Thursday, 7 February 2019

February STAMPlorations CAS Challenge - Cerulean Blue

Happy February! We got through the first month of the year and already the days are getting just that little bit longer. As usual, a new month means a new CAS challenge over on the STAMPlorations blog. This month our optional colour twist is Cerulean Blue. 

You know the old saying "You never know what you have until you clean your craft room"? Well, I have been in major clearing out mood. Not quite sure why (and no, I haven't watched the Marie Kodo Netflix series...). Anyhow, I listed a big bunch of old crafty stuff on eBay. And I discovered a few envelopes of the narrow and long persuasion. I felt like I wanted to create some long and narrow cards to fit the envelopes and then send the cards off and that would get rid of those weirdly shaped envelopes. What a cunning plan, right?

I used my current favourite flower stamp set, STAMPlorations Bloom Doodles, to create a row of flowers which I coloured with Gansai Tambi watercolours. I stamped one of the flowers on the envelope too. I then die cut the sentiment using CUTplorations Fabulous Word Die directly from the front panel, careful to keep track of all the small pieces of the die cut. I then attached the die cut using 3D foam pads. So you can just about make out the sentiment, it's very subtle. I really love the look. I hope this has inspired you to play along with us over at STAMPlorations CAS challenge. And if you played along in our January challenge, don't forget to check in on the 10th when we reveal all the winners for all our January challenges and blog hops!

I'm linking up my card over at CAS Mix Up where the theme is dimensional die cuts (I promise my sentiment is attached with 3D foam pads, I just didn't quite manage to capture the dimension in my photo). My "your choice" is watercolour and masking.

Dies: CUTplorations Fabulous Word Die
Ink and colouring: Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black, Gansai Tambi watercolours

STAMPlorations discount code: If you want to save 20% when shopping at the STAMPlorations store you can use the code STAMPGIRLKAROLA at checkout. The discount applies to all normal priced and discounted stamps, stencils and dies. The code cannot be combined with other discount codes.


Harriet Skelly said...

WOW I love those flowers! I need to remember to stamp on my envelopes - it just adds that extra handmade touch.

nancy littrell said...

Beautifully watercolored Bloom Doodles flowers, Karola. I love your long card CAS design, striped borders and stamped matching envelope too. TFS my friend. Hugs..Nancy

Loll said...

Your blooms are go gorgeous Karola! Love the mix of colours ... that cerulean blue is AMAZING! Fantastic card design with your washi tape sides, and that awesome hidden word cut from your pretty flowers. Great dimension! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

Gail said...

Lovin the blooms here! TFS

Mac Mable said...

Stunning and vibrant colours on your amazing card. Great idea to use up the different sized envelopes and love how you decorated it too. Wonderful colouring and the hidden die cut message adds a fun element too. Thank you for joining in the CAS Mix Up Challenge with this beauty x.

Jo said...

Such vibrant blooms and beautifully watercolored. Definitely a FABULOUS card!
Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up! xxx

Maria said...

Very pretty flowers colored beautifully!!