Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Jazz Up A Clean And Simple Card with Heat Embossing | Create A Smile

When making a Clean and Simple card, why not use some of Mixed Media techniques?
Usually I make Clean and Simple Style cards, but I enjoy learning from Mixed Media artists and employing their tricks.

Today I suggest to play with embossing powders in a non-traditional way for CAS card makers.

My card is inspired by CAS(E) This Sketch #281. For my card I used Create A Smile GULL-GANG Clear Stamps* ( SSS | CRT ) designed by Christine Drogt.
This wonderful set of seagulls stamps has been waiting for the perfect sketch to appear on some challenge blog. It is not only funny, but also interesting to make cards with, because it contains images of seagulls and wood pictured from top. For my take on CTS #281 I used these images from above.

How To Make This Card?

  • Stamp a seagull three times down onto a white card stock panel.
  • To make three masks stamp a seagull three times down onto a masking paper and fussy cut out the images.
  • Cover the seagulls' impressions with masks and stamp the circles of wood.
  • Create your own masks for wood impressions and cover them.
  • Mask off the top and the bottom of the panel and blend Distress inks in Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers ( SSS | AMZUS | AMZUK ) and Chipped Sapphire ( AMZUK | AMZUS | SSS ) shades.
  • Add splatters of clean water and diluted the darkest shade of Distress ink used for blending.
  • Remove all the masks and colour the seagulls and wood images.
  • To create the droppings on wood use a mix of embossing powders and heat it from beneath
  • Heat emboss the sentiment from Gull Gang stamps set in fine white powder down onto a stripe of black card stock.
  • To assemble the card glue the panel to a black card note and raise the sentiment banner with a foam tape.
Lately I am enjoying playing with embossing powders various by texture and colour. For this card I applied embossing ink with a pen and covered it with Sparkle Puff 3-D Embossing Powder, which adds texture to my card and sparkles beautifully. Then with a straw I added Embossing Powder in Primary Chartreuse ( SSS ) and in YELLOW ( SSS ).

I would like also to remind you that the current challenge theme at Create A Smile is Water.
I hope my card will put a smile on your lips and will inspire you to play together with us. You can take a look at my DT card for this challenge HERE. By the way, I used the same stamps set for it.

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I am also linking this card to the following challenges:
CAS(E) This Sketch #281
Addicted To Stamps And More #302 - Make Your Mark
ATCAS #141 - Summertime
TIME Out Challenge #114 - Photo inspiration - I used the marine theme and a combination of blue with natural wood colour.
That's Crafty Challenges - Close to Nature

If you would like to see other creative examples of using embossing powders for CAS cards, please click the pictures below to hop over straight to these posts.
Now on to you, I would like to hear if you are keen on mixing various embossing powders and adding unusual details with them to your Clean and Simple cards.
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  1. wow what a great way to use embossing powder! A new one to me. How inspiring to use a mixed media technique on a CAS card! A really fun image too! Great to see you at Time Out

  2. Absolutely fantastic, Ksenija! You have achieved the most wonderful view from above these gulls! Thanks so much for playing cards with us at CTS!!!
    =] Michele

  3. This really did make me smile! Very cute and clever card! Thanks for taking the Time Out to play with us!

  4. Oh, these are so fun and fabulous!

  5. This is just a fantastic card, Ksenija! Wonderfu design, fantastic coloring and embossing technique, and it really made me laugh! Quite brilliant, really! Thanks for playing with us at Time Out!

  6. :) Totally fantastic and funny!!! Thank you for sharing your card with ATSM!

  7. This is the most fantastic card ever!! Your colouring is so beautiful and how you managed to recreate bird poo is beyond me, it looks so real! Such a clever and funny design, I'm so glad you shared it with us at TIME OUT!

  8. Very beautiful card and I enjoyed reading your post too! Thank you for sharing it with us at That’s Crafty! X

  9. Congrats for getting honours at Time Out x