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Handwritten Floral Greetings for Paper Players #303

Stripes for Addicted to CAS

 Hi Everyone.  Happy Friday.

It's the fabulous Deepti's turn to host our Addicted to CAS challenge this week and she has a fun word for us:

When I saw this, I immediately thought of a rainbow and decided that was what I was going to incorporate into my card.  Before I share my card with you, I wanted to let you know that the winner of our challenge this week will receive a prize of a $15 shopping spree from our fabulous sponsor - and challenge creator Kylie at:

I created a watercolor card using my Zig Markers.   I used a piece of Archers watercolor paper and laid down a layer of each color and then spritzed the watercolor stripes with water and stood it up to allow the water to cause drips.   Once the ink was dry, I heat embossed the sentiment and popped up the watercolor layer onto card stock.  But... I just couldn't let it go like that - and added some sequins.

Here's my card:

Stripesatcas (1 of 1)

If you are looking for some inspiration, you have to look no further than the amazing creations of our design team - including our guest designer Julia Altermann

On a personal note:

I was supposed to have this week off work, but ended up working every day except today.  Today I relaxed, did a little housework and spent a little time sitting out watching the comings and goings in the woodland and wetland.

I wanted to share a couple of photos with you.   This first one is a little out of focus on the left because Daddy woodpecker was in flight when the shutter closed.  He was delivering a dried worm to his youngster:

Where's my dinner (1 of 1)

The extremes in temperature and long winters take a toll on our deck and the railing was certainly showing tremendous signs of wear!  It didn't stop the birds from using it as a landing strip - and feeding place!

I went out and tried to take some photos of the wildflowers growing in our prairie and I think this is a Giant Chickweed

Chickweed (1 of 1)

I'll be back tomorrow with my Paper Players card.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.



Card recipe:

  • Card stock:  Arches Watercolor Paper.  So Saffron (SU)
  • Stamps:  Winnie and Walter
  • Inks:  Zig Clear Brush Markers



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Ksenija Rizova

This is so artistic take on the code word! So that I was looking for the stripes :) :) (note to self: think out the box)

Carolyn Bennie

How beautiful. Love your take on strips! x Carolyn


OOOh I just love the colours on your card and it sounds like a fun technique I should try!

Barbara Ghigliotty

Love your bright bold stripes with this sentiment, Jaydee! Really cool card!
Thanks for sharing more photos with us...I love seeing Mother Nature when I visit your blog :)


I love this card with the bright floors! Terrific inspiration!

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