Wednesday, June 23, 2021

CAS Watercolored Seahorse

Hi friends - welcome to the last the Card Concept Challenge, Long Summer Days, before our summer hiatus:
I was so inspired by the indigo blue seahorse on the plate in the center with it's clean and simple border design that I wanted to mimic it in a card.
The Sea Horse is a digital stamp from from their Winnie Starfish/Sandcastle Collection. You know I am a fan of digital stamps, but one of my favorite digi stamp features is resizing, turning and flipping anyway which way! Since I wanted my little guy in the corner, he had to be just the right size, not too big and not too small - just like goldilocks! Easy to do with a digital stamp.
I used Ranger Watercolor Paper, rough side up, for my digital print through my Brother Laser Printer, watercolored with Winsor Newton Artists Water Colour Antwerp Blue using my Silver Black Velvet Brush #6. Those brushes keep a perfect point to get into all tiny areas without an issue!
To keep the Clean and Simple look, but add a smidge of shine, I used my Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System with Spellbinders Essential Glimmer Rectangles Hot Foil Plates:

The Glimmer Hot Foil Roll in Gold is just lovely! I should mention that I cut the foil to just cover the hot foil plate and not the image. A laser printed image can and will pick up the foiling. I didn't want it for this card.

I used this Gold Foil shown above on the border and the sentiment from Spellbinder's Glimmer Everyday Sentiments II Hot Foil Plates:
I made 2 cards using the same supplies:
The card on the right, I simply scored a few lines, just to give it a little detail, still keeping it CAS! The card bases I use most of the time are made from Hero Hues Premium Dove White Card Stock. It's 100 lb. weight and I find it easier to score and fold than the typical 120 lb. - 130 lb. card stock, yet holds water colored panels beautifully.
Thank you for joining me today and as I mentioned The Card Concept Challenges will be taking the summer off, but back in September with more inspirational fun!
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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. This is such a sweet image - I love how you've used it with just golden sentiment and border!

    1. Thank you, Kim - You're so sweet to always comment!

  2. This is GORGEOUS!!! I LOVE what you did with the image and that touch of gold is just beautiful. STUNNING card!

    1. Thank you so much, Nora! Such great comments. This is one of my favorite cards!



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