Thursday, February 7, 2019

STAMPlorations CAS Anything Goes Card Challenge: Optional color twist Cerulean Blue

Time for STAMPlorations CAS Anything Goes Card Challenge: Optional
Color Twist: Cerulean Blue.  Here is the link to the challenge!

You will love the gorgeous cards by the CAS DT.  
I used Cobalt Blue for a shade close to Cerulean Blue.

Close up of pretty Wink of Stella Glitter and shine from heat embossing.

Isn't this the most beautiful shade of blue?  
I used Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors #62 "Cobalt" to make a smooshed
watercolor background on Strathmore Mixed Media paper.
When dry I splattered with a less diluted shade of the Cobalt.

Next I die cut the solid dragonfly using the Dragonfly Layered Dies Set out of
my pretty blue background.  Then Die Cut SU Black CS with the lined Dragonfly
Layered Die.

The two small dragonflies were from the "Winged Things" stamp set.  
I stamped them on the blue background with Versafine black ink and heat embossed
with SU Clear EB powder and fussy cut.

Set all the dragonflies aside and splattered the die cut card front with same Cobalt paint.

I attached all the dragonflies with SU Mini dimensionals and their tails with liquid glue.
Stamped the Birds of Paradise sentiment with Versafine black ink and heat embossed.

Attached and popped up card front with fun foam and Done!
I loved the bright colored dragonflies and fun sentiment.
I will be using for a get well card:-)

Enjoy and hope you get to play along.  The challenge ends the last day of the month.


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. Beautiful Nancy, I agree one of the prettiest blues and you show cased it so well with these cute dragonflies :)

  2. Your dragonflies are so pretty in my favourite blue colour, Nancy. The shimmer was a great finishing touch. xx

  3. Oh, Nancy, these dragonflies! I love dragonflies and have several which I simply must make a point of using. Love the pretty blue and the splatters and the perfect get well sentiment. So lovely!

    1. Thank you Leslie. I must share with you IRL. Even prettier IRL:-) Hugs..Nancy

  4. Those dragonflies are one of my favorite images and I love how you colored them. Lovely CAS card!

  5. A beautiful CAS design, Nancy, I love the dragonflies and that shade of blue!

  6. Yes, it truly is a gorgeous shade of blue! Lovely with the white and black, and perfect for the pretty dragonflies!

  7. Sweet card Nancy! LOVE this shade of blue. Your butterflies are so pretty and I love the splattering ... just perfect! xx

  8. Oops ... I meant dragonflies! :)

  9. Love thos dragonflies very much and the background!

  10. Blue is my favorite color and this one is just the most beautiful shade of blue. Pretty card and I like the black outline on the dragonflies. It really makes them pop.

  11. Your bold colors on this CAS design look fabulous, Nancy! That sentiment is so perfect for your dragonflies too! Beautifully done!

  12. These dragonflies are the most beautiful shade of blue, Nancy! I love how you've splattered with a darker shade and the splattered background! Awesome card, my friend!

  13. I love this beautiful dragonfly card, Nancy! It has a great texture and dimension. The blue of the dragonflies looks fabulous, especially with the sparkle of Wink of Stella and the shine of black heat-embossed outlines. The Cobalt spatters in the background add so much interest. Above all, the way you arranged the 3 dragonflies (size, order, orientation) contributes to the fabulous design!
    Hugs.. Hideko

    1. Thank you Hideko for your sweet comment. I loved how it turned out too:-) Hugs..Nancy

  14. Such a gorgeous shade of blue. Love your CAS card Nancy and what a pretty design and those dragonflies are beautiful. The most perfect sentiment for the most perfect card x.

  15. What gorgeous butterflies, framing an splattered background.

    Hugs Diane


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