Sunday, April 2, 2017

CAS Watercolour April Green and Pink

The CAS Watercolour April Green and Pink challenge is perfect for Spring Stamping :-)


I had so much fun using the color combo with my new STAMPlorations Shirley's Bee's Knees "Birds of Paradise" stamp set and Coordinating "Birds of Paradise" Die set.


I chose a Zig Markers Smooshed background from my stash.  I arranged my Birds of Paradise bird stamps on my background using my MISTI and Creative Corners. I then stamped with Versafine Black Ink.  Next I die cut my Birds of Paradise stamped images and SU Word Bubbles Die from the background.  I placed my Word Bubble in my MISTI and stamped the sentiment from the same set.

I LOVE the colorful pink and green splatters on all my images.  I popped up the word bubble and bird on the right with foam tape onto my CUTplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Die Cut card front and adhered my running (trying to fly) bird.  Then added my retired Washi Tape using the green and pink colors to ground my birds.  Added a few sequins for a bit of bling.

I used SU Whisper White Thick (100#) CS for my card base and SU Whisper White CS (80#) for my stitched card front.    I used Loll Thompson's Smooshing with Ink's YouTube tutorial to make my smooshed background. The only difference was I scribbled my Zig markers onto my craft mat and misted with water. Then smooshed my Strathmore mixed media paper.

A really fun card to make using Shirley's really cute stamp set and dies.  I hope you can join our CAS Watercolour Green and Pink Challenge.   You have until April 24th to play along.  There are so many beautiful samples by our very talented Design Team and our very talented CAS Guest Designer, Marcia (marciakdesigns).  Happy Springtime...Hugs

Supplies: Listed in description above.

More Challenges:

NBUS Challenge #8 by Darnell...NBUS Birds of Paradise stamp set and die set.

STAMPlorations Anything Goes.  

Simon Says Monday Challenge: Winged Things

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes


22 comments:

Papercraft Boutique said...

How cute and fun this card is, Nancy! I love the colorful splatters! They are beautiful! Using the washi tape to ground the birds is a great idea.

Hideko :-)

Susan said...

What a fun card - it totally makes me smile!! Love the way you used the washi tape!

Mac Mable said...

Such a unique way to use the colour combination and such a fun card. Great layout, love the use of the tape to ground the adorable birds and the sentiment is perfect x

Loll said...

Such a fun card Nancy! :) Those birds make me smile. And they look awesome over smooshing. Great idea to ground the birds with the washi ... more fun! :) xx

Bonnie said...

This is a super fun card, Nancy! I love your splatters and smoosh and those fun birds! The Washi tape is perfect for grounding the birds!

Darnell said...

What a hoot of a get well card, Nancy! This is bound to bring a smile and make the recipient feel better! I love the pretty smooching you achieved and how you grounded your birds with the Washi tape!! Thanks again for playing in #11!! Hugs, Darnell

Christine Alexander said...

OMG they are so cute and funny, I love cards that make me smile. Awesome splattering, it looks printed because it's so perfect :)

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

I really love what you've done with this card! I am so impressed with how inventive you were with the way you used the colors and patterns! I would've never thought to use splatters as a background for bird stamps, but I love that effect. I also thought it was genius of you to create a snazzy background for the speech bubble, too. Speech bubbles are usually so predictably white, so I really liked seeing it all dressed up! The Washi make for a perfect whimsical base and your card was really a treat to see. Thank you for sharing your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

nancy littrell said...

Your very welcome Andrea. Thank you for your wonderful comment. I have to admit...this was the MOST fun card to make. My smooshed background from my stash was the star of this card :-) Hugs...

Linby said...

Love how detailed and yet CAS this card is.

Karen D. said...

such a cute card Nancy...love the whimsy of the birds and the way you used the inky papers to make them.
xx Karen

Marlena M. said...

This is such a delight!!!

Leslie Miller said...

Those birds are so cute! They look like something I'd have in my stash. I really love your colorful, speckled smooshes! Now I'm off to look at the bird set...

nancy littrell said...

Yes...they are so cute, whimsical and fun. I love the sentiments too and...a bonus..plus you can get a die set :-) Enjoy the sunshine today Leslie. We are finally caught up on all our weeding :-) Hugs..

Lin said...

What a fun card, Nancy - love these unique birds! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Ros Crawford said...

Eeek! This is terrific!! I love it! That splattered water colour look really suits your images... Perfect and so happy!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Such a fun card design. Love the birds!

Shery Russ said...

Oh goodness, Nancy! This has got to be one of the most adorable cards featuring Shirley's birds that I've seen! Pink and green -- don't think I've used that combo before (at least consciously) but those two colors look pretty amazing on your card. I love how your card is super artsy and CAS at the same time -- and fun and whimsical and spring-y!

nancy littrell said...

Thank you so much Shery for your comment. I LOVED how my fun card turned out too using Shirley's really fun stamped and die cut birds. Hugs...

shirley-bee said...

I adore this, Nancy! You've added even more fun to those birds with the splatters :) I love how the sentiment is on splattered paper too. Springy, zingy fun!

nancy littrell said...

I am having so much fun with your Bird's of Paradise stamp set and die, Shirley. TFS your whimsical art with us :-) Hugs..

Kia said...

How fabulous Nancy ... genius creativity my friend.