Sunday, 19 February 2017

CAS Birthday Card- Blue Blooms

Hi Friends :)

I recently acquired my first set of uniko stamps (Bev was kind enough to send them along with my blog hop win and they reached me all the way from the UK in 4 days!! isn't that super cool?) Their stamp designs are truly beautiful! I had a tough time picking a few from the great variety. Uniko is celebrating it's 5th birthday year and here is wishing them loads of creative vigor, joy, and success along with a big Happy Birthday!! To join in on the festivities and fun events I have created a CAS birthday card today. I have tried to incorporate the themes of the challenges I wanted to play along with :)

The card is a top folding A2 size one. I wanted to do water coloring so I inked up one of the flowers and 2 of the leaves from the beautiful blooms I stamp set with distress inks and stamped them onto some bielo cardstock. Then I moved the color around with my water brush (since distress ink reacts with water to behave like a water color). Then I die cut them out and added shading and details with a water brush using colors from the distress inkpads, some zig markers and camlin markers (I have a 12 pack of zigs which is limited in its color profile, so I have to find creative ways of adding more colors to the palette, hence, I often mix and match zigs with other color options) To make the blooms and leaves pop I added some white dots with a white pen (this was a tip I saw on Jennifer McGuire's youtube channel sometime back). These florals were arranged on the card and pasted with Tombow aqua glue. I wanted the sentiment to look elegant and muted and let the blooms be the star of the show, also to keep the CAS style alive, I wanted lots of white space. So the sentiment is a white die cut. To finish off I added 3 enamel dots to the card. I also added some slight shimmer to the florals with clear wink of stella.

Supplies Used:

1. Iris cardstock 250 gsm and Bielo Cardstock 300 gsm
2. Uniko stamps and die- Beautiful Blooms I 
3.Ranger's distress mini inkpads- broken china, peacock feathers, chipped sapphire
4. Ranger's distress inkpads- twisted citron and evergreen bough
5. Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens- pack of 12
6. Camlin Brush Pens- pack of 6
7. Water Brush
8. Enamel Dots 
9. Sizzix Tim Holtz Celebration Script Words Die
10. Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid Glue 
11. Uniball Gigno White Gel Pen
12. Clear Wink of Stella Brush 

Here are a couple of pictures of the finished card: 

Thanks for your time! Would love to read your comments :)
Stay Blessed.

I am playing along with the following challenges:

AAA cards- CAS game #84 - watercolors (I have done watercoloring and used 3 of the colors from the colors shown in the graphic)

Uniko Challenge #39- Anything Goes (I have given the optional twist a miss here) 

Happy Little Stampers February CAS challenge- blue (I have used 3 shades of blue in this card)


  1. Wow this is stunning, amazing colouring and design and love the white on white sentiment. Thanks for joining AAA and HLS x

  2. Gorgeous. Love the addition of the little white dots and the white on white sentiment is stunning! Thanks for playing at Uniko and AAA Cards.

  3. Stunning card, I love the colors you chose, and the white dots add lots of interest, glad to see you again at Uniko.

  4. Love the use of blues on your card, really gorgeous!

  5. Lovely CAS..totally agree with you..these blooms are lovely..

  6. Very pretty! I am loving your blue and green colour palette! Beautifully done!

  7. Beautiful card with Beautiful colors

  8. This is beautiful, Preeti. Lovely flowers. Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards.

  9. hello! stunning flowers, luv the white polka dots! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

    blog-paperie blooms

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

  10. Girgeous in blue & live the elegant due cut in white x

  11. I love those colours! The deep blue is stunnning. Thank you so much for sharing with us at AAA Cards! Jenny x

  12. Beautiful cards! Saw this on AAA Cards Challenge.

  13. Simply stunning! Gorgeous colours. Thanks for playing along with the Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge xx

  14. Absolutely breathtaking card Preety ! I love the ombre you gave to your composition ! And these colours....OMG ! It's a winner for me ! Thanks for sharing and for inspiring.
    Izzy Scrap

  15. beautiful card..lovely coloring

  16. Simply beautiful. Love the colours and the added white gel pen dots. Thanks for joining in on the Uniko challenge & my apologies for my late comment. Hugs Bev x

  17. I forgot to say Thank you so much for joining in on Uniko's 5th Birthday celebrations too! Hugs Bev x