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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

CASology Guest Post

Happy Canada Day! It's Canada's 147th birthday, and it also happens to be my first post as guest designer for CASology! Yep, just a little excited. Here is this week's cue word:


There are lots of directions one could take with this, but I ended up sticking with my initial idea, which was to use a boat. Here's my card:



I started by masking the top half of the card with some washi tape, before mirror stamping a reflection of the sailboat using the plastic sheet from my stamp positioner. I used distress ink, as I wanted the ink to run a bit when I went over it with a watercolour wash of Twinkling H2Os. This adds a lovely shimmer to the card. After removing the washi tape, I used my stamp positioner again to get the upright image of the boat in just the right place. The sentiment is rather perfect for this challenge, too, don't you think? And while this could easily have been a one-layer card, my current supply of watercolour paper is not my favourite card base, so I popped the panel up on a blue base instead.  
I'm going to sneak this card in on the last day of Simon Says Stamp's current Anything Goes challenge. 
Of course, for true inspiration, make sure you check out what the regular CASology design team has created. And then I hope you'll join us this week with your take on the cue word!

Supplies: blue cardstock, Canson 140 lb. watercolour paper, Unity/Webster's Pages Celebrate & Technique Tuesday Vroom stamps, chipped sapphire distress ink, Twinkling H2Os, clear embossing powder, pop-dot tape

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18 comments:

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Love the reflection in your 'water' - very clever! So great to have you as GD!

Judy1223 said...

Lindsey, I love the way your boat is reflected in that lovely water below...gorgeous! A perfect take on the cue at CASology this week. So happy to have you as a guest designer!!

Taunya Butler said...

What a great card and it definitely fits with the CASology challenge!! I love the sentiment and how you did the water!!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Really love this one, Lindsey!! So pretty with the water and what a great idea! Would be ideal for my dad, he looooves boats and his one looks a bit like this one :) Hugs, Wendy

Joyce said...

Hey--great to have you as our guest designer this week. What a fabulous card. I am impressed with your mirror stamping. I've never been able to get it to work. Looks so cool.

Jessi Fogan said...

EEEEEEEK! So excited to see all the fun stuff you'll be getting up to this month :) I absolutely adore the mirror stamping - I too have never been able to make it work. Perfect watercolouring too!

Heather G said...

Oh my Goodness. I LOVE this card. And I never thought to use the stamp positioner piece to stamp a mirror image. Thanks for the inspiration and a beautiful card.
{Hugs}

Kylie said...

Love the reflection you created! Great card. Congrats on your GD xx

cards said...

This is fabulous Lindsey. I love the reflection and the cool swiped water. Brilliant card for the challenge.
Heather T

Tracey McNeely said...

Love your fun design Lindsey, thanks so much for joining us as guest design this week!

wienerhoneymooners said...

LOVE the mirror effect you have made, so cool!!! Love so much that you are a guestie with CASology!! YAY!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Excellent job with the shadowing and water! Really looks fabulous!

karen h said...

Cool card - awesome mirror technique!

Melissa said...

This is a gorgeous card, Lindsey! That watercolor reflection is so creative and absolutely beautiful!
I'm so happy you're joining us as guest designer this month! :)

Monika Reeck said...

Lindsey your watercolor reflection really lovely..I love it and looks like you painted it...yes agree your sentiment is perfect for this cue card this week...I love the pop of blue card base too...great card Lindsey...if you would like to hop to my "Float card" and leave me some love... I would be so happy.. :) hugs, Monika

Chris D. said...

I must bow down to your genius! This card is absolutely AMAZING!!!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

AWESOME! I love the reflection. I never could get that mirrored stamping to work for a darn but it's perfect here. Love the water too. Such a serene card.

Emily Leiphart said...

This is gorgeous, Linds! The reflection is amazing!