Friday, August 12, 2016

May your every dream come true

Hello, lovelies!  I'm up on the CAS-ual Fridays blog today sharing a colorful watercolor card!

To make this card I started by adding watercolor to a piece of watercolor paper.  I used Distress Inks to do my watercolor and the colors from top to bottom are Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Salty Ocean, and Wilted Violet.  I applied the inks using the ink smooshing method.  I started with a strip of acetate and applied the ink to it and then sprayed it with water and dabbed it on my paper.  For a couple of the colors I applied ink twice to make them more vibrant.  After everything was dry I used numerous CAS-ual Fridays stamp sets to add the various white embossed flowers and stems.  The sets I used are Loving Thoughts, Girlfriend, Wonderful Words, and Casual Comfort.  I first stamped the sentiment from Wonderful Words in black directly on my card but I ended up accidentally smudging it slightly (and being the perfectionist I am I couldn't let it go like that lol!), so I ended up stamping the sentiment again on vellum and fussy cutting it and placing it over the original stamping.  It worked well, I think, it definitely covered up the smudge, although I would have preferred to have the sentiment directly on the card.

To find the supplies I used today be sure to stop by CAS-ual Fridays!  If you decide to make a purchase please treat yourself to my discount code below.


  1. Beautiful card, love the color combo and the black sentiment with white flowers. Thanks for the tip on fixing a smudge, vellum to the rescue, brilliant!

  2. This is beautiful Diane! Great idea on fixing the smudge! I think the vellum looks lovely! Love the colors too!

  3. I am so behind with comments--ugh! Great save with your sentiment, the vellum blends in so well. And I love your pretty watercoloring! Thanks for your note, so glad to know your card arrived safely.