Friday, June 8, 2018

Layered Embossed Flicker or Flutter

Hello friends.  I'm glad  you stopped by.

I have another card using this month's technique at
CAS Mix Up

The CAS Mix Up June Challenge is hosted by Loll.

I'm going to warn you that this technique is habit forming.
It's hard to stop once you get going on it!

First I die cut some the butterfly from cardboard packaging.  

It's a good idea to cover the hot griddle with a craft mat then
 add a small sheet of parchment paper.
Lay a die cut on top, pour a good amount of clear embossing powder 
over the die cut and let it melt.

Once it's  melted, add colored embossing powders, glitter, and even
some micro beads.  I believe that one of Flicker's wings had some
residue picked up from a previous die cut and melted in.

You can do this technique with a heat gun, but the 
electric griddle works much better.  
The craft mat keeps the griddle clean so it's still good
for the grandchildren's pancakes!

There are video tutorials at the challenge site.

Here's a close up of Flicker.

Our Design Team is joined this month by our Guest Designer, Jane (Purple Loves Crafts).
There are some awesome inspiration pieces over there.

I hope you can join in the fun this month.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Eloquence (PB)
Ink:   Wow Embossing Pad
Paper:   Neenah, Emerald Envy (PB)
Other:  Flicker and Flutter Die (PB), Cardboard, EP (WOW Clear Gloss, White, Teal, Liquid Platinum), Electric Griddle 


jimlynn said...

That's a pretty way to use that embossing folder and the butterfly is beautiful! Love reading about you doing the griddle technique that way. Beautiful card.

Daffodil Cards said...

Very elegant and LURVE the butterfly.

Mac Mable said...

The dry embossing sets off that stunning butterfly to perfection. Yes I agree it is an addictive technique and such fun x. Great sentiment too Bonnie x

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card Bonnie, love the ef too, Cathy x

Mrs A. said...

Making pancakes will never be quite the same again!! Love this butterfly. Hugs Mrs A.

Christine Alexander said...

Bonnie, your butterfly is so beautiful. I want to pull out my hot pate and start warming up my Embossing powders :) Absolutely gorgeous butterfly.

Maxine D said...

Oh Bonnie this is beautiful - love the Flicker, and the interest in the embossing, and so beautifully mounted too!

JoAnn said...

Such a beautiful butterfly on your lovely card. Sounds like an interesting technique. TFS

Brenda said...

What a beautiful card Bonnie! I love how your butterfly came out, looks like I need to go and watch the video. I didn't realize at first you meant a real griddle, I thought it was a crafty tool. lol But then when you said about making pancakes on it for the grands, then the light bulb went off. lol Yes, I'm dense at times! Hugs, Brenda

Susan said...

It definitely is a habit-forming technique - I just ordered a bunch of new embossing powders and glitter things! Love your gorgeous green butterfly landing on the dry embossed flowers - a perfect CAS card!

nancy littrell said...

I agree, Bonnie. Be prepared to make several beautiful Layered Embossing Powder die cut pieces. You can't stop with just one.

Your gorgeous flicker butterfly is so unique and artsy with your added layers, my friend. I love your dry embossed background and CAS design. TFS my friend. Hugs..

Nancy Stislow said...

This card is SO classy, Bonnie! You make me want to run out and buy a griddle right now. Love that butterfly. How beautiful that is. Love this card!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Your teal and white butterfly is shiny and gorgeous, Bonnie! I love that you dry embossed the background and heat-embossed the edges of the panel with Liquid Platinum - a very subtle and nice touch! Hideko xx

Loll said...

Your butterfly is GORGEOUS Bonnie! I agree, this technique is habit forming. And now I'm crazy about buying more embossing powders ... and glitter!! Who knew??!! I've had glitter sitting waiting for years to be finally used, and now I'm buying more. :) LOVE the dry embossed backgorund. Beautiful layout and design, my friend! xx

Jo Manna said...

Another incredible piece, dear Bonnie. The sentiment match this butterfly's world, nesting on the dry embossed bloom. Great design, so very CAS xx

Trina P. said...

It’s been gorgeousness overload visiting your blog today, Bonnie! Your butterfly is fantastic! Wonderful design with the elegant embossed background! xx

Julia Aston said...

What a lovely mix of greens and white on your sweet butterfly Bonnie! the embossed background is the perfect place for it to lite! xx

BożenA said...

An unusual glazed butterfly! Looks so beautiful on a pressed background!
BożenA xoxo

Bobby said...

Another gorgeous layered embossing powder image, Bonnie.

The Altered Paper said...

Love your griddle butterfly! Interesting technique- and your butterfly card is gorgeous!