Thursday, July 7, 2016

STAMPlorations July CAS Challenge Guest Designer


I am so excited about being chosen by Shery as one of the Guest Designer for STAMPlorations July CAS Challenge. The CAS Challenge is Shery's newest Challenge and one of my favorites :-)The CAS Challenge is always "Anything Goes" with a Color Twist and this month is the Color Orange!



Thank you again Shery for the opportunity to join your very talented Design Team as your Guest Designer.  It is a real honor.  Look how cool your Watermark looks with my card too !

Now for the Deets...I have been playing with the Paper Marbling Technique using my Adirondack Alcohol Inks.  I now have a stack of card fronts using different papers and colors.  I am sure you will see more cards in the future from me using this cool technique :-) Our very talented friend Karen Dunbrook aka k dunbrook on SCS last week hosted the TLC592 Challenge on SCS using the Paper Marbling Technique.

Be sure and check out the link to Karen's challenge for more Deets and Karen's Blog: Snippets.  The technique is also called by some "Floating Alcohol Ink Technique".  There are You Tube videos out there too.

Moving on....My background was one of my samples using 5 drops of Adirondack Sunset Orange into a shallow square bowl of water and quickly placing my piece of Yupo paper into water holding my paper with a forcep tool. Always remember...alcohol ink stains!  I then lifted my paper and quickly placed on a paper towel to dry.  I learned to change water and ink everytime for better results and that every type of paper and even alcohol inks give different results.  I tried rice paper, mixed media paper and thick white cardstock.  The thick white CS my least favorite.  Yupo my favorite.  But I liked the rice paper and mixed media almost equally as well.

I used Deepti's...one of STAMPlorations talented designers... stamp set "Blooming Buds" for my stamped flower and sentiment.  I love this set and ALL the sentiments.  It is so versatile for many occasions.  I stamped with Archival Jet Black using my MISTI and colored with my Zig Markers.  I blotted with a paper towel to dry the watercolor markers. I then attached the Yupo paper main image onto Whisper White Thick CS to give it more strength.  Then popped up with foam tape onto the SU Die Cut Square and attached that to SU Calypso Coral CS 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" card base.

Enjoy and hope you get to join the STAMPlorations CAS July Challenge too :-)

I am joining 2 more Challenges: STAMPlorations Never Ending Anything Goes Challenge


CAS Mix Up July Challenge.  I used Stamping +  Zig Markers + My Choice Paper Marbling.



Card Recipe:
Stamps: STAMPlorations "Blooming Buds" by dee's Artsy Impressions
Paper: Yupo, SU Whisper White thick and Calypso Coral CS's
Inks: Adirondack Sunset Orange Alcohol Ink, Ranger Archival Jet Black, Zig markers
Accessories: square shallow bowl, water, paper towels, MISTI, foam tape, SU Square Die Cut, Big Shot
Techniques: CAS, Paper Marbling, Zig marker coloring, Stamping

I will be impressed if you read all my DEETS and visit my Links...I will be thrilled if you leave a comment too!  Hugs...





18 comments:

  1. Your marbled background is so gorgeous Nancy. Love the soft shade of orange, and beautiful paired with the pink flower. Beautiful design. Congrats on being Guest Designer at STAMPlorations! xx

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  2. Your card is gorgeous and thanks for hanging out with us STAMPLORATIONS girls!! Congrats!! ❤❤❤❤❤

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  3. Beautiful marbling, Nancy - love the soft colours! Perfect background for the lovely flower. What a great sentiment! As a gardener, I love it! Congratulations on your guest designer spot.

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  4. Thanks for guesting over at the CAS challenge. I absolutely love your stunning marbled background and that flower is just gorgeous!! I hope you play along with us soon again.

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  5. Congratulations, my friend! And what an awesome card you've made! I love that background technique and it's so perfect with this pretty flower! Can't wait to see more of those backgrounds!

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  6. You really rocked that technique, Nancy! In fact you master all techniques! This card is just gorgeous in that soft shade of orange! SO beautifully done!

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  7. Wowww!!! What a background!! LOVE the card! Thanks so much for being our GD at STAMPlorations! :)
    Suchi xx

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  8. L-o-v-e the look of that marbled background technique. This is truly something special! Thanks for guesting with the STAMPteam!

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  9. gorgeous card mf...so pretty.
    TFS and hugs,
    Karen

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  10. Love it Nancy ... beautifully designed with gorgeous colours.

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  11. Another cool background, Nancy! Love the softness of this with your flowers. Congrats on your DT guest spot!

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  12. This background is awesome, and congratulations on being a GD for this effort. Love this marbling technique (saw Loll's with the alcohol)...nice to know the Yupo reacted so nicely. A lovely floral image and brilliantly colored. A great presentation, and I must check to see if I have any of the Adirondack reinkers. Know I have the (old) pads! TFS & happy wkend. Hugs

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  13. This is gorgeous, Nancy. I love all the layers and your marbled background is so pretty.

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  14. Congrats on being a GD! The background is stunning & perfect for that gorgeous flower!

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  15. Discovered you and your blog via Bonnie and Loll's CAS Mix Up Challenge and glad I did. Like your cards a lot and appreciate your deets.

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  16. What a fun way to use the color orange and its variations! Wonderful and unique layout of paper and cool background.

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  17. What a fun way to use the color orange and its variations! Wonderful and unique layout of paper and cool background.

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  18. Orange can be an overwhelming color sometimes. I love how your alcohol ink background produced such a nice, soft shade. And if someone used the words pink and orange together, I would immediately picture something neon-bright. But you have used the two together so beautifully.

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