Saturday, June 11, 2016

Thanks, sweet friend


Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing a card I made for a sweet friend to thank her for all her support.  I had a lot of fun colouring this and thinking of her the whole time. :) Thanks Barb!

My CAS Mix Up card has die-cuts, stamping, heat embossing, watercolouring and splattering, but is still a CAS (clean and simple) design.



I heat embossed the leaves in liquid platinum (love this colour) onto mixed media paper and then watercoloured using three colours of Zig Clean Color Real Brushes. I die-cut the leaves from matching dies.

I scribbled two of those same colours of Zigs onto my mat, spritzed with water and then splattered the background to create a soft backdrop for my leaves.  I'm happy with how it turned out.  A simple, small black banner heat embossed in liquid platinum finishes the card.

Our challenge is open until June 24th at midnight (PDT), so there's lots of time to play along.  Hope to see you in the gallery!  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Edited to add:  Thanks to Sandie for the reminder, I am entering this into AAA Cards #66 - Watercolouring.









Stamps:  One with Nature (Simon Says); Lots of Thanks (Simon Says)
Paper:  White card base (Neehan); Mixed Media (Strathmore 400 Series); Black (SU!)
Ink:  Versamark; Zig Clean Clear Watercolor Brushes
Accessories & Tools:  Liquid Platinum embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool, paint brushes, water mister

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up June Challenge - Die-cuts
AAA Cards #66 - Watercolour

27 comments:

  1. Oh Loll, this is beautiful, the colors are so rich and go so well together! It doesn't take a big stamp to make a BIG impact on the card, this is stunning!! Well done my friend!!

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  2. Love this design, great colours and perfectly CAS.

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  3. Love these 2 color shades together. Makes me think of summer time, wearing bright colors on the beach. Love the shapes, and that Platinum embossing is just perfect to show off these brilliant colors. Liking those cool splatters too! Your friend will love this special card. TFS & Hugs.

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  4. Lovely card, Loll. Great coloring with the Zigs.

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  5. Beautiful card Loll, love these big leaves/trees. Look wonderful embossed and the colours are perfect. Bet she loved it.

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  6. V serene - lovely card Loll. Love your colours & little splatters x

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  7. This looks so cool ..... I love those die cuts and this is one of my favourite colour combos at the moment.
    The liquid platinum EP is in the old craft room .... can't wait to try it!!! xx

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  8. A serene and peaceful feel feel to this card, my friend! Love these colors and the softly splattered background!

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  9. How cut are these trees! Love your coloring too :)

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  10. Ohhhh, those trees have been on my wish list, too! Love the colors, groupings, and splatters! I am pinning this so when I finally get them I will remember why... ;)

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  11. Superb watercolouring Loll, love the fresh colours...you could add this to AAA water colour challenge x

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  12. I love the delicacy of this card. Beautiful colors and unobtrusive splash make a wonderful card for a friend. It will definitely be delighted! It's great that we are surrounded by friends. I also thank you, Loll for everything :-)
    Hugs,
    BożenA

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  13. Love your heat embossed die cut trees brightly colored with your Zigs. Nice soft splattered background too. TFS Loll. Hugs, Nancy

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  14. Sigh, this is my favorite color combo Loll and what a beautiful card! I love those leaves/trees and love the way you have colored them in after embossing. Loving the splatters too!! Your sentiment just nestles right underneath those leaves/trees. Love that pop of black. Hugs, Brenda

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  15. Just beautiful Loll, such pretty colours with matching splatters and CAS-perfect. Love it as it's my favourite colour combo and thanks for sharing at AAA Cards this week. Sarah x

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  16. Love this one and the use of liquid platinum! I'll have to try that for sure. I just love the sentiment on black too- it makes your colors really pop!

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  17. Simply gorgeous, Loll ... the soft, splattery background, those beautifully coloured and clustered trees, that crisp, understated sentiment banner ... love every little thing about it! So Pinned! Hugs, Anita :)

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  18. Just beautiful Loll, love those leaves like contemporary stained glass!
    Val x

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  19. This is fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Chrissie xx

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  20. This card is so striking and unique looking, particularly with this choice of stamp and dies set. A great artistic look!

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  21. The most perfect CAS and mixed media card. Elegant stamps, beautiful colour choice and perfect layout. Stunning and elegant. Loving the black banner, the splats and that liquid platinum too x

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  22. Beautiful Loll! one of my fav stamp sets too!!

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  23. Sweet card - I just LOVE those trees or leaves, whichever you want to call them. Your coloration is just beautiful, that platinum embossing and the pretty splatters!

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  24. Love the watercoloured trees and the hit of colour in the background makes the card. Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards this week.

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  25. I need to get this set-every card I see with it makes me so happy. Love your fun coloring.

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