Welcome to Day 3 of Inspiration for the new CAS-ual Fridays Release! Yesterday we showed off the 5 new stencils available in the shop and today it's all about the Sweet Friend Word Dies! We're sharing inspiration all week but all of the new stuff is available here right now!
Here's how I was inspired:
These new word dies come in a set of 3... Sweet, Friend, and Hello and they are awesome! Similar to the Big Hope die from the last release, the size is perfect! And you can use them separately or together!
For today's card I grabbed another one of the new stencils and some Ken Oliver Color Bursts to create two backgrounds! I started by cutting my base from watercolor paper. I laid the Starlequin stencil over it and sprinkled on a few different Color Burst powders. Then I used a spray bottle to add water... lots of water until the color moved around, but not so much that it would go too far underneath the stencil.
Once I was happy with the coverage, I let it sit for just a minute and then lifted it off.
I just love how these colors melded together! And then I looked at my stencil and realized there was still a lot of beautiful color on it and I happened to have another panel handy. So I flipped that stencil over onto the second panel and voila!
I got a REALLY cool negative print of the stencil! I also splattered a little bit of Prima Metallic Watercolors in pink and white over the top.. 'cause I could!
While those two panels dried, I used the same colors of Colorburst and another couple pieces of watercolor paper along with a paintbrush so that I could coordinate the flowers and leaves that I cut using the 4 Petals and Garden Fri-Dies.
I cut two of the smallest Bubble Box dies from vellum and the Sweet and Hello dies out of white glitter paper, once each, and then three more times each out of white cardstock. I love to stack my word dies for dimension and these dies are so easy to do that with! I layered everything on and then added some white gems to the center of the flowers.
I cannot wait to do this again... I just love these backgrounds!
To finish off my sentiments I added a couple mini sentiments from the Bushy Tail set... love the size of them and they fit perfectly with the new Sweet Friend word dies!
And there you have it! Two yummy backgrounds from one Colorburst application. I have to admit I love looking at these...lol!
I'm playing along with Simon Says Stamp's Monday Challenge which is Play With Paint this week! And I did just that! And what fun I had!
Thanks so much for stopping today! I hope you enjoyed your visit and that you'll come back tomorrow for some more inspiration. And be sure to hop around and check out what everyone has created for you today with the Sweet Friend Fri-Dies! Leave us some love and you could win some free stuff! Check out all of the details at the CAS-ual Fridays Blog here!
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