6/09/2018

CAS Mix Up June Challenge - hello

Another fun challenge at the CAS Mix Up Challenge this month!
Loll is hosting the challenge and the theme is Layered Embossing Powders.




I've been wanting to try the Encrusted Jewel Technique since my DH bought me a small electric griddle for crafting use a few months ago! I finally got to use the griddle and made this card.

Layered Embossing Powders + Stamping + Die-cutting
 

First, I die-cut the feathers from a chip board, and placed them on a piece of parchment paper. I sprinkled Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE) and heated it on the griddle. When the UTEE started melting, I added White Mica and Shaved Ice Fragments. When everything was melted, I took it off from the griddle and let it cool.

I made a frame impression using dies and an embossing mat. 
I wanted to use glitter embossing powder for the swirl and the sentiment. So they were first stamped with mint green ink to give a cohesive base to the glitter embossing powder, and then with VersaMark for heat-embossing.


Thanks for the fun challenge, Loll! And thank you, Jane and the Design Team, for creating the wonderful sample cards! 


Stamp: Lacy & Lovely (Stampin' Up!), Cute Snowflakes (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper: Whisper White (Stampin' Up!), Chip Board
Ink: Pool Party (Stampin' Up!), VersaMark (Tsukineko)

Accessories:
Die-namics Elegant Rectangles STAX (My Favorite Things), Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (Clear - Ranger), White Mica Fragments, Shaved Ice Fragments (Stampendous!), Embossing Powder (Whirlpool Embossing Glitter - Wow!), Sequins (Peacock Feathers - Pretty Pink Posh), Thin 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives), Embossing pad (Spellbinders)

16 comments:

  1. Wow, these are beautiful Hideko! Love the frame you made from a die too, this technique is so much fun isn't it! Cathy x

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  2. WOW! Your jewel encrusted feathers are GORGEOUS, my friend! You need to make Matt some pancakes for buying you a griddle to craft on! Love the embossed background! An altogether beautiful card! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  3. Your glittery layered embossed feathers are Gorgeous, Hideko. Denny looked at your card over my shoulder and then got up closer..."Wow, looks like shiny jewels!" He was so right..I love your choice of Pool Party heat embossed sentiment and embellishments. They really brought out the colors in your feathers. TFS my friend. Hugs...

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  4. Wonderful job on the encrusted jewel technique - beautiful colours in your piece and a perfect CAS design!

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  5. Hideko, OMG so beautiful. Your encrusted jewel feathers looks so amazing :)

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  6. Absolutely beautiful. What a stunning and unique effect. The griddle is so useful, isn't it and then all the powders etc don't fly away? I am finding it so addictive and such a lot of fun. Hideko this is one beautiful and amazing card....love it...and thank you for the tip about how you did the lovely sentiment x. Thank you for joining in at The CAS Mix Up Challenge.

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  7. Oh my... This is breathtaking!

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  8. Hideko!! What a guy you have there! How much do we love our guys who support our craft? TONS!
    This is spectacular - such a wonderful technique, with absolutely gorgeous results!
    =]

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  9. You always surprise us, with these incredibly gorgeous pieces. I adore the layout you gave your jewelry feathers. The aqua sentiment make the perfect compliment, STUNNING ...can you hear me shouting LOL!
    A real beauty, thanks so much for joining us at CAS Mix Up!

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  10. Wow, this is very different, Hideko. What a stunning effect you've achieved with the embossing powders and fragments. I love the embossed frame too.

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  11. For some reason, Blogger is giving me a little trouble commenting. Here's the second one ... hope this works!

    I LOVE this card Hideko. Your feathers are gorgeous with the glossy finish over the beautiful chunks of glitter and mica flakes. They look like a piece of jewelry. Love the design with the debossed framing and glittery flouring and sentiment to match your feathers. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

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  12. Wow, Hideko ... what a stunner ... the glimmery mica flakes over those feathers are simply gorgeous ... so perfect against all the glorious white space! Anita :)

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  13. Simply stunning, Hideko! You got amazing dimensions and it looks so 3-D. At first I thought you used a piece of jewelry. Love the sparkles and CAStastic design. And huge kudos to your hubby for giving you a fabulous gift. xx

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  14. ok - so I really need to go out and buy a little electric fry pan - how many have I thrown out in the past??? who knew we would need them for crafting!! LOVE your beautiful feathers Hideko with the thick UTEE and lovely blue and white crystals! a lovely CAS design! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up! Julia xx

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  15. This feathers look spectacular! Also love the glittery swirl and sentiment! I have UTEE that I haven't used in years, maybe never...? Wonder if it's still good...?

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  16. Really, really beautiful card!

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