Wednesday, May 16, 2018

CAS Watercolour Reminder

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Here is my Rainbow card filled with Hugs!

I had so much fun watercoloring my Distress Ink Rainbow colors.
 Added ink to small rectangular acrylic block and spritzed with water using TH Spritzer, 
then stamped onto Strathmore Mixed Media paper.

I used these Distress Inks: Candied Apple, Spice Marmalade, Wild Honey, 
Lucky Clover, Salty Ocean, and Wilted Violet.  

I repeated my acrylic block stamping twice more for a real vibrant effect.
Drying between layers.
Next I die cut my piece with my MB Stitched Rectangle Die.

To add more dimension and pull the colors together,  I drew the circles
with my Staedler Pen using my Kaisercraft "Bubbly Stencil"!

Then added my CUTplorations "Hugs" word die that I cut 
from a scrap in my Distress Ink Smooshing Stash,
popping it up on a black die cut Hugs for more dimension and a shadow effect.

I then attached my main image with fun foam to my SU Whisper White card base.
And Done!  Loved the vibrant rainbow colors.

You have until the 24th to play along at CAS Watercolour. Be sure and check out
the gorgeous samples by our DT and awesome GD Hannelie (desert diva).

Happy Rainbow creating my friends.  Hugs..

Paper: SU Whisper White Thick.  Strathmore Mixed Media.
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Candied Apple, Spice Marmalade, Wild Honey, Lucky Clover, Salty Ocean, and Wilted Violet.  
Accessories: MB Stitched Rectangle die. Small Rectangle Acrylic Block. TH Spritzer. Kaisercraft "Bubbly Stencil". Staedler black pen. CUTplorations Word Die Hugs. Fun Foam. SU fine tip glue pen.


  1. Love the vibrant rainbow of Distress inks! Good idea to restamp them more than once to get that intensity of colour. The circles are a great motif for a card that says "hugs'.

  2. How cheerful this is and love that rainbow. Love the idea of the hand drawn bubbles through a stencil. This one is just too fun, Nancy and looks fun to do too.

  3. A bright and beautiful rainbow, Nancy! Love the stenciled circles and the double decker hugs! So fun, my friend!

  4. I was about to say I want that stamp and then read your description and I have that stencil. what a great way to use your stencil. love the deep colours of your rainbow and the black shadow behind your sentiment.
    Hugs to you as well Nancy :)

  5. LOVE the vibrant colours of your watercoloured rainbow, Nancy. Adding two layers ink really boosts the colours. What a great way to use the circle stencil. The outlining looks awesome over the rainbow. Great work, my friend! xx

  6. A gorgeous mix of colours Nancy and love the circles you have drawn in the background with the black pen which really finish it beautifully. x

  7. Such a vibrant card! Love the black circles against the bright colors and the hugs die...all working together for a terrific look.

  8. Such vibrant colours, loving your choice of DI too. They make this card special and different. Sending Hugs right back at you dear Nancy. xx

  9. A rainbow colored card filled with hugs...I LOVE it! Your colors are SO vibrant Nancy and I just love the circle stenciling through it! And what a perfect sentiment...FABULOUS card my friend!! :0)

  10. Wow, what a great way to send a hug! You know how I love color, and this is bursting with it. The names of those Distress inks make me want to buy them. I'm working on using up all my SU inks, sigh... but they still do the job. A vibrantly fun card, Nancy!

  11. Amazing and vibrant rainbow colours on your fabulous card. Great to see different hues of colours for the rainbow x

  12. Oooh! I love it! what a super rainbow and a terific card!

  13. lovely, bright results with your inking mf...such a happy card.
    xx Karen

  14. Pretty rainbow color stripes, Nancy! I didn't get a chance to use my Distress Crayons for stamping this time, but your card inspires me to try it. The black-outlined circles really pull the rainbow colors together as you intended. Love the shadow effect of the die-cut sentiment too.
    Great job, my friend!


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