Saturday, 10 June 2017

Hugs and Kisses

Another card from my crafty day on Thursday....
Today's card.....
I love playing with gels/pastes and stencils so the challenge over at 
CAS Mix Up is right up my street....
Stamping/Embossing Pastes/Gels and your choice.
 I used a flower stencil and sponged on gold paint.
Once it was dry I moved the stencil a  little 
and then scraped through embossing gel with glitter in it.
I am not good with loose glitter.....
I die cut the Hugs sentiment in gold and ivory and
stamped the 'and kisses' sentiment in gold.
The gold around the edge of the card is heated embossing powder.
The photos look like a yellow gold but IRL looks a little softer.
I made this card for my BIL and SIL's Wedding Anniversary x

I had the pleasure of attending a fabulous workshop with the
amazing Jo Firth recently.
We played with her new Paper Artsy stamps and made a gorgeous canvas. 
Whilst there I also bought this gorgeous flower stencil,
also from the JoFy collection, which I love x

Thank you so much for finding time to stop by...I really do appreciate it.
Crafty Hugs xxx
Challenges I would like to enter....
Stamping...Embossing Gel....My choice/die cutting and heat embossing
Just Add Ink - Anniversary Challenge 
Photo inspiration - Sparkle - Lots of sparkle on my card
Stamplorations - CAS Challenge Anything goes without the optional colour twist

37 comments:

Joan said...

This in so elegant Mac, love how you offset the stencil to add the gold

Greta said...

Oh wow--could sit & stare at this all day, Mac! Pinning so I can case it!

Heidi Stamps said...

Oh wow, that is a beautiful and unique look!

pam said...

Gorgeous card design Mac! love the stencil work you have created, perfect anniversary card.
Hugs Pam x

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous Mac, beautifully designed card, I love floral image and your colours, Kate x

Diane said...

What a stunning card design, colors and love the glitter.

Hugs Diane

Liz said...

Gorgeous card, so elegant and stylish. The stencilling is stunning. xx

Kylie said...

The design is beautiful! LOVE the sparkle. xx

Loll said...

Amazing design Mac! Love how you've stenciled the gold and then offset for the glitter paste. Very creative and unique ... and oh-so beautiful. Your BIL and SIL are going to love this card! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

Ros Crawford said...

That challenge is definitely up your street and this beauty proves it ... You Rocked it!! It's so pretty and tactile and I love it!

Cara said...

This is beautiful, love the touch of glitter against that soft gold x

Pink Unicorn said...

Oh wow this is so stunning and super inspirational. All I want to do now is to head straight into my craft room and CASE this card (as I'm not very good at ideas with gels/pastes). Thank you for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge. We hope to see you back again soon! Karola, DT, InvisiblePinkCards

Marina said...

Lots of skill here! A lovely design.

Daffodil Cards said...

STUNNING!
Faith
x

Linby said...

Beautifully CAS and I love the colour combo. You caught the sparkle so well in the last photo, which made me love it even more!

Jan said...

This is gorgeous Mac! Your stencilling and touches of gold and sparkle are spectacular and your white die cut "hugs" make for a a very elegant design. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

This is stunning Mac! Sorry I haven't been around much, only I have been away and only just returned! Thank you for the step-by-step instructions! Have a lovely Sunday! Luv & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Sylviahobbycards said...

Really beatiful CAS card,Mac. Very elegant.

Gr,Sylvia x

Christine Alexander said...

beautiful card, I love all those hints of gold, a classically elegant card :)

Mia said...

So lovely and cute card!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Your husband will be delighted with this wonderful card. I love delicate golden glow. Adding glitter paste after a gentle stencil shift is a very clever idea. This allows you to see the golden elements, and the brocade looks like a delicate hoarfrost. This is an amazing combination. Thank you for this incredible inspiration.
Hugs,
BożenA

Bonnie said...

I love how you've offset the sparkling gel from the gold of the flowers, Mac! What an amazing effect! Another awesome card! Thanks for sharing it with us at CAS Mix Up!

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This is absolutely beautiful and so delicate. I love how you've shaded the flowers and the sentiment stands out perfectly. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Maxine D said...

Oh Mac this is gorgeous - love the shimmer and sparkle, and the offset stenciling!!
Blessings
Maxine

Susan said...

Love the way the embossing gel is offset from the gold paint - a great effect! Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up!

KimB said...

Those two tone glittery flowers are just stunning! So much texture, detail and gleam! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

Izzy Scrap said...

Wow ! Stunning card, Mac, and so beautiful ! What a clever idea to use gold and glittered embossing paste together, the result is so amazing ! I love it ! A wonderful attention for your sister and brother in law ! Thanks so much for sharing and for inspiring !

cm said...

Stunning anniversary card that will certainly draw plenty of oohs-and-ahhs when it's opened by your BIL and SIL! The shimmer, the offset design, the hugs...a striking design in every way! So glad you shared your creativity in the Addicted to Stamps and More gallery!
~carol

inkeverywhere said...

Super cool techniques and textures. Chantell Just Add Ink

Bobby said...

This is lovely with all the gold and glitter. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Addicted to Stamps and More.

Claire said...

This is so pretty and elegant - just gorgeous!

Julia Aston said...

Wonderful sparkle with your gel - the gold makes it so elegant! Thanks for joining us, again, in the CAS Mix up Challenge! Julia xx

Marcia HIll said...

WOW...this is another amazing beauty Mac! I'm loving how you offset the gold and glitter gel layers...STUNNING!! Lovely, lovely card and I'm sure your BIL & SIL loved it!! :0)

Ina G said...

OMG this is gorgeous. Simple design but packs a BIG punch. Beeeeeeeeeeeutiful!

Jo Manna said...

Brilliant approach, this is truly a jewel Mac. Love the simplicity, very CAS.
Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up! xx

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

So pretty and elegant! Love the sparkle!

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous card!! Thanks for playing along in the STAMP CAS June challenge!!!