Sunday 4 June 2017

Post 185 - CAS card: Sending Hugs

Hi folks!

I'd like to share a Clean and Simple card today. This is a 5 by 7 inch card. I used the Ink Smooshing Technique on this using distress oxides and dye inks. I usually mix and match the inks I have to get the colors I need. I must say I love the organic and artsy look it gives. Stamped the flower image and sentiment in dark blue ink. The card base is navy blue and I finished it off with a few enamel dots. 

List of Supplies:

Happy Little Stampers Stamp- Especially For You (flower)
Happy Little Stampers Stamp- Doodled Flowers (sentiment)
Cutplorations Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Die
Distress Oxide Inkpads- Wilted Violet and Broken China
Lawn Fawn Dye Ink Cubes- Mermaid and Fresh Lavendar
Ranger's Dye Inkpad- Blue Ribbon
Canson Watercolor Paper
Navy Blue Cardstock 270 gsm
Aleene's Tacky Glue
Enamel Dots

Here are a couple of pictures of the card:

I am playing along with the following challenges:

1. Happy Little Stampers June CAS Challenge

2. The Flower Challenge#9- Anything Goes

3. Calling All Sistahs CAS01 May Challenge (was inspired by the colors and also the flowers)

4. Stamplorations Anything Goes Challenge 

5. Stamplorations June CAS Challenge (twisted with blues)

6. Addicted to Stamps & More #244- CAS

7. Watercooler Challenge- Anything Goes

Thanks for your time :)
Love reading your precious comments.
Stay Blessed!


  1. Hi Preeti, what a gorgeous card! That smooshing technique gives your flower such a beautiful mix of colours. Using the navy cardstock as your base really emphasizes the deeper blue, too. Love everything about this card. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  2. Its beautiful, the black and the striking BG with the flower totally stand out!

  3. Thanks so much for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week with your beautiful floral card Preeti. Such a beautiful mixture of inks with the stamped image and the Navy blue base.

  4. What a pretty card - I love those colours together and they really stand out against the black. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  5. Really love your ink smooshing! Also like that you chose black as the card base. It really makes your focal image pop. Just beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

  6. Your card is beautiful, Preeti! Thanks for joining us at the inaugural Calling All Sistahs challenge! ~Melissa (DT)

  7. So striking. Waiting for my Distress Oxides to arrive any day now ;)

  8. Such a beautiful card, Preeti! I love your offset flower and the beautiful watercolor effect you've got from the smooshing! Fabulous!
    xx Ashwini

  9. A beautiful choice of colour combo for your panel and it showcases that stunning bloom to perfection. A wonderful CAS design and thanks for playing along at HLS CAS challenge this month

  10. Beautiful color combination ! I really like you chose a navy base and the enamel dots are fabulous finishing touch! Thank you so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge!

  11. I love how striking your card is. Thanks for joining us for the May 2017 Calling All Sistahs Challenge.

  12. Love your beautiful CAS card! The colors look amazing together! Thanks for joining us at the first Calling All Sistahs Encouragement Challenge!

  13. Beautiful card, Preeti! You've taken clean & simple and raised it to a whole new level. Thank you for joining us for our very first Calling All Sistahs encouragement challenge! I hope you will come back on the 18th to join in our next challenge!

  14. Lovely card, thank you for joining in with the STAMPlorations CAS card challenge.

  15. Love this ..... the smooshed background looks fab! Thank you for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS challenge xx

  16. What a fun background! Love this color combo! Thanks so much for joining us at the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge!