Wednesday, November 16, 2016

CAS Watercolour Card November Reminder...Text!

It is time for the CAS Watercolour Card Challenge Reminder Cards from the Design Team.  You will be thrilled with all the inspiration...I know I was...!

Lately I have been practicing my watercolouring techniques with several new Penny Black slapstick/Cling stamps that are perfect for watercolouring using the Brushstroke Stamping Technique.  A MISTI is a must have with this technique.  I have watched (several times) the Brushstroke Stamping Technique Video sponsored by Penny Black and done by Jill Foster, which is 11:17 minutes and well worth every minute..

I used a 4" x 5 1/4" Fluid 100 Hot Press watercolor paper and placed it in my MISTI.  I then placed my PB "Perfect Pear" on my paper,  closed my MISTI to have an exact placement for repeat stamping of my pear.

I used SU markers to color my pear image stamp.  Then spritzed with water and stamped onto my paper.  I used a #4 paint brush to move the wet ink around on the image.  I then stamped the pear again with the remaining wet ink on the stamp.  Again moving the ink with the paint brush.

When completely dry I masked the pear image with the pear that I had stamped on copy paper and fussy cut.  I then inked my SU French Script in Crumb Cake and stamped for my text background.  Then removed my mask.

I added splatters with diluted Soft Suede using my paint brush.  Die cut my piece with my CUTplorations  "Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting medium Die.  My last step..adding my sentiment that I heat embossed with Early Espresso eb powder and sponged with Crumb Cake.

I am really pleased with the results of my loose flowing image.

Thank you for have until November 24th to join our CAS Watercolour Text Challenge.  I sure hope you can join the fun :-)

Card Recipe
Stamps: Penny Black "Perfect Pear".  SU Partridge and Pear (ret)
Paper: SU Shimmery White.  Fluid 100 Hot Press 140# Watercolor paper
Inks: Versamark, SU Soft Suede and Crumb Cake.  SU markers: Soft Suede, Old Olive, Almost Artichoke, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Poppy Parade (ret)
Accessories: MISTI, Big Shot, Early Espresso EB powder, heat tool. CUTplorations Crazy Double Stitched Rectangle Nesting Die, #4 paint brush, dimensionals
Techniques: CAS, Watercolouring Brushstroke Stamping with MISTI, Die Cutting, Text background, heat embossing, splattering


  1. This is so pretty Nancy and the stitched background with the spattering goes beautifully too. x

  2. Great job with this technique Nancy. Your pear is beautifully watercoloured. Love the soft script and splattered background. xx

  3. This is so pretty and well done, Nancy! I love the watercolored pear and the wispy text in the background! The splatters add extra interest and that's the perfect sentiment!

  4. Nancy, I've seen you use that stamp a couple of times and I must say, no one ever has used it so beautifully! Love the French script in the background and your splatters- perfectly done! Wow, this is beautiful and I also love how you made it a Christmas card!

  5. Nancy, your shading on the pear is fabulous! Love the way the script and the splatters work so well together!

  6. I LOVE this pear! And I love the shades of colors you've used to make it look like somebody is ready to take a bite of it! Very skillful watercoloring and the edge stitching is nifty - ditto the subtle text stamping and spattering. TFS

  7. Great watercolor card. I love the way you turned a pear image into a holiday card! I also like how you kept the script background really wispy and subtle.

  8. What a beautiful result you have achieved Nancy. Your card really is very beautiful. I've only just started using my misti so thank you for sharing how you made it. Barbxx

  9. Ohhhh, more of this beautiful pear! I love it so much! Your script looks fantastic and your watercolor paper looks very white. Gorgeous card!

  10. Oh Nancy I love the soft watercoloring of your image here - so beautifully done!

  11. Oh so pretty. I must get over and check out the gallery.

  12. Beautifully done, That subtle script makes that watercoloured pear just so special. Great card xx

  13. Absolutely GORGEOUS card, Nancy! Your pear and leaves are so natural looking, and your background is stunning! I really love this card! Thanks for the link to the video :)


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