Thursday, January 3, 2019

STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge Anything Goes: Optional Color Twist..Burgundy

The First STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge of 2019:-)
The talented Design Team is looking forward to Inspiring all our followers with CAS Card Designs!

Please remember to make your Cards CAS Anything Goes 
with Optional Color Twist: Burgundy.

A fun STAMPlorations CAS Card Design using Six fun is that?

I wanted to use the CAS Anything Goes Challenge with the optional
color twist: Burgundy,  but did not have any burgundy inks so....I mixed my own
with Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors.

I Googled Burgundy and got ideas for color wheel mixing to get a shade of Burgundy.
I used #34 Dark Pink, #36 Red Wine, #37 Deep Pink and #139 Purple for Burgundy.

Used my T.H. Glass Craft Mat and wet flat paint brush to spread my watercolors onto mat.
Painted all 4 colors onto Strathmore Mixed Media paper.
The bottom color was a mixture of #37 and #139 for my shade of burgundy.

When dry I die cut with ATC Tag Builder Die, which left a few scraps.
Next heat embossed the happy from the Happy Birthday stamp set.

Next die cut the Birthday Word Die from a piece of leftover paper that had been painted
with the #34 Dark Pink.  Die cut another Birthday using SU Basic Black CS and stacked both using SU Fine Tip Glue Pen.

My image looked too flat and unfinished,  so I stamped the sweet Brave One butterflies on
another small scrap using Versafine Black ink and fussy cut.  Stamped the flowers from the same set and ink onto a scrap of MM paper and cut off one flower and fussy cut.
Then colored the flower with a Zig marker.

Popped up all 3 small embellishments and added small rhinestone from my stash to flower.

Next Die cut Whisper White layer for a simple border and popped up main image
with fun foam.  Attached to SU Whisper White Card Base and Done!

 I managed to keep my design CAS even with using so many STAMPloration products:-)

Hope you get to join us this month for our STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge.
You have until the end of the month to play along!  Hugs..

Stamps: STAMPlorations Happy Birthday.  Brave One.
Paper: SU Whisper White Thick.  Strathmore Mixed Media
Inks: Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors: #34 Dark Pink, #36 Red Wine, #37 Deep Pink and #139 Purple for Burgundy. Versafine black pigment ink. Zig marker.
Accessories: CUTplorations ATC Tag Builder Die, Birthday Word Die and Crazy Double Running Stitch Nesting Die. Flat paint Brush. T.H. Glass Mat. Papersnips. Fine Tip Glue Pen.

Challenge Rules and Prizes:
  • 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

If you use my discount code STAMPGIRLNANCY when you check out at the 
STAMPlorations Store you can get a 20% discount,  which you can use
with most other discounts too:-)


  1. love how you mixed colors to create burgundy, Nancy! and what a fab CAS card -- love how you combined different STAMP products to come up with this CAS beauty!

  2. WOW! This is so pretty, Nancy! Great work creating your own burgundy. Love the wash of colours in the background and your pretty butterflies and flower! xx

  3. Gorgeous colour wash background Nancy, I love your sentiment backed in black it really pops on the pinks purples and burgundy :)

  4. Lovely blend of colours to create the burgundy! And I really like the way you did the sentiment.

  5. What a pretty birthday card you created, Nancy! And you showcased so many of STAPlorations' products so well! I love how you created your own burgundy paint. Thank you for sharing the paint color #s. I agree with you that adding the pretty butterflies and flower makes a big difference. That's a clever solution!
    Hugs.. Hideko

  6. such awesome, rich colours you achieved on this beauty mf.
    Happy New Year hugs.

  7. Pretty mixed up colors, Nancy! Blending gives you a lot of possibilities. Your stamps and dies are a perfect mix, too. I love the chunky birthday die and all your color in the center of beautiful, clean white!

  8. I love all your shades of pink, purple and burgundy, Nancy! Thanks for the tip of how to get a burgundy color! Love the dimension of the butterflies and flower and the black shadow that makes the die cut sentiment stand out!

  9. I love your use of bold color on this! What an eye-catcher, Nancy! I always hesitate doing this and love when others do! Thanks for the inspiration to try it!

  10. Oh it's beautiful! Wonderful colours Nancy!


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