I added this pretty Cosmos Bunch stamp and coordinating dies were one of my purchases in December while sale shopping. I did not however get the stencils - I thought I'd have remorse about that until I watched one of my friend Channin's videos and had a 'light bulb' moment! Why not try it without the stencils, but use the blending brushes for a 'loose' water colored look? Here's how I did it, using a clear heat embossed image...
I have a set of 'inexpensive' makeup brushes from Amazon that included this tiny little round brush - perfect to get into those tiny flowers and leaves. Then a larger brush [from Big Lots] for the main flowers.
Then a good spritzing of clean water to get those inks flowing.
A quick dry, and press under a heavy book, and it was ready to
die cut, and mount on my card!
I've taken this sentiment to heart - slowly, I'm coming back my friends!
Thanks for your patience!
As for my CAS Mix Up card? I kept it much cleaner, and simpler by white heat embossing, and loose water coloring - it's amazing how easy it is with a little ink, and a lot of water!