Sunday, July 8, 2018

CAS Watercolour July Splash for a friend

 I am hosting the CAS Watercolour Challenge  Splash Watercolour Technique.
It is one of my favorites,  so I will be sharing a couple extra cards this month.

Be sure and check out all the creative cards by our talented DT and 
awesome Guest Designer Marcia (marciakdesigns).

 My card using  the Alexandra Renke "Snowdrop" Dies with a Splash Watercolor Background!

I have spent the last week working hours each day on a Big Purge of my 
guest/craft room.  A lot of work,  but the plus side is finding
beautiful treasures that can be made into cards.

I found this beautiful Distress Ink Splash Background on hot press paper in my stash.
I followed Loll's Splash Background Technique video.
I used Scattered Straw, Worn Lipstick and Ripe Persimmon Distress Inks.

The background was die cut with MB Stitched Rectangle die.

Because of my dear friend, Hideko's (Papercraft Boutique) beautiful new cards using 
dies by Alexandra Renke,  I could not resist ordering from SSS my 1st die set.."Snowdrops".

This is a German company,  but SSS does have a nice selection of their products.

I stacked 3 die cuts of each flower cut from SU Whisper White Thick CS.
Attaching layers with SU Fine Tip Glue Pen 
and weighted down with a large acrylic block.

Then die cut the Splash background with the Snowdrop dies and 
set those dies aside for later use.

Inlaid my stacked Snowdrops and stamped SU sentiment. 
Popped up sentiment with dimensionals.

Then popped up my main image using fun foam and attached to 
SU Whisper White Thick CS and Done!

Thank you again, Hideko for the inspiration and for your friendship.  Hugs...

Adding to Time Out Challenge #113..Smile!

Also Flower Challenge #22: Monochromatic

Stamps: SU Your a Gem (ret)
Paper: SU Whisper White Thick. Fluid 100 Hot Press Paper.
Inks: T.H. Distress Inks:Scattered Straw, Worn Lipstick and Ripe Persimmon Distress Inks. Archinval Jet Black.
Accessories: Alexandra Renke "Snowdrop" Dies. SU fine tip glue pen. Craft mat. T. H. spritzer. Heat Tool. Fun Foam.  MB Stitched Rectangle Die. 


  1. Oh no now I have 2 of you encouraging me to buy some Alexandra Renke dies. Nancy you background is gorgeous and I love snowdrops :)

    1. Thank you and I love snowdrops too...Hideko made me do it! Hugs.

  2. Wonderful splashed background, so pretty and those die cuts are fabulous....Love the layering effect and the white is so crisp x. Well done on purging the craft room x.

  3. LOVE the gorgeous colours of your splashed background Nancy. That snowdrop die is so delicate and pretty. Now I have to go check out those dies! :) xx

  4. I am the luckiest to have received the card! :-) Your photo is great but the actual card looks more fantastic, showing all the subtle details and layers of the colors. After reading the procedure of your making of it, I appreciate the card even more! I love the pretty splash background and the carefully in-laid & layered snowdrops, but what I'm most impressed about the card is your choice for the black heat-embossed tiny sentiment and the placement of it. I see your great taste in here. Hugs.. Hideko

    1. I am so pleased you loved your card, Hideko that I made just for you! Thank you for your sweet insightful comment. You always get all the details and the creativity going into our cards:-) BTW, I loved how the sentiment turned out too:-) Hugs...

  5. Nancy this is beautiful! I can't wait to try it!
    Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. I can't wait for you to try it either, my friend. Hugs..

  6. This is beautiful top to bottom, Nancy! I love the splash background and the pretty and unusual die and, especially, that lovely sediment! A stunning card!! Hugs, Darnell

  7. Gorgeous card, Nancy! I love snowdrops and just might have to buy that die!! I love the way you inlaid them but still gave them great dimension. And the splash background is so beautiful!

  8. This is gorgoeus Nancy, I love that background and keeping the dies white it really dies shine! I like how you inlaid the dies, a lovely touch. Great to see you at Time Out

  9. What a gorgeous background, Nancy ... the depth you created is wonderful ... just lovely behind those delicate and oh-so-pretty snowdrops! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

  10. Love this die, Nancy! The white snowdrops are so pretty against the splashed background! Great colors for splashing!

  11. Oh, what a beautiful die AND background! It's fun to purge, isn't it? Just look what you found. Such a pretty color!

  12. I just love the color of your beautiful splash background! I bow to you for being able to stack dies that are thinner in shape. I have a mushy mess when I try. This is beautifully done!

  13. Those gorgeous snowdrops are perfect for your lovely coloured splash BG. Fabulous card Nancy!

  14. As I said at SCS - a stunning card. I did not notice before how you inlaid the snowdrop die as well ... just gorgeous.

    1. Thank you Kia for your comments on my blog and SCS gallery. I was so pleased with how my new die turned out. Hugs..

  15. Absolutely gorgeous card, love the diecut flowers and the beautiful colours in your Watercolor background. Thanks so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge this month.
    Rachel DT member x

  16. gorgeous colour and design beautiful.
    xx Karen


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