I used THIS embossing folder by The Paper Studio and I inked the raised side with SU Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango and Old Olive ink pads then I sprayed it with water, placed my panel of Canson water color paper and close the folder, then I just gently applied some pressure to help the ink along, the result was this fantastic background, I just love it!!!
The Happy Little Stampers challenge page has some really great videos showing this technique, you can see one of them HERE , I guess any embossing folder would work but I've only tested this one, I'm going to do this technique with other folders to see which ones work best.
My focal image is from the beautiful and sadly retired SU set called "Secret Garden", I stamped it onto Canson water color paper and colored it with the aqua painter and Rich Razzleberry marker, then I added some texture and high lights with Prismacolor pencils #995, #933 and white.
The leaves are die cut with the Secret Garden die set and then I stamped the leaf of the Peaceful Petals stamp set to add the lines. The frame is from Spellbinders, the sentiment is from the same set, stamped in Rich Razzleberry and punched with the SU Postage Stamp punch (retired).
Here is a close up picture.
See this "Enamel Dot"? I made it myself, there is a bunch of videos on Utube showing how to make them, HERE is just the one I watched. It's a bit time consuming but in the end, fun non the less.
Here is a picture of the finished inside.
The sentiment is from the retired SU Whimsical Words stamp set, stamped in Rich Razzleberry, the flower is another image from the Secret Garden set.
Here is the banner that inspired this card.
I hope my card is CAS enough for this challenge, I did follow the theme and I kept the embellishment to just that little purple dot.
Thank you so much for stopping by, until next time, happy stamping.
I hope you give this challenge a try, it's really fun doing this technique.
Hugs from Maria.