Monday, September 15, 2014

STAMPlorations sketch #20

All that glitters is not gold. It may be Holographic or Liquid Platinum embossing powder! And it may be on a hexaptych!

Meet the new sketch at STAMPlorations. See those five panels. I went a little cutter crazy. Oops.

Meet my card. I took a watercolored CS (from mopping up leftover ink from another project), sprayed it with some bronze perfect pearls water and did some random stamping of the water mark from Holiday Artsy using white pigment ink.

Then I did some major heat embossing on it using two feathers from VIGNETTE: Trendy Feathers. First using holographic embossing powder, but that didn't show up like I had hoped. So when it was cool, I stamped over the embossed feathers again (slightly offset) and embossed them with Jennifer M.'s fave, Liquid Platinum. That stuff is good enough to eat. Not really, but it is awesome. I dipped the edges of the panel into Versamark and embossed them too.

Cut the panel into strips and attached them using various thicknesses of foam adhesive.

For the sentiment, I heat embossed onto black CS and trimmed. Added a swatch of organza fabric behind it cuz I loved the touch of the gold stars! And then a strip of washi along the inside edge - cuz one can never have too much gold, right?

Show us your pentaptych! The challenge runs through September 26th. You might be chosen to be our next guest designer.

Supplies for just a note:
Paper:  cream CS Bringmann, watercolor paper
Stamps: STAMPlorations
Ink : Distress, Versamark, Hero Arts pigment
Other: embossing powder, organza


  1. Woah, that holographic EP looks so cool! Some serious awesome-ness happening on that background too! Those gold stars are divine :o)

  2. This popped my eyeballs out on stalks, Maria! It is breathtaking and brilliant!! I'm so delighted (and honored) to be sharing the podium with you over at Stamplorations, but I'm afraid I can't show you any of my other pentaptychs pursuant to court order. Also because the judge thought I was making fun of her speech impediment. Hugs, Darnell

  3. I was admiring this on the blog - interesting to hear how you did that - love it - and those organza stars - fabulous - they add such lightness to it!

  4. I totally love this combination of artsy and graphic! So many fun details!

  5. Wow, Maria ... dreamy, delicate, texture-y and downright brilliant! Anita :)

  6. I had to laugh in the beginning of your post... I was imagining Led Zeppelin singing "There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is Holographic or Liquid Platinum embossing powder"... LOL and LOL again. As I move on, I stopped laughing and started wowing. This card is amazing!!! Love the ethereal and modern look.

  7. Love the artsy fartsy texture on this!

  8. Oh's beautiful, Maria!!! LOVE the look of those pretty panels and the touch of gold! It's just gorgeous!!!

  9. ok, I have to confess..... I had to google that word. I've learnt something for the day, lol. The panels turned out amazing! Great card, Maria xx

  10. Wow, Maria, a most eye-catching, wow-inducing card! The background water-colour is gorgeous, and the embossing/textures perfect for breathing life into it! Soooo pretty!

  11. Hi Maria. Wow, wow and wow again. Love every little bit about this card especially the touch of added organza fabric! Have a fab day! hugs Monika xxx

  12. Hi Maria...woooww I love the texture you made on your card and the pink color there looks amazing really sweet soft color and Adorable this Maria...I join again the sketch at Stamplorations this time..would be glad if you can leave me some love my dear ...hugs, Monika

  13. So artsy & beautiful--love it!


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