Thursday, June 2, 2016

BEEcause

 I wanted to create with some holographic embossing powder I got a while back, so put it to use on this card:
  I did not know what I was going to get with the EP. I know it looks better on dark colored cardstock, so I just used black for starters. I will play around with it more, but I think it may change colors more if you apply more heat to it.
 I decided to use an image from Michael Strong Stamps- nice and springy : ) I cut apart the image into individual segments, and used the shape as a starter for my background. I popped up the bee on dimensionals. I used a hexagon stencil and added distress inks to the background- I added a little purple to the background too as well to tie in the purple from the embossing powder.

 I am going to add this to the Crafty Gals Corner where they are asking us to use Yellows. The Artistic Inspirations is AG with a twist of flowers. Sparkle and Sprinkle want us to use anything loose like EP ,glitter, flocking, etc.....

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

17 comments:

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Well done, Shelly, I have some iridescent EF and find a flat image doesn't tactics the sheen on it well so even though it may show up in real Ife hard to photograph. I find. It works most on black Versafine ink. My very fav. ink for embossing, just ordered a refill for mine.
Lovley card though love the layout.
Thanks for the inspiration,
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Such a pretty card, Shelly! Stunning!!!

Dr Sonia S V said...

I have some of the holographic embossing powder too but I havent been able to get it to look fabulous ....love that you used it on a dark background ...it looks cool!
Cheers
Dr Sonia

*Vicki* said...

Wow! That EP is really stunning against the black the way it shimmers!! I love your stenciled honey comb background too!! Great card my friend!! Happy weekend!

Lisa said...

This is gorgeous!! I love the design!! The holographic embossing looks amazing!! I have some of that somewhere and I totally forgot about it!! Thanks for the inspiration!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Maxine D said...

What a wonderful card Shelly - love the touch of purple in the background spinging to tie it all together - the holographic ep is stunning.
Blessings
Maxine

Donna said...

Very pretty embossing and I love the honeycomb pattern. Great job. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Darlene said...

WOW ... this is so unique and beautiful! Great job! Thanks for helping spread the word to get more uplifting cards for Jerry ... much appreciated! Have a great weekend. We are trying to get everything done around here to take our 2 week Alaskan cruise on the 15th ... I'd better get back to work! LOL

MiamiKel said...

Such a unique card, Lynn! Very intriguing card design and the colors really have a nice contrast :)

Michele said...

this is a stunner! it really pops. xo

NanaConnie said...

This is beautiful, Shelly! Iridescents are so much fun to use and you'll get totally hooked on them as you play with them more and more. :-ZD

Gale said...

This is a lovely card Shelly. Thank you for playing along with us at Artistic Inspirations and we hope to see you in the next challenge. Hugs, Gale DT

Katydid Cards said...

Wow, very nice and unique! I love the color combination.

Lynn McAuley said...

What a great design with you honeycomb shapes! I love the embossing!

Judy V said...

Great card! Love the embossing! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner!

Aimeslee W. said...

Great card, Shelly. And thanks for the tip to use the holographic powder on dark paper, I have some and never knew that. xoxo

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

That embossing powder is pretty darn cool! I love the honeycombs too. Thanks so much for joining us at Sparkle N Sprinkle's Creative Challenge! Have a great day - Chris, SNS DT