I told you I'm on a birthday card kick! I think it's because I have 3 family members and multiple friends with April birthdays. Today I've got a series of cards that I made. They're CASE'd from Michelle Last, whose color scheme I used in this first card. I put big dabs of Bermuda Bay, Pool Party and Island Indigo ink on an acrylic stamping block, spritzed it with water and pressed a strip of watercolor paper on it. I actually added more Bermuda Bay in spots because it wasn't looking quite the way I wanted to as it was drying. I also pressed a scrap of Whisper White card stock onto the block to get a coordinating piece to punch out the flower embellishment using the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.
Once it was completely dried I stamped the flourish from Timeless Textures on it in VersaMark and sprinkled with White Stampin' Emboss Powder. Once they were heated and set, I attached 2 strips of Pool Party Glitter Ribbon on each side of the strip. I cut a leaf out of Vellum using the Rose Garden Thinlits, and stamped the sentiment and frame on Island Indigo card stock with Versamark, again embossing with White Stampin' Emboss powder and cutting out with the coordinating framelit from Rose Garden. I used a bit of Fast Fuse to adhere the stem end of the leaf, then Stampin' Dimensionals to add the tag. The flower was adhered to the tag with a Glue Dot, then a rhinestone added to the center.
I liked the results so much I replicated it twice using watercolored panels I had yet to use from the "Watercolor Smooshing" class I held back in February.
This time I took the panel I had "smooshed" and cut it in half lengthwise to make 2 strips. On one I used the same flourish from Timeless Textures, and on the other I used the single flower from Rose Garden. The ribbon at the edges is the White Glitter Ribbon that's retired from the Holiday Catalog (was sold paired with a roll of Gold) that I colored with the retired Rich Razzleberry Blendabilities (boy, do I miss those!!!) I wish you could see the sparkle of the Glimmer Paper...click on the link above and look at the unadorned sheet to see what I mean.
I've been paper-crafting since 2006, and an Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator since 2010. I love sharing my craft with others, either through classes or by creating special cards and gifts that meet their needs. Join me in creating fun!
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