Saturday, February 22, 2020

CAS Watercolour February Challenge: Red and Black

The February CAS Watercolour Challenge: Red and Black is hosted by the
very talented, Marcia (Marcia's Stampin' Pad).  There are so many gorgeous cards 
by the amazing Design Team, Guest Designer.

Here is my card using the brand new STAMPlorations "Layered Vases" stamp set
designed by the artsy talented Shirley, Bees Knees!

I kept my design CAS and loved using the Red and Black color combo.
The card format is 6" x 4 3/4" so I could add a black frame.
I die cut the card front 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" using CUTplorations Basic
A2 Panels Nesting Dies.

I used my MISTI to stamp the vase and flowers image with Black Versafine ink
and heat embossed with clear EB powder.

Then placed the card front in my MISTI for all the watercolor stamping,  using Distress
Oxide inks: Candied Apple and Black Soot spritzed with water and stamped.

Kept the card front in MISTI and stamped the sentiment using DOX Candied Apple and heat embossed with clear EB powder.

Using my MISTI for all the steps made for a Quick Clean and Simple card:-)

I am looking forward to trying my luck using a more artsy design with this
new awesome stamp set in the near future!

Thank you Marcia for a fun and easy CAS Watercolour Challenge.
You have until the 24th to play along.  Hugs..


Stamps: STAMPlorations "Layered Vase" by Shirley Bees Knees.
Paper: SU Whisper White 100# and Basic Black CS
Inks: Versamark Black ink,  DOX inks: Candied Apple and Black Soot.
Accessories: CUTplorations "Basic A2 Panels Nesting Die" for card front.  SU Clear EB Powder and Heat Tool, MISTI

Adding to STAMPlorations Anything Goes Challenge

If you use my discount code STAMPGIRLNANCY when you check out at the 
STAMPlorations Store you can get a 20% discount:-)


  1. This is such a cool design, Nancy! Love the new stamp set from Shirley ... looks amazing in red & black! xx

    1. Thank you, Loll. I can't wait to try a more artsy design:-) Hugs..

  2. Fab artsy stamp set Nancy - it looks lovely! Great card. x

  3. Such a contemporary looking card, so pretty and CAS perfection Nancy x.

  4. Wonderful card - can't decide if it's retro or contemporary. Perfect CAS!

  5. That is such a cool stamp and love that you kept it simple. I do love line art images and this one fits the bill. That also looks SO fun to do. Fabulous card, Nancy.

  6. Tulips, in any color, make me happy, Nancy! These are fabulous in red! Bravo, my friend!

  7. beautiful Nancy, love the artsy stamp and perfect in red and black :)

  8. This is such a pretty and contemporary CAS card, Nancy! The artsy, pen-sketch image and the shade of black & red inks make the card look fun and playful even though the red and black color combo usually gives a strong, sharp feeling. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your artsy cards! Hugs.. Hideko

    1. Thank you Hideko for your sweet and thoughtful comment. I know I am going to really like this new stamp set. Hugs..Nancy

  9. Artsy AND awesome Nancy! Love the stamp set, and it looks FABULOUS in red & black!! Lovely, lovely card my friend! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS Watercolour!! :0)

  10. Love your card Nancy, that stamp set is brilliant and using your black and red is prefect, hugs Robyn

  11. What a wonderful stamp set and I love how you've used it, Nancy! It's perfect in red and black with the black frame! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at CAS Watercolour!

  12. Love that vase of tulips Nancy - and you've water colored them so nicely!xx

  13. Oh it's fabulous!! I love the stamp and how arty this looks!

  14. Oh, I love this stamp and it's absolutely perfect for the black and white challenge! Cute font on the sentiment. Your card is just so cute!

  15. so pretty, I really like the 'sketched' look of those flowers.
    xx Karen

  16. This is the greatest stamp! I found myself holding my breath when I saw it and read the description. I didn't know I liked artsy but this one really hooked me, it is beautiful and your technique to color it is perfect.

  17. Nice stamp! Your simple treatment is perfect for a stamp image that is beautiful on it's own. I like the black CS trim, too.


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