This month the CAS Mix Up Challenge is Layered Embossing Powders, and just WOW. All the lovely cards floating around inspired me to make shiny things too.
I was trying to capture the image of a woman on the beach dancing at dawn with the waves glittering around her feet. And/or playing with all my gold supplies, take your pick.
The sun is Brea Reese gold modeling paste through a hand cut stencil. The dancer started as a flamenco dancer svg to which I added patterns in her skirt. I used my Brother Scan-n-Cut to draw her with a gold Pentel metallic sunburst gel pen on black cardstock and then to cut her out.
I dragged my electric frying pan out of the appliances closet, set the pan to “warm,” and laid down a piece of parchment paper with my dancer on top. My first layer was clear EP; then I added a little Ranger Princess Gold and sprinkled on some random dollar store gold glitter. I set her aside and put down a new sheet of parchment and heaped on Princess Gold, Liquid Platinum, and leftover bits and bobs of the clear from embossing the dancer to make the “water”. Once my little piles were melting I sprinkled in small beads for texture and movement. I framed the white cardstock with a black textured cardstock and glued down the dancer, then placed the “water” over dancer + frame and put the whole thing back on the electric frying pan to melt it all to each other.
I used my MISTI to stamp celebrate in the corner (because past experience says stamping on textured cardstock means stamping the same spot several times), but even with 4 stampings the Galaxy Gold brilliance ink was just too pale, so I heat embossed it in Ranger Vintage Pearl using my heat gun.
I’m failing at photography at the moment, the background is actually a bright optic white.
(I’m assuming other people like to hear how cards are made too?)