Monday, May 15, 2017

CAS Mix Up May Splattering Reminder

It is time already for our CAS Mix Up Splattering Reminder.  You will be so inspired by all the amazing creative Splattering cards by our very talented Design Team and Guest Designer.



Here is my card using Stamping + Splattering with Distress Inks + Die Cuts...


I started my card by playing with splattering!  I laid a large plastic bag on my corian counter to catch all the splatters.  I then added a few drops of Tim Holtz Distress Ink refills: Peeled Paint and Tumbled Glass into my palette diluting a little with water.  Next I loaded my #8 paint brush with the green ink and started splattering my Strathmore Hot Press WC paper and when dry did the same with the blue ink.  I used a wooden stirring stick in my left hand and tapped my paint brush with my right hand on the stick. I saw someone doing this, but with a wooden skewer.  Before I would tap my brush on my index finger.  Either technique works,  but it seemed I had more control with the stick.

I really liked how my background turned out,  but ended up covering up most of it. Instead using it as a framing layer to keep my card more Clean and Simple.  I die cut the layer with my Memory Box Stitched Rectangles Die Cut.  Next I die cut my vellum leaves and alcohol ink (from my stash) smooshed leaves using my Memory Box "Fresh Foliage" Die.  I attached the leaves to my Stitched Die Cut Strathmore paper using SU Fine Tip Glue Pen and weighted down the leaves with my large acrylic block.

My last step was to stamp my SU "A Dozen Thoughts" sentiment using Versafine black ink and heat setting.  Popped up using 3M foam tape.  I attached the 2 layers with foam tape to my SU Very Vanilla CS card front.  I was very pleased how my card turned out. Enjoy..

I hope you get to join us at CAS Mix Up with your Clean and Simple Splattered card. You still have until May 24th to play along.  Happy springtime stamping my friends.  Hugs..


Supplies: Listed in Description.


13 comments:

  1. Love your splattered framing, Nancy! :) It's really a fun design with your pretty leaves. Love the layering of alcohol ink and vellum leaves ... lots of texture. xx

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  2. Awesome splattering - love how you framed this die cut! Wonderful coloring you achived with those alcohol inks!

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  3. Beautiful, Nancy. Love the splatters of course. The vellum is a great touch.

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  4. Wonderful shadow look with the vellum die cut slightly off set from your alcohol inked set Nancy - and your peeking out splatter is so pretty - love the mix of colors you used on it! Julia xx

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  5. I love everything about this card, Nancy. Love the layers. REALLY love the cool greenery.

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  6. Love the way you used the splattering just in the border for the focal image! And love the way you layered the leaves! A fabulous card!

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  7. It's beautiful! Terrific splatter background...and lovely leaves!

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  8. great splatters on your border, it makes for a great frame. I also love your die cuts, they really give the illusion of shadows.

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  9. Your splatters make a nice background for these beautiful leaves, Nancy! I love the effect of shadow with the vellum leaves!

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  10. Someday I need to just sit and make backgrounds. Even with such a little bit showing your splatters make a great background. Love the leaves with the green and plain vellum. Such a pretty effect!

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  11. Those smooshed leaves are incredible. Love the movement of the various tones of green, truly a success. Love the layers too, perfectly peaking splatters, just right. The vellum is such a nice repetition. Truly a beauty, xx

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  12. Oh this is beautiful! Love how you did a double sent of leaves...I always end up with paint all over my face when splattering... But it shows I had fun!

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Thank you so much for visiting and leaving your much appreciated comments! Hugs....Nancy