Friday, October 6, 2017

Friendship Card - CAS

One of my oldest and dearest friends lives more than 2,000 miles away from me and does not use social media nor does she text. Occasional phone calls make it difficult to stay in touch with the everyday things of life so making all-occasion and friendship cards for her helps us stay up-to-date.
I decided to use a few challenges for inspiration, orienting the sketch from portrait to landscape without tipping the elements. The white card base was decorated with a die that punches a row of tiny holes. Next, I created a blend of watercolors using Brusho crystals. Once dry, I ironed the paper to flatten and soften it. The bold word was die cut from the watercolored paper and adhered directly onto the card base. The sketch calls for a little "something-something" on the lower right of the sentiment, so I added a punched butterfly with clear foam under the wings to add dimension. The inside sentiment was stamped and the punched heart added to cover a "happy accident" smudge.

My card is being submitted to the following card challenges:

1. Try Stampin' on Tuesday Sketch Challenge #341 (Option: Bold Words)

2. Less Is More Challenge #348

3. Inkspirational Word Prompt Challenge #144

Techniques: Watercoloring, stamping, die cutting, punch cutting, CAS
Size: A2

Stamps: Wplus9 "That Is All"
Inks: Stampin' Up! Blackberry Bliss (inside); Brusho Crystal Colors
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White
Paper:  The Paper Studio (lavender glitter); Strathmore watercolor paper
Dies: Winnie & Walter "Hi Cutaway" & Lawn Fawn border die
Punches: Stampin' Up! Butterfly & Heart
Misc.: Kool-Tac clear foam dots


  1. I really love your color choices for this big, bold hi-die cut... Great look! Wonderful CAS design too, I love the die cut dots, they add a lot of interest. Thanks for joining us at Less Is More and Inkspirational!

  2. The die cut dots are a great addition to your bold design. Lots of lovely white space too.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

  3. What a fun design! Love your sentiment (both inside and out!) and your colors are perfect. Love the clean layering too! :)

  4. Mega-watt smile guaranteed to light up your friend's face when this big ol' HI appears in her mailbox! The sentiment inside: sweet! So thrilled you shared this gem in the INKspirational gallery!

  5. Gorgeous use of watercolour and a fabulous choice of colour to showcase that wonderful HI die-cut sentiment. Neat and CAS and thanks for playing along at Less is More

  6. Love the blending and colors used for your watercoloring for your Hi. I never know what to do with those type of dies that create holes, pulled the sketch together. Interesting and unique card and interpetation of sketch.