Sunday Cards

Well, it’s Sunday again – early morning while the rest of the house is still asleep – so I’m in my craft room getting creative!

First up is a card for CAS Watercolour, The Sisterhood of Crafters and The Flower Challenge.

I haven’t tried water colouring on vellum before and it was difficult to keep the vellum flat once the water was applied. I created a bit of a window effect on my card so that you could see through the vellum and get the full effect of the colours. I used a stamp set from Hot off the Press called ‘easy watercolor florals’ which I heat embossed in white before I coloured the flower and leaves in.

Next up is another card for 3 challenges – CAS Mix Up, CAS Christmas and CAS Colours & Sketches.

It’s been awhile since I tried the faux stained glass effect and I had forgotten how time consuming it can be. I stamped the deer image from the Kanban ‘reindeer & snowflakes’ set in CP Midnight ink and smooshed it into some Old Olive ink. I then covered it over and over again in Versmark and clear embossing powder. It then went in the freezer to set the embossing firm before I then bent it to make the embossing crack – looking like stained glass. I stamped some snowflakes in Sahara Sand ink and swiped another panel in Pacific Point before layering them onto a white card base. I hope this still fits the CAS brief of all the challenges.

Well, that’s it for today – the rest of the house has woken up! Thanks for looking and have a great day.

28 thoughts on “Sunday Cards”

  1. What a pretty watercolor on vellum piece, Tristan! Such nice bright colors!

    Your reindeer is delightful and the cracked glass worked great! Love the way you’ve layered the background! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour, CAS Mix Up and CAS Christmas!

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  2. Your vellum watercolouring is so pretty Tristan. Love the bright colours and how you’ve framed your card. Your layered reindeer is so cool with the cracked glass technique. I have not tried that before. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up, CAS Watercolour, and CAS Christmas!

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  3. Two lovely cards showcasing wonderful techniques, Tristan. Your stained glass rose is so pretty and feminine. In contrast, your reindeer card is so cool with a fun design. I haven’t done that shattered glass technique in ages. Great job. Thank you for joining us at CAS Christmas. x

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  4. Beautiful cards Tristan!! LOVE how you made a window card for your vellum…really lets the color show through! Awesome deer card too…I’d never heard of the cracking technique but I love the look! Thanks so much for sharing these beauties with us at CAS Watercolour!! :0)

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  5. Your flower on vellum is absolutely gorgeous!! Its not a technique I do very often but you’ve inspired me to give it a go. Love how you kept everything else clean and white, really makes the pink of your flower the star of the card. Its so beautiful and I’m so glad you shared it with us at The Flower Challenge!

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