Good morning! A couple days ago I shared my second card for the second stage of Anna’s CASometry Challenge 2 – Make 5; but the more I looked at it over the course of the day, the more I realized that it can’t even kinda be counted as CAS. So I decided to do it over! 😉 I loved the color scheme and concept of my original card so I decided to keep those ideas and adjust the rest! So here’s my revised card for the challenge!
I started by prepping a piece of watercolor paper with my powder tool and then I stamped a few of the flowers from the Sketch Ranunculus set with versamark and heat-embossed them with white embossing powder. Next I wet the flowers and then dropped in seedless preserves, victorian velvet, and dusty concord distress ink. I did a very light layer, let it dry, and then went back in with a second layer to darken parts of the flowers. Once that was dry I wet the area around the flowers and painted it with pumice stone distress ink. I used a lot of water to blend out the edges and provide that white space that a CAS card really needs! Once that was dry I placed a piece of scrap paper over the top and bottom halves of the card to block off the white space and then flicked victorian velvet and seedless preserves distress ink over the design.
I stamped the sentiment onto black cardstock and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder. I also die-cut the word ‘wishing’ from white cardstock twice and adhered them together for a dimensional look. As I was working on the sentiment I realized that I also used the same sentiment set for the first stage of Anna’s challenge…so I guess I’m actually using the same TWO sets on each card! I glued the die cut word over the sentiment label and then adhered them to the card base. To finish the card I added a few clear droplets!
You can definitely see the influence of the first card but I think it fits the criteria for CAS much more than the original did…hopefully Anna will agree! 😉
Thanks so much for visiting and have a fantastic day!
Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Affiliate disclosure can be found here). Your purchases help keep my blog running and I thank you for the support!)
This one is definitely more CAS than your previous card. Absolutely love it!
CAS of not…these are both gorgeous.
Laura Dovalo says
Wow, what a stunning card! Love the coloring and white embossing!
Sue Stenning says
Really lovely card, I will make a note of your method of water colouring so I can hopfully get some better results than I have been getting so far! Thanks for sharing your creativity.
Susan Powell says
This. Is. GORGEOUS!!!!!
Beth Karschnick says
I SO LOVE these cards!!! As I am looking at your second card, I noticed that everywhere you flicked color over the card, it looks as if you put tiny beads there….I am going to give this a try because it’s such a cool effect!! BTW, I believe that no one could truthfully that it isn’t cas….IT’s perfect!!
Anna Kosskovskaya says
Jessica, I alredy told you IG – this is beautiful and I’m in love!
Kara Lynne says
So beautiful, Jess! I love your color combination. I scrolled down and saw the other one too – both are beautiful!
Светлана Калайда says
Very beautiful card !!!