Sunday, November 10, 2019

Trinity Stamps Succulent Banner for CAS Watercolour Challenge

Hi Friends! I hope you are enjoying your weekend and able to do some fun things before Monday morning back-to-work! It's been mid 60s here in North Carolina, but below freezing at night. Winter is definitely coming.

I wanted to post my card for the November CAS Watercolour challenge - "Monochromatic".
My daughter, Jill, is in the process of buying her first home in Arizona and I thought this was the perfect opportunity to use this really cute stamp and die set I picked up from Trinity Stamps. I saw that they are both in the "Last Chance" category at Trinity Stamps, so if you like them, grab them while you can!

I started with a piece of Arteza Watercolor paper and stamped the image with's Black Hybrid Ink - perfect for watercoloring. I used just one color from my Kuretake Gansi Watercolor set of 24 -#53, a really beautiful green. For watercoloring, my go to brush is a Silver #6. The whole process was really quick. I just went back several times to deepen the color in the shadow areas. Once dry, I ran it through my Big Shot with the matching die.
To put the card together, I used Neenah Solar 80 lb. card stock with Sunny Studio's Dapper Diamond Embossing Folder. Clean lines, but still gives interest. The background is the Neenah paper cut with a Jillian Vance's Basic Rectangle Die.  I like to use a rectangle die for the background to always have a perfect cut. These particular ones just cut smoothly and leave a bit of an indent for a border.
The Dapper Diamond piece was adhered to Fun Foam with Tombow Liquid Adhesive and then to the bottom of the card front. The image was also adhered with liquid glue on the bottom half, while the top half was popped up with's Double-sided Foam Squares.
The white card front was adhered to a layering piece of Gravel Grey card stock by MFT Stamps. A few Forever Green Satin and Metallic Green Confetti Mix were added at the end. The card base is MFT Stamps' Sour Apple card stock.

The inside was stamped with's Charcoal Hybrid Ink with the single house image from Stampendous' "Family Home". I have had this in my stash for a long time, but it was perfect for this situation and is still available for purchase!
I also had the set of MFT's assorted envelopes in my stash and thought I stamp the cute snail and mailbox from Trinity Stamps' "Mr. Snailman" to make a nice matching set. 
Always fun to receive an envelope with some sort of "mail art" on it. I know Jill will love her card and it will have a place on her new refrigerator!
All products I used to create this card and envelope are shown below if you'd like to check them out.

Thank you for visiting today and sticking to the end. The CAS Challenges are monthly and fun to play along and yes, challenge, yourself!

*Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive a small affiliate commission at no extra cost to you. All opinions remain my own.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

MFT New Best Friends with Anything Goes Challenge O2319

I found a fun, new card challenge blog for a company called Repeat Impressions from Freeport, ME. The challenge is open to anyone with any style or stamp company. Always fun to play along and meet some new friends!
My card was made with My Favorite Things stamp set called New Best Friends. I started with Fabriano Watercolor Paper and watercolored the images with Arteza Watercolor Real Brush Markers. Once colored, I used my Brother Scan 'n Cut to cut out all the images and choose to leave no white border.

The background was created with Neenah Solar White using the MFT Staggered Paw Prints stencil and a gentle blending using's Fog ink. This gave a subtle something- something in the background. Next the panel was run through the Big Shot using one of the Kat Scrappiness Cross Stitched Rectangles. I loved it!
The sentiment is from My Favorite Things More Essential Sentiments. I used Brutus Monroe's Ultra Fine Sterling Embossing Power on MFT Black Licorice paper. I really liked how the silver embossing powder performed and want to try more of this brand! I am always on the hunt for the perfect embossing powder and this one is the best so far. I cut the work bubble mostly by hand.

This was such a fun card to make! If you like and enjoyed this card all the products used are linked below. Thanks so much for stopping by! I really appreciate it.

*Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive a small affiliate commission at no extra cost to you. All opinions remain my own.


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