Sunday, July 1, 2018

CAS Mix Up Color Your Die Cuts

Bonnie is hosting our July CAS Mix Up Color Your Die Cuts Challenge.

You will be inspired by all the beautiful cards created by our talented DT
and our awesome Guest Designer, Susan Joyce (Cat's Ink Corporated).

You have until the 24th to play along in this fun challenge!

Using Coloured Die Cut with Zigs + Stamping + Dry Embossing and Splash Watercolouring.

I used a Splash Watercolour Background,  
which I die cut with Poppystamps "Floral Stem Collage" Die.

Here is Loll's You Tube video Splash Watercolour Backgrounds 2:25 which I used
for my background.  This technique is also for the
July CAS Watercolour Challenge that I am hosting, starting on July 2nd.

I die cut a SU Whisper White Thick CS with the flower blossom die
and colored with Zigs and spritzed with water using TH spritzer.
Next I used a Signo White gel pen to highlight the veins and added Wink of Stella.

Then I dry embossed SU Very Vanilla Thick CS with SU Brick EB Folder
and mounted my die cut image.  Next popped up
with fun foam onto Very Vanilla card base.

Used a scrap from the background to stamp the Penny Black "Happy Snippets" 
sentiment, attaching with SU mini dimensionals and Done!

Hope you get to play along with us at CAS Mix Up.
Be sure and check out all the beautiful cards by our DT and Guest Designer.

Have fun coloring your Dies.  Hugs...

Stamps: Penny Black "Happy Snippets"
Paper: SU Whisper White and Very Vanilla Thick. Fluid 100 Hot press for splash technique.
Inks: Archival Black.  Distress Oxides for Splash Technique: Fossilized Amber, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Twisted Citron, Candied Apple, Cracked Pistachio and Spiced Marmalade.
Accessories: Poppystamps Floral Stem Collage Die.  SU Brick EB Folder. Zigs. WofS. SU mini dimensionals and Fine Tip Glue Pen.


  1. A beautiful splash colored frame with your lovely purple flower Nancy! Your white brick is the perfect background for all of fun colors! Julia xx

  2. What great techniques...The splash frame is so pretty and frames your wonderful card beautifully. The die cut is fabulous and the dry embossing looks great. Wonderful card and so beautiful x

  3. Sweet! Love the splash background die-cut Nancy. And the colouring of the flower with white details. Looks so pretty over the white brick background. xx

  4. What beautiful colors in your splashed frame, Nancy! The white brick makes the colors pop beautifully, including your watercolor flower! Fantastic!

  5. Nancy, I love you'd splattery background of your splash watercolour technique with you coloured die cut technique :)

  6. Such pretty colours in your splash frame and flower! And I love the white brick behind it.

  7. What a simply stunning frame you have Nancy. And another purple creation here. Love the brick background for that sweet little flower.Gorgeous!

  8. This is so pretty, Nancy! I love your splashed frame - the mix of the colors is so soft and lovely! The dry embossed brick background is perfect for this organic/nature scene and it brings out the beautiful colors of the purple flower and the splashed frame. Hideko xx

  9. I adore this nancy... The design is stunning as are the colours!

  10. What a delightful way to decorate a die cut! The watercolor splash is such a lighthearted technique and perfect for the delicate flower against the white "tile."

  11. I sure love the way you colored your die cut, Nancy. The brick embossed background is so perfect with this. Once again, you inspire me!

  12. Oh, wow, another gorgeous creation! Really love the brick wall background, and I see this is the outer frame of your splashy watercolor background. Way to stretch your stuff! By the way, I hope your stamp room purge is coming along. It's a tough job!

    1. Yep..I got 2 cards with one die..negative and positive. Love that!

      I finished purging yesterday and have a friend picking up every thing to resell or keep. That part I don't like doing. We are both happy:-)

      Now I am feeling creative, especially after finding many treasures! Thank you for your sweet comment, Leslie. Hugs...

  13. This card is delightful Nancy. All that pop of colour splashing on that beautiful die is really refreshing. Your purple bloom is beautifully executed too. The brick dry embossed background adds so much interest, I love it xx

  14. Nancy, I just love your splattery background with you coloured die. Love the wall EF backdrop and that you stamped the sentiment on the same piece of beautiful paper. Also, thanks for the comment on my blog and introducing me to this new challenge site! I have bookmarked it and will try to play when I can! Was so inspired today when I came by!

  15. Wonderful card Nancy, love how you kept your colours so clean with the Splash Water colouring, and your pretty die cut.

  16. This looks lovely Nancy. I love how you've coloured the frame and the flower looks so pretty against the brickwall background xx

  17. Love the stem and mat from the splash watercolor and the white gel pen for highlights on the flower. Plus your choice of EF which adds a nice strong contrast of texture. I have this die so thanks for your inspirations!

  18. Love the floral stem die and you made it beautiful with your watercolor and then coloring the flower. I like how you highlighted with the white pen. Thanks for the inspiration.


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