Saturday, June 25, 2016

CAS-ual Watermarking

I was very happy to find out that we were going to do a collaboration with CAS-ual Fridays, and as soon as my goodies came, I made this project right away. There are prizes to be won, and all of the details can be found on the Imagine Crafts Blog and on the CAS-ual Friday Blog. This is a HUGE hop, so sit back, relax, and enjoy all of the crafty goodness! 

Imagine Crafts:
Walnut Ink: Eucalyptus, Terra Cotta, Java
VersaMark ink pad
VersaMagic: Tea Leaves
VersaFine: Spanish Moss, Vintage Sepia
Goosebumps Dauber
Clear Embossing Powder

CAS-ual Fridays: CTSS-13-020: Wonderful Words
Stampendous: Fitted Frames Set B
Whisker Graphics: Divine Twine
Beacon Adehsieves: Zip Dry Glue
Recollections: Ivory Card Base, cream cardstock
Artist's Loft: Watercolor Paper


1.   On watercolor paper, stamp the large flowers from the Wonderful Words stamp set with VersaMark and emboss with clear embossing powder. Repeat steps with the smaller flower.

2. Spray the embossed watercolor paper with Eucalyptus, Terra Cotta, and Java Walnut Inks. Don’t go too heavy with the coverage. You want to be able to see the different colors. Rub the paper with a paper towel while the sprays are still wet to slightly blend the colors and remove the spray from the embossed areas. 

1.   3. Using a sentiment from the same stamp set, stamp it on to cream cardstock using Vintage Sepia VersaFine ink. Die cut the sentiment using the small “H” Fitted Frame.  Ink the edges with VersaMagic in Tea Leaves, and then ink a smaller border with Spanish Moss VersaFine. 

4.  Once the ink is dried, go over the sentiment with Original Goosebumps with the dauber top to give the piece some sheen and texture. I gave it 2 coats.

5. Using the Tea Leaves and Spanish Moss inks again, ink the edges of the card base. Wrap the mat originally made with Divine Twine, and tie a knot. Adhere all layers together using Zip Dry Glue.

Below is the full list of hoppers for this CAS event! Please be sure to visit everyone and leave them some love. Don't forget about the chance to win some great prizes! And if you're new to my blog, feel free to click on the social media icons in the top right side of my blog to follow me. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!
Monica Edwards
Jennifer Ingle
Teresa Abajo
Lydia Evans
Jennifer Vanderbeek
Kelly Griglione
Nadine Carlier
Shona Chambers
Vicki Dutcher
Alison Heikkila (that's me!)
Jeanne Jachna
Neva Cole
Archana Bhurke
Mary Prasad
Nora Noll
Katharina Frei
Diane Jaquay
Roni Johnson
Joanna Harty
Jowilna Nolte
Lisa Lahiff
Terre Fry
Bonnie Sharp
Martha Lucia Gomez
Kimberly Rendino
Mark Melnick
CAS-ual Fridays Blog


vinita jain said...

Such delicate and beautiful creation, love it!

Robin said...

Such a pretty and elegant card! I love how you created it with all the different colors. Hugs, Robin

Rebecca/Sydney's Sentiments said...

Very lovely card! Great use of the inks!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Awesome card!

Ink Stained Roni said...

Pretty card.

Kara Stainbrook said...

So beautiful!!

conil said...

This is really yummy looking. Love the use of color.

Mary Holshouser said...

Very pretty.
Hadn't thought about using the paper towel
to blend the colors. Have to give it a
thanks for sharing.

Michele Gross said...

Love this beautiful vintage look!

Monica Edwards said...

awesome job ALison!!

Kathy Gayhart Carter said...

Thanks for a great tutorial. Your project is awesome!! I've learned so much today. Thank you.

Jeanne J. said...

I love the neat affect you got on the background with the different sprays blended Alison! Looks amazing!

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty card! Love the technique!

Nadine Carlier said...

Pretty card Alison! I have never tried the Goosebumps with a dauber, I will have to give that a try. Thanks for the idea! :)

Teresa Doyle said...

Oh my goodness Alison, this is beautiful too! Love the technique, just amazing!

Darlene Renshaw said...

Love that liquid Original Goosebumps. I have to shop for that. Very nice card. :)

D.Ann C said...

Super cool! Love the color combo!! Must try mixing the inks like that... so pretty!!

Bonnie said...

Oooo very cool!

Marianne said...

Love how yiu made the flowers pop.

Sue Rolfe said...

Beautiful card. thanks for sharing.


Melanie said...

I'm loving this stamp - great card! Thanks for sharing. I also appreciate the step by step directions!

Karenladd said...

I always love resist techniques and this is such a pretty card. Great stamped background and soft subtle colors

Ahava said...

Awesome card - totally made my day:)

Sherry Lee said...

I love your technique with the colors!

Janis said...

Beautiful!! I need to get my Walnut Inks out and play with them. Thank you for inspiring me!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Craftychris said...

Really beautiful! xxx

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful and colorful card,move the goosebumps spray on the sentiment piece for extra shine,

Sarah Biswabic said...

Love your card! So pretty!

Christy Q said...

What a cool looking background - thank you for sharing with us how you made it!

Chark said...

pretty look with these earthy colors!

Taunya Butler said...

Such a pretty card and I loved all the cool pics you shared of your process - turned out just lovely!!

Sheila H said...

Awesome card and great tutorial!

Sue D said...

I like the background you created.

hoffee and a nuffin said...

Beautiful cards!