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.


Hello, welcome to Stampin With Anita. I love crafting in all forms. It gives me great joy to create something special. I hope you enjoy your visit.


  1. Lovely, lovely monochromatic card Anita and I'm sure your daughter is going to love it! Love how you achieved so much depth of color from using just the one color too! Thanks so much for sharing this beauty with us at CAS Watercolour!! :0)

  2. You’re so sweet, Marcia! Thank you for the wonderful comments. I really appreciate it❤️

  3. This is a beautiful succulent garden, Anita! Wonderful shading and I love the diamond embossing! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

  4. Thank you, Bonnie! I always appreciate your kind comments♥️

  5. This is so adorable Anita!! Your daughter is going to LOVE this house warming card. Beautiful design, wonderful watercolouring and so much interest with the dry embossed panel. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

  6. Thank you, Loll! Your comments are always uplifting❤️

  7. great card!
    Thanks so much for playing along with the CAS Watercolour Challenge.
    :) Karen



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