Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Black CAS Card.....

Today's card has been inspired by 
The CAS Mix Up Challenge which is Stamping + Smooshing + a choice
.....Mine is Die Cutting....
The smooshing technique I have used is Alcohol Inks using red, orange and gold.
The orange doesn't show up in the photos...Sorry x
The die cut is a Poppy Stamps die that cuts the petals and centre out separately......
So the flower ends up being quite dimensional 
I enjoyed adding the black acrylic paint lines 
and the gold paint to the edges of the Poppy.
The background has been stamped 
and heat embossed with gold embossing powder, just like the sentiment.
 The gold Alcohol ink is fabulous in real life.
There are a few links to videos for the smooshing techniques on 
The CAS-Mix Up challeng blog....I used the acetate smooshing one.
There is a little more detail of the colours and smooshing  in this photo 
before I cut into it....Don't you just hate doing that?
Another fun technique and I enjoyed making a black CAS card.
The photos really do not do the poppy justice as the smooshing 
and AI's look gorgeous x
Thank you so much for stopping by.
Crafty Hugs x

Challenges that I will be linking my card up to.....
The CAS Mix Up Challenge which is Stamping + Smooshing + a choice
.....Mine is Die Cutting..and heat embossing......
They are also celebrating their First Birthday!!!!! 
Poppy Stamps - Go For Gold Challenge 
Update...I was lucky to get a win for this card....Thank you very much
AAA Cards - CAS using Die Cuts
Addicted to Stamps and More - CAS Challenge
Happy Little Stampers - CAS Challenge - Die Cuts
Update....Thrilled to have been chosen as a favourite with this card...Thank you x
Happy Little Stampers - Die Challenge - Anything Goes with Dies



55 comments:

Greta said...

So classy & striking, Mac! Love the colors for the poppy & the black with gold background--outstanding card!

Cathy said...

Such a striking card Mac, beautiful, Cathy x

Heidi Stamps said...

Striking card, I really love the flower with the gold in the alcohol ink and the paint, BUT, I really adore the stamped background. It looks like little golden raindrops on the flower. Super on the black base!

TK said...

Outstanding! Love how this just absolutely pops off that black base!

Jane Willis said...

Absolutely stunning! That poppy and the black background are wonderful
Jane

Loll said...

Wow ... this is STUNNING, Mac! The black card base is so dramatic and just perfect to show off the bold colours of your poppy. And I love the waterfall of gold in the background. Great design, beautiful card! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

Maxine D said...

Oh what a stunning card - love your choice of colours and the drama of the red, gold, orange and black.
Blessings
Maxine

sandie said...

Wow this is so dramatic, love the lines of gold and the shiny look. Great to see you at AAA

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This is stunnng Mac. The red and gold looks really dramatic against the black background and I love the gold cascading droplets, what a perfect backdrop. Wishing you a happy day, crafty hugs, Sandra x

Ros Crawford said...

It's absolutely gorgeous! I can't help feeling how apt it is to see this poppy against the black today after yesterday's terrible event in London... Even the gold droplets say tears to me... Thank you Mac...

Pamellia Johnson said...

What a fun technique and the result on your flower is just gorgeous! Loving the high colour contrast with this card, the red and black with gold accents is red-carpet elegance all the way! Beautiful design my friend! hugs :)

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

WOW, WOW, WOW, here is the winner for sure Mac! Have a wonderful day my friend! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Stamp Smiles said...

Wow!! What can I say, but this is totally awesome! I just love the look of your smooshing on that flower! It really pops against your black background too!! Everything looks absolutely elegant and chic! Love it! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*

Team Clark said...

Oh my gosh, this is FABULOUS! The black is so dramatic and beautiful with the gold dots and the flower is jaw droppingly cool! Hugs, Autumn

Stella said...

I read your comments and I am with Ros.Her comment says it all...
XX

Jo Manna said...

A classic beauty, such incredible smooshing with the red and gold. Love your design too :D
Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up!

Susan said...

Stunning card! Love the red and gold against the black. Very dramatic and elegant. Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up.

Darnell said...

A total WOWZA card, Mac! So rich and elegant and dramatic! I can just see this as a cool red carpet gown!! Hugs, Darnell

cuilliesocks said...

Wow absolutely stunning Mac, dramatic design and colours, love it all, Kate x

Mrs A. said...

Sensational. The colours on your poppy are just gorgeous. I love the use of the black card with it. Hugs Mrs A.

Linby said...

wow! This is just stunning, love the effect you've achieved - it would look fab on the wall!

Viv said...

Wow such a dramatic card Mac, I love it.Great use of colour and I love that gorgeous Poppy too ;) Viv xx

Bonnie said...

Cutting into this smooshing for this beautiful flower was well worth it, Mac! WOW! Very striking! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

sandie said...

Forgot to say on my last comment-thanks for joining HLS

Marina said...

Just gorgeous!

Daffodil Cards said...

Oh! my goodness, that is SO VERY BEAUTIFUL. Love the texture and the colours, so lovely on the black card.
Faith
x

Bożena Adamusińska said...

I am sure that the photos do not reflect all the beauty of this card. And so the card is crippling. I can imagine how amazing it really is! I love deep red poppy with gold and this amazing background for the flower. It's magic and not card!
Hugs,
BozenA

Suchi said...

I love how you use different techniques Mac! Your card is gorgeous and I loved the color combination too!! :)
Suchi xx

Isabelle Siry said...

WOW ! This is stunning Mac ! I already love the contrast of red on black but with the addition of gold, it's even more breathtaking ! And I understand your frustration with the photo, they rarely do justice to the cards ! But it also means that your card is even more gorgeous IRL ! Thanks so much for sharing and for inspiring.
Izzy Scrap
Izzy Scrap

Stamp Smiles said...

Also forgot to say Thanks for sharing your creation with us at STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-guest designer

laurie said...

This is so elegant and I love the pop of red!Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers!

Asha said...

Wow! Super classy and CAS! Thanks for joining us at ATSM.
x Asha

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is so gorgeous!

Diane said...

What stunning Poppy colors, design and love the gold tones.

Hugs Diane

pam said...

Stunning card you have created, gorgeous colours on your poppy flower, beautiful background make a perfect card.
Thank you for playing along with Poppystamps challenge blog.
Pam x

Jeanne J. said...

I love all the gold on that beautiful red poppy, and the black just adds to the drama! A real stunner!

Marybeth said...

Wow! This is stunning! Love the black and gold and gorgeous poppy! Thanks for joining us in the Poppystamps Challenge!

Julie B said...

What a very classy looking card. Love the gold and red against the black.
So pleased you linked up at HLS Anything Goes with dies. :)

Sue said...

This is really lovely, the perfect colour combination, and that flower is so striking xx

Bonnie said...

I'm so excited to see that you won at Poppystamps with this stunning card, Mac!

Greta said...

Big congrats on the Poppystamps win--so well-deserved!

Mac Mable said...

That is so kind of you Bonnie and Congratulations to you too xxx

Mac Mable said...

Hi Greta, thank you so much for the congratulations, really do appreciate you finding the time to send them...thanks again x

Karen D. said...

so elegant, rich and wonderful looking card, stunning effects with the colours you used.
xx Karen

Ceal said...

Gorgeous! thanks for playing at AAA Cards!

Jinny Newlin said...

This is absolutely scrumptious! LOVE your incorporation of all that gold, and it simply oozes elegance on your black background! Thanks so much for playing along with us this month at Poppystamps, and CONGRATULATIONS on your win!

Linda said...

This looks so striking. Thanks for playing along with the HLS CAS challenge xx

Donna said...

Absolutely beautiful, Mac. x

Cara said...

I love how rich and opulent this is. Just stunning. Cara x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Absolutely STUNNING..!! I have a passion for poppies they are very close to my heart and yours looks stunning against the darker background. So glad I got chance to see it, thank you for sharing.. Hugs Tracey xx

Monika Skinner said...

Simply Stunning! :-)

Viv said...

So dramatic Mac, love the gold and the red flower ;) Viv xx

Sylviahobbycards said...

Stunning CAS card,Mac.Love the beautiful flower.I have become a follower.

Gr,Sylvia

Team Clark said...

so happy to see your card as a favorite at HLS this month! <3

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

I think I saw this winning somewhere and did not have time to comment...better late than never....Absolutely stunning card! WOWZERS!!!!!