Thursday, October 4, 2018

STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge Optional Color Twist: Black

I am so excited!
This is my 1st card as a new Design Team Member
for STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge:-)



My October CAS card including the optional color twist: Black


Close up of heat embossed shine and black CS shadow!



I have been a fan of Shery's STAMPloration products from the beginning..5+ years ago!
I have always been impressed with the quality and wonderful customer service:-)

Thank you again, Shery for inviting me to join your friendly
 and talented Design Team Family:-)

Now back to my For the Birds Card Design...

I sprinkled Bisters pigment powders onto mixed media paper and spritzed with water.
I used Black, Blue,  and Yellow Bisters.
Let dry and then die cut my For the Birds.

Next covered the birds with Versamark clear ink and heat embossed with
clear embossing powder.  It gave a beautiful shine to the birds and branch.

I also die cut the birds a 2nd time with black CS and attached a little off set
for a black shadow effect.

Next used Strathmore Cold Press paper and die cut the framing. 
Then added the stenciled background 
with green Bisters and placed in MISTI to add the sentiment and attached the birds!

 I do hope you will join us at STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge.
You have until the end of the month to play along.  Hugs...


FYI:

  • Players can link up to 3 CAS cards.
  • Players can enter a CAS card with or without the optional color twist.
  • Non-STAMPlorations products are OK
  • To qualify for the prize, players must display challenge graphic and link back to the challenge post (blogs only)
  • Prizes: $15 GC for the winner (voted by the team); $5 GC to three (3) randomly picked players

21 comments:

  1. Many congratulations on joining the team Nancy....You must be thrilled x.
    Of course I think that they are lucky to have you x.
    Such a fabulous card, so unique and so creative. Love the colour choice of the bisters and your layout is perfect. The stencilling behind looks fabulous too x.

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    1. Thank you so much, Mac. I am thrilled. Shery and the girls are so friendly and helpful and you know how I love Shery's products:-) Hope you get to play along in the challenge too:-) Hugs...

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  2. Congratulations on joining the Stamplorations design team Nancy, You are going to have so much fun.
    I love your bister birds and the lightly stenciled background, I'm going to have to try heat embossing a bister background :)

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  3. Nancy, this card is so amazing. I love the dark colors of your birds, it looks stunning on your bright background!
    Hugs,
    BozenA

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  4. What a fantastic effect by embossing your die cut Nancy! Love how you off set them when you stacked them. Great background too. No

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    1. Sorry no clue why the word no happened. Typing on phone and lousy at it.

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    2. No problem..I only have a flip top phone, so you can imagine how my comments would look..lol! TFS your comment, my friend. Hugs..

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  5. Congratulations on joining the STAMPlorations Design Team, Nancy!
    This is a fantastic debut card for the CAS Chard challenge! I LOVE your brusho colored birds. The blend of black, blue, and yellow makes the rich and complex colors. The black shadow effect gives good definition to the birds and branch and the shine of the clear embossing is so pretty! The diagonal stenciling is a well thought-out interesting design element!
    Hugs.. Hideko

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    1. Thank you so much dear friend for your very thoughtful comment. Having wonderful products to create with sure helps with our designs:-) I sure hope you get a chance to play along, Hideko. Love and Hugs, Nancy

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  6. I absolutely love what you did with the birds, Nancy. The blend of colors is rich and natural and just look at that branch, how you positioned the die to take advantage of the colors. The gloss and the black edge add lots of depth and dimension, and you couldn't have a more perfect background for them. Lucky STAMPlorations to have you!

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    1. Gosh, Leslie..you and I have come a long way since we learned how to stamp together twenty + years ago. I will never forget the Magic we discovered using heat embossing techniques:-) Thank you for your sweet and thoughtful comment, dear friend. Love and hugs...Nancy

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  7. Congratulations, my friend! They are lucky to have you on their team! Love, love, love these birds and they're on my next order. The stencil too! Love all the different colors that the powders gave these birds and the enamel look! And the soft gray leaves make the perfect background!

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    1. Thank you so much Bonnie. Be sure and use my STAMPGIRLNANCY discount code so you get 20% off. Also if you have over a $25 order after your 20% off you get No Shipping discount too:-) I love the die and stamp set. I have used them so much:-) TFS your comment my friend. Hugs..

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  8. Congrats on joining STAMPloration's CAS Design Team Nancy. They are lucky to have you, my very talented friend. I know how much you love their stamps, dies and stencils. You are going to have so much fun being on the team. Glorious start with your first DT card ... AWESOME! Love the beautiful stenciled background and the amazing encrusted birds on a branch. Fantastic and very inspiring! xx

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    1. Thank you so much, Loll. I have learned so much from you these last 2 1/2 years being on yours and Bonnie's design teams. We do have fun, my friend:-) Hugs..

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  9. Wow! This is fabulous!! The way you did that bird image looks so amazing! Love it Nancy!

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  10. lovely card...great details.
    x Karen

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  11. Welcome again Nancy! I love the soft leaves in the background! The technique you used on the bird die cut makes it look like metal! Fabulous card! Hugs, Harriet

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    1. Thank you again, Harriet. I am thrilled to be on the same DT with you again:-) Hugs..

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  12. Big congrats on joining the team, Nancy! So well deserved! You’re starting off with a bang... this debut card is gorgeous. Looking forward to more amazing inspirations from you. xx

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    1. Thank you sweet friend. Thank you for the encouragement and your comments. Hugs...Nancy

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