Saturday, January 31, 2015

CAS watercolor

I have a problem with watercolor. When I've created some gorgeousness with it, I have a really hard time not plastering an entire card front with it. Take this, for example.


Grabbed a sheet of watercolor paper and my kids' old watercolors and created the one on the left. Cuz it was such fun, I created the one on the right too, using a bit more pigment.

I had seen this card of Kylie's and just loved the ombre look on her die cut. My plan was to create a set of super CAS cards for my mom. So I die cut some word dies from vellum and used them as a guide for where to place my dies for the color gradient I wanted.


My plan also included combining die cut words with stamped words. Took me the longest to decide on the right sentiment/font combinations! This is what happened.

Dee's Distinctively meets Papertrey

WPlus9 meets STAMPlorations

Paper Smooches meets STAMPlorations

Amy Tangerine meets STAMPlorations

Essentials by Ellen meets Avery Elle
And may I introduce the set for my mom. I think they are going to be right up her alley. Do you have a favorite?


 I'm joining a few great challenges:

CFC 136

HSL Feb Sketch Challenge

Anything Goes


and Addicted to Stamps #129 - Clean and Simple cuz yep, they certainly are! Happy weekend.

47 comments:

  1. LOVE these Maria, great CASE on Kylie's card. The gradient colours are so lovely as are the sentiments, I'm sure your mum will love them, Cathy x

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  2. Oh do I love these! Simple and well stated! Great job putting those sentiments together, they are all wonderful!

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  3. Absolutely brilliant, my friend. I have made a few cards for upcoming challenges with the watercolouring and the word die. I cant get enough of it. The colours came out so vibrant - love it! Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx
    ps - you are right about the font on that word die I have. How funny!!!

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    1. Oh!!!! and thanks for playing along at ATSM xxxxxx

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  4. Wow, for a short while I almost forgot to breathe. I literally thank God we can't do this accidentally. These cards are totally amazing! I couldn't pick a favorite. I LOVE them all.

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  5. Love all these gorgeous cas cards - your rainbow sentiments look amazing! Thanks so much for joining us this week at ATSM xx

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  6. Absolutely love your very CAS rainbow cards! The hello card is my favorite because of the slanted die! Also loved your painted backgrounds!

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  7. Yummy, yummy, yummy. These are FABULOUS. Love all the colours.
    Perfect CAS creations and that watercolouring and layering is just stunning
    Thanks so much for linking up at ATSM
    Sarah x

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  8. Oh my - a fantastic set! LOVE the 'Congrats grad" card! Hmmm.... maybe I just love 'em all.

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  9. So very nice, Maria!!! And what a way to make use of your time with a great technique and design to come up with this beautiful set!!! Love it...they couldn't be prettier!

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  10. So very nice, Maria!!! And what a way to make use of your time with a great technique and design to come up with this beautiful set!!! Love it...they couldn't be prettier!

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  11. Eek! I couldn't pick a favorite! I love them all for different reasons and if you gave me the set, I am positive I could never actually part with any of them! Oh Golly!
    I gotta run into the studio and try this at home!
    Hugs!

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  12. Cooo! I'm all over these with love, Maria! I've done this with alcohol ink backgrounds, but I just love the bright rainbow deliciousness you brought to your extremely clean and simple set which, geez, talk about a BIG impact!! You really need to be teaching one of these online classes!! Mwah! Darnell

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  13. Wonderfully ombré and CAS, too! Love these, Maria!

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  14. Perfect way to use water colouring and the CASness of these makes my heart sing! Thanks for joining ATSM

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  15. Watercolouring scares me so much. I think its the lack of control over the paint and the fact that I don't have any watercolour cardstock that stops me from trying it. But this idea has totally changed my mind and maybe I can give this a go. The die-cuts look so amazing and really pop against that crisp white. Thanks so much for the inspiration. Now where did I hide those paints.......

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  16. These are all fabulous Maria, the rainbow words really add that special touch to such a CAS design :)
    Jenny x

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  17. They are so beautiful, I can't choose between them, love them all.

    Have a wonderful day!

    Warm hugs
    Maarit

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  18. AWESOME! Now 'this' is the kind of water-colouring I *might* be able to do! Such marvelous inspiration! Do I have a favourite? Yep...the whole set!
    Hugs~c

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  19. Maria!!! I don't have words to describe how much I totally and completely LOVE these rainbow die cuts on their crisp white backgrounds ... they're PERFECT ... and Pinned! My new favourite Maria cards! Anita :)

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  20. WOW! This is amazing! I love all the cards you made, too! I really must give this technique a try!

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  21. Absolutely gorgeous cards, Maria! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM!

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  22. CAS perfection! These cards pack such a punch, they're fabulous! Oh, and congrats on your W&W win :)

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  23. Gorgeous cards Maria! I love how you've used the watercolour paper.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    hugs
    Mandy xx

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  24. Those are amazing - LOVE them! May have to CASE you on that! Thanks for joining us at ATSM!

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  25. They are most certainly CAS and absolutely stunning with it! Love the set and I'm sure your Mum will too. Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

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  26. LOVE these cards!! They are really stunning!
    Thanks for sharing with us at CAS-ual Fridays (:

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  27. Simple and genius idea. Awesome take on the cards. Loved them all. I'm glad you joined the fun @ CAS-ual Fridays :-)

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  28. so cool! love those CAS cards with all the stunning rainbow die cutting!
    Nina-Marie :)

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  29. These are terrific Maria! Great CAS designs! Hazel x

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  30. Wow ... these are amazing Maria! I LOVE how you used vellum to diecut a template to figure out where to place your dies ... so clever!! I love the CAS design of these amazing cards. Seriously IN LOVE WITH THESE! :) Hard to pick a favourite, but I think maybe the LOVE one ... very cool die-cut. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Happy Little Stampers! xx

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  31. Bravo Maria!!!!! I applaud all and my FAVE is the LOVE of of course, being the romamtic that I am.
    I hope your weekend is a treasure!

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  32. OH...WOW...what an absolutely DARLING set of cards, Maria!
    Fa-bu-lous...and beautifully done!

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  33. OH...WOW...what an absolutely DARLING set of cards, Maria!
    Fa-bu-lous...and beautifully done!

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  34. great set of wonderful cards mf...

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  35. Absolutely amazing set of cards!! Loved the technique.Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays challenge.
    Hope to see you again.
    Hugs
    Archana

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  36. This set of cards is absolutely wonderful. I have done this with Copics. Gotta try watercolor - my new thing!

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  37. These are absolutely gorgeous! I love them all. BTW, hello from Germany! (Hallo aus Deutschland!) :)

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  38. I've never worked with water colors, but these beauties definitely got me thinking!
    Beautiful work!

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  39. AMAZING!! CAS perfection...love them all!!:)

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  40. WOW, these are so perfect in every way!!!!!!!! Great job.. Pinned these :)

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  41. These are SO fun and SO pretty, all at the same time! LOVE!!!

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