Thursday, March 7, 2019

STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge Anything Goes: optional twist Coral Pink.

Already time for the STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge AG: optional color twist
Coral Pink.  Beautiful colors to create Spring designs or Anything you desire.

You will love the inspiring CAS Cards by our talented design team.

 Life in Full Color stamp set.

I used TH blending tools to sponge with Distress Oxide inks on A2 (4 1/4" x 5 1/2") 
 Strathmore Mixed Media paper.
DOX Colors used: Cracked Pistachio, Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral, 
Wilted Violet and Fossilized Amber.

Then die cut sponged background with Bloomtangled #1 Color Plate.
Removed Color Plate carefully and added scotch tape to the back 
replacing the few pieces that fell out.  The sticky tape secured the pieces.
Attached white cardstock to the back with double stick tape for more security.

Then die cut the one A2 image with the 2nd largest "Crazy Double Running
Stitch Rectangle Nesting Die".  Next die cut the remainder of the A2 image with the
same size die.  So ended up with Two backgrounds for cards:-)

Added a narrow black CS frame and popped up on the die cut card front using fun foam
turning the image vertically.
Stamped and heat embossed the "Life in Full Color" sentiment and Done!

Sharing photo of both die cut images before made into cards.
Now you can see how I turned the image on my 1st card.

My 2nd card using the bottom half of the Cover Plate image.
I used the same STAMPloration Dies and stamp set.
Added a SU Calypso Coral frame and designed a Horizontal Card.

I loved playing with the coral pink colors and gorgeous Bloomtangled #1 Cover Plate.
Enjoy and hope you get to play along with this month at STAMPlortions CAS Challenge..
You have until the last day of the month to join us.  Hugs..

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 some other discounts too:-)


  1. Two beautiful cards from one gorgeous background, Nancy! LOVE these colours and hope to play along this month. Missed last month :( Great design inlaying your die-cut bloomtangles. And wonderful sentiments for both cards. xx

  2. Hi, Nancy! I finally got here. You know I love this card. Coral pink is one of my favorites. Love the embossed look with this die and I can't wait to get my DOX inks!

    1. It was so much fun playing together today, my friend. I loved seeing many of your gorgeous watercolored cards in person:-) I can't wait until you get DOX inks too. Your blended backgrounds you made today were so beautiful. Hugs..Nancy

  3. Nancy, two wonderful cards. I love the effect of using the die cut on the card. I've really got to try that :)

  4. I was so intrigued to read how you did these Nancy. They are so unique and so looking forward to trying this technique. Stunning inspiration, thank you x.

    1. I can't wait to see what you create, Mac. Hugs..Nancy

  5. Two lovely cards! Great layering on both of them and wonderful blend of colours!

  6. These are two really gorgeous designs using the IN coral coloring, Nancy! They really turned out great! Enjoy the weekend! Hugs, Dolly

  7. These are beautiful, Nancy! Love the colors and the inlaid die!

  8. Nailed the coral color, Nancy. Beautiful inspirations. xx

  9. Both cards look stunning, Nancy! I love the way you used the cover plate. It's so interesting and unique. Your choice of ink colors is fantastic with Coral. Love the encouraging sentiments and the framing, too.
    Hugs.. Hideko

  10. Love the coral and your choice of colours really look amazing together. Beautiful cards and the effect is stunning!

  11. Awesome - you are doing some great things with this cover plate! Love this!!! Hugz

  12. Nice way to get two beautiful cards from one background! Love them both!


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