Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Cas-ology Aquatic


I was absolutely delighted to win the Cas-ology Wings challenge recently.  Being offered a chance to guest design is slightly panic-inducing while being both a thrill and a challenge.



Today's Aquatic Challenge immediately brought to mind a combination of  lovely aquatic blues with white, along with my trusty By The Seashore set of stamps.



I was looking for a way of adding interest without adding texture, while still keeping a lot of white space on the card. I have a lovely set of Winnie&Walter Big, Bold and Party dies which I've not used very much so today's card was an experiment, at least for me. This is my first flirtation with inlaying and then stacking up layers of die-cuts. I used Island Indigo to cut the back layers so that a slight shadow was created.





Ingredients
Card: Whisper White, Island Indigo
Stamps: SU By the Seashore, W&W Big, Bold and Party
Inks: Island Indigo, Night of Navy, Versamark
Other: White embossing powder, W&W Big, Bold and Party dies, sponges



15 comments:

  1. Gorgeous - love the deep colours! So great to have you as GD this week!

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  2. The indigo shadow of the inlaid die cut looks gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks. I was pleased with how it turned out.

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  3. Love how you did that stacked inlaid die cut as well as your ink blending. Thanks so much for joining us as Guest Designer this week.

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  4. Well, Jan, you had no need to worry about your GD assignment because your card is gorgeous! That inked panel is lovely and the stacked die cuts add fun dimension without overwhelming the CASness. Fabulous!

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  5. Congratulations on your GD spot, Jan! Such a gorgeous card ... fabulous blending, crisp embossing, and your stacked sentiment with the dark shadow is brilliant against all that glorious white space ... yum! Anita :)

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  6. Your stacked inlaid dies look fantastic, Jan! Love the depth you have achieved with the layering. So lovely to have you guesting with us at CASology this week!

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  7. Well done you!! I don't think you had anything to worry about but I do know the feeling.... Your card is fantastic and perfect for the challenge. You never know, you might win again and be a triple GD??!!

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    1. i can hardly believe it happened once, let alone twice!!!!

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  8. Love that you are guesting for CASology!! This is sweet, love the stacked layers, WONDERFUL!!!

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    1. Thanks! It was such an honour to guest here!

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