#669 – Autumn Palette Watercolor Washes

Hello! I made a couple of cards, with CAS and watercolor washes in mind and using an autumn color palette –

Autumn Watercolor Wash

For my first card, I went with the traditional full panel wash, after with I added a few splatters on the wet watercolor. Once it dried, I trimmed it a bit, then stamped the leaves from Simon Says Stamp Look for the Miracles. The sentiment comes from WPlus9 Happy Mail. I mounted this panel along with a black one underneath on a kraft card base using double sided tape, making it a pretty flat card.

Autumn Watercolor Wash - ThanksSubmitting this card to the following challenges –

Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge: Clean and Simple

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Stempel Garten Challenge #65: Fall

For my second card, I went a bit more modern. I made the wash look more like brushstrokes, but went with the same color combination. Once this dried, I stamped the little images from Simon Says Stamp Nutty For You, along with the sentiment, from the same stamp set. I then die cut the panel using a die from My Favorite Things Blueprints 27, then mounted it on the card base.

Autumn Watercolor Wash - Autumn Wishes

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

CAS Watercolor September Challenge: Silhouette

CAS Mix Up September Challenge: Stamping + Watercolor Wash + your choice

Happy Little Stampers: September CAS Challenge: Silhouette

Lesia Zgharda: Golden Season

AAA Card Challenge #99: Autumn Colors

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#668 – Sending Hugs

PE: Team Pick at Tic Tac Toe!!

Tic Tac Toe - Honorable Mention

Hello! Somehow I’ve been making CAS cards lately, and been happy with the lot of them, especially since CAS comes hard for me.. I always tend to think that the card ‘needs a little more’ and so, nothing ends up CAS! πŸ™‚ Here’s another one I just made last night –

Sending Hugs

I created the background by first stamping the ‘hugs’ using Honey Bee Stamps Hand Written Alpha, then stamped all the other images, from Honey Bee Stamps Zen Floral. Keeping this case, I heat embossed in black the flower from Ellen Hutson Mondo Peony on watercolor paper and then watercolored it using distress inks, then fussy cut it.

Sending Hugs

Before adhering the flower, I stamped the ‘sending’ part of the sentiment using Honey Bee Stamps Sentiment Builder stamp using Fossilzed Amber distress oxide ink. And that’s my card!

Submitting my card to the following challenges –

Ellen Hutson Mix it up Challenge: with Honey Bee Stamps

Ellen Hutson - Mix It Up Challenge

The Flower Challenge #12 (I used Embossing, Distress Inks, Sentiment)

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Tic Tac Toe Challenge #15 (I used Monochrome, Yellow, Get Well)

Addicted to CAS Challenge #120: Florals

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Clean and Simple

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

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#667 – Hedgehog Hellos

Hello (from me, not the hedgehogs.. you’ll have to scroll down a bit for the hedgehogs..;P) Made this CAS critter card with a cute hedgehog sprinting with a heart to say hello!

Just A Little Hello

To make this card, I first cut out the word bubbles from watercolor paper using Winnie & Walter Sketchy Thoughts dies, then stamped the lil critters in each of them using Vintage Photo distress ink. I then watercolored each panel using distress inks, then mounted them all on a grey card base, creating a dimension difference between the bubbles, by mounting them at different heights (ah! I should have taken a side shot too, to show that!!).

Just A Little Hello

The sentiment comes from Concord & 9th Hello Lovely. I die cut the panel using Paper Smooches Borders 2 and added the stitched line using Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders die. Finally I added a few Nuvo Drops for embellishing.

I’m joining the following challenges with my card –

Sovushka Slavia: CAS Marathon: Stage 2 – Animated Heroes (Animals, people etc)

Sovushka Slavia 2017 CAS Marathon

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #259: Clean and Simple

Addicted to Stamps - CAS

AAA Card Challenge #98: Creatures – Big or Small

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Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge: Clean and Simple

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Hope you like my card and thank you so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

#666 – Seize the Birthday – Balloons

Hello! Its time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday. The topping this time is to use ‘Balloons’ on your birthday themed project. Of course, as usual, there us also an optional “toppings” challenge, and as long as your project is birthday-related, it’s worthy of entry!

Seize The Birthday - The Toppings

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

For my inspirational card, I chose going CAS, with a critter and balloons!

Birthday Wishes

I wanted this card to focus on the colorful butterfly, so I didn’t color the critter. And its totally quick and easy to make… I simply stamped the critter from Simon Says Stamp Gifts of Love in black ink, and colored only the scarf using Zig Brush pens. I then stamped the balloons, fromΒ Simon Says Stamp Birthday Bits in various pigment inks. Finally stamped the balloon strings and bows along with the sentiment, which is also from Simon Says Stamp Birthday Bits. I then die cut this card using My Favorite Things Blueprints 27 and foam mounted it over a white cardstock. That’s it, done! πŸ™‚

Submitting my card to the following challenges –

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Clean and Simple

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Sovushka Slavia: CAS Marathon 2017: Stage 2 – Using Animated Heroes – People, Animals, Fairy Tale Chars

Sovushka Slavia 2017 CAS Marathon

AAA Card Challenge #98: Creatures – Big or Small

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #259: Clean and Simple

Addicted to Stamps - CAS

Hope you liked my card. Do join us with your own Birthday creation. For more inspiration check out the the Seize the Birthday blog, where you can also see a totally awesome card from our Surprise Party Guest Becca Cruger!

Thank you so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

#665 – CAS and Quick Watercoloring

PE: Top Pick at Sovushka Slavia Stage 1!

Sovushka Slavia - Top

Hello! I made a CAS card this time, inspired by a couple of CAS challenges –

Celebrate Your Day

I first stamped the flowers & leaves from Altenew Adore You stamp set on a watercolor panel using kraft ink, then watercolored them using Prima watercolor pencils. For this dotty, scratchy like appearance, I first drew the lines using the pencils, then applied the watercolor, just enough to spread some color, then left it at that. This shows off the tooth of the watercolor paper, which forms a great texture along with the scratches of pencil lines.

Celebrate Your Day

Once done, I fuzzy cut the bottom of the card, then trimmed the sides to fit my grey card base and then foam mounted it. The sentiment comes from Winnie & Walter Sketchy Thoughts, which I stamped using grey and kraft ink.

I am joining the following challenges with my card –

Sovushka Slavia: 2017 CAS Marathon: Stage 1: Stamp and Flowers

Sovushka Slavia 2017 CAS Marathon

Altenew September Inspiration Challenge

The Flower Challenge #12: Tic Tac Toe (I am using the vertical left-most – Sentiment, CAS, Blue)

Clean and Simple on Friday Challenge #116: Color Me Pretty

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#664 – Little Tangles September Challenge

Hello! Its September already! And we are on to a new challenge with the Little Tangles Challenge #84 – it is ‘Add details inside card or to Create a matching envelope’ – so you do have an option there.

2017-09 Badge

For my card, I chose to go with adding details to the card’s inside. In fact, my card continues on from the card front to the inside..

Warm Winter Wishes

I used a watercolor paper for the card base and actually started with the inside of the card. I first made the watercolored sky, coloring using Zig Brush markers and a brush loaded with water. πŸ™‚ Once dry, I stamped the trees from Scandinavian Prints Christmas using distress inks and then proceeded to the card front.

Warm Winter Wishes

Once I completed coloring the sky and stamped the trees, I stamped the falling snow and also the little houses from the Winter Wishes stamp set, then finally stamped the sentiments from the same stamp set on the outside and the inside.

Warm Winter Wishes

I am also joining these challenges with my card –

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #258: Holiday

Addicted to Stamps - Holiday

Bastel Traum: Anything Goes

Bastel Traum - Challenge Badge

Happy Little Stampers: September Watercoloring Challenge

Check out the Little Tangles Challenge blog for inspiration from the DT. And hope you join the fun!

Thank you for stopping by! πŸ™‚

#663 – Say Hey to Coffee

Hello! I made a couple of cards, both of which I made yesterday –

Hey Friend

For my first card, I used Ellen Hutson Bohemian Garden stamps set, heat embossing the images in white, then colored the images with Zig brush markers. The sentiment is from My Favorite Things Friends and Paper Smooches Hello dies.

Hey Friend

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

Ellen Hutson August Pinsights Challenge

Ellen Hutson - Pin Sights Challenge

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Addicted to Stamps Challenge #257: Make Your Mark

Addicted to Stamps - Make Your Mark

Inkspirational Challenge: Designer’s Choice Challenge #142: Olie But Goldie (I’ve used my earliest EH stamp set in this card)

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Onto the second card –

Coffee

My second card carries the coffee cup from My Favorite Things Cool Cup, which I colored using distress oxide inks. The panel in the background is also ink blended distress oxide inks and stamped with My Favorite Things Crosshatch background, which I stamped using white pigment ink. Other supplies include

Studio Calico Circle Graph Mask
My Favorite Things Clearly Sentimental About Coffee
My Favorite Things Hip Clips.

Coffee

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #348

My Favorite Things - Sketch Challenge

Sketch Challenge 348 #mftstamps

My Favorite Things Color Challenge #76

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