Saturday, December 1, 2018

Emboss Resist with Brushos

Hello friends.  I'm so glad you stopped by!

It's time for a new challenge at CAS Mix Up.

We'll be cutting all our CAS Challenges short this month.  More on that later.

I thought I'd take a break from Christmas cards today.

I stamped this dandelion with whisper white ink on 
mixed media paper and heat embossed it.

Then I sprinkled some Brushos on it and spritzed.

To get a good coverage and blending, I used a water brush.

When it was dry, I die cut it, and placed it on a card base
that had been embossed with a larger matching die.

This inspirational sentiment and butterfly in black
added a little drama.

For my mixed media I used
stamping, heat embossing, Brusho, watercolor, dry embossing and die cuts.

This month's challenge will only run for two weeks.  The challenge closes on December 15th midnight (PST).
Our Friend Hideko has joined the CAS Mix Up Design team.
We're so happy to have her there!

Another friend, Bozena (ArtCardBox) is joining
our team this month as Guest Designer.

Hope you get to join us.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Dandelion (TT), Treasure the Moments IO)
Ink:   Whisper White (SU), Onyx Black (VF)
Paper:   Neenah, Mixed Media, Basic Black
Other:  White EP (SU), Brushos, Butterfly die (wish)


Mac Mable said...

Such pretty colours on your gorgeous brusho background and love the white heat embossing of that pretty dandelion stamped image. The pop of black from the die cut butterfly and the lovely sentiment looks fabulous. Such a pretty card Bonnie x.

Julia Aston said...

what a beautiful mix of colors with your emboss resist stamping of your dandelion Bonnie - the perfect background for your lovely black butterfly! Julia xx

jimlynn said...

Beautiful background for that striking butterfly! Gorgeous card.

Georgiana said...

Such a lovely background.

Cathy said...

Stunning card Bonnie, and I am now going to have to try and capture one of those beautiful butterflies! It's so striking against the gorgeous background, Cathy x

Carole said...

Lovely card Bonnie. I like your brusho background a the beautiful sentiment that offset a super butterfly.!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Oh, I LOVE the wonderful contrast, Bonnie! Your dandelion Emboss Resist background is so soft and feminine, and the black die-cut butterfly is simply dramatic and striking. The black flowing sentiment works as a beautiful connector. Thank you so much for your welcoming words for me!
Thank you also for your hard work on the CAS challenges and all the inspiration this year. So happy to be on your team again next year!
Hideko xx

p.s. I started wondering how many butterfly dies you have! ;-)

Nancy Stislow said...

WOW! This one is so striking! I love the use of black against a colorful background as well as the wonderful sentiment. I have a hunch I'll be adding to my wish list again! This is fabulous, Bonnie!

Bobby said...

Caught up. Love that sentiment and it balances out the butterfly on the brightly colored background.

Christine Alexander said...

Great break from Christmas Cards Bonnie, I love that light touch of emboss resit behind that stunning black butterfly :)

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful emboss resist background with your stamped and heat embossed dandelion and colorful Brushos. I love your die cut black butterfly and sentiment too. TFS Bonnie. Merry Christmas, my friend. Hugs..Nancy

Emma said...

These are stunning. So beautiful card! Inspirational Christmas Wishes

Trina P. said...

So pretty, Bonnie! Amazing blending of colours and the colours are so dreamy and gorgeous. The black butterfly and sentiment provide perfect contrast. xx

Ina G said...

Beautiful background and embossed resist on the side Bonnie. The gorgeous black butterfly and sentiment make it really pop.

Maxine D said...

Oh what a beauty Bonnie - love your colours and the subtle effect of the emboss resist technique, and then the drama of the black butterfly and sentiment

Marcia HIll said...

WOW!!! This is absolutely GORGEOUS Bonnie!! I LOVE your colors bright and happy...guess I'm more ready to be done with Winter than I thought! I love the emboss resist in the background too and then the lovely butterfly and sentiment really pop against all that color! Beautiful, beautiful card my friend!! :0)

BożenA said...

Hello Bonnie,
wow! WOW !! How beautiful you have created the background for this lovely butterfly. I love the mix of colors and their gradation. Wonderfully underline the white dandelion. The black sentiment fits the card perfectly
Thank you once again for inviting me to this challenge as GD! It is a real honor for me and a great joy to create my card !.

Loll said...

Gorgeous card Bonnie. The design of the emboss resist is so delicate and pretty with the white embossing. The pretty pink and yellow really bring the background to life and your black butterfly and beautiful sentiment add some wonderful contrast. This card makes me feel good! xx

Susanne Vargas said...

Fantastic background for your pretty butterfly, Bonnie!

Christine Alexander said...

Bonnie, this is such a beautiful background for your butterfly. I love the white embossed image and then the pop of black:)

Jo Manna said...

Adore that punch of black against that pastel background. The dandelion is subtle enough to be seen and adds life to this BG.
Another beauty xx

Robyn Oliver said...

Bonnie, your card is a delight, sooo soft and pretty, that lovely background to highlight the simple black of butterfly and sentiment, I really like this very feminine

Susan Joyce said...

Love the soft pretty colours and dandelion you used on the background Bonnie perfect for making the butterfly pop!