CAS14 Encouragement Card

We could all use some encouragement from time to time.  That is why the Encouragement Squad was formed.  We bring you new challenges every month with an inspiration photo, so you can make cards to brighten the day of others in your life.

The photo made me think of paint stain, which made me think of color burst, so I went to the craft room and came out with 4 CARDS!!!  It's been a long time since my creative mojo has flown like that.  You can see the first card in yesterday's reminder post.

For this card I stamped the flowers with Versamark in and sprinkled with white embossing powder, then heat set it to melt the powder.  Next I spritzed the watercolor paper with water and sprinkled on some color burst in colors matching the inspiration photo.  I spritzed more water on the areas that needed it.  I then added some concentrated color to the background and used a paint brush to spread it.

Once the panel dried I die cut out the center, so I could make 2 cards from the one piece.  I used the center panel for this card and matted it with black cardstock. To finish the card I embossed the sentiment on vellum and popped the panel up with 3-M tape.

Come back soon to see the other 2 cards I created.  In the meantime, I hope you will visit the challenge blog to see what the rest of the Encouragement Squad has created.  Add your own encouragement card to be eligible to win a $25 gift card to CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.

Stamps: Pretty Posies, Powerful Words (CASual Fridays Stamps)
Ink: Versamark
Paper: Basic Black, Vellum Cardstock (Stampin' Up) Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Paper (Ranger)
Accessories: Merlot, Violet, Ultramarine Color Burst (Ken Oliver) White Embossing Powder (WOW) Wonky Stitched Rectangle (My Favorite Things) 


Lori Kobular said...

Gorgeous card Heather! I love the beautiful colors for the background!

Greta said...

So beautiful!

Gwendolyn said...

Wow fabulous background! Love the colours you chose. Thanks for the inspiration & have a great weekend! Hugs.

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