Friday, June 1, 2018

Layered Embossing for CAS Mix Up

Hello friends.  I'm glad you stopped by!

We have a new challenge at CAS Mix Up.

First, here's my card.

And the challenge

Warning:  This can be addictive!

Nance Salkeld (Soul Stampin') and I did this technique
with the Retreaters (Loll, Christine, Nancy, Susan, Darnell & Trina).

We used an inexpensive pancake griddle as our heat source
but loosely followed Kia's explanation in this post.
She links to a video on Facebook.

We didn't have the best results with a heat tool
(mainly because of our impatience and an alternative heat source).
So we used the electric griddle as seen in this video.

We covered the whole griddle with craft mats and
used parchment paper on top.

We die cut some shapes and laid them on the parchment paper,
sprinkled a heavy layer of clear embossing powder on top,
covered it with a Corning lid and watched it melt.

When the embossing powder was in a puddle, we added colored
embossing powders and whatever else we could find that
would melt in it.

My chunky Frantage worked really well as well as fine and
chunky glitter.  I even dropped some microbeads in a few pieces.

This butterfly used red  WOW red embossing powder over the clear
with some fairly coarse glitter added to the puddle.

The background is a piece inked with thick rubber bands
 and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.

It just cried out for a red butterfly for some reason.

There are video tutorials over at
CAS Mix Up
and super inspiration pieces from all our Design team
as well as our fabulous Guest Designer, Jane (Purplejet Loves Crafts).

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Choose Joy (PTI)
Ink:   Encore Gold
Paper:   Neena, Gold Foil
Other:  Rubber Bands on acrylic block, Gold EP, Stitched Butterfly Trio Die (PS), Embossing Powders (Clear, Red), Glitter, Foam 


Mac Mable said...

So eye catching and such a stunning card. The effect on the butterfly with the powders, frantage, beads etc looks fabulous and boy does it look good against the rubber band, gold background strip. One outstanding card and so very beautiful Bonnie x

jimlynn said...

I'll have to go watch those video's. Sounds so interesting. Your card is gorgeous! Love the design you created behind that bold butterfly.

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous butterfly, Bonnie! I love all the sparkle mixed in with the rich red, and your rubber band technique on the background is fabulous! LOVE this card!

Viv said...

Stunning card Bonnie,love that gorgeous butterfly too 😀 Viv xx

Julia Aston said...

What a beautiful red glittery butterfly you created with your layerings Bonnie! SO beautiful against the gold rubberband embossing too! It's so fun to learn all these new techniques! Julia xx

Cathy said...

Wow! This is a stunner Bonnie, What a beautiful butterfly and the background looks amazing too, Cathy x

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous heat embossed layering for your stunning red die cut butterfly, Bonnie. TFS your step by step details too. Now if I want to so this technique again down the road, I can go to your blog for a review of the steps:-) So creative adding your rubber band background too. It was so fun having you and Nance join us via Skype. We were all surprised how well that turned out. Hopefully next year you will be joining us IRL:-) Love and Hugs, Nancy

Loll said...

LOVE that red butterfly Bonnie! So gorgeous with all that sparkle. And looks perfect against the gold heat embossed rubber band background. I have to say that this is one of new favourite techniques. It's fun to throw on all kinds of glitter and such that has been sitting in my cupboards for way too long! And everything comes out beautiful. xx

Christine Alexander said...

ooooh Bonnie, look at that red butterfly. OMG it's gorgeous. the red is stunning against the gold and white. I absolutely love it :)

Nancy Stislow said...

WOW! That butterfly looks like a precious jewel, Bonnie. Love the rich, dark red color and all the added sparkle you added to it. The rubber band embossing looks fabulous as a background!

Maxine D said...

Love your gold and red feature colours Bonnie, and your butterfly looks like a piece of jewellery!! Absolutely stunning

Quillish said...

Wow.. like a ruby butterfly. That video you linked is a treat to watch. I have to try it too!!

Daffodil Cards said...

Stunning result Bonnie.

Brenda in IN said...

This is stunning. Who would have ever thought of doing that and it turning out so awesome! Your butterfly is so gorgeous and the rubber band background is a perfect place for it to land. I am off to see the video.

Jo Manna said...

Incredibly beautiful, dear Bonnie. The rich red colour perfectly uplifts the gold speckles and I thought, what a perfect elastic backdrop for this beauty. Your card is striking, I LOVE it! xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

Love the gorgeous red butterfly with the gold rubber band background, Bonnie! Wonderful CAS design too. You're the queen of butterflies! :-)
Thanks so much for the detail explanation of how you made the card. It's going to be very useful when I try it. Hideko xx

Trina P. said...

Stunning red butterfly, Bonnie! Love the glitter and sparkle. You got amazing results. The rubber band background is nice and subtle. xxTom

Nance said...

That red jeweled butterfly works fabulously with your rubberband background, Bonnie! One of my favorites for sure! xx

Susan said...

Your butterfly is gorgeous in that rich red with all the coarse glitter in it - and perfect against the gold rubber band background. A really eye-catching card!

Jo Manna said...

I know I commented, but I had to go back and take an appreciative look at your butterfly's ruby radiance ...again xx

BożenA said...

The stamping technique with rubber bands gives such amazing results! Your butterfly beautifully stands out against this background.
BożenA xoxo

Susanne Vargas said...

That butterfly looks striking - I'll have to check out the video for this technique! Love the look of the rubber band background strip - almost has an Asian look to it! Spectacular card!

Bobby said...

I recognized the rubber band background right away, Bonnie. It gives a rather oriental look to your card. There is so much texture and shine on that gorgeous butterfly. I'm now regretting that I didn't bring down from the lake an ancient electric fry pan to play with.