Wednesday, June 12, 2024

3-D Shine!


Today is the the 12th and it is time for another Hot Mess card. This card is #60, so we are now at the end of year #6. The idea of Hot Mess ~ Success is to Get Messy and you will have Success!  Messiness can be almost anything that we come up with--glitter, alcohol inks, glimmer glitz, sponged backgrounds, etc., anything that is a bit messy.  We are a very fun group and will post a card each month on the 12th.  The links to the other members are on my left side bar and I will also link them at the bottom at this post.

For this month's messiness, I decided to grab some Creative Expressions Pastes.  Darlene got me hooked on these a few years ago and I enjoy using them.  This time I picked Glitzy Green Luster Polish, Golden Glow Opal Polish and Purple Mist Metallic Gilding Paste.  Yes, they are all different "mediums", but they all play well together.  I used Basic Black cardstock and embossed the panel with an Altenew Playful Circle 3-D Embossing Folder.  I then used the three colors of pastes with the attached brush from each container and gently added color over the embossed dots.  The middle of each "dot or circle" is higher, so the entire raised area is not frosted! I thought this looks like more of a masculine panel, so I picked the Taylored Expressions Bold Birthday and Backer.  I added a strip of the same Opal Metallic that die cut from a Scallop Border by The Paper Cut.  I added a strip of the same Gorgeous Grape strip for a bit more color.  I did not add any additional bling.

I really like the look of my card and hope you do too.  There is a lot of shine and shimmer that is not visible on the picture.    I also sure hope my fellow messy ladies like it  too!  Here are the links to the other somewhat messy crafters:   Carol, Darlene, Jeanette and Terry.   I am sure you will enjoy seeing how everyone got messy this month and was successful in making some great cards!   Be sure to check back to see what we are up to in July as we will all be back for another round!

Image/Sentiment:  Taylored Expressions Bold Birthday and Backer dies; 

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  The Paper Cut Opal Metallic: Stampin' Up Gorgeous Grape, Basic Black

Ink:  None

Accessories:  Creative Expressions Glitzy Green Luster Polish, Gold Glow Opal Polish, Purple Mist Metallic Gilding Polish; Altenew Playful Circles 3-D Embossing Folder; The Paper Cut Scallop Border Die


Darlene LeTavec said...

Oh my!!! How beautiful that embossed panel is with those polishes! I love the deep colors of this card. Your gold and purple accents on the side are perfect.

kiwimeskreations said...

This looks amazing in th photo, so it must be stunning IRL. Really looks as though you had fun with this one Barb.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW! This is a fabulous card with the bit of lavender with the darker colors. And those polishes! WOW!