Monday, July 16, 2018

CAS Watercolour Splash Reminder

It is already time for the CAS Watercolour  Splash Watercolouring Reminder,
which I am pleased to be hosting this month:-)

There are so many creative Splash cards by our talented DT 
and creative Guest Designer, Marcia (marciakdesigns), plus our growing Gallery.

You still have until the 24th to visit the blog and play along:-)

I made 2 cards using the positive and negative Splash backgrounds from my 
CUTplorations "Coffee Cup Silhouette Die".

My Splash Positive Card!
A birthday card for our coffee loving son, Levi!

I used Loll's Splash Background Video for both cards.
In only 2:25 minutes you will be ready to create Splash designs:-)

I used Bisters Pigment Powders that I reconstituted by spritzing the crystal powders
with water on my craft mat.
Next I pounced my Strathmore Mixed Media paper into the ink,
using One Bister's ink at a time and drying between layers to
create my Splash Watercolor Background.

I die cut the Bister's Splash Background with CUTplorations "Coffee Cup Silhouette Die"

Next I die cut the "Coffee Cup Silhouette Die" again using a smooshed background
 from my stash.
The background was made with Distress Oxides..not sure of colors. 
You can see how I added drops of water to the Distress Oxide background.

I inset all my die cut pieces...just like a jigsaw puzzle. Which gave me a
positive and a negative main image.
Secured pieces of each image with scotch tape on the back.

Die cut SU Crumb Cake CS  with CUTplorations "Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle".
Popped up Positive image and Crumbcake layers using fun foam
 onto SU Whisper White Thick card base.

Heat Embossed my PB Happy Snippets sentiment with Versamark 
and Wow Bright White EB Powder onto Crumbcake CS and Done!

Here is my Splash Negative 2nd Card! 

My CAS layouts are slightly different.  

My sentiment on my 2nd card is from STAMPlorations "Bloom Happy" stamp set.

I used the Negative Splash Background for behind the coffee cup and frame.

I loved both cards equally.  I thought they were really fun and creative ways
to use my "Splash Watercolour" background!

I hope you are inspired by our DT and Guest Designer, Marcia
and will join us in the Spash fun this month.

Happy Summertime creating, my friends...Hugs!

Adding to STAMPlorations Never-Ending Anything Goes:

STAMPplorations CAS Summer Vacation Challenge

CUTplorations Summer Vacation

1st Card:
Stamps: Penny Black: Happy Snippets sentiment.
Paper: SU Whisper White Thick and Crumbcake.  Strathmore Mixed Media.
Inks: Versamark.  Bisters Pigment Powders: Yellow, Red, Mahogony, Blue, Green, Natural. DOX inks on piece from my stash.
Accessories:CUTplorations: Coffee Cup Silhouette Die and Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Die. Wow Bright White EB Powder. TH spritzer. Craft Mat. Fun Foam. Scotch Tape.

2nd Card:  Same supplies except Penny Black "Happy Snippets" sentiment.


  1. Wow...such a unique effect with the fun splash technique. That die cut is fabulous. Great colours and love the earthy shades of the bistres. Great to get two cardsand such amazing inspiration....Thank you x I shall miss your fabulous and unique inspiration on this challenge Nancy x.

    1. Thank you Mac...I will still be playing in this inspiring and fun CAS Watercolour challenge:-) Hugs..

  2. Great splash backgrounds Nancy. Making the two panels and then interchanging the inlaid parts is a great way to make two quick cards. Always have loved this coffee cup die! :) Great designs my friend! Lots of people having fun with the splash watercolouring because of you! xx

    1. Thank you Loll...I have loved this challenge for always inspiring me and our crafting friends to use our watercolors in unique and creative ways. I will still be playing along in yours' and Bonnies' awesome challenge. Love and Hugs..

  3. What a unique and innovative design, Nancy and I just love your color combination on both these cards. I'm also fond of inlay techniques so this one caught my eye! Love it!

    1. I am so pleased you liked my card, Nancy. I always love and appreciate your comments on my cards:-) Love and Hugs...

  4. Two FABULOUS cards Nancy!! I can't pick a favorite either as I love both the positive and negative colors and they work so great together!! Great die to use it!! I too will miss you being on the team, but know you will still be popping in with your creative work when you can! Thanks so much too for all the positive words when I first joined the team...they truly meant a lot to me!! Take care my friend!! :0)

    1. Thank you Marcia, I am so glad you liked my cards. I knew you would fit right into our fun and creative group of friends:-) Hugs...

  5. Nancy, I love those earthy colours from the Bister and both cards are beautiful. Great sentiments on both :)

  6. Wow Nancy you have created a stunner here. Love both cards. You sure brought that die to life. Such simple and stunning layouts. That splash background is amazing.

  7. Love the way you used the plain and the splashed positive and negative die cuts and got two cards made! Great colour scheme and die inlay!

  8. Love the positive and the negative of this design, Nancy! Wonderful colors and placement of the die cuts! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at CAS Watercolour! We will miss you here, my friend but so glad you will still be with us at CMU! xoxo

    1. Thank you, my friend. I am happy to be staying in the family too! LOVE all your awesome and fun challenges, Bonnie. I will still be playing along with the CAS Watercolour Challenges too. I have learned so much. Love and Hugs...

  9. The splash technique certainly does look easy and fun and you can end up with all kinds of pretty and interesting backgrounds. I can just picture ink splattered all over my stamp room. Maybe outside on a nice day... Both of your cards are awesome with the splash backgrounds and cool die. You do make me want to give it a go!

    1. Be sure and watch Loll's video. It really is not a messy technique. You will not have to go outside:-) Thank you for your sweet comment, my friend. Hugs...

  10. Thank you for this fun challenge idea, Nancy! (I've got my card in the works!) We will miss you on the team here, but I'm glad you will still be a part of L&B's CAS family of challenges! Your two cards are spectacular in every way!! (Did you forget to take a photo of both cards together and enter them in my Twofer beverage challenge? :)) Hugs, Darnell

    1. Sorry...I gave one of my cards away before I knew your Twofer July Challenge was going to be beverage, but I have an idea in my head, so hopefully it will turn into a Twofer post:-) Thanks for you sweet comment too, Dolly. Hugs.

  11. Oh, I love your Bisters splash background, packed with gorgeous earthy colors for both cards, Nancy! You used 6 colors! No wonder the background looks so pretty and rich. The combination of the smooshed background and the splash background is a great idea. It's so interesting to see the two different watercolor effects side by side (inlaid). Levi will love the cool birthday card! Thanks so much for hosting the fun challenge this month! I had so much fun making one and only splash backgrounds like the other participants did! You're leaving the CAS Watercolour DT with a fantastic finale. Thank you so much for all the wonderful inspiration and thoughtful comments, my friend! Hugs.. Hideko

    1. Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment, my friend. I LOVE how you always "Get" my card designs, Hideko:-) I have been so pleased with all the inspiring Splash cards,including your Gorgeous die cut rose with a beautiful Splash background. Love and Hugs...Nancy

  12. They're gorgeous cards and I adore the colours Nancy! I never tire o the inaid die technique and it always looks so good... especially here!

  13. Nancy, you got coffee stains all over your mug, hahaha. Life is definitely great and so are your cards. Love these two colours together.

  14. Hi Nancy, well wow, this is fabulous and the great colours are gorgeous.xx

  15. looks awesome the brown tones with the hits of reds.
    xx Karen


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