Saturday, January 31, 2015

CAS watercolor

I have a problem with watercolor. When I've created some gorgeousness with it, I have a really hard time not plastering an entire card front with it. Take this, for example.


Grabbed a sheet of watercolor paper and my kids' old watercolors and created the one on the left. Cuz it was such fun, I created the one on the right too, using a bit more pigment.

I had seen this card of Kylie's and just loved the ombre look on her die cut. My plan was to create a set of super CAS cards for my mom. So I die cut some word dies from vellum and used them as a guide for where to place my dies for the color gradient I wanted.


My plan also included combining die cut words with stamped words. Took me the longest to decide on the right sentiment/font combinations! This is what happened.

Dee's Distinctively meets Papertrey

WPlus9 meets STAMPlorations

Paper Smooches meets STAMPlorations

Amy Tangerine meets STAMPlorations

Essentials by Ellen meets Avery Elle
And may I introduce the set for my mom. I think they are going to be right up her alley. Do you have a favorite?


 I'm joining a few great challenges:

CFC 136

HSL Feb Sketch Challenge

Anything Goes


and Addicted to Stamps #129 - Clean and Simple cuz yep, they certainly are! Happy weekend.

47 comments:

Cathy said...

LOVE these Maria, great CASE on Kylie's card. The gradient colours are so lovely as are the sentiments, I'm sure your mum will love them, Cathy x

Kara Lynne said...

Oh do I love these! Simple and well stated! Great job putting those sentiments together, they are all wonderful!

Kylie said...

Absolutely brilliant, my friend. I have made a few cards for upcoming challenges with the watercolouring and the word die. I cant get enough of it. The colours came out so vibrant - love it! Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx
ps - you are right about the font on that word die I have. How funny!!!

SonjaK said...

Wow, for a short while I almost forgot to breathe. I literally thank God we can't do this accidentally. These cards are totally amazing! I couldn't pick a favorite. I LOVE them all.

Karen Mead said...

Love all these gorgeous cas cards - your rainbow sentiments look amazing! Thanks so much for joining us this week at ATSM xx

pcm said...

fab!

Susanne Vargas said...

Absolutely love your very CAS rainbow cards! The hello card is my favorite because of the slanted die! Also loved your painted backgrounds!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Yummy, yummy, yummy. These are FABULOUS. Love all the colours.
Perfect CAS creations and that watercolouring and layering is just stunning
Thanks so much for linking up at ATSM
Sarah x

Michelle said...

Oh my - a fantastic set! LOVE the 'Congrats grad" card! Hmmm.... maybe I just love 'em all.

Geri said...

So very nice, Maria!!! And what a way to make use of your time with a great technique and design to come up with this beautiful set!!! Love it...they couldn't be prettier!

Geri said...

So very nice, Maria!!! And what a way to make use of your time with a great technique and design to come up with this beautiful set!!! Love it...they couldn't be prettier!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome, Miss Lady!!

Sharli Schaitberger said...

Eek! I couldn't pick a favorite! I love them all for different reasons and if you gave me the set, I am positive I could never actually part with any of them! Oh Golly!
I gotta run into the studio and try this at home!
Hugs!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Cooo! I'm all over these with love, Maria! I've done this with alcohol ink backgrounds, but I just love the bright rainbow deliciousness you brought to your extremely clean and simple set which, geez, talk about a BIG impact!! You really need to be teaching one of these online classes!! Mwah! Darnell

Kylie said...

Oh!!!! and thanks for playing along at ATSM xxxxxx

donna mikasa said...

Wonderfully ombré and CAS, too! Love these, Maria!

sandie said...

Perfect way to use water colouring and the CASness of these makes my heart sing! Thanks for joining ATSM

Shona Chambers said...

Watercolouring scares me so much. I think its the lack of control over the paint and the fact that I don't have any watercolour cardstock that stops me from trying it. But this idea has totally changed my mind and maybe I can give this a go. The die-cuts look so amazing and really pop against that crisp white. Thanks so much for the inspiration. Now where did I hide those paints.......

Jenny said...

These are all fabulous Maria, the rainbow words really add that special touch to such a CAS design :)
Jenny x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

They are so beautiful, I can't choose between them, love them all.

Have a wonderful day!

Warm hugs
Maarit

Deepti said...

Wowzers !!! Love them

cm said...

AWESOME! Now 'this' is the kind of water-colouring I *might* be able to do! Such marvelous inspiration! Do I have a favourite? Yep...the whole set!
Hugs~c

Anita in France said...

Maria!!! I don't have words to describe how much I totally and completely LOVE these rainbow die cuts on their crisp white backgrounds ... they're PERFECT ... and Pinned! My new favourite Maria cards! Anita :)

Betty Wright said...

WOW! This is amazing! I love all the cards you made, too! I really must give this technique a try!

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards, Maria! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM!

shirley-bee said...

CAS perfection! These cards pack such a punch, they're fabulous! Oh, and congrats on your W&W win :)

Wendy said...

This are all gorgeous!

Mandy said...

Gorgeous cards Maria! I love how you've used the watercolour paper.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
hugs
Mandy xx

Cornelia W said...

Those are amazing - LOVE them! May have to CASE you on that! Thanks for joining us at ATSM!

Deborah Frings said...

They are most certainly CAS and absolutely stunning with it! Love the set and I'm sure your Mum will too. Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

Dee Miranda said...

LOVE these cards!! They are really stunning!
Thanks for sharing with us at CAS-ual Fridays (:

Eesha Kolli said...

Simple and genius idea. Awesome take on the cards. Loved them all. I'm glad you joined the fun @ CAS-ual Fridays :-)

Nina-Marie Trapani said...

so cool! love those CAS cards with all the stunning rainbow die cutting!
Nina-Marie :)

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

These are terrific Maria! Great CAS designs! Hazel x

Loll Thompson said...

Wow ... these are amazing Maria! I LOVE how you used vellum to diecut a template to figure out where to place your dies ... so clever!! I love the CAS design of these amazing cards. Seriously IN LOVE WITH THESE! :) Hard to pick a favourite, but I think maybe the LOVE one ... very cool die-cut. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Happy Little Stampers! xx

wienerhoneymooners said...

Bravo Maria!!!!! I applaud all and my FAVE is the LOVE of of course, being the romamtic that I am.
I hope your weekend is a treasure!

Martha said...

OH...WOW...what an absolutely DARLING set of cards, Maria!
Fa-bu-lous...and beautifully done!

Martha said...

OH...WOW...what an absolutely DARLING set of cards, Maria!
Fa-bu-lous...and beautifully done!

Karen D. said...

great set of wonderful cards mf...

Handmade Cards by Archana said...

Absolutely amazing set of cards!! Loved the technique.Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays challenge.
Hope to see you again.
Hugs
Archana

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

This set of cards is absolutely wonderful. I have done this with Copics. Gotta try watercolor - my new thing!

honeybeelane said...

These are absolutely gorgeous! I love them all. BTW, hello from Germany! (Hallo aus Deutschland!) :)

NhDeSiGnS said...

just lovely

Naomi said...

I've never worked with water colors, but these beauties definitely got me thinking!
Beautiful work!

Lisa A. said...

AMAZING!! CAS perfection...love them all!!:)

Renee said...

WOW, these are so perfect in every way!!!!!!!! Great job.. Pinned these :)

Julie Ebersole said...

These are SO fun and SO pretty, all at the same time! LOVE!!!

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