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Monday, May 16, 2016

JUST US GIRLS Challenge meets CAS Mix-Up Challenge

I saw Jennifer McGuire water color on vellum using both Wink of Stella and the newer Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens.  I had to give it a try and enter ONE more card into the JUGS Challenge which asks for vellum! that is the "trend for this week"  and right on, because the last Online class was all about vellum and acetate on cards! (A friend gifted the class to me, sweet, right?)

This is the Altenew Beautiful Day stamp set that was white embossed and then colored with red  and clear Wink of Stella.  After adding a bit of the red, I pulled it out with the clear to help give it some dimension and coloration (is that the right word?)  Other than clear WOS, I have gold and a silver, however I picked up a red the other day to give this technique a try.  I used gold for the leaves because I didn't have green!  And it is sad that we can't capture the sparkle on camera because it really does shine!  I embossed the sentiment in gold to tie in with the gold leaves.  And, I did color on the right side, not the back of the image!
I think this card is very elegant looking!
EDITED TO ADD:  Loll reminded me that I could also enter this card in the CAS Mix-UP Challenge, so I am linking this card to that challenge also...you need to emboss on your card, stamp and your choice!



Thanks for stopping by and having a look!

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27 comments:

  1. Gorgeous my friend. A winner I bet. I was going to say you were holding out on me with the Red Wink of Stella. Wow, wow, wow.

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  2. Wow this is stunning. Love it!

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  3. Oh Colleen! this card is stunning! I hope you know I really will HAVE to CASE it!! : ) I love this stamp set and your design highlights is beautifully! I will have to check out Jennifer's video! I will be posting a card tomorrow using one of her techniques! Thank you for sharing!!

    Patti

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  4. This is very beautiful and elegant Colleen. LOVE how you've coloured on vellum. I have tried with my zigs, but the vellum buckles from the water. Wink of stella works so wonderfully. Great job! This would be great for the CAS Mix Up challenge - Heat embossing. We'd love for you to share your card there. xx

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  5. Absolutely beautiful Colleen! I watched Jennifer's video too, and only own clear and silver WOS pens, so will definitely have to invest in some of the colors. I love this stamp set too...in fact this is the stamp set Birgit and I are using for our monthly challenge at the end of this month! Anyway, gorgeous card...love it!! :0)

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  6. Very beautiful card, love the technique and how you colored the image!

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  7. So glad you could join us at CAS Mix Up with this gorgeous card Colleen!! xx

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  8. Another real beauty Colleen! You are on a roll with our vellum challenge girl! I think you are giving me the itch to color some more vellum! Thanks again for joining is at JUGS!

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  9. Holy cow, Colleen, this is gorgeous. I love that stamp set and making that flower in vellum and coloring it on the right side really gives it life. I'm so glad you played along at Just Us Girls this week.

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  10. Even without being able to see the sparkle, this is GORGEOUS, Colleen! WOW! Beautiful colors and layout! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  11. Wow, a really stunning card. I love that you used the gold on the leaves. Foliage doesn't always have to be green and is sometimes more striking in another color. Well done!! And fussy cutting out the image is genius. Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us once again this week over at Just Us Girls!!!

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  12. Wow beautiful, eye catching. Just love it.

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  13. Oh my Colleen, your heat embossed flower is Stunning. This is the first time I have seen a main image colored completely by WOS. Way cool!! TFS my friend.

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  14. So beautiful, Colleen! I still need to try that!

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  15. This is absolutely stunning! I love how soft and beautiful your flower spray is. I haven't tried this yet, but your card is inspiring me to give it a try. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

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  16. You really nailed this technique. This card is just gorgeous. I have that stamp on order and can't wait to get it. You did such a good job on the flower and the leaves.

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  17. Beautiful heat embossing and colouring with the wink of Stella! Love the layout too. Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up.

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  18. This is stunning! Thanks for playing along with us at Just Us Girls!

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  19. Beautiful card. I love the vellum... I just got this stamp set the other day. :) Can't wait to try this technique.

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  20. Stunning stunning stunning card Colleen, I just want to make one just like it!

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  21. What kind of vellum does everyone use?

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  22. Beautiful card Colleen, I wonder if this would work with tombow markers and a blender pen too? Your colouring looks fantastic, Cathy x

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  23. This is a stunning card Colleen, beautifully done. Congratulations on being the "Pick of the Month" over at the CAS Mix Up Card Challenge.

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  24. Congrats on your well deserved win at the CAS Mix Up Challenge! Your card is absolutely gorgeous, Colleen!!!

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  25. This card is beyond stunning Colleen! Oh my gosh and I see that it won for May as it should... its just so very elegant! Congratulations!

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