Friday, 17 February 2017

CAS card: Rain or Shine

Hi friends!

I made a couple of CAS cards a couple of days back but haven't been able to blog about it till now, so I decided to share them here. I was using techniques that are new to me and it was fun experimenting. I used the "ink smooshing" technique in which I dabbed distress inkpads on a spare piece of acetate and then light spritzed it with water then smooshed the acetate on my card to create an organic, water coloring effect. I wanted to show the opposite colors of rain and sunshine (blues and yellows) and after ink smooshing I did some additional dabbing of distress ink with my paint brush. Then I heat embossed the clouds in white and the sentiment in black. I must admit that making a one layer CAS card was difficult because I wanted to add more (embellishments) but I had to convince myself to keep it very minimalistic and simple. The stamp set I chose was such that the sentiment is very romantic and lovey-dovey :) and even though valentine's day is gone, we can always find ways to express our love for special people in our life!

Supplies Used:

1. Iris cardstock 250 gsm
2. Tim holtz distress mini inkpads- mustard seed, spiced marmalade, peacock feathers and chipped sapphire
3. Versamark watermark Inkpad 
4. Ranger Fine Black Embossing powder
5. Zing White opaue embossing powder 
6. Water spray bottle
7. Paint brush
8. Hot Off the Press clear stamp- rain or shine
9. Acrylic block
10. Ranger heat tool

Here are a few images of the finished card:

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

I am playing along with the following challenges:

Less is more challenge #315 (the reference to rain and sunshine and the corresponding colors for them are the opposites and the card is one layer)
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Use your favourite tool- (I have used the ranger heat tool which is one o my favourite go to tools)


  1. I love the effect of this card Preeti! The ink smooshed background is so effective with the clouds embossed on top, giving a really loose and artistic feel. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

  2. Absolutely beautiful and dreamy smooshed BG which works perfectly with the embossed clouds. A brilliant take on the challenge and thanks for playing with us at Less is More this week. Sarah

  3. Beautiful card, love the watercoloring. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  4. Another beautiful card, Pretti! Great job with acetate smooshing ... your background is so pretty and perfect for your cloud and rain image. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

  5. Your smooshing created such a pretty background and I love your thought process! :) Thank you so much for joining us over at CASology!

  6. Ohhh, so lovely, Pretti. :) Beautifully CAS. Thanks for playing along at HLS WC Challenge.

  7. Perfectly CAS, Preeli! Love that background and the artsy cloud and rain! A perfect sentiment too! Thanks for sharing with us again at CAS Watercolour!

  8. I love that smooshed watercolored background you created! Thanks for joining us at the CAS Watercolor challenge!

  9. Loving the textured look of the smoosh!!! Such a simple and pretty card. Thank you for joining us at the HLS Watercolor Challenge. Jenny x

  10. love the smooshing and ur idea