Friday, December 16, 2016

CAS Watercolour December Reminder

My CAS Watercolour December Reminder...Watercolour Resist Card.

I had so much fun with this Watercolour Resist Technique.  I Heat Embossed my SU sentiment from "Wondrous Wreath" stamp set using Versamark and SU Cherry Cobbler EB powder.

Then the fun began with my ARTplorations "Holly Background Mini" Stencil.  I placed the mini stencil over a piece of Strathmore Mixed Media paper and sprinkled on Brushos: Leaf Green, Emerald Green and Brilliant Red and spritzed with water.   I loved the effect when I removed the stencil.  I let the piece air dry.

I die cut the image using Memory Box "Stitched Circles" Dies twice.  The smaller piece for the main inlaid image and the larger piece for the stitched frame. I added dimensionals to the framed layer.

I then attached the top layer to a piece of SU Red Glimmer paper using SU Fine Tip Glue Pen.  I discovered if I added a generous amount of the glue to the glimmer paper then attach top layer that the CS stuck really well.   I then added more glue to the glimmer paper and inlaid my main stenciled image.

My only embellishment was to add Candy Cane Stickles to the berries.  I Love how my card turned out.  It has a kind of Modern Vintage Look to me!  This was a simple card to make.  I plan on making another version of the same design soon :-)

You still have until December 24th to join the fun at our Clean and Simple Watercolour Challenge. Hope you get to join us...If you need last minute CAS Christmas, Thank You or Happy New Years Cards this is a fun and easy technique.

As always...Gorgeous and Creative Samples from the Design Team, our Guest Designer and the Challenge Gallery!  Happy Holidays my friends.  Hugs....

My card is for a couple more challenges...

ARTplorations Stencil Blog Hop              

 STAMPlorations Anything Goes 

STAMPlorations CAS December Anything goes with the and green


  1. Great job Nancy. Love how you've used the stencil over your embossed resist sentiment ... just another way to use this fun technique. Love the design. The stickles add a nice little sparkle. xx

  2. Gorgeous colours Nancy and the brushos used with the stencil are bright but nice and watery giving a nice loose finish. I love the stitched circular frame and the touch of glimmer paper in the background works beautifully and draws the whole thing together. x

  3. i love this card!! It's beautiful!!

  4. Beautiful holly, Nancy! I love the inlaid die cut circle too! Great idea to use the narrow border of Glimmer paper! Love this design!

  5. I love the way your card turned out too! I kept puzzling over how you did it when I saw it on the CAS Watercolour Admin blog - so I'm thrilled you gave such detailed information on the process. What a great idea! And I love the layered stitched circles.

  6. love that layout it really highlights the stenciling and emboss resist. Love it :)

  7. Nancy this is just fabulous! I love how you did the main image with stencil and Brushos! I also love the die cut design! I definitely am inspired to try this technique!

  8. Great job Nancy .... love how you've used the stencil. Thanks for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge xx

  9. Belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Nancy! Wishing you a 2017 filled with wonder and all things wonderful! Your stencil-and-brushos card...oh my stars! Swooning! The inlaid circles add such a special touch! Thank you for sharing this beautiful design in the STAMPlorations CAS gallery!


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