Ooh La La I completely forgot we were only supposed to use three things for the Teapot Challenge, never mind I'm sure Dorothy wont mind.
This card is for The teapot Challenge, the Ways to Use it challenge and last months Technique challenge Alcohol Marker Marbling...I really wanted to try this technique and it was perfect for this card.
It is also for the CAS Colours & Sketches challenge found here; http://cascoloursandsketches.blogspo...56-colors.html
Before I tell you what I did I'll tell you what I shouldn't have done.
We are experiencing some wonderful rain, lots of it and while the temperature has doped to the high 20s the humidity is sitting between 80 and 90 most days so very sticky. I have discovered that when heat embossing you really need to turn your ceiling fan down or off. I think I may have ingested some of it, hope it isn't poisonous.
Second blunder - while putting the sequins on I doped one that was already glued up and got glue everywhere, in an effort to remove the glue I marked the gloss paper, consequently the strange configuration of sequins is hiding a blunder.
OK so what else did I do...I did the alcohol background first and using the topper under a zip lock bag is brilliant, I didn't want to cover the whole of the topper and this gave me perfect control.
You can find the details of the technique here; Alcohol Marker Marbling Tutorials at Splitcoaststampers
I matched the copic markers up with the colours and then for the two greetings I used the Stampin Up markers and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.
I cutout the Paris die from glitter paper and stuck it on and then lastly added the sequins..sort of wishing I hadn't decided to do that but you win some and then you don't lol
Last but not least I poped some Platinum Pearls Liquid Pearls into the centre of each sequin.
Thanks for looking and have a great week crafting.
Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020 GMT Views: 826
Splitcoast Dirty Dozen Alumni SCS Gallery Moderator Splitcoast Challenge Hostess Teapot Tuesday TEAm
Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 124141
Sat, Feb 08, 2020 @ 12:58 AM
Beautiful background. I've always liked that, so long as I have a piece of white paper the same size underneath the file protector, I can get a lot of control over which colours to use and where. I think the sequins look great, and I wouldn't have noticed anything odd about the positioning unless you had mentioned it. I like the little dots of pearl in the centre of each one. You may have slightly gone over three items, but it's a beautiful CAS card.
I was glad to hear about the much needed rain. Your humidity sounds about normal for us!
Splitcoast Dirty Dozen Alumni My Pinkie is Inkie in Boxertown
Registered: April 4, 2006 Location: Boxertown USA, IL Posts: 65820
Sat, Feb 08, 2020 @ 4:35 AM
Marg, your card is just beautiful. It really makes a statement. I love the pretty pink marbling with the silver embossed letters over it. Dorothy will love this beauty. Happy to hear you are getting some rain.
Registered: February 22, 2007 Location: My Happy Place Posts: 4332
Sat, Feb 08, 2020 @ 7:48 AM
I think your card is just fabulous! The sequins, to me, are placed exactly where they need to be to give it a sparkly, fun finish! Love that glittery die-cut, too! And I hope you don't suffer any negative consequences from the embossing powder/ceiling fan debacle! I love that you shared all the details of this creative journey with us!
------------------------------ -----Liz "Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, ..." ~~1 Thess. 4:11 (NIV)