October 12, 2016

CAS Fall Trees Card

I was inspired by Marker Pop's color challenge graphic (featured below), and decided to create this CAS card. The stamp set I'm using today is Totally Trees from Stampin' Up. I like how there are complimentary shape block stamps for every tree. They definitely make it effortless to create this watercolored look! I've stamped with Carved Pumpkin, Barn Door and Mustard Seed distress inks. The stamped images are super splotchy, but then I used my water brush to move the ink around, fill in the white spaces and everything came together. For the rest of the card I used a dark brown pigment ink pad.   
There aren't any sentiments in this set so I decided to use the ones in Mama Elephant's Pix's Favorite set. The autumn colors inspired me to make it into a Thanksgiving card, hence the "Thank you" sentiment. The "for being there" sentiment kinda reminds me of The Giving Tree, which ties back to my tree images.

After I finished all the stamping, I felt like this card needed a little extra something. I thought about adding some gold sequins but they are a bit too bold and I wanted to keep this super CAS. So I decided to flick my wink of stella for some subtle shine. I really like the simplicity and warmth of this card, and I hope you've enjoyed it, too! 

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  1. Jessie such a pretty card. I love how you used your brush to move the color around after you had stamped the images. The colors really pop off the background. So glad you joined us at ATCAS this week

  2. Very pretty.. I like how you used the Distress inks. Thanks for joining us at MarkerPop!

  3. I love the warm, autumn/fall feel to this card. Such a fabulous clean and simple layout too! Beautifully crisp and a super balanced design. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Seven Hills Crafts :)

  4. Hi Jessica. LOVE your contemporary watercoloured trees. Beautiful colours and a fantastic CAS design. Great idea to splatter Wink of Stella ... have not tried that. The little bit of sparkle really shows in your close-up photo. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

  5. Your Autumn trees are so pretty, Jessica! This is a perfect CAS card! Thanks for sharing it with us at CAS Watercolour!

  6. a nice card and thanks for participation on the challenge of cards and more. Margrit

  7. This is a gorgeous card, I absolutely love the colors and CAS style. Thanks so much for playing in our Seven Hills Crafts challenge this month – I hope we'll seen you again with your creations next month!


  8. A super Autumn inspired creation and perfect for our theme this month, many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More challenges.

    B x

  9. This is gorgeous! We are so blessed you joined us at Word Art Wednesday. A new Challenge just started today and will be glad to have you linked with us again. Leaving you an encouragement from God's Word found in Isaiah 12:2 which tells us, "Behold, God is my salvation,I will trust and not be afraid; For the Lord God is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation." Have a great week.

    JO ANN

  10. Those autumn colours are such a happy sight... love the CAS design too :)
    Thank you for playing along with our colour challenge this month at Seven Hills Crafts :)
    Jenny x

  11. Aaaah lovely and thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month, Luv Sam x

  12. That's one great idea to give a water colored look! Your card is awesome! Thank you so much for playing along with us at STAMPlorations this month! :)
    Suchi- DT xx


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