Good morning! I’m back for the fourth stage of Anna Kossakovskaya’s CASometry Challenge 2 – Make 5! You can find my first cards here, here, and here! I’ve been using vellum a lot this week and decided to use it to help soften the look of my card!
I started by stamping the flowers and greenery from Sketch Ranunculus with versamark on vellum and then heat-embossed them with white embossing powder. Next I fussy cut them and arranged them on my card base. I lightly outlined them with a pencil leaving a small border and then took them off the card. Next I watercolored inside the outlined areas. I used Abandoned Coral, Dried Marigold, and Bundled Sage distress inks that I smooshed on an acrylic block and applied with a round brush. Once they dried I erased the pencil marks and flicked on a few paint splatters using the same three colors. While the paint was drying I applied spectrum noir clear sparkle to the vellum flowers and greenery.
I stamped the sentiment from Sending and Wishing with versamark and heat-embossed it with silver embossing powder. Unfortunately it didn’t photograph well but it’s definitely a bright silver. Next I layered the vellum flowers over the watercolored areas with vellum adhesive and added a sprinkling of Glass Slippers sparkling clear sequins.
And then I had a couple leftover vellum flowers so I decided to make another card! 😉
Not quite CAS but definitely more white space than normal for me! 🙂 I was in shaker withdrawal! So for this card I colored the back of the vellum flowers with copic markers and the front with my spectrum noir clear sparkle brush. I painted a loose wash of Bundled Sage distress ink in the bottom corner of a piece of watercolor paper. Then I stamped the sentiment and some of the greenery and flowers using inks from Hero Arts and The Ton. I also added splatters of Bundled Sage distress ink. Next I die-cut a frame and filled my shaker with beads and sequins from The Ton. I adhered the watercolor panel to the shaker and then adhered the vellum flowers over the frame and acetate.
And I almost forgot…my apologies for not announcing yesterday but I have a winner for my 2nd blogiversary giveaway! Thank you all SO much for your sweet comments and for all the new followers and subscribers! I’ll be doing a giveaway on Instagram soon because I just passed 3000 followers! So, without further adieu, random.org chose my winner and it’s LOU WITTMER!!! Lou, send me an email or message and I’ll get the gift card to you ASAP! 🙂 Congrats!
Thanks so much for visiting! Don’t forget to come by tomorrow when we start sneaks for the 2016 Summer Release of The Ton Stamps!! 😉
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Hi Jess, so gorgeous! I love, love the vellum on top and of coarse the shaker, lol. TFSAI.
Whoa. Both cards are incredible…really swooning over the first card, though. The meticulous way you colored the focal point is perfect. Gorgeousness.
Karen B. says
So pretty and soft ! Wow!
Jennifer K says
Love both of your cards! Beautiful as they always are.
Both cards are stunning with the vellum and the watercoloring. Just love both of them.
Maggie B says
Hi Jess ~ Both of these cards are absolutely gorgeous. I think I should just give you my address so you can send me your creations! LOL I haven’t tried watercoloring on vellum before but the results are stunning. Thanks for the inspiration.
Beautiful cards <3
Daria Grushina says
Both are really pretty 🙂 such a versatile stamp set 🙂
Anna Kosskovskaya says
Jessica, your cards with this set blow me away! To great I could find some words!
Taunya Butler says
GOSH – By GOLLY – these cards are beautiful and they just SING!! Love how talented you are and how your cards are so lovely!!
Beautiful, lovely cards!
K. Joy says
Oh how pretty! I like the colors, and all those fun speckles! Your not-so-cas card is gorgeous as well! Thanks for sharing!
Love this. Second card is amazing!
Annette Gordon says
Both of these cards are amazing! I have been wanting to make a vellum card for awhile, I used to make them all the time. But needed some ideas. Although, this is years later, I found your card on pinterest and was very drawn to them! Thanks for the inspiration. I love your blog!