you made lots of these! How gorgeous they look on your card. I love the font of the sentiment too.

  10. Oh, wow! Glad you showed a close up because those feathers are gorgeous with the encrusted jewels technique. I know you had a fabulous time creating this and it turned out beautiful!

  11. Those feathers are incredibly stunning. They could be pendants, they look like ceramics, they are over the top Nancy. I mean WOW! Loving the thickness you achieved, BEAUTIFUL xx

  12. Wow, your feathers are so gorgeous, Nancy! I love the way the EB powders were mixed and the awesome colors you used! The background is so shimmery and beautiful too. The tilted sentiment balances well with the feathers! Hideko xx

  13. Oh I'm going to have to look up that technique! Your card is stunning!

  14. Wonderful use of those encrusted jewel feathers, Nancy! They look gorgeous and shimmery against the beautiful antique frame background. Love it. xx

  15. What a sensational simple design to showcase those glittery feather jewels, Nancy! It really let them be the star of the show and your closeup is phenomenal to capture the detail!! I need to get busy thinking about my own card design for this challenge ... Hugs, Darnell


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