Friday, November 16, 2018

STAMPlorations November CAS Card Challenge Extra

I am sharing an extra CAS Challenge Card with the optional color twist: Rainbow.
Who doesn't love rainbows?!?

But you do not have to use rainbow colors to play in the CAS Card Challenge.
You have until the last day of the month to play along!

Such a fun quick and easy CAS card!
The Zen Birthday Background 1 did all the work. 
I stamped with Archival Black Ink on Mixed Media paper and then heat embossed
using clear embossing powder.  

Die cut with CUTplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch 
Rectangles Nesting Die.

Then watercolored using the wet on wet technique using Kuretake Gansai paints.  
Starting at the top of the image, wet the paper with a wet paint brush and then added
red watercolors, then pink, yellow, orange, green, turquoise, blues and purple.

Let dry and then die cut the Celebrate Big on the image.
Die cut Celebrate Big again with SU Whisper White Thick Cardstock.

Then the fun began...Inlaid the White Celebrate Big and 
added scotch tape to the back of the main image.
Paper Pieced all the watercolored main image pieces..just like a puzzle.

The trick: save all the pieces no matter how tiny...
you will need them to finish the puzzle:-)
My Marvy Jewel Picker makes the process MUCH easier too!
The scotch tape on the back of the main image
secured the pieces in place.  It worked Great!

Attached finished main image to SU Whisper White Thick Card Base and Done!

I loved the results and hope you do too. Hugs..

Stamps: STAMPlorations Zen Birthday Background 1
Paper: SU Whisper White Thick CS and Strathmore Mixed Media paper.
Inks: Kuretake Gansai Watercolor paints.  Archival Jet Black
Accessories: CUTplorations Celebrate Big Phrase, CUTplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangles Nesting Die. Paint Brush. SU Clear EB powder and Heat Tool. Marvy Jewel Picker..a must!


  1. Wow! That's a very cool way to watercolor the image, which is pretty awesome any way you look at it. Love how you inlaid the bold die cut and then it hangs off the edges with a little bit of dimension. Looks fabulous, Nancy!

    1. A fun and Quick card. I have always loved puzzles:-) Thank you for your comments on my cards, dear friend. Hugs..Nancy

  2. Like so much that bold die! Wonderful on your art work! TFS

  3. Wonderful rainbow colours for the birthday cake background! The simple white die cut sentiment is perfect to let the background take centre stage.

  4. Love the modern look of this Nancy! Your water color gradient is so well done and so cheerful. The white inlaid die cut is perfect. Fun card!

  5. What a lot of pieces in your puzzle, Nancy, and so worth the effort! Beautiful rainbow watercoloring!

  6. Such a vibrant and fabulous card. The rainbow colours look great and so does that background stamp. Love how you kept the die sentiment white and how you inlaid it back in is amazing X

  7. This design is fantastic Nancy! Love the zentangle Birthday background done in the rainbow colours. So bright and fun!! The large white die-cut sentiment makes a statement! :) Great work (and patience) inlaying the design. xx

  8. Bright, bold and beautiful, Nancy! That gorgeous rainbow coloured background is eye-catching. The large white die cut sentiment is fantastic and finished off the card brilliantly! xx

  9. This is such a fun and bright birthday card, Nancy! The rainbow colors look amazing with the Zen Birthday Background! I love the inlaid white die-cut sentiment with the edges hanging off the rainbow panel! Clever design element.
    Hugs.. Hideko

  10. Oh wow!! This is terrific! I love the colours and it looks so effective. Love how you did the sentiment... Gotta remember that one!

  11. This is just one of the many reasons I wanted you on the STAMP design team! LOVE this card, Nancy!

    1. I treasure your sweet comment, my friend. Love and Hugs..Nancy
      Happy Thanksgiving to you and the family...

  12. Yes! That’s it, Nancy! Beautiful design. Didn’t have that BG on my radar. Now it’s going onto my wishlist!

    1. It is a cool and fun stamp. Glad you found my card and thanks for the comment. Hugs..Nancy

  13. AWESOME design, Nancy. Love the image, your great coloring and the way you did the sentiment. Gorgeous card and wonderful techniques. Hugz


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