Hi everyone. Second post for today. If you're looking for my Mixed Media Card Challenge post, please click HERE.
Today's challenge at STAMPlorations is called CASEplorations.
That's where a card will be posted by a Guest Designer and participants are asked to CASE (copy and share everything) the card, adding their own twist to the design. I'm excited and thrilled to be a Guest Designer for this new challenge. This is my card for the CASE Challenge ...
This card was made with a red watercoloured background, topped with a stencil that is covered with gold Inka Gold beeswax paste. The candle image (Holiday Sketches: Christmas Candles by STAMPlorations) was stamped onto watercolour paper, watercoloured and then fussy cut and popped on top of the background. The gold peace sentiment was cut with my Silhouette Cameo using gold foil card stock.
I have CASED my own design above :) ...
This is a CAS (clean and simple) version of the Peace card.
I had an "ah-ha" moment when I was thinking about the glow behind the candles. I had bought this stencil from memory box, but hadn't used it much. I thought it would be perfect as the glow from the candles :) I sponged over top with Mustard Seed distress ink, fading at I got toward the outside edges. Then I coated it with my clear Wink of Stella (also used it on the Candles and I LOVE that it actually shows up in this photo ... most times WoS is hard to photograph). The candles, holly and berries were coloured with Copics. I've added a little highlight with a white gel pen to some of the berries.
And I used the sentiment that is in the same stamp set as the Candles. I fussy-cut the candles and holly and popped them up ... happy with the dimension it adds to the card.
Pretty easy card to make ... just a little bit of time to fussy-cut, but worth it! :)
I hope you'll join in the CASEplorations challenge at STAMPlorations!
Stamps: Holiday Sketches: Christmas Candles (STAMPlorations)
Paper: White (Neenah)
Ink: Mustard Seed (Tim Holtz); Black (Memento), Copics: R29, R59, G43, YG67, YR24
Accessories & Tools: Textured Brilliant stencil (Memory Box), clear Wink of Stella, white gel pen
CASEplorations - March