Friday, 1 November 2019

Last time today ...... honest! Time for the CAS Mix Up Challenge ........

Hello there ..... me again!

It's the last time today ...... I promise!

Are you ready for November's CAS Mix Up Challenge ...... we've got a fabulous technique for you to use this month.
Hosted by the lovely Susan, the theme is ......... OXIDISED METAL

If you're not familiar with this technique, and I must admit it's new to me, pop over to the CAS Mix Up Blog and check out the links on there to some great videos showing how to use this fun technique.

I used a piece of gold mirri card (not something I use very often these days), and I created the oxidised look using Alcohol inks

I applied a few drops of the alcohol inks directly onto the card and then used a felt applicator tool to move the colours around.

Once the inks were dry I ran the mirri card through my Big Shot using a pretty 3D embossing folder.

I then gently swiped a black Stazon ink pad over the top of the embossed design to bring out the detail even more

And finished off with a touch of embossing powder sprinkled along the edges and heated from underneath.

I stamped my sentiment onto the bottom of a piece of white card and then attached the oxidised mirri card on the top ......

We have a fabulous Guest Designer this month ....... Arlene (Sundaystamper Papercrafts) is joining in the fun so be sure to pop by and say Hello.

Well, that's it from me ....... for today anyway! 

Thanks for popping by, enjoy the rest of your day and have a lovely weekend.
I'm hoping for a quiet one ..... just for a change!

Cheerio until next time ......

Products used:
Stamps: Beautiful Heart sentiment set (Penny Black) 
Inks: Versafine Clair - Nocturne; Delicata - Golden Glitz; Alcohol inks - Patina, Pebble, Sepia; Stazon ink - Black
Others: Gold mirri card; 3D embossing folder - Trailing Time (Sheena Douglass); WOW! Embossing Powder - Black Magic


  1. WOW! This technique looks awesome with that 3D embossing, Linda! I love how all the different colors of embossing powder play with the texture!

  2. Fabulous oxidized metal Linda! Love the colours and beautiful dry embossed image. The black over top works so well with your black card base. xx

  3. Oh my goodness what a super result you got... This is terrific!

  4. OMG...Stunning, Linda! I love your texturing with the metallic technique and then putting your layer thru a dry embossed folder for additional textured design..Wow! Your finished card is Gorgeous. TFS Hugs..Nancy

  5. Brilliant! You've really made a masterpiece with this technique!

  6. Love how you incorporated the embossing folder into your card Linda, it just adds so much texture and the black ink makes it pop.

  7. Stunning mixed media card and what a striking and fabulous technique. The effect is amazing and love the attention to detail with the embossing around the edges. A real Wow card Linda x

  8. What a stunning oxidized metal look you got, Susan! Love the rustic colors on the gold mirri panel and the wonderfully dry-embossed texture! The black card base is perfect to bring out the metallic shine!
    Hideko xx

  9. You have literally created a work of art with this design, Linda! I'm blown away!! Hugs, Darnell

  10. Wow - this looks exactly like metal Linda! what great colors and wonderful embossing folder used!

  11. love this, this is my type of metalic background :)

  12. This has worked really well, it is stunning xx


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