Monday, 19 June 2017

Many Happy Returns

Phew, it's warm! I've spent most of the day melting and the rest of it trying to stop the bunnies melting. Black fur onesies aren't that good in hot weather, poor things.
I had wanted to do some more screen printing today, but I need to iron the things I'm printing onto first and it's way too hot, especially as I have my own medication fuelled microclimate these days.
I did manage to do a tiny bit of heat embossing though as AAA cards want to see a resist technique used.
I started off by marking in pencil where I wanted my strip to go on the kraft card and then stamped my sentiment from a Clearly Besotted set in versamark and heat embossed in white embossing powder. I was tempted just to leave it out in the sun rather than use my heat tool, but sanity prevailed!
I masked off the strip with paper either side and stamped the butterfly from the Uniko set in versafine before heat embossing it in white. I then replaced the masks and blended Distress Oxides in Broken China and Wilted Violet over the butterflies, wiping the ink off the embossing although it stained slightly.
I then mounted my panel on a white card blank and added 3 pearls. I covered up where my masks had moved slightly on the panel by edging it in white pen, obviously I wasn't going for the perfect straight line effect!
The card still needed a little something and so I fussy cut one of the butterflies off my rejected attempt and added it to the card to finish. I hope you're all keeping cool, especially if you're working in this heat x


  1. Beautifully designed card Cara, I love the colours and those butterflies.
    Much cooler up and drenching rain this morning. I don't envy the hot temps down south take care , Kate x

  2. Such beautiful colours against the kraft card. So pretty and hope the bunnies are managing to keep cool x Especially the black ones x

  3. Super CAS card, great screen printing and lovely images.

    Kath x

  4. Your card is so beautiful and I love the resist butterflies and gorgeous colour blending. Mega brownie points for creating it during this heat wave - the humidity has just melted my brain and creativity! Thnaks for playing at AAA Cards.

  5. Hi Cara
    I'm not usually a fan of Kraft card but I love what you have done with this to make it look so feminine and pretty.
    I'm still hot now at this time of night.
    Ang x

  6. Hi Cara, a super card, love the torn edge of the butterfly panel, which was a surprise to read that it was white pen, I totally thought it was intended. Hope you and your bunnies are keeping cool, very cold here just now, but at least there is a small patch of blue sky... have a wonderful week... Megan

  7. Hi Cara...What a beautiful CAS card....great design....Hard to keep the owls cool your little bunnies must be in the same boat....I also like you are melting in the heat...Joolsx

  8. Hi Cara,
    beautiful card and your inking is super.
    Love the resist butterflies, and the kraft card really makes it pop.
    Hope you manage to keep the bunnies cool in this very HOT weather.
    I wonder what they do in the wild to keep cool.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  9. great card, Cara! You get extra bonus points for embossing in the hot weather. Getting warmer by the day here but this is the Summer Solstice so guess I'll just suck it up. The kids on the other hand are not doing so well.. will explain next week. Off to check out the tutorial. Creative Blessings! Kelly

  10. Hello Cara, we are also melting away, take care of those bunnies, our guinea pigs are inside at the moment because their are 3 little ones who can get through the fence lol. Your card is beautiful, like the wonky line, and the color of the oxide, first thought it was bought paper, and butterflies are always a win with me, Vicky

  11. Greetings Cara, oh wow love the colors and card design.

    Hugs Diane

  12. Wow, such a pretty card! Love your butterflies and blending! Thanks for joining AAA Cards! Hugs Åsa

  13. Gorgeous card Cara, I think I really need some of the Oxide inks great effect with the kraft card very pretty.
    When I used to breed/show guinea pigs I used to freeze drinks bottles full of water and wrap them in towels to put in their cages.
    Hugs, Kaz xx

  14. I really like this Cara. There's something about Craft Card, any colours just seem to work with it. happy crafty week, Angela xXx

  15. So dreamy and elegant. Love the pop of background colour against the kraft card base - it really makes your resist technique butterflies pop. thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards this week.

  16. Beautiful CAS card. I love Kraft card stock.

  17. A beautiful card Cara and I love the colours. Barbxx

  18. Gorgeous butterflies. I like how you did not make the lines of the stripe perfectly straight. Thank you for playing with us at AAA Cards.

  19. I love your use of the resist technique that is one of my fave techniques, have you tried it with white distress paint? I like the popped out butterfly, works so well on the kraft cardstock. Cx

  20. Aww your poor wee hot bunnies! We're just not set up for the hot humid weather - our office was so bad once the sweat started trickling down my back I figured it was time to go home!

    1. PS forgot to say your card is fantastic, that coloured panel is so pretty!


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