Hi there! Today I’m sharing a card I made for the new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Summer Sunshine. The DT creations on the blog are splendid, if you haven’t seen them yet head over there now!


For my card I made a simple watercolour sunset using Distress Inks and a technique Jennifer McGuire shared with us recently, block watercolor.


I picked Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and Fired Brick and created a beautiful, sunset-like background to be the focus of my card. Originally it was stamped on a 4×5.5 inches watercolour paper, but I ended up tearing the sides and adhering it to a kraft card base to create a fun look.


I then die cut and gold heat embossed the word hello from the Concord & 9th Double Cut Alphabet, and added that to my background.


I really loved using this technique, I followed Jennifer’s tips and it turned out amazing on the first try so I’ll definitely be doing this again.

I hope you liked my card, thanks for stopping by! 🙂

CAS(E) This Sketch #229: Watercolor block background

Hi there! First off, welcome to my new blog and thanks for stopping by! I have been dying to try my hand at the awesome card challenges out there, and figured a blog would make that much easier for me!

The first challenge I am participating in is the current CAS(E) This Sketch! challenge, #229, with the following sketch:

CAS(E) This Sketch #229

I love this sketch, I had so many ideas just looking at it! I went for a watercolour background using my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolours (which I’m sure you all know are fabulous). I picked No.61 and laid a few layers of colour, nothing special and it was really quick.


After the background dried, I  cut it into rectangles and stuck them to my card base using double sided tape. Since I wanted to keep the colour scheme clean and simple, I chose a whale from the Whale Hello set from Avery Elle to add a little focus to the card. I stamped it in Versafine Onix Black ink, then heat embossed it with WOW! Superfine Clear embossing powder.


I then coloured it using my Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens (No.35 Deep Blue) and added white dots on the whale’s underside using my uni-ball Signo white gel pen. After fussy cutting it, I stuck it to my panel with double sided tape, and stamped a sentiment from the same set to make a card for any occasion.


This card was such a breeze to make, it was a welcome change from my usual! I hope you liked it and I’ll be back tomorrow for another challenge.