Hi everybody. I just have time to enter the CAS Watercolour Challenge which this month has the theme of Red and Black. I decided to make a stencil from a die using one from a Sizzix Mixed Media Set No. 3. There are three dies and I used the crackle corner. As I used the die as a stencil I also made this a second entry to the CAS Mix Up Challenge.
I cut out the die using a piece of copy paper and stencilled it using Black Soot Distress Ink on to a square piece of white card and heat embossed it with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder. I then used a flower stamp from a Pinkfresh set which came with a recent magazine. I stamped it using Versafine Clair Nocturne ink and coloured it using some Staedtler Watercolour Brush Pens, a red and black. This is in fact the first time I have used them, and I applied the colour with the brush end and moved it around with my waterbrush. I then finished with a sentiment from the Pinkfresh set using the Nocturne ink and again heat set with the Clear Gloss EP and added this to the 6" square white card and added the flower adhering it with Pinflair Glue Gel.
Thank you for your visit today and I'll see you again soon.
I am also entering:
AAA Cards Challenge - No. 159 One Corner + Optional Twist Love Those Older Supplies (the flowers are new but the die I used for the stencil is a die I have had for a long time).
Stamping Sensations February Challenge - Feminine.
Less is More Challenge - No. 413 More (but still CAS).
(So pleased to be chosen as one of the Outstanding Designs for both of these challenges)
Your card is GORGEOUS Pat and I'm loving how you designed it to be all in the upper left corner! Your stenciled background is just perfect for your lovely red & black water colored flower...sooooo pretty! Thanks so much for sharing this beauty with us at CAS Watercolour!! :0)
Stunning card, Pat. The die cut make a great stencil and the flower is beautiful. xx
Such a stylish card design. Love the grey with the red. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you join in with future challenges too.
What a beautiful card, so elegant and love the composition x. The smokiness of the black, through the die cut stencil looks fabulous and the the flower is so pretty. Great how you popped on the sentiment at the tilt too x.
What a beautiful flower to come with a magazine and you've watercolored it a beautiful red! Love the stenciled crackle corner and the font of that birthday stamp is wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up and CAS Watercolour! And thanks so much for all your wonderful and encouraging comments!
What a beautiful watercolored rose popped up over your pretty stanciling Pat! thanks for joining us at CAS Watercolor this month! xx
Gorgeous rose over top of your stenciled crackle corner, Pat. Lovely design! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up and CAS Watercolour! xx
Beautiful Pat, that little rose looks perfect against the crackle background :)
Very pretty flower and beauitful CAS design. I love how you've placed the sentiment too:) Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up and CAS Watercolour!
This is such a lovely second entry into the challenge, Pat! I love the simplicity of the design, but there is nothing simple about your gorgeous bloom which just lights up this card!! Hugs, Darnell
What a lovely rose CAS card, Pat! I love the soft Black Soot stenciling and the pop of the red of the beautiful rose. The sparkle of the clear gloss heat-embossing must be prettier in real life. Thank you so much again for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!
Really striking use of colour on your pretty creation Pat, like you I find dies make ideal stencils, many thanks for joining in with our 'Make it Feminine' theme at Stamping Sensation challenge.
I LOVE this with the subtle stencil colour choice counteracted by the lovely pop of red - top job Pat
What a gorgeous card! Love the simplicity of it and the colourcombo too! The pretty rose really stands out!
A beautiful CAS design! Great stencilling and the flower is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.
Oh this is lovely, two tones just adds to the richness of this beautiful card. The very CAS design truly appeals to me. Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up!
Beautiful card! Love that stencil! Thanks for joining AAA Cards! Hugs Åsa
What an elegant card Pat, it's a beauty and the colours are lovely. I do like the stencil in the background and the lovely font of the sentiment, Kate x
A beautiful card Pat, love your layout and thanks so much for sharing with CAS Watercolour, Robyn
It's so pretty Pat!! Love the stenciling and the way you placed the sentiment. Thanks so much for sharing at CAS Mix Up!
I love this elegant card Pat. Such a beautiful design. x
Gorgeous card, Cat ! Love your black stencilling, perfect to highlight this beautiful bloom. Amazing watercolouring and wonderful design too. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Less is More.
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