Tuesday, June 7, 2016

CAS Congratulations Grad

I had so much fun using 2 Zig Smooshed backgrounds that I made on a recent trailer camping trip. This is a High School Graduation card for our great nephew.  Colton is a redhead and I thought he would like these colors.  I am also sharing the Inside of his card that holds his Amazon Gift Card.

I Die Cut my 1st watercolored smooshed layer with my MB Stitched Rectangle Die.  The main image I stamped with my STAMPlorations "Winged Things" designed by Shirley Bampton.  I LOVE this set that has 12 winged pieces:-)   I framed my ATC layer by doodling with my Macro 03 pen.  My SU Congratulations sentiment was heat embossed with Versamark and SU white embossing powder. Each layer was popped up with foam tape. Easy and fun results.

INSIDE I stamped the sentiment and used all scraps to add the pocket and embellishments.

Congratulations to all the Graduates out there.  May your Dreams come true !

I am entering in several challenges...

CAS Mix Up June Challenge: Stamping + Die Cuts + I chose Smooshed Watercoloring, Doodling and Heat Embossing

Card Recipe
Stamps: STAMPlorations Winged Things and SU Balloon Celebration (sentiment) and World of Dreams inside sentiment.
Paper: SU Whisper White thick, Arches 140# Cold Press and Strathmore 140# Mixed Media (main image)
Inks: Versamark, Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, Archival Black, Macron 03 pen
Accessories: craft mat, spritzer with water, SU white eb powder, heat tool, foam tape and dimensionals, Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Die Cut, Big Shot.
Techniques: Smooshing, Doodling, Heat Embossing, Die Cut, Stamping

Enjoy and Thank you for Looking and Especially Commenting.  


  1. Fantastic card for Colton. LOVE the colours Nancy! That doodled border is perfect for these images. Smooshing with zigs ... never thought of that one. So creative and fun, my friend! xx

  2. Love these colors, Nancy! A wonderful placement of spotches and the doodled frame draws the eye to the "winged things"! Love that bold sentiment too and how you used pieces on the inside! Awesome card, my friend!

  3. Wonderful, fun, bold colors! Love the Zig smooshing too! I love the doodling and some day may work up the nerve. Your layers are SO well done, Nancy. Terrific card for him!

  4. Now this is a cool card! Love the Zig smooshing....and it looks grand used as die cuts with these bold, beautiful pops of blues. The black sentiment was perfection with the design too. Admire your courage in doodling too - I'd have made a bigggg mess of that! Looks good. TFS

  5. Great congrats card! Adding the gift card holder inside with leftover card was brilliant!

    HLS DT

  6. Gorgeous smooching & wonderful doodling--fabulous card!

  7. WOW, Nancy, your card is fabulous! Love your watercolored background and sketched buttefly is perfect on it :)

  8. Amazing card, Nancy, as is the many others preceding this one! WOW you are an amazing artist! Thank you for always leaving me such encouraging comments!

  9. so pretty mf...love the watery look of the bkg..

  10. Your background is gorgeous! I love how you finished off the inside,too!

  11. Your background is gorgeous! I love how you finished off the inside,too!

  12. LOVE seeing Shirley Bees butterflies in blue splatter! Thanks for playing at STAMPlorations Monthly Challenge:)

  13. Love those colours Nancy, they look fab with the flutterbys!
    So pleased you linked up at STAMPlorations. :)

  14. Love this Nancy ..... the inky background looks fab, great colours! I love how you've decorated the inside too .... great idea for using all those leftover bits. Thank you for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS challenge xx


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